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Summer Library -- Imagine Your Story: Week Three

Week Three THeme

undefinedHero's Journey

Read Aloud Videos: A collection of stories focused on this week's theme to appeal to all ages of readers, read aloud by our own Omaha Public Schools Librarians.  

Imagine Quest: Do you and your family have what it takes to complete the Quest?  Try out these STEAM activities after you read the stories to be victorious on your Summer Reading Journey.

Learn: Activities and resources to extend your learning about topics related to each theme and set of stories.

Tech ConnectOnline games and fun activities connected to this week's focus.  

Create:  Crafts and project ideas to get your creative juices flowing, all focused around this week's topic!

Play:  Opportunities and ideas to get outside or use imaginative play all without the use of technology.

Read:  A weekly challenge or 2 to help keep your summer reading fresh and new.

Sing & Dance:  Songs and dance moves or challenges to try out, if music is your thing.  Great for our younger readers! 

Read Aloud Videos


 Learn about a real life person!

Choose someone that you want to know more about, read their biography on Pebble GoBritannica, or Duckster.

After learning about the person you chose, do you think they could be considered a hero?  Why or why not? 

Tech Connect

PreK: Click Here to Play PJ Masks Starlight Sprint

K-2nd: Click Here to Play Hero Maker

3rd-5th: Click Here to Code Your Hero


   Week 3 Challenge:

   Build a fort out of blankets or other materials

   and read inside it!

Sing and Dance



 Click Here to Shake, Hop, Tap, and DANCE! 



Design Straw Rockets

Materials Needed: Paper, Plastic Drinking Straw, Scissors, Markers

Rocket Template (optional)

Click Here for Building Instructions



  Bottle Flipping Challenge

  1) Fill 3 water bottles with different amounts of water (one - 1/2 full, one - 1/3 full, and one 1/4 full)

  2) Secure caps to each bottle

  3) Flip each bottle 10 times and see if you can get them to land standing up

  4) Track how many times you get each bottle to stay standing

  5) Challenge a friend or family member to beat your record

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).