Complete weekly virtual and at-home activities to become a Norbert’s Reading Ranger! Once you’ve earned your badge, pick it up at the Children’s Library between June 28th and July 10th.
To kick off Norbert’s Reading Rangers, we’ve got activities that are all about exploring nature through your senses. Complete at least 3 of the following challenges, and don’t forget to participate in Weeks 2-4 to qualify for your Norbert’s Reading Ranger badge!
- Relax with the soothing sounds of Smoky Mountains streams with this video by Smokieee’s.
2. Complete as much as you can of the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger Sound Explorer activity booklet. Use the key to check your answers.
3. Explore nature through sound with this video by Smokieee’s.
4. Color at least 1 coloring sheet from the Smokieee’s 5 Senses Coloring Pages set. Visit the Children’s Library if you would like a paper copy of the coloring sheets or need to borrow some crayons!
5. Complete the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger matching activity featuring birds and trees found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Visit the Children’s Library if you would like a paper copy or need to borrow a pencil!
6. Take a virtual hike to a waterfall in the Smoky Mountains through Smokieee’s video.
7. Complete the National Park Service’s Junior Ranger hidden object activity depicting a scene from the Smokies. Visit the Children’s Library if you would like a paper copy or need to borrow a pencil!
8. Read a non-fiction book about nature. Need a more specific topic? Look for a book about a national park!
9. Listen to PARKTRACKS. (From the link: The National Park Foundation and the National Park Service invite you to tune into PARKTRACKS, an innovative audio experience to help counter the hustle & bustle of city life, and tap into the trends of tranquility and mindfulness. PARKTRACKS will virtually transport you to national parks across the country with sounds captured by the National Park Service’s Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.)
10. Listen to at least 3 sounds from the National Parks Service Sound Gallery.