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Children will learn about shapes by using their whole bodies to physically explore the properties of squares, triangles, rectangles, and more! Discovery Museum, Body Shapes, Triangles, Squares, Bodies, Brain, Kids Rugs, Science, Explore

Big Body Shapes

Children will use their whole bodies to explore the properties of common shapes.

Children will think like engineers to design and build something that can help the Three Billy Goats Gruff get across the bridge and escape the mean troll. They will test out their design to see how it works and think about how to make it even better. Billy Goats Gruff, Discovery Museum, Across The Bridge, Build Something, Catapult, Engineers, Troll, Fairy Tales, Science

Fairy Tale Engineering

Design and build something to help the Three Billy Goats Gruff get across the bridge!

Children design and construct a miniature loom using natural materials, then gather items from nature and practice the skill of weaving. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Discovery Museum, Activities, Science Resources, Teaching Science, Natural Materials, Plant Hanger, Catapult, Loom

Nature Looms

Children construct nature looms, then use them to weave a variety of items.

Children combine natural materials with water to create their own nature potion. Science Resources, Teaching Science, Activities, Discovery Museum, Natural Materials, Children, Kids, Catapult, Nature

Nature Potions

Children combine natural materials with water to create their own nature potion.

Children will explore mystery substances, make observations, and describe the properties that distinguish the common states of matter—solid, liquid, and gas. Science Resources, Teaching Science, Empirical Research, Discovery Museum, States Of Matter, Catapult, Play To Learn, Activities For Kids, Mystery

Roll It, Squish It, Pour It

Explore and experiment with mystery substances to describe their properties.

Invent a machine that draws with markers as it moves! Divergent Thinking, Destination Imagination, Discovery Museum, Thinking Skills, New Job, Scribble, Inventions, Markers, Children

Electric Scribbles – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Invent a machine that draws with markers as it moves!

This guide includes practical tips and implementation strategies aimed at making the research on school readiness actionable for library staff. It is the result of a collaborative development process with six libraries throughout California. Early Childhood Program, Discovery Museum, Programming For Kids, School Readiness, Early Literacy, Child Development, Bay Area, Research, Librarians

Research & Resources – Bay Area Discovery Museum

This guide includes practical tips and implementation strategies aimed at making the research on school readiness actionable for library staff. It is the result of a collaborative development process with six libraries throughout California.

These double-sided bookmarks contain tips for families to try, and an explanation of the associated skill from the Promising Practices guide. Build Math, Discovery Museum, School Readiness, Math Skills, Bookmarks, Families, Student, Science, Tips

Research & Resources – Bay Area Discovery Museum

These double-sided bookmarks contain tips for families to try, and an explanation of the associated skill from the Promising Practices guide.

These resources (available in six languages) showcase math in everyday life, in and around the library. They come in two formats: signs and notecards. Computer Station, Discovery Museum, School Readiness, Math Concepts, Math Activities, Languages, Note Cards, Science, This Or That Questions

Research & Resources – Bay Area Discovery Museum

These resources (available in six languages) showcase math in everyday life, in and around the library. They come in two formats: signs and notecards, and are formatted such that you can add your library’s logo to them. You will find the instructions to do so as well as the files for each language below. Try …

Explore different sounds while also building math, sorting, and measurement skills! Making Musical Instruments, Discovery Museum, Catapult, Plastic Bottles, Musicals, Creativity, School Life, Sorting, Fill

Tunes of Trash – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Fill plastic bottles with water and objects to make musical instruments.

Take photos every day for seven days through the lens of a daily theme, then try to find the overall patterns. In this activity, children learn pattern recognition and observational skills. Discovery Museum, Pattern Recognition, Themes Photo, Brain Breaks, After School, Kids Learning, Activities For Kids, Catapult, Lens

Take Photos – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Take photos every day for seven days based on a daily theme.

Design, build, and test a ramp using cardboard and other household materials. Discovery Museum, Catapult, Activities For Kids, Household, Rolls, Creativity, School Life, Bay Area, Science

Roll on Through – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Design, build, and test a ramp using cardboard and other household materials.

Make your own puzzle using popsicle sticks, masking tape, paint, and markers. Creative Thinking Skills, Discovery Museum, Make Your Own Puzzle, Pattern Recognition, Catapult, Backyard For Kids, Christmas Games, Popsicle Sticks, Masking Tape

Popsicle Stick Puzzle – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Make your own puzzle using popsicle sticks, masking tape, paint, and markers.

Float and Sink Creative Chemistry – Bay Area Discovery Museum Science Resources, Teaching Science, Discovery Museum, Boost Creativity, Catapult, Sensory Activities, Baby Crafts, Early Childhood, Chemistry

Ice Exploration – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Find the best way to excavate frozen objects!