Mix It Up! Kids Winter Learning Challenge

We're challenging kids to mix it up this winter break by exploring the world of chemistry! From December 19 to January 9, be a chemist by cooking with an adult, making your own bubble solution or trying one of the experiments below.

To complete the challenge:

  • Read (book, magazine or website) for 20 minutes a day for at least five days.
  • Discover and Create by doing at least one of the activities below and telling us about it.

Keep track of your progress on the Winter Learning Challenge log (Winter Learning Challenge log in Spanish). Return your completed log to any CPL location by January 17 to receive a prize.


Check out our recommended reads.

Junk Drawer Chemistry: Complex chemistry concepts are broken down into 50 easy-to-do experiments you can try with everyday items.

Crazy Concoctions: With a little unwanted help from Dr. Viskus Fickleschmutz, you too can become a mad scientist and make a truly maniacal mess.

Discover and Create

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