Kids Culture 05.22.14

Super Soccer Stars
    Super Soccer Stars, a soccer program that sets up shop on the South Fork come summer, will kick off with the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon in Sag Harbor’s Mashashimuet Park.

    Kids can kick around a ball and learn and practice skills with the program’s coaches, or decorate and fly their own kites with the help of museum staff. And it’s all free.

Insect Connections
    Kids 3 to 5 can bring their questions about insects to a story time and nature walk on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum.

    Crystal Possehl and her puppet, Lodo the River Otter, will read Cathryn Sill’s “About Insects” and search the field and pond behind the Bridgehampton museum for some live specimens starting at 2 p.m.

    The connection between people and insects, snakes and ladybugs, and dogs and dolphins will be explored in a program on Monday at 10 a.m. at the museum. Tyler Armstrong will explain how animals that seem alike may not be at all, and how those that seem very different are more related than we think.

    Reservations have been requested for both programs.

“Dive Into Art”
    Kids can “dive into art” at the East Hampton Library, tap into flower power at the Amagansett Library, and get into chocolate at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton this week.

    Joyce Raimondo will lead children 4 and older as they create collages of underwater scenes in East Hampton on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m.

    A flower-themed story and craft time is on the agenda in Amagansett at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

    On Tuesday at 7 at the Hampton Library, 8 to 12-year-olds are invited to enjoy an evening of chocolate fondue. What’s not to like, unless you’re a parent.

    Also at the Hampton Library, kids in seventh grade and up can drop in to make baskets from raffia and drinking cups from Saturday through May 31.