Fun Things to Do

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Back to School

Time to hit the books again! Get engaged with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) with these featured activities. Want more? Browse the Fun Things archives by age group below.

DaVinci Bridges

Ms. Caitlin and Desi share the amazing science and art behind these unique structures in this episode of STEAM Engines.

Download PDF instructions for making your own.

Backyard Birding

Spring migration is over, but many of the species who passed by on their way north will now visit us again on their journey south. Martha shares some birding basics in this YouTube video.

Make Zucchini Papyrus

Beef up your back-to-school supplies with some homemade zucchini papyrus, crafted with the same technique the ancient Egyptians used with the papyrus reed plant!

Fun Things to Do for Kids and Families

Arts and crafts, science and nature, music, play, and of course--storytime anytime! 

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Fun Things to Do for All Ages

Get creative, get outside, learn something new, or find something to celebrate!

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Fun Things to Do for Adults

Find recipes and food science, book recommendations, engage with history and culture, and more.

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