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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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AR – November 1: Stuffy Play

It’s Stuffy Play Day! How does your kid play with stuffies? Veterinary play? Farm pretend games? Stuffy school? That’s what we’ll do. Bring your kids’ favorite animals and supplies to support that favorite activity. We’ll also bring extra fabric and sewing supplies/fabric glue. Our craft will be to sew + adorn stuffy sleeping bags, clothing, or …

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