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Camp is all about inspiring creativity in kids at different ages! These activities will keep your kids not only entertained and engaged but give them a zeal to DIY and upcycle things that are around them. Day 1 (Monday, 12th Apr) Sock Puppet Making – A sock puppet is a puppet made from a sock or similar garment. It is amazing how an old sock can transform into a character and things that seem otherwise hard in DIY seem easy with guidance from the trainer. Additions can be glued on in order to give the sock a personality. We will make our puppets, name them and weave a story around the characters. Materials required – Socks, adhesive, cardboard, scissors, colored paper/ beads/ foam sheet, any small decorative that you have. Day 2 (Wednesday 14th Apr) Book Sculpture & Corner Bookmarks – Create some cute DIY bookmarks to encourage reading for kids or for yourself. Transform an old book into masterpiece! Bring an old book and sculpt out your own design. Materials required – Any old books, any marker or sketch pens, glue, colored or white papers, scissors. Day 3 (Friday, 16th Apr) Pebble Painting & Upcycling a T-SHIRT to a […]

Explore the Conservatory to find out how and why plants have developed different ways of reproducing. How do plants make new plants? It’s not just by producing seeds! Investigate spore patterns in the Fern Room, pups in the Palm House, and rhizomes in the Aroid House. Find out how and why plants have developed different ways of reproducing. This virtual field trip is appropriate for families with students in 5th-12th grade. Virtual field trips include an orientation based on the chosen science topic, a guided, interactive, theme-focused tour throughout the collection with a Conservatory educator, the opportunity for questions and answers throughout, access to printable copies of select resources, and the opportunity to deepen student learning across subject areas in one of Chicago’s most beautiful institutions. Field trips are 45 minutes long and are led by a live educator at the Conservatory. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Tickets are $5 and only one ticket per household/screen is needed. Zoom login information will be sent to attendees before the event via the email address provided for the ticket. Registration closes at 10:00am when the program begins. Automated live captioning is available. This project was made in part by the […]

——Zoom Links to Attend—— 3/23: https://bit.ly/3kdIgzP 3/30: https://bit.ly/2NNDayc 4/6: https://bit.ly/3pObmH7 4/13: https://bit.ly/2NozYJI 4/27: https://bit.ly/3bua6nE ———————————— Join us live online! This program for two- and three-year-olds and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts. No registration is required. Caregivers are asked to participate in the program with their children–it will be as important as ever to model movement and song for your little one during this virtual session. Plan to join in, sing along, and move around!

Join us on Zoom for a new storytime every week! We’ll read books, sing songs, and have lots of literary fun! Here’s a link to the login information: http://tfpl.org/calendar/event/211 or send us a DM for a direct link!

Weekly Storytime on Zoom for ages 0-5! Enjoy English Storytime with Ms. Kelly, Ms. Heather, and Ms. Kathleen. sign up by filling out this form the night before storytime: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=j5XujZ-7Rkyr1DXQY34K0VCwG1QDzfxJodxnYnWNfBpUQzBZREE0MlFBVU1FNjJSMFExTzBQNEYxMi4u

Join Ms. Karyn every Wednesday at 11:00 am for stories, songs, and more! Registration is required. To register, please visit www.pascolibraries.org/events or call the branch at 727-861-3049.

Virtually tune in to listen and watch as Reserve staff read the children’s book “A Day in the Deep” by Kevin Kurtz! Once you register, you will be emailed a zoom link to join. Registration and information found here: http://northinlet.sc.edu/events/virtual-storytime-4/

Learn the Japanese art of paper folding! **$5 – $10 suggested donation** Origami Class Description From cranes to flowers to cute little **$5 – $10 suggested donation** Origami Class Description From cranes to flowers to cute little boxes, origami is the Japanese art of paper folding that allows you to create anything your heart desires! Come join us for beginner classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays. See you there! Materials Needed 1 or 2 square pieces of paper will be needed. You can copy origami paper from here . Instructor Bio Ty Yamamoto is a Chicago-based filmmaker, photographer and Japanese translator with a passion for the art of folding paper. Ever since childhood, Ty has enjoyed teaching origami to his friends and colleagues. Throughout college, Ty taught origami to numerous students through his roles at organizations like Japan Table, Asian Cultural Exchange and more. *Once you register, you will receive an Eventbrite confirmation email which will include a “View Now” button that will take you to the Zoom link to join. Please reach out if you do not receive this email or have trouble accessing the Zoom link. **Registration will close one hour prior to the class.

——Zoom Links to Attend—— 3/25: https://bit.ly/3dDcAmj 4/1: https://bit.ly/3qLH8pN 4/8: https://bit.ly/3dPoQQX 4/15: https://bit.ly/3pK0mL4 4/29: https://bit.ly/3aGZOBq —————————————– Join us live online for this storytime for ages 12-36 months that includes stories, songs, fingerplays and creative movement for young children accompanied by an adult. Please have some wooden spoons from the kitchen, a light scarf, a water bottle filled with rice or macaroni, and bells or shaker handy to use during our program today. Caregivers are asked to actively participate in the program with their children–it will be as important as ever to model movement and song for your little one during this virtual session. Plan to join in, sing along, and move around!

Meet us and your friends in Zoom for an interactive and fun storytime including books, music, and movement. All attendees need to register. Zoom login information will be emailed to participants one hour before the program starts.

Enjoy our Inaugural Arts and Crafts Fair. Our theme is Spring! with an emphasis on Mother’s Day! and Graduation! Each seller has a posting showing their goods as well as a link to their online store (if they have one). They may have more than one post depending on the categories of items they sell. In their postings, each seller will explain how they would like payment and how shipping will work. All transactions are between buyers and sellers directly and Craft Arts Collective has no involvement or responsibility for these transactions. If you would like to search, we are all starting our posts with the category of items being sold. The categories are as follows: Fine Art Graduation Home Jewelry Kitchen Mother’s Day Wearables Our “Fair” will last the entire weekend so take your time, browse, invite your friends and of course buy some unique gifts from some amazing small businesses.

A Live Online FUNdraiser for the Children’s Music Network Join us as children’s music artists gather to share music, entertainment and laughter! Our fundraiser is to support the mission of the Children’s Music Network [a 501(c)(3)] and celebrate the positive power of music in the lives of children! More information to come!