Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction!

Things you will need include:

  • drawing utensils
  • a glass jar
  • paper
  • cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Flying Machines

These paper airplanes are easy to make and fly incredibly far! Things you will need include: Scissors Tape Glue Ruler 3x5 card 2 8.5x11 sheets of paper (one of the airplanes is a bat, so you can use some darker paper for that one if you'd like!)

Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

Kid and Tween STEAM: Cardboard Constructions

Try this cardboard square construction challenge! Things you will need include: about 15 squares of cardboard (we did 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") scissors

Kid and Tween STEAM: Butcher Paper Creations

What will YOU make with three large pieces of butcher paper? There are so many possibilities! Pick up yours today.

January Kid and Tween STEAM

Check out our January kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available through curbside pickup. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Butcher Paper craft - available starting January 5th See what you can make with some...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Classic Games

Try these two classic and easy to play games: Hare and Hounds and the Roman game of Bear. You will need: - Three playing pieces/glass stones of the same color - One playing piece/glass stone of a different color - Game board (easy to draw)  

Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM Activities in September

Upcoming Kid and Tween STEAM activities

In September

Our STEAM take n’ go activities for ages 6-11 will become available for pickup at the Youth Reference Desk starting Tuesday, September 8 for our holo-projector craft and Tuesday, September 22 for our infinity cube craft.

They will be handed out as long as supplies last, so don’t miss them!

Kid and Tween STEAM: Flying Machines

These paper airplanes are easy to make and fly incredibly far! Things you will need include: Scissors Tape Glue Ruler 3x5 card 2 8.5x11 sheets of paper (one of the airplanes is a bat, so you can use some darker paper for that one if you'd like!)

Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

April Kid and Tween Activities

Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

Kid and Tween STEAM: Cardboard Constructions

Try this cardboard square construction challenge! Things you will need include: about 15 squares of cardboard (we did 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") scissors

Kid and Tween STEAM: Butcher Paper Creations

What will YOU make with three large pieces of butcher paper? There are so many possibilities! Pick up yours today.

January Kid and Tween STEAM

Check out our January kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available through curbside pickup. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Butcher Paper craft - available starting January 5th See what you can make with some...

Kid and Tween STEAM: Classic Games

Try these two classic and easy to play games: Hare and Hounds and the Roman game of Bear. You will need: - Three playing pieces/glass stones of the same color - One playing piece/glass stone of a different color - Game board (easy to draw)  

Summer STEM – Film Canister Rocket

Summer STEM – Film Canister Rocket

Film Canister Rocket

Week 4 of Summer STEM from Your Library
Watch the Instruction VideoWatch the Slow Motion Video

Learn about Newton’s 3rd Law with these film canister rockets! Do this activity with an accompanying adult.

You will need antacid tablets and a film canister.

  1. In an OUTDOOR place, put one antacid tablet in the film canister. Do the next steps quickly:

    2. Add a tsp of water. Put the lid on tightly and put the canister cap side down on the ground.

    3. STEP BACK AT LEAST SIX FEET.

    4. About ten seconds later, the film canister will launch! If it does not launch, wait 30+ seconds before examining. Usually the cap is not on tight enough.

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Flying Machines

    These paper airplanes are easy to make and fly incredibly far! Things you will need include: Scissors Tape Glue Ruler 3x5 card 2 8.5x11 sheets of paper (one of the airplanes is a bat, so you can use some darker paper for that one if you'd like!)

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

    Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

    April Kid and Tween Activities

    Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

    Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

    Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

    Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

    Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Cardboard Constructions

    Try this cardboard square construction challenge! Things you will need include: about 15 squares of cardboard (we did 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") scissors

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Butcher Paper Creations

    What will YOU make with three large pieces of butcher paper? There are so many possibilities! Pick up yours today.

    January Kid and Tween STEAM

    Check out our January kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available through curbside pickup. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Butcher Paper craft - available starting January 5th See what you can make with some...

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Classic Games

    Try these two classic and easy to play games: Hare and Hounds and the Roman game of Bear. You will need: - Three playing pieces/glass stones of the same color - One playing piece/glass stone of a different color - Game board (easy to draw)  

    Summer STEM – Parachute Knight

    Summer STEM – Parachute Knight

    Parachute Knight

    Week 3 of Summer STEM from Your Library
    Watch the Instruction Video

    Experiment with air resistance by making parachutes!

    You will need string, a straw, a sandwich bag and/or coffee filter, and a toy figure. 

    1. Pull one of the strings through the straw. Cut off the zipper portion of the bag.
    2. Reach into the bag and pull both bottom corners in so they’re inside the bag.
    3. Tie an end of the string to each bottom corner of the bag.
    4. Pull the next string through the straw. Tie the ends to the knight.

     

     

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Flying Machines

    These paper airplanes are easy to make and fly incredibly far! Things you will need include: Scissors Tape Glue Ruler 3x5 card 2 8.5x11 sheets of paper (one of the airplanes is a bat, so you can use some darker paper for that one if you'd like!)

