Fish Tales

MASHUP: Coffee Filter Fish

With some water based markers and a little H2O, coffee filters are transformed into colorful fish.

GUEST: Yasu Ishida

Yasu is an award-winning performer who combines traditional Japanese theatre, music, origami, magic, and storytelling into one-of-a-kind performances. Yasu will share an excerpt of his show and teach kids how to make origami water creatures! To find out more about Yasu Ishida’s full virtual performances for libraries, visit his website:

SHOW TIME: The Ocean’s Got Talent
We’ve searched the seven seas for some of the ocean’s most talented creatures. Octopus will perform an amazing escape, Mantis Shrimp will prove he’s not just a pretty face, and Angler Fish has an act you’ll definitely want to catch. With all this talent, will Sea Slug be able to shine? Puppetry and live action make this show a watery wonder. 

CRAFT: “Printed” Ocean Scenes
With some recycled styrofoam and water based markers, kids can make their own beautiful ocean scenes. 

AUTHOR VISIT: Kate Messner

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books for kids who wonder, too. Visit her at katemessner.comDuring our interview, we’ll talk about two books in Kate’s Over and Under series.