Kids Culture 03.20.14

Calling Kid Book Reviewers

Kids and parents who love to read might find themselves in good company at an Amagansett Library book reviewer program this afternoon at 4. The library and the Bank Street College Children’s Book Awards are looking for kindergartners through sixth graders to review books this year. This afternoon, they will learn about what that entails from Todd Jackson of Bank Street and some young local reviewers who are already participating. Those who take part will get free copies of new books before their publication, not to mention other prizes. Snacks will be provided.

Rain will be the subject of the library’s first spring family story and craft time on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Kids will make their own rain sticks to take home. Reservations have been requested for both programs.

 

Bambini Ball

The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre’s 2014 Bambini Ball will take place Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall of Christ Episcopal Church in Sag Harbor, above the theater. The party will include a light dinner, games, crafts, a puppet show, music by D.J. Carlos Lama, juggling by Jester Jim, and other surprises. Parents and children 7 years and under will be welcomed, and costumes have been encouraged. Tickets cost $30 for adults, $10 for children, and are available at goatonaboat.org.

 

Egg Drop Challenge

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton is challenging children and parents to design containers that can protect raw eggs when dropped from high in the air. The Egg Drop Challenge will put those containers to the test at noon on Saturday, but before that, at 10 a.m., those who don’t do the construction in advance can design and build containers at the museum. All materials, and the eggs, will be provided. The program is free with museum admission.

 

Scientific Survey for Teens

Teen scientists can help the South Fork Natural History Museum with a habitat survey at a North Sea beach on Saturday at 10 a.m. Using microscopes, soil test kits, refractometers, and pH test kits, participants will collect information on soil, water quality, salinity, and elevation, and how each of these affects the organisms living at the beach and in the water there. They have been advised to take a journal to record their data, but simple ones will be provided. Advanced registration is required with the museum, which is in Bridgehampton.