Imagine Your Story: Fantasy! June 19

This week in the HLS summer reading program, we are exploring fantasy stories.

Story Time!

Read “Merlin the Cat Wizard” by Lisa Montoya.

Activity Time! Magic Dancing Beans

Pull out your magic hats and wands again. It is time for another potion! Let’s create magic dancing beans.

You will need:

  • Dry beans (not cooked or canned)
  • Clear carbonated soda, such as 7UP or Sprite
  • A glass jar or cup


  1. Fill the jar with soda.
  2. Add a handful of the dry beans to the jar.
  3. Wave you wand and watch the beans dance.

Writing Time!

Share your stories with us here in the comments or send them to me. Also share your experiences with our other activities. We would love to hear and see what you have been doing.

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