What do you get when you have 4 activities a day, 4 days a week for 10 weeks? You get ONE ultimate 4-H Fun Pack!

The Nebraska 4-H Clover Kid Fun Pack is a collection of timely virtual and at-home learning opportunities. Each week throughout the summer, we'll release a new Pack that includes 4 activities a day for Monday through Thursday. Activities will include a combination of self-paced lessons, as well as live virtually guided experiences. Check back each Thursday for the following week's 4-H Fun Pack.

August 3-7: Consumer and Family Science

Monday: Kitchen Science

Glitter Bombs
  • small cups (3-6 oz)
  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • glitter
  • droppers (optional)
  • paper towels
  • baking sheets
  • measuring spoons
  • large mixing bowl
Lava Lamps
  • vegetable oil (or get a clear oil)
  • water
  • food coloring of your choice
  • alka-seltzer tablets
  • clear container (the taller and skinner, the better the effect)
Elephant Toothpaste
  • empty plastic bottle
  • 20-volume hydrogen peroxide
  • dawn dish soap
  • active yeast
  • measuring spoon
  • funnel
  • small cups
  • food coloring (optional)
  • warm water
  • plastic bag
  • pie tin
  • safety goggles
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Photography Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Fun with Fibers

Nifty Needle Book
  • felt or firmly woven fabric scraps
  • matching or contrasting thread
  • needle
  • cardboard
  • ruler
  • chalk or erasable pen
  • scissors
Yarn from the Farm
  • a ball or skein of white yarn
  • scissors
  • black pipe cleaner
  • black pom pom
  • glue
No Sew T-Shirt Bag
  • t-shirt
  • sharp scissors, preferably fabric scissors
  • washable marker, chalk, or disappearing ink fabric marker
  • ruler
Live Virtually Guided Experience: COVID Time Capsule Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Fun with Art

Woodworking - Hedgehogs
  • scrap wood or a 2x4
  • miscellaneous nails
  • black pom pom
  • hammer
  • black sharpie
Half Self-Portraits
  • 8.5x11 printed copy photo portrait
  • 8.5x11 white paper
  • pencil
  • crayons/colored pencils
  • black sharpie marker
  • 8x10 picture frame
Create Your Own Art Collection
  • cardboard flat
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • miscellaneous odds and ends (plastic toys, buttons, items in nature, recyclables, etc.), spray paint

Thursday: A Space for Me!

Learning to Make My Bed!
  • 1 bed
  • 1 sheet
  • pillows
  • 1 comforter
  • Mr. Tumble's Make the Bed Song
Treasure/Message Board
  • 1 ruler
  • 2 cardboard pieces (20"x16" preferred - any size will do)
  • newspaper (enough to cover the cardboard piece - front and back)
  • thin piece of fabric (i.e. old bed sheet, pillow case, etc.) (enough to cover the cardboard piece - front and back)
  • clear scotch tape
  • double-sided adhesive tape
  • hot glue gun (optional)
  • push pins
  • stickers
  • note tabs
Create My Corner with Color
  • paper
  • pencil
  • markers or crayons
  • paper paint swatches from a hardware store
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Quilts of Valor Register to participate in Living Room Learning, held each Thursday at 10:30am CT/9:30am MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
July 27-31: Science, Engineering, and Technology

Monday: Wild Weather

Water and Wind
  • measuring cup
  • glass jar
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • paper plate
  • 2 small pieces of cardstock (4"x4")
  • markers
  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • straw
  • straight pin
  • stapler
Cloud Spotting
  • pencil or pen
  • sky blue construction paper
  • cotton balls
  • glue
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Nano Electricity Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Rockets

Marshmallow Rocket
  • beads - two different colors
  • pipe cleaners
  • paper
  • pencil
  • binary bracelet worksheet
Balloon Rockets
  • chairs
  • balloons
  • straws
  • 10 feet of string
  • permanent marker
  • cargo (paper clips, bottle caps, candy, etc.)
  • cereal boxes, construction paper, or any other material to make lightweight cargo containers
  • tape, glue, scissors, and any other materials needed for construction
Papertube Rockets
  • toilet paper tube
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • markers
  • pencil
  • red and yellow tissue paper
  • tape and/or hot glue gun
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Animal Adaptations Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Coding

Coding a Bracelet
  • beads - two different colors
  • pipe cleaners
  • paper
  • pencil
  • binary bracelet worksheet
Coding a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
  • loaf of bread
  • jar of peanut butter
  • jar of jelly
  • knife
  • plate
  • paper
  • crayon
  • pencil
Code Your Dance!
  • Code Your Dance
  • Internet for Google and Scratch web sites
Animate a Name
  • computer
  • Internet for Google and Scratch web sites

Thursday: How Does It Move?

