One of the coolest items we have available in our Makerspace is our 3D printer. Both patrons and staff use it to print everything from keychains to fidget spinners to glow in the dark octopuses. Recently, I found a really cool project that I wanted to try. Thingiverse user DannySanchez designed a Dino-Hunt Fossil Digging … Continue reading Dino Hunt
This week was STEM, so for one of our free play stations I set up a very simple measuring activity. I put out two balances and scattered a variety of counters. The kids got to work balancing different objects. They even worked on balancing items on top of the balances! This was a fun and … Continue reading Balance Station
This week is STEM! We started with rhythm sticks and Hap Palmer's "Tap Your Sticks." After we got some energy out, we read our first book Becoming a Butterfly by Grace Hansen. Abdo Kids has a lot of great nonfiction titles for younger audiences. Becoming a Butterfly was a short but factual introduction to how caterpillars turn into … Continue reading Waiting for Wings
This week is STEM! We started with an action rhyme called "Hop and Twirl." Make a circle and we'll go around First walk on tip-toe So we don't make a sound. Tip, toe, around we go. Then hop on our left foot, Then hop on our right Then hop together, What a funny sight! Now … Continue reading Rosie Revere, Engineer
This week is STEM! We started with an opening rhyme called "My Hands." Sometimes my hands are by my side, (hold hands at side) Then behind my back they hide, (hide hands behind back) Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so, (wiggle fingers) I wiggle them fast, I wiggle them slow, (wiggle fingers fast then slow) Sometimes … Continue reading Are You Ready to Play Outside?