While the library is closed, we’re offering virtual program opportunities to learn at home on our Facebook page!
Over the past week we put together a variety of science and art activities you can do at home with some common supplies. Watch the videos below to see what each activity is, and download our instruction guides with additional resources online here.
Make a Rain Stick
A traditional rain stick is made from hollowed out cacti, thorns and lava pebbles, and are used in some cultures to invoke the rain spirits. But, homemade rain sticks make for a great creative project for kids, as well as a fun science activity by exploring the various sounds created by different materials in the tubes. Download the instruction guide with supply list and additional resources here.
Perfect for ages 5+
Painting with Foam
With just 3 ingredients, you can make foam paint! As you gather your supplies, talk about them with your child. Encourage them to make a guess (also known as a hypothesis!) about what they think will happen when the ingredients are mixed together. How were they correct? How did things turn out differently than they expected?
Check out our video on how to make foam paint at home with common supplies, and download the instruction guide with supply list and additional resources here.
Perfect for ages 2+
Bring camping to your home with Plano Public Library and Plano Parks & Recreation! This rendition of our Teddy Bear Sleepover can happen anywhere you are – grab a favorite stuffed animal or doll, read stories around a play campfire, and have some fun exploring.
Perfect for all ages and the whole family!