Pinwheels
  • paper
  • scissors
  • brads
  • straw
  • markers
Racing Caterpillars
  • craft paper
  • scissors
  • black sharpie
  • drinking straw
Marble Maze
  • cardstock or cardboard
  • large popsicle sticks
  • clay or play dough
  • one marble
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Science of Fair Food Register to participate in Living Room Learning, held each Thursday at 10:30am CT/9:30am MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
July 20-24: Plant Science

Monday: How Plants Grow

Tops and Bottoms
  • Tops and Bottoms book
  • garden worksheet
  • crayons
Plant Parts
  • Plant Parts worksheet
  • food samples of sunflower seeds, broccoli, celery, spinich leaves, carrots
  • paper plate
  • pencil
Seed Discovery
  • lima beans - soaked overnight
  • magnify glass
  • piece of paper and pencil
  • plastic knife or tooth pick
  • variety of dry beans (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, lima beans, pinto beans)
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Tree Detectives Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Nebraska Crops

Wheat
  • none
Popably Popcorn
  • Popably Popcorn story and handout
  • crayon
  • marker or pencil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernals
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • small bowl
  • brown paper sack
Soy Plastic
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 1 tsp soybean (vegetable) oil
  • 1 sandwich size - resealable plastic bag
  • food coloring
  • water
  • microwave 
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Floral Design Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Farm to Fork

Farm to Pizza
  • pizza dough
  • pizza sauce
  • meat toppings
  • cheese
  • vegetable toppings
  • baking sheet
  • oven
Bread in a Bag
  • white flour
  • whole wheat flour
  • yeast
  • sugar
  • dry milk
  • salt
  • bags
  • oven
  • bread pans
First Aid and Disaster Kits
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Disaster Kit Supplies
  • containers for the kits
  • index cards
  • pencils
  • computer
Vegetable Benefit Collage
  • one large sheet of butcher paper per child
  • magazines of seed catalogs
  • tape and/or glue
  • markers
  • crayons
  • one pair of scissors per child

Thursday: Trees

Coniferous Magazine Tree
  • 2 - magazines
  • glue gun and glue sticks
  • glue stick
  • embellishments (optional)
A Tree Mosaic
  • tree leaves
  • pinecones
  • tree seedpods
  • twigs
  • tree bark
  • flowers from a tree
Explore with Leaves
  • white paper 
  • several tree leaves
  • a fist-sized rock or a small hammer
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Build Some Corn Register to participate in Living Room Learning, held each Thursday at 10:30am CT/9:30am MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
July 13-17: Healthy Living

Monday: Self-Care (Personal Hygiene)

TBD
  • TBD
TBD
  • TBD
TBD
  • TBD
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Zucchini Brownies Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Sports/Fitness/Nutrition

Backyard Obstacle Course
  • jump ropes
  • cones
  • pool noodles
  • hula hoops
  • sports equipment
  • frisbee
  • any miscellaneous item
Getting Physically Fit!
  • 8 1/2" paper plates
  • scissors
  • Brads
  • crayons
  • 1"x4" strip of construction paper
  • 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 granny smith apple (cored, peeled, and diced)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 T. honey
  • Energy Balance Video
  • Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
Germs, Germs EVERYWHERE!
  • 2 shallow bowls
  • water
  • pepper
  • dish soap
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Granola Bars Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Safety at Home

I Need to Know?
  • phone book
  • index cards
  • pencil/pen
  • phone/address practice worksheets
  • poster paper
  • markers
  • small photo album and pictures
Fire Safety
  • fire safety with Simon worksheet
  • fire safety plan worksheets
  • poster paper
  • markers
First Aid and Disaster Kits
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Disaster Kit Supplies
  • containers for the kits
  • index cards
  • pencils
  • computer
TBD
  • TBD

Thursday: Your Best Self

Jar of Sunshine
  • jar or container
  • paper
  • pen or pencil
Tree of Greatness
  • art supplies (pens, markers, crayons)
  • tree trunk template
  • tree leaf template
  • multi-colored construction paper
  • scissors 
  • glue
I am a Good Listener
  • none
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Drying Fruits and Vegetables Register to participate in Living Room Learning, held each Thursday at 10:30am CT/9:30am MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
July 6-10: Communication and Expressive Arts

