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Notebooks and Journals for Learning

I recently pillaged the depths of my "education” toolbox to find something - anything - to help keep my family sane(ish) as school continues from home. Listening to my six-year-old niece tell me about the birds she liked to watch from her window, I had an ‘ah ha!’ moment. Notebooks and journals.

 

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Kristen Metzger has worked with Kidspace since 2017 and worked in the field of Informal Education for over a decade - believing people have an innate sense of curiosity and play that drive lifelong-learning and exploration of their world. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking simple, healthy food; hiking and camping with her husband, and repeatedly riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

Make A Treasure Map

Ahoy there! International "Talk Like A Pirate Day" is just around the corner. On September 19, we celebrate the fun of, well... talking like a pirate! To get ready for the big day, we are going to talk maps – specifically, treasure maps. 

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Kristen Metzger has worked with Kidspace since 2017 and worked in the field of Informal Education for over a decade - believing people have an innate sense of curiosity and play that drive lifelong-learning and exploration of their world. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking simple, healthy food; hiking and camping with her husband, and repeatedly riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

The Floor Is Lava!

 

 

A Classic For A Reason

 

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Kristen Metzger has worked with Kidspace since 2017 and worked in the field of Informal Education for over a decade - believing people have an innate sense of curiosity and play that drive lifelong-learning and exploration of their world. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking simple, healthy food; hiking and camping with her husband, and repeatedly riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

Ramp Up The Play!

 

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to build, especially with random things around the house. From couch cushions, empty boxes, bedding, and pans, it didn’t take a lot for me to see potential in nearly everything that didn’t adhere to the wall or was too heavy for me to lift. Once I discovered that I could recreate a slide, ramps quickly became a go-to component of my creations. They could be constructed with nearly anything, and I could create several versions.

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Kristen Metzger has worked with Kidspace since 2017 and worked in the field of Informal Education for over a decade - believing people have an innate sense of curiosity and play that drive lifelong-learning and exploration of their world. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking simple, healthy food; hiking and camping with her husband, and repeatedly riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

Imagination Workshop Challenge: Build An Exhibit!

 

 

Ready for another Imagination Workshop challenge? One of our Imagination Workshop FUNdamentals is to "Share ideas and work together” - an important part of who Kidspace is!

 

This week, come together to help us build a miniature Kidspace from home!

 

1. Pick your favorite part of the museum!

 

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Kristen Metzger has worked with Kidspace since 2017 and worked in the field of Informal Education for over a decade - believing people have an innate sense of curiosity and play that drive lifelong-learning and exploration of their world. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking simple, healthy food; hiking and camping with her husband, and repeatedly riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

Paint with Your Veggies!

 

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Kristen Metzger has worked with Kidspace since 2017 and worked in the field of Informal Education for over a decade - believing people have an innate sense of curiosity and play that drive lifelong-learning and exploration of their world. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking simple, healthy food; hiking and camping with her husband, and repeatedly riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

Nature Nook

 

 

Try a nature take on an Imagination Workshop Challenge! Collect garden trimmings and natural items from walks and build a habitat (home) for small wildlife, fairies, or gnomes to live in! If you don't have a garden to build in, get creative! I used an empty flower pot.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kristen Metzger has worked with Kidspace since 2017 and worked in the field of Informal Education for over a decade - believing people have an innate sense of curiosity and play that drive lifelong-learning and exploration of their world. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking simple, healthy food; hiking and camping with her husband, and repeatedly riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

City Nature Challenge

 

 

Hi everyone! Kidspace is excited to announce that we are participating this year in the City Nature Challenge (CNC), this will be our 2nd year being a part of this cool project in collaboration with the Natural History Museum and California Academy of Science.

 

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Kristen Metzger has worked with Kidspace since 2017 and worked in the field of Informal Education for over a decade - believing people have an innate sense of curiosity and play that drive lifelong-learning and exploration of their world. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking simple, healthy food; hiking and camping with her husband, and repeatedly riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

The Toilet Paper Tube Challenge

 

 

We have been missing our Imagination Workshop this last few weeks, and even though we don't have access to our workshop, we DO have our imaginations!

 

That got us thinking – let's do an Imagination Workshop challenge from home! To get us started making at home this week, we invite you to participate in the... dun Dun DUUUUN...

 

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Kristen Metzger has worked with Kidspace since 2017 and worked in the field of Informal Education for over a decade - believing people have an innate sense of curiosity and play that drive lifelong-learning and exploration of their world. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking simple, healthy food; hiking and camping with her husband, and repeatedly riding Space Mountain at Disneyland.

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