Martha Merrell's Books & Toys

July Summertime Activities for Kids

During the month of July, educational but enjoyable programs are being offered at Martha Merrell's:

Math Camp, Poetry and Game-making Workshops, Fairy Tale Readers Theater, and summer book clubs for kids.

The Game-making Workshop is a four-day, one-week experience that will offer the chance to design card and board games.  Kids will be able to add their own adaptations to old favorites as well as create original games.  Registration is required; the cost of the workshop is $15 which covers the cost of materials.

 

 

DATES and TIME:  Mon., July 24 – Thurs., July 27 from 2-3pm

Fairy Tale Readers Theater is a four-day, one-week experience that provides budding actors and actresses with a chance to perform familiar fairy tales.  In addition, they will be able to indulge their artistic talents as they “solve” mystery pictures of different fairy tales.  Registration is required; the cost of the workshop is $10 which covers the cost of materials.

 

 

DATES and TIME: Mon., July 10 – Thurs., July 13 from 2-3pm

Math Camp offers these areas to choose from:  addition/subtraction facts, multiplication/division facts, fractions, decimals, graphing, and/or beginning algebra.  Each camp runs for 4 days (M-TH) during a two-week period with an hour per session.  During the first half hour, kids will be working in materials from Mindware, while the second half hour will be creating games related to the featured math topic.  Mindware is a company that encourages creative problem-solving and provides innovative ways to practice basic skills.  Registration is required; the cost is $25 per camp which includes the booklet and game-making materials.

DATES and TIMES: Camp 1 July 10-13 11-Noon or 1-2 pm Camp 2 July 17-20 11-Noon, or 1-2 pm

The Poetry Workshop is a four-day, one-week experience that will provide an opportunity to both read different poems and write original poetry in a variety of styles.  Participants will have a chance to create a poetry artifact.  Registration is required; the cost of the workshop is $15 which includes the cost of a book that gives techniques for writing poems.

 

DATES and TIME: Mon., July 17 – Thurs., July 20 from 2-3pm

Stop by and get our every day specials on:

  • Best Seller Books
  • Children's Books
  • Local Author Books
  • Greeting Cards
  • Calendars
  • Music CD's
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Puppets

Martha Merrell’s Books is a community-minded independent bookstore. That means we host, participate, or are involved in many community events. If possible, we try to be supportive of any proposals brought to our attention.  See a list of the events Martha Merrell's has been involved with in the Waukesha community.