What are you interested in? What would you like to make? Make it happen with DIY: Do It Yourself, Chicago Public Library’s Winter Learning Challenge from December 16 to January 7. Check out some books and activities for inspiration and then do it yourself!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Make a pop-up card
- Try a science project with things you have at home
- Make a winter decoration
- Design something you could wear
To complete the challenge:
- Read (books, magazines or websites) for 20 minutes a day for at least five days.
- Make a DIY project and share what you discover and create.
Dive into a project with one of these DIY recommended reads.
Kids Who Are Changing the World! Anyone can make a difference. These stories about real kids will inspire you to look around your community and find ways to help that work for you.
Create A Costume! Bea and Parker are making costumes to go to a comics convention. Follow along with their adventure and instructions if you want to make a costume, too!
Pie in the Sky: The only thing keeping eleven-year-old Jingwen connected to his father who died recently is making cakes they used to bake together...even though his mother says he is not allowed to turn on the oven. How will he hide the evidence? How much cake can two brothers eat?
Discover and Create
- Create your own secret code card using a cipher.
- Make and play with your own DIY snow without ever going outside!
- Check out these healthy recipes and make your own delicious food.
- Make some DIY fingerless gloves to keep you nice and warm.
- Solve a problem through design with PBS Design Squad, and see what other kids have come up with on their own.
- Decorate with some colorful coffee filter snowflakes.
- Stop by one of these fun DIY library programs.
The Winter Learning Challenge is made possible through the Chicago Public Library Foundation.