Library event features parachutes and popsicles


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Madison Vlaiku participated in the parachute games at the Boardman library's parachute play event Nov. 21. Activities included running under the parachute, switching hands on the parachute, and keeping bouncing balls on the parachute for as long as they could.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Boardman librarian, Miss Sanders, read the group "Bear Says Thanks," by Karma Wilson before beginning the parachute activities at the Boardman library's parachute play event Nov. 21.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Madison Vlaiku (left) and her sister, Cadence, ate popsicles together after the Boardman library parachute play event Nov. 21.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.A child participated in a race to crawl through a tube and pass the ball to the next person in line. Whichever line could complete the task the fastest won the race.


The Boardman library hosted a fun-filled parachute play session in its meeting room Nov. 21.

The event started with a story, read by Boardman librarian Miss Sanders. Sanders read “Bear Says Thanks,” by Karma Wilson, a tale about a character who lists all the things he is thankful for and learns to say ‘thanks’ whenever he receives something.

After the story, Sanders handed out coupons for discount tickets to see Disney’s Treasure Trove at the Covelli Centre in December. Children had the opportunity to say thanks, just like the bear in Wilson’s book.

Sanders then unfurled a colorful parachute for adults and children to play with. Children took turns running underneath the parachute and switching hands while the parachute was still in the air. Next, Sanders brought out a few balls to play with on the parachute. The aim was to see how many times the balls could bounce on the parachute without falling off.

Children also participated in a race where they had to carry balls through tubes and pass them to the next person. Whichever line completed the task first won the race. The parachute play ended when Sanders took parents and children into the meeting room kitchen and handed out popsicles.

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