We kicked off week 2 with activities provided by the Madison Children's Museum -- giant bubbles, mini stilt cups, and hula hoops.
Then, the library brought out... .PAINT! We let the kids self-serve paint (red and/or yellow) into cups, then provided brushes and let them paint any of the library's play materials that we'd brought. So now, we have more colorful....
In addition to paint, the library also introduced parallel tightropes for the first time this week.
Because there were so many new things to explore, many of the materials that had been a big hit last week didn't see a lot of action this week, but a few kids who hadn't attended week one really enjoyed the tubes in a new way:
And some kids found play in the puddle made by our water jugs!
This week's play stories featured many mentions of the bubbles, paint and tight-ropes:
A HUGE thank you to the librarians at the Dane County Library Service who helped immensely with a truck transportation logistics snafu this week. Although I've absent-mindedly forgotten to list them as a partner thus far, their generosity in loaning us the Readmobile to transport materials to and from the park each week has been instrumental in helping to make this event possible. This week, they went above and beyond to help make this process work and I am extremely grateful for their willingness to jump in and help out!
(Another thank you to my colleague Jennifer who came to my rescue when I had a massive wardrobe malfunction about 45 minutes before this week's Rumpus was scheduled to start. Ack!)