Fun Things to Do for Kids and Families

Here are some great activities you can do at home. Check out even more ideas for teensall ages, and adults.

STORYTIME

Enjoy your favorite stories at home with our Storytime video playlist.

ARTS AND CRAFTS

Ignite your imagination! Explore these easy-to-follow activity and video collections to have some fun making art.

Be the Artist

Kindle creativity with these downloadable activity sheets:

Painterly Leaf Art
Egg Carton Mask
Egg Carton Owl
Tube Puppets
Stick People
Seed Insect Art
Paper Pattern Art
Spider Web Art
Torn Paper Landscape
Negative Space
Relief Art
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Hands Together Project
Pen Pals: Write a Letter
Easy Halloween Costumes
Paper Dolls Template and Instructions
Doodle Art
Kindness Rocks
Make a Flying Superhero
Make a Rainbow
Make a Nesting Ball

Watch and Learn Arts and Crafts

Follow along with these videos for your next crafting project!

How to Make a Pop-Up Card for Father’s Day
Bird Puppets with Ms. Caitlin and Haven
Learn to Make Challah

SCIENCE

Put on your thinking cap and get excited for science! Check out our STEAM Engines videos (playlist w/ Saponify! video included) or see these activity sheets for some simple projects that make learning fun:

Create a Map
How & Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Shadows and Light
Toy Census

ANIMALS AND NATURE

Explore the natural world with these activity sheets and videos:

Science and Art: Fun with Nature Objects
How High Is That Tree?
Penguin Snacks
Animal Facts: Axolotls (Video)
Backyard Nature Walk
Animal Facts: Lions and Tigers (Video)
Is Your Cat Left-Pawed or Right-Pawed?

READ AND PLAY WITH MATH

Play with and explore math with these downloadable activities:

Operations
Measurement
Number Sense
Spatial Relationships
Data Analysis
Sets
Patterns
Shapes
Counting

MUSIC AND PLAY

Sing and play with these videos as our Youth Librarians share songs and ideas for caregivers:

Music Time with Ms. Meleesa
Baby Fingerplays: Ideas for Caregivers
If You’re a Lion
Baby Bounces: Ideas for Caregivers