Summer STEM for Kids and Tweens
This summer, we’ll be doing video crafting focusing on STEM activities. Our Kids’ Corner and Tween Scene web pages will have links to videos with the instructions and demonstrations for each craft activity.
You can come by and pick up a Grab-n-Go craft bag with all supplies needed for the activity. These bags will be available on the first Monday of each week. We only have a limited number of these, so once they’re gone, they’re gone! We’ve included the lists of supplies for each craft in case you don’t get one of the Grab-n-Go bags. That way, you may use your own supplies and follow along with our videos.
Themes and Crafts for June:
June 16 Dragons- Charm the Dragon (Dragon Snake Charmer)
- tissue paper
- ball-point pen
- aluminum foil sheet
June 22 Royalty- Communicate with the princess in the Tower (Secret Codes)
- white crayon
- water color paint
June 29 Jack and the Beanstalk- Need a way down (Ziploc bag parachute)
- ziploc bag
- yarn or string
- knight toy
- big straw
Themes and Crafts for July:
July 6 Three Little Pigs- Scare the wolf (film canister rocket)
- plastic film canister
- antacid tablet
July 13 Goldilocks- Who dunnit? (DIY DNA)
- licorice twists
- 4 colors of jellybeans
- a handful of toothpicks
July 20 Cave of Wonders- Wishes in the lights (bubble lamp in a bag)
- Ziploc bag
- antacid tablet
- UV light
- paper towel
Charm the DragonWeek 1 of Summer STEM from Your Library
Experiment with static electricity and charm a tissue paper dragon!
Place your tissue paper over your dragon template. Trace the lines and cut out your dragon.
Place your dragon on the sheet of tin foil. Bend the head slightly towards you.
Rub your pen against the wool for at LEAST a minute.
Hold the pen near the head of your dragon and wave it. The head will rise to meet the pen.
Experiment with other ways you can build a static charge. Will a balloon work better?
Make and Take Crafts
2nd and 4th Thursday’s at 4:00-4:30 pm in the Community Room
March 12th: Pirates!
March 26th: Crocs -n- Clocks (Play Minute to Win It w/ water clock timer). – THIS EVENT CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE