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Coaster Gift Sets

This past week, some of our Idea Place patrons made drink coaster gift sets using recycled book pages and old CDs. First, they traced the CDs onto the book pages and cut out the circles that would be made into their coasters. Next, they attached the book pages to the CDs using Mod Podge and […]

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December 20, 2017

Celebration Ornaments

In preparation for the holiday season, some of our young patrons made festive ornaments to decorate their homes. The ornaments were made with cinnamon sticks, yarn, and glitter. They came out beautifully! Check our online newsletter for more holiday programs!  

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December 6, 2017

Family Wreath Decorating

This past weekend, our annual family wreath decorating program was another big success! We had dozens of fresh evergreen wreaths available for families to decorate with ornaments, pinecones, ribbons, and more. We had about 35 families and 85 people total! We are always so happy to offer this great holiday program and we hope that […]

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December 4, 2017

Little Creations

Little Creations is a program for children ages 3-5 that the Idea Place has started to offer twice per month. During each session, children will create a work of art to take home which usually features their handprints or footprints. The program focuses on the use of hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and the exploration […]

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November 28, 2017

Madagascar Story and Craft

This month, the Idea Place is learning about the country of Madagascar! This past week we had a Madagascar Storytime and Craft. Our participants learned about some of the animals that live in Madagascar, like lemurs! They then colored and created their own lemurs. Learn more about the country of Madagascar on Thursday, November 30th […]

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November 21, 2017

Little Creations

These past two months, the Idea Place has introduced a new program for toddlers called Little Creations. Little Creations is an art club where children create pieces of art using fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and experimenting with different textures. Take a look at the pictures from last session! The children, with the help of […]

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October 24, 2017

Homeschool Outings

The Idea Place has created a special program just for our neighborhood homeschool families called Homeschool Outings. Each monthly session focuses on a different topic, such as construction and problem solving, learning how to use a 3-D printer, and much more! This past week, our session focused on problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and other […]

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October 24, 2017

Fall Cooking with Rob Scott

This past weekend, Chef Rob Scott brought us two different cooking programs, one for our toddlers and one for children and tweens. The little ones decorated scarecrow cookies with icing, assorted candy, and waffers. They looked tasty! See their creations below: The older children and tweens made spicy, spooky Boo-Ritos, the perfect Friday the 13th […]

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October 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Authors!

Every month we host a birthday party in honor of a famous author. This past month, we celebrated David Shannon’s birthday. David Shannon is the author of A Bad Case of Stripes, No, David!, Duck on a Bike, and much more! Each celebration features stories from the author’s collection, a fun craft, and of course, […]

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October 16, 2017

Paper Chain Challenge

This past Tuesday, some of our young patrons put their problem solving skills to the test with a paper chain challenge. Each participant was given one piece of construction paper (no seconds) and they had to figure out how to build the longest paper chain possible! Should they cut the paper horizontally? Vertically? Should they […]

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October 11, 2017