Monday: Photography

Photography Basics
  • camera
  • memory card
  • computer
Photography Story Time
  • camera
  • props around the home
  • memory card
  • computer
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
  • camera
  • outdoor scavenger hunt handout
  • memory card
  • computer
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Build a Buddy Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Theatre/Costume Creation

Sock Puppets
  • tall sock
  • scissors
  • glue
  • markers
  • card stock paper
  • miscellaneous craft supplies (felt, yarn, googly eyes, etc.)
Mirror, Mirror!
  • a partner!
Everyday Masks!
  • various materials
  • paper plates
  • cotton balls
  • marker
  • brown paper bags
  • paints
  • feathers
  • glitter
  • string
  • glue
  • scissors
  • gallon or jug
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Organic Dying Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Telling Your Story

My Family Story
  • popsicle sticks
  • glue
  • white construction paper
  • markers or crayons
  • yarn
Sidewalk Chalk Story Path
  • sidewalk chalk
  • your favorite fairy tale
Story Stones
  • 5-10 flat stones
  • old magazines or stickers
  • Modge Podge or watered down glue
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • clear sealer
4-H STEM Reading Connections
  • Download storybook guides with STEM activities and conversation starters to your favorite fairy tales.

Thursday: Express Yourself 

Self Portrait
  • template 
  • markers
  • crayons or colored pencils
  • craft supplies
  • glue
  • tape or stapler
Vision Board
  • pictures
  • markers
  • crayons or colored pencils
  • template
  • glue
  • tape or stapler
This is Who I Am Poem
  • paper
  • pencil
  • pen or markers
  • photo of child doing something they enjoy
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Color Wheel Register to participate in Living Room Learning, held each Thursday at 10:30am CT/9:30am MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
June 29-July 2: Leadership and Citizenship

Monday: Be the Best Me

Trust Me
  • blindfolds
  • play dough
Listen Up
  • colored pencils or crayons or markers
  • tape
  • newspapers/magazines
  • gloves
Tall Towers
  • timer
  • objects around the home that can be stacked to build a tower (boxes, cans, paper towel rolls, toy building blocks, etc.)
  • blindfolds
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Exploring Citizenship Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Diversity/Cultural Awareness

Explore Culture with Food
  • a world map
  • old food magazines or printed photos of food
  • scissors
  • glue
  • paper
I Am Special, You Are Special
  • paper circles
  • 2 - 4" white paper
  • 2 - 6" colored paper
  • 2 - 8" circle colored paper
  • 1 - 10" circle
  • pen/pencil
  • scissors
  • glue
Ouch, Words Hurt
  • one per child: a paper figure of a person in green or blue, shouldn't look male or female
  • tape
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Explosion Box - A Blast from the Past Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Civic Engagement/Community Service

Kindness Rocks
  • smooth rocks
  • acrylic paint or paint pens
  • paint brushes
  • clear sealer
  • newspaper
  • cup of water
Thinking of You Card
  • colored paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • crayons or markers
  • other craft supplies
Spreading Joy!
  • sidewalk chalk
Clover Kid Rights and Responsibilities
  • Rights and Responsibilities Matching Cards (pre-cut)
  • What Are Child Rights? Video

Thursday: Patriotism

Voting
  • construction paper
  • crayons/markers
  • glue
  • scissors
  • sticks
  • other craft supplies
U.S. Symbols
  • pages 2&3 along with paper plates
  • red and blue paint
  • paint brushes
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • glue
  • ribbon/string
Design a Flag
  • construction paper
  • crayons/markers
  • glue
  • scissors
  • sticks
  • other craft supplies
Live Virtually Guided Experience: What Makes a Good Leader? Register to participate in Living Room Learning, held each Thursday at 10:30am CT/9:30am MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
June 22-26: Environmental Ed and Earth Sciences

Monday: Bird Watching

Where Are the Birds?
  • toilet paper rolls
  • construction paper
  • markers/crayons
  • various pictures of birds
Bird Beaks
  • newspaper
  • shoe box
  • paper rolls
  • milk cartons
  • yarn
  • masking tape
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • other craft supplies
  • empty cup
  • timer
  • paper or pen 
  • types of “bird foods”: gummy candy (fish), kidney beans (beetles), rice (ants), cup of water (nectar)
Be a Bird, Build a Nest
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • paper
  • paper or styrofoam cups
  • scissors
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Calling the Wild Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Recycling/Garbology

Recycling Sort
  • page with recycling pictures and recycling bins
  • various household items around the home
Recycling Challenge
  • paper
  • pencil
  • cardboard box
  • recyclable items
  • scissors
  • tape
  • glue
  • other supplies as needed
Making Recycled Paper
  • blender
  • newspaper
  • copier paper
  • construction paper
  • food coloring
  • water
  • old screen from window
  • rimmed cookie sheet
  • bowls
  • flower seeds
  • cookie cutters
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Ready, Map, Go! Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Garden in a Glove (Plants)

