Makerspace Monday: More Summer Camp

Mid-July is the halfway mark for most summer vacations. Kids of all ages can enjoy the second half of summer vacation with these free virtual summer camp activities filled with makerspace ideas.     

[email protected]     

“Press play” on-screen, then “go play” off-screen. That’s how [email protected] with UNICEF Kid Power® works. The 75+ short videos in this free virtual summer camp for kids feature crafts, music, science, and more.

Camp NaNoWriMo      

Unlike November—when writing a 50,000-word novel is the goal—July’s Camp NaNoWriMo invites writers of all ages to work on any writing project. It’s the perfect time to write a ZERO draft . . . and this year, campers can learn how to write a musical!

Camp PBS KIDS

Children ages 2–8 can connect with their favorite TV characters for summer adventure activities with Camp PBS KIDS. Parents can choose the age and the topic (arts, science, literacy, math, and more) for a free learning experience at home.

Camp Wonderopolis®

Created by the National Center for Families Learning, Camp Wonderopolis® is a free online summer-learning destination with interactive STEM experiments and literacy-building activities for makers.

Solve It! for Kids
After listening to this podcast and peeking into the world of real-life scientists, engineers, and experts as they solve problems in their everyday jobs, kids can take on a challenge and solve a problem themselves.

Story Scavenger Signs  

Kids can turn their neighborhood into a wacky seven-part-story scavenger hunt with S. G. Wilson’s “When Monsters Attack” Story Scavenger Signs
—and then write their own story and do it again!

Anastasia Suen reads, edits, and writes books for all ages from her makerspace at home in Northern California. She has been teaching children’s book writing workshops since 1999, writing for Booklist since 2004, and managing the Carnival of Children’s Literature since 2010. Follow her on Twitter at @AnastasiaSuen

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