STEM Saturday Activities

Aug 17: Amusement Park Science kits: Build and experiment with large, colorful plastic pieces which make it easy for small hands to put the ideas of their imagination together.

Aug 24: Magnatiles: Magna-Tiles® are designed to hold a child’s interest and attention, build critical developmental skills, and promote imaginative play and creativity.

Aug 31: Rig A Ma Jig: Rigamajig is an open-build activity that has no right or wrong answers. The pieces are intuitive and fun to figure out. It’s purpose is to encourage children to be creators, problem solvers, to work cooperatively, and to illustrate their ideas in a practical and concrete way. (Logos and plans available here: https://rigamajig.com/faq)

Sept 7: Fingerprinting: Discover your type by “dusting” and collecting your prints.

Sept 14: Maker Fest Portsmouth: Come celebrate a family – friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Come explore Ozobots, 3D Printing Pens, and coding with Drones!

Sept 21: Math Games: Explore Tangram puzzles, Dominoes, measuring, and a fun way to add and multiply.

Sept 28: KEVA planks: Build structures by simply stacking the planks- from preschoolers to architects, each person builds at his or her own skill level. No glue, no connectors. Every piece is the same length, width and height.

Oct 5: Weather: Explore types of weather and some science behind weather. Make the sounds of rain and thunder and create the static that forms lightning.

Oct 12: Zoob building kits: Open ended toys to construct, engineer, explore and experiment. Oct 19: Museum Madness: A fun day filled with spooky crafts, activities, a special visit from Bat World and Mad Science Experiments.

Oct 26: Sensory Science: Explore eerie (but fun!) science concepts that appeal to all senses!

Nov 2: Giant Games: Bring on the giants! Play Jenga, Connect 4, and Dominoes on a large scale.

Nov 9: Fingerprinting: Discover your type by “dusting” and collecting your prints.

Nov 16: Math Games: Explore Tangram puzzles, Dominoes, measuring, and a fun way to add and multiply.

Nov 23: Amusement Park Science kits: Build and experiment with large, colorful plastic pieces which make it easy for small hands to put the ideas of their imagination together.

Nov 30: Rig A Ma Jig: Rigamajig is an open-build activity that has no right or wrong answers. The pieces are intuitive and fun to figure out. Its purpose is to encourage children to be creators, problem solvers, to work cooperatively, and to illustrate their ideas in a practical and concrete way.

Dec 7: Magnatiles: Magna-Tiles® are designed to hold a child’s interest and attention, build critical developmental skills, and promote imaginative play and creativity.

Dec 14: 3 D Printing pens: The 3Doodler Start is a 3D printing pen that inspires creativity, design, planning, building and spatial understanding. The 3D printed creations are not hot to touch and completely safe to use. This 3D printing pen melts plastic that cools and hardens rapidly, allowing participants to literally draw in the air!

Dec 21: Giant Games: Bring on the giants! Play Jenga, Connect 4, and Dominoes on a large scale.

Dec 28: Zoob building kits: Open ended toys to construct, engineer, explore and experiment.

—2020—

Jan 4: Vehicle building/Trains: bring out your inner-engineer and build tracks and trains!

Jan 11: KEVA planks: Build structures by simply stacking the planks- from preschoolers to architects, each person builds at his or her own skill level. No glue, no connectors. Every piece is the same length, width and height.