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Summer Experience: Flow

August 11, 2023, By in Summer Experience.

Illustrated background of a mountain lake, overlayed with text: "Summer Experience." ImagineIF Libraries logo in bottom right corner.


Dive into the mesmerizing magic of water! Scoop, pour, splash and let the water fall.

Early Learners

Books Read:

Book cover of "One-Dog Canoe" by Mary Casanova Book cover of "Bear Came Along" by Richard T. Morris Book cover of "Otter Out of Water" by Kathy-jo Wargin

One-Dog Canoe
by Mary Casanova ISBN: 9780374356385

Bear Came Along
by Richard Morris ISBN: 9780316464475

Otter Out of Water
by Kathy-jo Wargin IBSN: 9781585364312

Other Options:

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
by Kevin Sherry, ISBN: 9780803731929

Let’s Go Puddling
by Emma Perry, ISBN: 9781536228496

Over in a River: Flowing Out to the Sea
by Marianne Berkes, ISBN: 9781584693291

It Began with Lemonade
by Gideon Sterer, IBSN: 9780735228283

Whoosh! A Watery World of Wonderful Creatures
by Marilyn Baillie, ISBN: 9781926973982

Song of the River
by Joy Cowley, ISBN: 9781776572533

by Scott M. Fischer, ISBN: 9781416978848

Songs & Interactives:

Flannelboard activity: One Little Red Fish (Bubble, Bubble, Pop!)

“Octopus (Slippery Fish)” by Charlotte Diamond

“All the Fish” by Sue Schnitzer

“Baby Shark” by Pinkfong

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Rob Newhouse


Children gather around a table upon which they've constructed a tower of colorful plastic pipes, which they are pouring water down. A young girl pours water down a demi-cut pool noodle tube which spans two water tables.

Pipe System
plastic water pipes set in a shallow tub, with scoops

Water Transfer Tables
two water tables connected by pool noodles, tubes, and a pump, with scoops and rubber duckies

Water Vortex
lovingly built by former library staff Ann Brooks and her husband Lee

Water Falls
water tank, peg board, plastic cups with holes at various heights, with scoops

Aerial view photo of two children playing with a tub of blue-colored water. In the tub is a vertical pegboard hung with plastic cups.


Activity: Water Wheel

Create a working water wheel with just a few household objects: styrofoam plates, plastic cups, duct tape, and a skewer.

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