Last week my Crafternoon participants (with a few moms and one teen-aged sister included) enjoyed a paper plane tournament. It was a wonderful, low cost, quick prep program which everyone enjoyed thoroughly. I collected all the paper airplane books that my library system owned, added quite a few that I bought online, and had them laid
It's September, and here in the South the days are a little bit cooler, and the wind is picking up. It's the perfect time to spend a day riding the wind with a kite or two. It's even more fun to proudly display and fly a kite of your own design and making. This
After talking about water (and possibly wetlands) with the Lake activity in the previous lesson, why not move on to the life cycle of the frog? Most kids find frogs and their metamorphosis to be fascinating, and this lesson includes an easy and fun 3D chart of the life cycle. Start with some great books!
Nearly all of us remember having to do them in school. Some us dreaded them. Others had a great time devoting hours to planning and tending to every tiny detail. Nowadays, those of us in public libraries regularly encounter anxious parents who have come to the library wanting to know what they are, how to make
Since working as a librarian, I have found that children love origami. I think they love being able to create something with just paper. At my present library, we do not have a lot of money to use towards STEM related projects, so I try blend STEM inspired ideas into the crafts and projects that