Seed Mosaic
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • various kinds of seeds
Seeds Have Needs
  • a weed with roots
  • clear glass jar or cup
  • water
  • food coloring
  • 8" of 100% white cotton yarn
  • a metal washer
Garden in a Glove
  • 4-5 cotton balls
  • clear plastic glove or baggie
  • seeds (radish seeds work well)
  • permanent marker
  • pencil
  • tape or magnets
Chlorophyll Painting
  • 8-10 leaves without a waxy feel or spinach
  • white paper
  • metal spoon

Thursday: Nature Exploration

Scavenger Hunt!
  • friends
  • 1 spoon
  • 3 small ziplock bags
  • 3 large ziplock bags
  • 3 small paper cups
  • list of objects to find
My Clothing and Weather!
  • large pieces of paper
  • markers
  • glue
  • magazine pictures of clothing
  • variety of clothing
  • thermometer
  • large piece of plastic
  • brown wrapping paper
  • pencils
  • scissors
  • thick cardboard
  • one large nail
  • shoelaces or pieces of heavy waxed twine
Exploring Nature
  • None (project ideas are provided - coffee can, bird seed, string, paper towel roll, peanut butter, twigs, and items from nature)
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Dairy Provides for a BUTTER Future! Register to participate in Living Room Learning, held each Thursday at 10:30am CT/9:30am MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
June 15-19: Animal Science

Monday: Pets, Pets, Pets

Pet Study
  • paper
  • pencil
  • page with animal pictures
Create a Pet
  • newspaper
  • shoe box
  • paper rolls
  • milk cartons
  • yarn
  • masking tape
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • other craft supplies
Sounds Around
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • paper
  • paper or styrofoam cups
  • scissors
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Animal Science Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Embryology

Chick Embryo Timeline
  • colored pencils, crayons, or markers
  • 1 blank sheet of paper or 21 note cards (If using notecards then also need binder ring and hole punch tool)
Grocery Store Candling
  • 1 dime
  • 1 nickel
  • 1 quarter
  • phone-light or flashlight
  • carton of eggs from the grocery store to observe
Watch Them Float!
  • 6 Tablespoons of table salt
  • 2 - tall 8 oz. clear drinking glasses
  • 2 eggs purchased from the grocery store
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Be a Meat Scientist at Home Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Pigs

This Little Piggy Went to Market
  • paper (11"x17", if available)
  • poster board
  • crayons
  • markers
This Little Piggy Stayed Home
  • marshmallows
  • toothpicks
  • crayons
  • paper
  • dry cereal
  • raisins
  • popcorn
  • small baggies
  • bowl
  • measuring cups
  • spoon
  • optional: candy
This Little Piggy Had Some Fun
  • stuffed pig or other animal
  • used water bottle, four amps from 20-oz. bottles
  • modge podge or one part white glue mixed with water
  • tissue paper
  • foam brush
  • crayons or markers
  • glue and tape
Videos: How Pork is Raised and 
Nebraska Hogs Farm Tour
  • no supplies needed

Thursday: Cows

Where Milk Comes From
  • dish soap
  • milk
  • food coloring
  • cotton swab
  • cake pan
Milk to Ice Cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 4 cups crushed ice
  • 4 T. salt
  • 2 quart sized bags
  • 1 gallon sized freezer bag
  • hand towel or gloves
  • plastic spoon
My Cheeseburger Grew on a Farm
  • paper
  • crayon
  • markers
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Dairy Provides for a BUTTER Future! Register to participate in Living Room Learning, held each Thursday at 10:30am CT/9:30am MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
June 8-11: Creativity Counts

Monday: Smart Money

Money Discovery
  • pennies
  • nickels
  • dimes
  • quarters
  • half dollars
  • dollar coins
  • $1 bill
  • magnifying glass
Wants vs Needs
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • markers
  • scissors
  • catalogs
  • grocery store ads
  • sticky notes
Savings
  • recycled container for piggy bank
  • construction paper
  • decorations for banks
  • glue/tape/hot glue
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Budget Like a Boss Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Plentiful Patterns

Nature and Patterns
  • rocks
  • pine cones
  • wild flowers
  • leaves
  • sticks
Bracelet Making
  • fussy pipe cleaner
  • pony beads
Paper Weaving
  • colored paper
  • scissors
  • rule or straight edge
  • pencils
  • cutting board
  • craft knife
  • tape
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Making Bean Bag Games Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Tasty Learning

