Stellar stories is a new after school storytime for big kids program. I read a few books and then the kids get to do some sort of art project. I was already doing this for one of our local after school groups, and this year I opened it up to all kids. I’m excited for the chance to share some of the longer and more advanced picture books with older kids (K and up).
For our first Homeschool Hub: Read it! program of the year, I pulled one of the last themes that the kids suggested last school year. The idea was stories told from the point of view of an animal; I changed it slightly to include all animal stories. Here’s what we did! Continue reading Homeschool Hub: animal stories
So, it turns out that I am really fabulous at not taking on every new exciting project I get enthusiastic about (other things I excel at: sarcasm), but this one was too good to pass up, and now I get to share it with you!
Making is painting and sewing and hammering and coding and building robots or bridges and stacking blocks and 3d printing and Legos and coloring and origami and video creation. It often includes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and process over product and open-ended questions. Sometimes it uses technology, often it doesn’t. We like collaborative making, where kids work and learn together or at the same table.
This is meant to serve as a resource for anyone interested in maker programs for kids. Take a look, and stay tuned for more awesomeness!
I think I saw this idea first from Abby, and then somewhere else, and the next thing I knew it was a big thing and I wanted it. I decided to hold our Family Fort Night after hours on a Friday night, and I was pretty nervous because I haven’t had huge success with evening programs.