Stack Happy!


Stack Happy!

The title of the fifth book down is hard to read but it’s the “Yellow Kayak” by Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillon and it is a beautiful story of bravery and adventure. Check it out!

Itsy Bitsy Science: STEAM @ the Library

We’ve been trying a monthly preK STEAM series at my library and this session was our most popular one yet. It was loosely themed around penguins. Everyone seemed to have a good time trying the different activities, adults included.

We had a tinkering station that was inspired by this one I saw at a workshop. It’s a fully stocked tinker table with pretty much all of the things one could want from feathers to wire cutters. Oh, to have these materials on hand all the time!

I would highly recommend doing a tinkering station program or as an activity within a program. It was the most popular activity. It will require lots of materials so start stockpiling early.

The tinker table was quickly being depleted!

This was the maker station where patrons could create and take home whatever they wanted using materials from the tinker table.

One of the activities was building a raft for a penguin. I adapted an idea I found here. These kids couldn’t wait to test out their designs. The young man on the right kept testing, tweaking and retesting. It was fascinating to watch him try different things and figure out what worked best to keep his raft afloat.












We also made Epsom salt snowflakes and discovered how penguins stay dry in the water. So much fun and learning through play!

The only problem with doing a successful program is following it up with another one!