We made the catapult from 2016's summer reading manual on pg. 160. Instead of the spoon I used a pop bottle cap hot glued on. I did a quick discussion on what a catapult was used for, then taught them how to make one. The kids had a blast making their catapults.
Once the catapults were constructed we had contests where the snowballs were marshmallows:
- Who could shoot the farthest?
- How many could hit a target?
Then we shot at each other!
One little girl made a snowball out of a bunch of marshmallows.
Afterwards I served rice krispie treats.
- Lisa Guthals
Morton-James Public Library
[You can discover more of Lisa's fun events on her library's Facebook page. Pictures provided by Lisa Guthals]