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

    Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

    April Kid and Tween Activities

    Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

    Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

    Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

    Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

    Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Cardboard Constructions

    Try this cardboard square construction challenge! Things you will need include: about 15 squares of cardboard (we did 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") scissors

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Butcher Paper Creations

    What will YOU make with three large pieces of butcher paper? There are so many possibilities! Pick up yours today.

    January Kid and Tween STEAM

    Check out our January kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available through curbside pickup. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Butcher Paper craft - available starting January 5th See what you can make with some...

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Classic Games

    Try these two classic and easy to play games: Hare and Hounds and the Roman game of Bear. You will need: - Three playing pieces/glass stones of the same color - One playing piece/glass stone of a different color - Game board (easy to draw)  

    Summer STEM – Coded Messages

    Summer STEM – Coded Messages

    Coded Messages

    Week 2 of Summer STEM from Your Library
    Watch the Video Instructions

    Encode hidden messages with a crayon and water color paint!

    • Use the white crayon to write out your message on a blank piece of paper.
    • To reveal your message, paint over it with watercolors.

    Pro tip: Encode your message before writing it in white to add another layer. Try a Caesar Cipher.

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Flying Machines

    These paper airplanes are easy to make and fly incredibly far! Things you will need include: Scissors Tape Glue Ruler 3x5 card 2 8.5x11 sheets of paper (one of the airplanes is a bat, so you can use some darker paper for that one if you'd like!)

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

    Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

    April Kid and Tween Activities

    Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

    Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

    Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

    Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

    Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Cardboard Constructions

    Try this cardboard square construction challenge! Things you will need include: about 15 squares of cardboard (we did 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") scissors

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Butcher Paper Creations

    What will YOU make with three large pieces of butcher paper? There are so many possibilities! Pick up yours today.

    January Kid and Tween STEAM

    Check out our January kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available through curbside pickup. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Butcher Paper craft - available starting January 5th See what you can make with some...

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Classic Games

    Try these two classic and easy to play games: Hare and Hounds and the Roman game of Bear. You will need: - Three playing pieces/glass stones of the same color - One playing piece/glass stone of a different color - Game board (easy to draw)  

    Summer STEM for Kids and Tweens

    Summer STEM for Kids and Tweens

    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
      • wool
      • 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
      • water
      • oil
      • UV light
      • highlighter
      • paper towel

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Summer STEM – Charm the Dragon

    Summer STEM – Charm the Dragon

    Charm the Dragon

    Week 1 of Summer STEM from Your Library
    Watch the Instruction Video

    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?

    Enter the Summer STEM drawing!

    Enter to win STEM-themed prizes by sending us a photo of you doing one of these activities! Place the photo in the body of your email (no attachments) and send it to madisonlib.org@gmail.com. We’ll hold drawings at the end of the month!

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Flying Machines

    These paper airplanes are easy to make and fly incredibly far! Things you will need include: Scissors Tape Glue Ruler 3x5 card 2 8.5x11 sheets of paper (one of the airplanes is a bat, so you can use some darker paper for that one if you'd like!)

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Hot Air Balloon Art

    Try your hand at cut paper art and play with perspective with this hot air balloon art craft! Things you will need include: Scissors Glue stick Something round to trace a circle from (such as a cup) Markers Paper for the sky, grass/trees, balloon basket, and clouds 6...

    April Kid and Tween Activities

    Come to our Mother Daughter Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30- 7:30 p.m.! This month we're talking about Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. This month for Books for Boys we're reading and discussing Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. Join us on...

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Bottle Experiments with Light Refraction

    Experiment with light refraction! Things you will need include: drawing utensils a glass jar paper cardboard

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Paper Towel Experiments

    Create these cool paper towel drawings! Things you will need include: markers (Crayola works really well) paper towels (thick is better) a pan to hold water water 

    Kid and Tween STEAM: STEAM Magic

    Combine science and magic in these four simple STEAM activities! Things you will need include: pen or pencil scissors two cups about 30 coins or glass stones of at least two different colors (with at least one penny) a sheet of paper an index card  

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Cardboard Constructions

    Try this cardboard square construction challenge! Things you will need include: about 15 squares of cardboard (we did 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") scissors

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Butcher Paper Creations

    What will YOU make with three large pieces of butcher paper? There are so many possibilities! Pick up yours today.

    January Kid and Tween STEAM

    Check out our January kid and tween STEAM Take N' Go kits below. Each will be available through curbside pickup. Instructions will be available on our website and our YouTube channel. Butcher Paper craft - available starting January 5th See what you can make with some...

    Kid and Tween STEAM: Classic Games

    Try these two classic and easy to play games: Hare and Hounds and the Roman game of Bear. You will need: - Three playing pieces/glass stones of the same color - One playing piece/glass stone of a different color - Game board (easy to draw)  

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