Read, Discover and Create over winter vacation with the Neighborhood Nature Winter Learning Challenge!
Kids and teens ages 3-18 are invited to participate in the Winter Learning Challenge between December 16, 2013 and January 5, 2014. Start by printing the log, or pick one up at your neighborhood library. To complete the challenge, children are encouraged to:
READ (book, magazine or website) for 20 minutes a day for 5 days of winter break
DISCOVER new information about nature in the city by doing 1 activity
CREATE 1 story, piece of art or design challenge inspired by the theme "Neighborhood Nature"
Once you've completed the challenge, return your log to any CPL location by January 10, 2014 to be entered into a raffle to win an eReader. During our challenge, families are also invited to visit a special hands-on exhibit at the Harold Washington Library Center to support interactive learning.
Download and print the Winter Learning Challenge Log, then explore one or more of the themes below.
What happens in winter? What animals stay in Chicago during the cold weather? How do animals survive when it’s cold outside? How do people stay warm in winter? There are so many things to learn about winter in the city. We are highlighting five topics for you to explore:
Challenge yourself to learn more about nature in your neighborhood this winter.