Greenwich at Home

Sunday May 31 - for the week ahead...  

Virtual Minecraft Build Challenge - 5-6pm Thursday June 4th - space is limited, please one class per child.  Click here for flyer and link to register - PLEASE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO FAQ's and the required Parent Consent.  Send us feedback here: info@greenwichafterschool.com

 

Build your very own backyard Fairy or Gnome Garden - the warm weather has us all clammoring to enjoy the outdoors - this activity, can be created and enjoyed both indoors and out!  Check out this site for simple instructions:  The Imagination Tree, and here Country Living for photos to help inspire your own creativity, and here for Indoor Garden Inspiration Just Home Gardening.  Your Garden is your very own imagination at work - enjoy and have with it!  Inside garden tasks can include drawing and planning garden, creating a potted garden, making your own furnituregathering materials outdoors Send us photos to info@darienafterschool.com and we'll post on our FB page too.

 

Free At Home Science with the Orlando Science Center:  OSC share dozens of blogs about cool science experiments using household items.  Check it out for cool camp favorites and fresh new great ideas too.

 

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Kids Corner CT - Michelle from Kids Corner is awesome - she bring amazing classes to our programs from woodworking to robotics, chemistry and more.  Parent assistance is needed during the classes to help your child sign in and join the online classroom.   Schedules and details are online at www.KidsCornerCT.com.  

MadScience Fun:  https://www.madscience.org

Hands on Pottery "To GO" Kits:  http://www.hopct.com/potterytogokits, delivery too!

Hop Scotch ArtT: You don't need chalk for Hopscotch... make your grid using dead sticks, dead head your garden grasses, pebbles, woodchips, acorns, old shoelaces... what ever you have at home.  

Games from Around the World: Sticks and Stone Ebook (2-6 players)

Growing celery without seeds!

Growing celery from the base of the stalks is a fun project that couldn't be easier. Celery sprouts surprisingly fast and, except for the cutting part, even very young children can do the whole project.  Take the base of your celery and put it in a small jar or dish filled with about a half-inch to an inch of water. Place the dish in a bright area out of direct sunlight. Your celery should start to sprout in a day or two. Change the water every couple of days, and make sure the dish doesn't dry out.

Measure the changes as it grows.  While you may get more leaves than stalks than we are used to buying in stores, there are great ways to use celery leaves in cooking.... Simple Celery Soup5 Smart Uses for Celery Leaves

Also, for your own garden at home:  Veggie Coloring Pages  Count & Graph Your Veggies

KIDS INTERIOR DESIGN:  Re-design your bedroom!  (or family room, office, or be really adventurous and set them loose in the kitchen:) - Any 'design' change that allows planning, creativity and implementing kids own new ideas will keep kids moving, thinking and entertained.

Tools:  pencil, graph or reg. paper, tape measure, ruler, post it notes.

How:  

1. Measure it, draw it out, and create several designs on paper before deciding on one
2. Create a shoebox diorama to see it in 3D
3. Get 'moving' to bring your plans to life.  

Helpful link:   Kids Interior Design

WORD SEARCH MANIA:  Build Your Own Word Search

Kids Cookbook from iCook After School:  COOKBOOK