STEAM Learning Lab – Tortilla Painting

Paper Bag Lungs Sensory Activity – Fun for Everyone! This time of the year we are all thinking about how to eat a little healthier. This activity is a great way to get kids to play with their food! By using veggies as a paintbrush and offering a variety of dipping sauces kids can be […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Paper Bag Lungs

Paper Bag Lungs Ages 2 and older As we focus on getting fit this January, let’s learn about how our bodies work.  Today, we are talking about our lungs. As part of the circulatory system, they work hard to help oxygen enter our bloodstream. They also help us get rid of carbon dioxide. Cells produce […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread Fun (and delicious) for all ages Happy New Year! Now is the perfect time to celebrate the tradition of Hogmanay. According to this tradition, the first person to step foot into your house in the New Year decides the fortunes for the rest of the year. In order to bring the best possible […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Plugusorul Inspired Magnet Maze

Plugusorul Inspired Magnet Maze Ages 2 and up In Romania, children celebrate the new year by going door to door, ringing bells and reciting or singing a mythical story called the Plugusorul. Plugusorul means “little plough,” and it celebrates agrarian work that is the source of food. Children also celebrate Saint Basil(or Vasile in Romanian) […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Masked Party

Masked Party Fun for Everyone Nigeria is a very diverse country, with many distinct cultures that all have their own traditions and celebrations. New Years’ is a celebration that brings everyone together. Throughout the country, people gather to watch plays, wrestle and enjoy masked parties. These masked events often involve men in the community wearing […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Kadomatsu

Kadomatsu Ages 2 and up The tradition of Kadomatsu has been around a long time. Connecting to the Shinto concept of kami, Kadomatsu are decorations that people place outside their front door from December 26-January 7th. Made from local materials like bamboo, pine and ume tree springs, Kadomatsu show excitement for the New Year and […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Paper Stars

Paper Stars Ages 2 and up Happy Solstice! Were you able to have the chance to go stargazing? This is especially fun this year because of a rare astronomical event nicknamed “The Christmas Star.” For the first time in 400 years, Saturn and Jupiter will appear to align in the night sky. Of course, the […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Birdseed Decorations

Birdseed Decorations Ages 3 and up Backyard bird feeders can be a great way to stay in touch with nature all winter long. Although we may enjoy playing in the snow, for birds winter can be difficult. For our feathered friends it takes extra energy to stay warm and food is harder to find. By […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Kwanzaa Wreath

Kwanzaa Wreath Ages 2 and up with an adult Happy Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa begins on Dec 26th and goes until January 1st. We are excited to work with our partners to get some great ideas for celebrating! To learn more about the seven principles and hear some great storytelling, check out the video! We are going […]

STEAM Learning Lab – Hanukkah Paper Dreidel

Hanukkah Paper Dreidel Ages 4 and up Hanukkah Sameach! While Hanukkah began on Dec 10th, there are still 4 days left to celebrate! Hanukkah is a Jewish celebration of a miracle that happened long ago. In 168 BCE, Greek invaders had taken over a temple in Jerusalem. According to the story, the temple was recaptured […]