My Five Senses!
  • mask template
  • glue sticks
  • scissors
  • craft materials (such as felt, ribbons, pipe cleaners, and pom-poms)
  • pretzels (or something salty)
  • lemon or pickle (something sour)
  • orange (something sweet)
  • banana (something smooth)
  • carrot (something crunchy
  • different color apples (something colorful)
Strong Bones!
  • bones name sheet
  • bones shapes (pre-cut)
  • calcium-rich rood (pre-cut)
  • popsicle sticks
  • markers
  • clue sticks
  • one cup of low-fat milk
  • one banana (cut into slices)
My Plate Bracelets!
  • guide for families handout
  • pony beads (multi-colored)
  • 7 small bowls
  • 1 my plate handout
  • chenille stems (pipe cleaner)
  • two or three 9-in by 13-in shallow disposable trays
  • sealable snack-size plastic bag
  • display table
Nutrition Hunt
  • guide for families handout
  • food groups count handout
  • food groups handout
  • tape
  • dry erase crayons
  • clean cloth
  • display table

Thursday: Valuing Family

Thumb Print Family Tree
  • white cardstock or paper
  • washable brown and green paint
  • paper plates
  • paper towels
  • paintbrushes
  • black or brown permanent markers
  • wet wipes
Super Things About Us
  • markers
  • crayons
  • paper
  • scissors
  • tape
Look at My Family
  • cardstock or paper in assorted colors
  • glue stick
  • copies of family photos
  • stickers
  • other decorations
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Family History Discovery Register to participate in Living Room Learning, held each Thursday at 10:30am CT/9:30am MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
June 1-4: STEMming Out!

Monday: Bubbled Up Fun

Making Bubble Wands
  • small paper cups
  • straws
  • pipe cleaners
  • yarn
  • bubble solution
  • plate/pie tin
What is Surface Tension?
  • one penny
  • eye dropper
  • water
  • paper towel
Can You Blow a Bubble Inside a Bubble?
  • bubble solution
  • straw
  • plate/pie tin
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Solar Oven Cooking Register to participate in Boredom Buster Challenge, held each Monday at 2pm CT/3pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.
Boredom Buster Challenge is geared for youth ages 8-18; however, younger youth may enjoy the activities, but will need assistance.

Tuesday: Butterfly Adventures

Butterfly Paper Plate
Caterpillar Snack
  • toothpicks
  • large or small marshmallows
  • straight or twisted pretzels
Build a Beautiful Butterfly
  • 5 pipe cleaners
  • 1 clothespin
  • 3 different colors of tissue paper each cut 4 inches wide, the length of the paper
Live Virtually Guided Experience: Germs, Germs, Everywhere! Register to participate in Family Fun Night, held each Tuesday at 7pm CT/6pm MT, to complete this activity LIVE with youth across the state.

Wednesday: Dinosaurs

Where Do You Hide a Dinosaur?
  • picture of T-Rex
  • string
  • masking tape
  • chalk
  • a yardstick or ruler
Dinosaur Fossil Fun
  • one cup salt
  • one cup flour
  • one teaspoon alum
  • up to 3/4 cup water
  • a large bowl
  • a mixing spoon
  • measuring cups (both wet and dry)
  • measuring spoons
  • a paper bag
  • some items to make fossils from - such as bones, leaves, toy dinosaurs, or shells

For the Application Activity:

  • "slice and bake" cookie dough
Dinosaur: Sticks and Stones
  • small rocks
  • leaves and twigs
  • a nonbreakable lidded container or coffee can.

For the Application Activity:

  • carrots
  • lettuce
  • various fruits
  • a knife
  • box grater
  • vegetable peeler
Diggin Up a Dinosaur!
  • chocolate instant pudding
  • milk
  • small cups
  • spoons
  • gummy dinosaurs
  • a mixing bowl
  • cooking sandwich crumbs (optional)

Thursday: Magical Music

The Art of Sound Waves
  • large bowl
  • water
  • rock or heavy object
  • something that makes sound
  • clear tape
  • 9” x 12” construction paper
  • decorating supplies (crayons, markers, glitter, etc.)
Composing Colorful Sounds
  • A copy of sheet music for each child
  • 5 glass jars/cups (all the same size)
  • water
  • food coloring (4-5 colors)
  • white paper
  • crayons or markers
  • a wooden stick
Moving with Music
  • A device with internet access
  • empty water bottle with lid
  • rice or dry beans
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