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M – November 7: Cardboard Neighborhood

It’s that time again! Jennifer + Monica are organizing the pickup of bicycle boxes for the kids to use. Each kid will have one large box, plus whatever else you bring, to create a structure for the town. Bicycle boxes are a thicker material and difficult to cut into small pieces, so other cardboard is …

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M – October 31: Halloween Smells + Yells

It’s costume time! Please bring a costume – nobody needs to wear it the whole time, but let’s dress up. It’s supposed to be lovely outside, so we’ll set up there until afternoon. Our activities: Ghost in the graveyardWe’ll start the day by trying to find ghosts. See the ghost? Run! Donuts on a stringWho …

M – October 24: Sweet Science

Sugary experiment week! The experiments are broken up by family, so we can take turns being in charge. Your kids can also lead, if they’d like. I added a link to each experiment for a quick reference point, but you don’t need to stick to that. We’ll go through the list in this order:(1) mentos …

M – October 3: Aeronautics Day

We’re doing all the engineering + flying things today! I have popsicle sticks, and we have a glue gun + rubber bands in our supply kit. Please bring any other materials your kids need to build an egg-drop contraption. An egg life jacket? A parachute? Foam? We’ll build and toss from a high place – …

Camping Trip Pictures: August 28-30

What a beautiful campground + the BEST kind of fall weather! We will definitely do this again, at the request of every child + adult who participated, and perhaps for longer. We all agreed we wished there were 2-3 more days to the trip. We had a blast and came home a little sad the …

AR – December 13: Holiday Party!

It’s our last week, so let’s celebrate together! We’re going to craft it up with allllll of the holiday crafts. Becky’s got some egg crate crafts (or this one, or this one…), and Alison found some beautiful stars to fold from paper bags – so bring any paper bags and paper egg crates and join …

AR – December 6: LEGO Robotics + Sports

Interesting combo, no? You can’t see me, but I am winking. This week we’re exploring LEGO robotics, using Jessica’s kits* – just so we’re not all mixing up our bricks. These STEM kits work by pairing LEGO’s robotics app with a battery-loaded motor. We’ll use the app to code each contraption to move. Kids can …

AR – November 29: Felting + Perlers

We’re supposed to play snow games today, but the weather isn’t feeling it. If snow happens, let’s bring cold-weather gear to play in it. Otherwise… On to Needle Felting! If you have wool roving, wool yarn, fabric and/or “stabbies” to share, please bring them so we have enough for everyone. (Need inspiration? Try here, here, and …

AR – November 15: Performances + Perlers

This week, we’re doing mini performances, 5-minute plays – we’ll use concessions, hair/makeup, a director, music, lights, whatever parts your kids want to play. I thought maybe we could follow a folk tale, like Little Red Riding Hood or a Grimm fairy tale, if everyone wants some guidance. I’m also happy to let them make something …

AR – November 8: Dioramas

Time to build your dream world, shoe-box sized. Please bring the items you’ll need to craft a mini-world of your (or your kid’s) choosing. Bring a few items to share — paper, scissors, glue, tape, and then whatever your fam finds inspiring. We normally use a lot of natural ingredients, like feathers, rocks, shells, and …