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Makerspace Monday: Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve
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Makerspace Monday: Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve

Celebrate the last week of this unbelievable year by making the holidays at home a little brighter with Kwanzaa and New Year’s Eve crafts. 2021 New Year’s Party Glasses      Using an old pair of sunglasses as a template, make 2021 New Year’s Party Glasses with drawing paper, a pencil, scissors, cardboard or poster paper, […]

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Makerspace Monday: Thanksgiving at Home
By November 23, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Makerspace Monday: Thanksgiving at Home

The COVID surge has derailed the Thanksgiving plans of families across the country this year. So how can we celebrate? Here are some Thanksgiving activities that families can try at home. Family Reunion T-shirts      Make matching t-shirts for a virtual family reunion this year using Sahu’s Solutions’ simple directions. You’ll need cotton t-shirts, cardboard, […]

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Makerspace Monday: Halloween Fun

Makerspace Monday: Halloween Fun

Looking for Halloween ideas to share with your families? Try these activities that families can make together at home. It’s time to make some Halloween fun!         Big Spider Piñata      Oh Happy Day explains how to turn a 36″ balloon into a big spider piñata with flour, water, newspaper, stiff paper (to make eight […]

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Makerspace Monday: Making Music
By September 21, 2020 0 Comments Read More →

Makerspace Monday: Making Music

Invite your virtual storytime listeners to make their own instruments to accompany future sing-alongs. When parents sign up for a virtual storytime session, share the DIY instruction links below so they can use the instruments they made at home during the next livestream session, when everyone’ll be singing.         Craft Stick Harmonica      Make a […]

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Makerspace Monday: More Summer Camp

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 […]

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Makerspace Monday: Summer Camp

Makerspace Monday: Summer Camp

Not going away to summer camp this year? Never fear, summer camps can come to you on a phone or a computer. It’s always a good time to be a maker!   Camp Candlewick      Take the pledge and check in to a cabin at Camp Candlewick, a 12-week virtual book camp for grades 1–12 with […]

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Makerspace Monday: Showing Gratitude

Makerspace Monday: Showing Gratitude

Next Monday is Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer. As the school year sputters to an end, the stress of trying to homeschool will soon be replaced by the stressful reality that summer camp may be canceled, too. What to do? “What if there were a solution to stress that involves nothing more than […]

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Makerspace Monday: Cosplay

Makerspace Monday: Cosplay

After children’s book author Joanne Rocklin sent me a read-aloud video for her May 5 release of Good Guys, Bad Guys, a picture book about conquering fears through dress up and role-playing, I had to use it for a #FamiliesWrite activity. (We always had dress-up costumes in the house when my kids were young.) Then […]

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Makerspace Monday: Paper, Scissors, and Song

Makerspace Monday: Paper, Scissors, and Song

There are so many wonderful children’s book read-alouds online now, like the ones with authors reading their books at Charlesbridge and Simon Kids. Musician Wes Tank is reading books by one famous author who is no longer with us; you can listen to Hop On Pop as a Dr. Seuss rap over Dr. Dre beats […]

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Makerspace Monday: Puppets

Makerspace Monday: Puppets

Manuela Molina, a psychologist in Bogotá, Colombia, who is also a yoga and mindfulness teacher, has created a printable COVID book for young children to read and color, and it’s available in 25 languages. On her download page, she says, “Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times.” Puppets are […]

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