Kids Invent! Spring Learning Challenge

Did you know that kids invented the trampoline, popsicles and swim flippers? You can be an inventor, too!

Get inspired by an inventor or invention that you learn about at the library. Then create something new for your library or school during the Spring Learning Challenge from April 7 to April 24.

To complete the challenge:

  • Read anything you want for 20 minutes a day for at least 5 days.
  • Draw or write about an invention that you discover and create.

Keep track of your progress in the Spring Learning Challenge log (Spring Learning Challenge log in Spanish). Return your log to any CPL location by May 1 to receive a prize. Top inventors will win a special invention kit.


Check out Kids Invent! Recommended Reads to learn about inventors and their amazing inventions. Maybe you’ll be inspired to make your own.

Whoosh! Find out how the Super Soaker was accidentally invented by Lonnie Johnson.

Girls Think of Everything and have invented plenty of things we use every day, from disposable diapers to chocolate chip cookies to windshield wipers.

Discover and Create