Welcome to week three of of our new series, Cool EDventures at Home! This week we are mixing, messing, and going on a color adventure! The forecast this week is definitely BRIGHT.

Every weekday, we’ll feature a new activity produced in collaboration with our local sponsors and business partners. Activities are designed for kids of all ages. 

COOL EDVENTURES: COLOR BLAST

Maker Challenge: DIY Scratch Board Art

MAKER CHALLENGE: DIY SCRATCH BOARD ART FOR KIDS

Monday, May 11- Saturday, May 16 | Via Instagram

It’s week three of our Maker Challenge for kids! This week, we are joined by Katie Gill-Harvey of A Childhood Store. She’ll be showing kids how they can make their own scratch art with crayons and tempera paint.  Take a look at how Katie and her kids create the scratch board art — then make your own with your kids! Snap a picture of your completed project and upload it to the form on our website (Link in bio!) . The butterfly project that has the most votes at 11:59 PM on Saturday, May 16, 2020 will win a Color Your Own Tote from A Childhood Store! All submissions will also become part of a virtual kids art gallery on our social media pages. MORE

Cool EDventures: Complementary Color Art with Idea Lab Kids Howard County

ART BRAIN BREAK: COMPLEMENTARY COLOR ART WITH IDEA LAB KIDS

Tuesday, May 12 | 2:30 PM | Via Facebook Live

It’s an art brain break! Join (cool) progeny and Ms. Nadia from IdeaLab Kids Howard County to make complementary color polyptychs! (Don’t know what that word is? Don’t worry! You’ll learn!). 

Here’s what you’ll need to follow along: cardstock, pencil, scissors, glue sticks, acrylic paint, paintbrush, paper plates or palettes, and plastic cups with water.

You can view the webstream live on (cool) progeny’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/coolprogeny. You’ll be able to ask questions, too! MORE

Cool Tot Time: Pitter Pattern

VIRTUAL COOL TOT TIME: PITTER PATTER WITH JOYCE HESSELBERTH

Wednesday, May 13 | 10 AM | Via Zoom, Register in Advance

Pitter, pitter, pat! Pitter, pitter, pat! Hey, it’s a pitter, pitter, pattern!

Colors, patterns, and shapes — OH MY! Join Miss Kelly and author Joyce Hesselberth for a morning of pattern detecting! Enjoy a live reading of Joyce’s new book Pitter Pattern, songs, and a craft. Don’t worry — you’ll have all materials around the house! REGISTER NOW

Cool EDventures: Color Science with Eric Energy

SCIENCE BRAIN BREAK: COLOR SCIENCE WITH ERIC ENERGY

Friday, May 15 | 2:30 PM | Via Facebook Live

Time for a SCIENCE brain break! Join (cool) progeny, Eric Energy, and Messy Jessie for a colorful science experiment kids can do at home! You can view the webstream live on (cool) progeny’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/coolprogeny. You’ll be able to ask questions, too!

Eric Energy has been making science fun for kids for more than 20 years! He’s now offering virtual science shows that will make you smile, move, learn and have fun! Perfect for virtual assemblies, birthday parties and getting any group of kids together. Book yours now!