DIY: Do It Yourself Kids Winter Learning Challenge

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.

Keep track of your progress on the Winter Learning Challenge log (Spanish Winter Learning Challenge log). Return your completed log to any CPL location by January 13 to receive a prize.


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 11-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

The Winter Learning Challenge is made possible through the Chicago Public Library Foundation.