Genealogy Activities For Kids

Looking for fun ways to engage kids in finding family history? Check out these downloadable family trees and charts for kids of all ages: https://www.archives.gov/education/family-history
==> For more Genealogy resources, see https://southplainfieldlibrary.wordpress.com/tag/genealogy/

Learning Together at Home

When you are with your child, there is a lot that you can learn together! This page has all kinds of ideas for activities that you can do around the house, outside, in your neighborhood, and at different times of year. It also has ideas related to math and science that are easy to try at home (like sorting socks). Includes recommended reading and related online resources!
https://www.colorincolorado.org/learning-together-home
En español: https://www.colorincolorado.org/es/families/aprendiendo-juntos-en-casa

DIY Projects to Make for Your Pets


Try some do-it-yourself projects to pamper your faithful friends!
==>Here are accessories to capture your pup’s personality, handmade toys to keep him entertained, and home-sewn furnishings to make sure he’s always snuggled.
https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/diy-projects-for-your-dog-4171852
==>These cute cat crafts will cozy-up kitty’s space, amplify her playtime, and even beautify her litter box. So stock up on supplies and get crafty for your kitty cat: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/diys-your-pets-will-love-1104007

10 Things to Do This Winter

“Many animals are still out and about in winter. You should be, too! Just be sure to bundle up.” https://rangerrick.org/crafts_activities/10-things-to-do-this-winter/
==> Ranger Rick offers more great activities at https://rangerrick.org/category/activities/outdoor-activities/

Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid meteors are coming – one of the best displays of the year, and this year without moonlight to wash them out!
https://earthsky.org/tonight/december-geminid-meteor-shower
https://astronomy.com/news/sky-events/2020/12/get-ready-for-the-geminid-meteor-shower-2020
https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/meteors-and-meteorites/geminids/in-depth/
==> What is a meteor shower? https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/meteor-shower/en/

VanGoYourself: Recreate artworks with your friends

Are you tired of just looking at paintings, and like the idea of getting inside them instead? VanGoYourself allows you to recreate a painting with your friends, which is then twinned with the original and shared on social media! You can decide how ambitious you feel, then choose a painting that is ‘easy’ or a ‘challenge for a master’ to recreate.
http://vangoyourself.com/