Sep 18, 2020: Yanaguana Garden is open; Splash Pad and play structures remain closed per City order.

Story Time at Yanaguana Garden

#ParkItAtHome

Hemisfair is the place where San Antonio meets, with free community programming year-round. How do we stay connected when we can’t be together in person? #ParkItAtHome is your resource for the Hemisfair programming you love, adapted for home play.

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Virtual Story Time

Read the books we’ve selected each week for Story Time, then download the STEAM activity to create using materials you can find around the house! We’ll post a new book recommendation and activity here at 10 a.m. every Tuesday.

NEW: Register here for Virtual Story Time with Ms. Kim! The first 100 families to register each week will receive exclusive access to this digital event via Zoom.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020
Book Recommendation:
I Am Enough by Grace Byers
STEAM Activity:
Affirmation Card Activity. Click here to download.

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020
Book Recommendation:
Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Mendez
STEAM Activity:
Color by Numbers. Click here to download.

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020
Book Recommendation:
Fry Bread 
by Kevin Noble Maillard
STEAM Activity:
Make Your Own Tipi. Click Here to download.

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020
Book Recommendation:
Pizza Day
by Melissa Iwai
STEAM Activity:
Make Your Own Pizza. Click here to download.

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020
Book Recommendation:
Gary & the Great Inventors
 by Akura Marshall
STEAM Activity:
Make Your Own Snow Fluff Experiment. Click here to download.

Saturday, Aug. 14, 2020 *Virtual Super Fun Saturday: Story Time Edition with Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Book Recommendation:
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History 
by Chelsea Clinton
STEAM Activity:
Create Your Own Affirmation Board. Click here to download.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
Book Recommendation:
Spoon
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
STEAM Activity:
Create Your Own Spoon Activity. Click here to download.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020
Book Recommendation:
All Are Welcome
by Alexandra Penfold
STEAM Activity:
I am Unique Activity. Click here to download.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Book Recommendation:
Boy + Bot
by Ame Dyckman
STEAM Activity:
Create Your Own Robot Activity. Click here to download.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Book recommendation: Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
STEAM Activity:
Acts of Kindness Activity. Click here to download.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Book recommendation:
On My Block 
by Zetta Elliott
STEAM Activity:
Draw Your Community Activity. Click here to download.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Book recommendation:
Ricky, The Rock That Couldn’t Roll by Jay I. Miletsky
STEAM Activity: 
Make A Rock Friend. Click here to download.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Book recommendation:
Giraffes Can’t Dance 
by Giles Andreae
STEAM Activity:
Create Your Own Giraffe Mask. Click here to download.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Book recommendation:
How to Catch a Unicorn by Adam Wallace
STEAM Activity:
Color Your Own Unicorn Craft. Click here to download.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Book recommendation: 
The Dark, Dark Night
by M. Christina Butler
STEAM Activity:
Make Your Own Shadow Puppets. Click here to download.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Book recommendation: 
What Floats in a Moat?
by Lynne Berry
STEAM Activity:
Create Your Own Boat Activity. Click here to download.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Book recommendation: 
In The Tall, Tall Grass 
by Denise Fleming
STEAM Activity:
Backyard Scavenger Hunt Activity. Click here to download.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Book recommendation:
What Can You Do With a Paleta?
 by Carmen Tafolla
STEAM Activity:
Make Your Own Paleta Craft. Click here to download.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Book recommendation:
How the Crayons Saved the Rainbow
by Monica Sweeney
STEAM Activity:
Color the Rainbow Craft. Click here to download.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Book recommendation:
Maybe
by Kobi Yamada
STEAM Activity:
Dream Jar Craft. Click here to download.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Book recommendation: We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
STEAM Activity:
Wonder Hero Craft. Click here to download.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Book recommendation: And the Robot Went… by Michelle Robinson
STEAM Activity: Robot Craft. Click here to download.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Book recommendation: POP!, by Jason Carter Eaton
STEAM Activity: DIY Bubble Wand. Click here to download.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Book recommendation: Ben’s Adventures: A Day at the Beach, by Elizabeth Gerlach
STEAM Activity: Make Your Own Kite Craft. Click here to download.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Book recommendation: Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel, by Adam Rubin
STEAM Activity: Walking Taco Print-and-Play Craft. Click here to download.

DIY Activities

Do-it-yourself activities that you can do around the house or in your neighborhood! Click on the activity to download instructions.

#SíSePuedeSA Hearts inspired by Centro San Antonio

Virtual Backgrounds

Connecting virtually with your classmates or colleagues? Download one of Hemisfair’s virtual backgrounds to make your meeting look like a walk in the park.

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