Building, Lincoln Logs, MakerSpace, September, straws

September 2017

It’s back to school time!  What better time to take the plunge and start a MakerSpace? Here are some quick, easy and inexpensive ways to start or add onto your MakerSpace. Here’s what’s on deck this month: Paperclip Bookmarks:  I wanted to start the year with something that all the kids could make, used only a… Continue reading September 2017

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Building, MakerSpace, maracas, May, plastic eggs, rockets, Uncategorized

May 2017

It's the last month of school which means my last monthly post for my MakerSpace.  I will be adding items throughout the summer in the other parts of this website (Lit Tie Ins, Tech, etc.) and will look forward to adding new monthly MakerSpace ideas in August. Here's what's on deck this month: Make Your… Continue reading May 2017

April, Building, MakerSpace, parachutes, plastic eggs

April 2017

Spring is here and all around I see signs of new beginnings and new starts; new flowers poking out of the dirt, new nests for new eggs, and that means new challenges and crafts to be explored at the MakerSpace this month.  Here's what's springing into my library this month.  Be sure to come back… Continue reading April 2017

Building, Dr. Seuss, MakerSpace, March

March 2017

I know what you're thinking... bring on the Leprechaun traps for March MakerSpace, but while I wanted to focus on building this month, I decided to go a little less obvious. Craft Sticks, Clothespins and Binder Clip Fun: This activity was inspired from a fun blog called Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls under 5 Engineering Challenges.… Continue reading March 2017

Building, Coding, February, Lego, MakerSpace

February 2017

Love is in the air and my students love the Creation Station (my name for our MakerSpace) so this month we have a Valentine's Day themed activity along with new Lego Challenge Cards. Valentine's Day Binary Bracelets: This is an idea I saw on a wonderful blog, Little Bins for Little Hands.  The activity had… Continue reading February 2017