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Virtual Littles Lab

Virtual Littles Lab

Nurture your early learner’s scientific brain in our Virtual Littles Lab. Test, observe, and examine new materials each week in this hands-on STEAM program, specially designed for children ages 1-6 and their caregivers (though all children are welcome). Register in advance for this Zoom program, led by Program Facilitator, Hannah. 

Programs are available on both Wednesday and Thursday mornings! Space is limited. Wednesday and Thursday programs are identical. To ensure all families can participate, please register for one program per week. 

Programs are designed with accessible, household materials in mind. A list of materials used in each program can be found below.

 

May 19, 2021
10:00am to 10:30am

May 19 & 20: Loose Parts & Literacy

Develop early literacy skills, like letter recognition, print motivation, and vocabulary. Use loose parts and your imagination to practice making letters.

Supplies Required:

  • Loose parts, like dry pasta, dry beans, rice, sticks, rocks, gems, small toys, etc.

  • Alphabet letters for reference, like letter magnets or letters written on paper

May 20, 2021
10:00am to 10:30am

May 19 & 20: Loose Parts & Literacy

Develop early literacy skills, like letter recognition, print motivation, and vocabulary. Use loose parts and your imagination to practice making letters.

Supplies Required:

  • Loose parts, like dry pasta, dry beans, rice, sticks, rocks, gems, small toys, etc.

  • Alphabet letters for reference, like letter magnets or letters written on paper

May 26, 2021
10:00am to 10:30am

May 26 & 27: Extreme Ice Cream

Cool off with a delicious frozen treat! Use science and sensory play to make your own ice cream at home.

Supplies Required:

  • Milk or cream of your choice (½ cup)

  • Ice cubes (1-2 cups)

  • Salt  (¼ cup)

  • Sweetener of your choice (ie. sugar, maple syrup, honey, etc.) (1 tbsp)

  • Sandwich sized sealable bag

  • Freezer sized sealable bag

  • Toppings of your choice (ie. fruit, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, etc.)

  • Bowl

  • Spoon

May 27, 2021
10:00am to 10:30am

May 26 & 27: Extreme Ice Cream

Cool off with a delicious frozen treat! Use science and sensory play to make your own ice cream at home.

Supplies Required:

  • Milk or cream of your choice (½ cup)

  • Ice cubes (1-2 cups)

  • Salt  (¼ cup)

  • Sweetener of your choice (ie. sugar, maple syrup, honey, etc.) (1 tbsp)

  • Sandwich sized sealable bag

  • Freezer sized sealable bag

  • Toppings of your choice (ie. fruit, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, etc.)

  • Bowl

  • Spoon