May is the American Library Association Mystery Month, so I decided to feature some fantastic children’s mystery books as part of my Maker Monday activities. For each book, I created a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) building challenges. Participants each got a bag filled with specific building materials, commonplace items you’d find at a library, to complete the challenge.
Fun DIY projects that will inspire young makers to explore, create, and share!
Science & Swim is a program that brings Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education to local pools.
You may have heard that NJ and surrounding got a bit of snow recently. Since I’m a make lemonade kind of gal, I knew this meant we had an opportunity! Time to play with snow Mythbusters style.
We’ve all been there: The third, fourth, or fifth (!) snow day of the winter, and you’re just out of ideas. If you bake one more cookie or pull out the watercolors again you might just lose your mind. Maybe you should just let them watch TV or play video games and call it done, right?
Kaleidoscope Director, Sandy Roberts, is also the Makerspace Coordinator for the Warren County Library system. Through the library, she offers coding, 3D printing, electronics, robotics, and engineering activities to all four branches.
The Children Museum is volunteer-run and offers programs on select weekends at The PeopleCare Center in Bridgewater, NJ. Come and join us for interactive activities most typically suitable for children ages 3 to 9. Suggested donation: $3 per child.
Everyone needs a sturdy, waterproof pencil bag for school, but why not make a good thing better? Light it up with a simple circuit and switch, and you’ll be the brightest student in class!
A great, inexpensive and easy project for makerspaces and classrooms with younger Makers. Light up the night this Halloween with a quick Jack-o-Lantern with spooky glowing eyes!