Weekly Nibble: January 24, 2020

We started our third annual Battle of the Books last week, and I wanted to share our new bracket with you today! The books are always selected by the children, and it's so interesting to see which titles are the same from year to year and which new ones appear. Here's how the first round … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: January 24, 2020

Weekly Nibble: December 20, 2019

I finished up my last few programs of 2019 this week! Looking back on a year of programming is always fun to do. This year has had its highs and lows for sure, but overall, I think it's been a good one! As an exercise in reflection, I'm going to spend this Nibble looking back … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: December 20, 2019

Unicorn-ival: A Punny Pony Party!

Age Range: 5-8 year olds; younger elementary; familiesTime: 45 minutes to 1 hourProgram Type: Registration; Drop-In; Outreach I've alluded to this program a few times on the blog and on Instagram, and I mentioned it to my ARSL audience in September. Therefore, I think it's finally time that I share it here in full! I … Continue reading Unicorn-ival: A Punny Pony Party!

Battle of the Books: A March Madness Style Bracket that Works Year Round!

This post was originally published at Bryce Don't Play.¬†Edits have been made to the original post. Outdated/irrelevant information has been struck through. New information has been added in red. Age Range: 2nd-4th or 5th gradeTime: 1 hour each week over the course of 15-17 weeksProgram Type: Outreach; Cumulative Series One of my favorite things about … Continue reading Battle of the Books: A March Madness Style Bracket that Works Year Round!

Astronaut Training: Educational Fun Based on Real NASA Training Exercises!

Age Range: 5-12 years oldTime: 1-1.5 hoursProgram Type: Registration; in-house outreach When planning for A Universe of Stories this summer, I came across this link on NASA's website that lists dozens of lesson plans that are based on real training exercises completed by astronauts. I knew I wanted to do an astronaut training program and … Continue reading Astronaut Training: Educational Fun Based on Real NASA Training Exercises!