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STEAM Friday: Facilitate Hands-on Projects Every Week

We recently published our Afterschool Maker Program. The activities are the perfect way to get acquainted with "making" and to kickstart a makerspace or introduce hands-on, DIY projects to your students.

We are excited to give you our STEAM Friday Program. STEAM Friday is a once a week program for kindergarten through 2nd grade that aligns with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For 10 weeks, students will engage in their own take-home projects that introduce them to STEAM through creative materials. 

  • If you use our guide in your program, remix it or have any questions, let us know in the comments below!
  • Join our KitHub Slack Group. Get your STEAM questions answered by KitHub experts.
  • Follow @kithub on Twitter so you get alerted when we release our guide to running a Summer STEAM Program for grades 3-8. It includes electronics and coding activities. It's for facilitators with no experience or those that want new ideas!

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that you cannot sell our lessons and program guides, you appropriately give attribution to KitHub and you share any significant changes that you make back to the community.

BOOST Conference

BOOST Conference Recap

We went to the BOOST Conference (Best of Out-of-School Time) in Palm Springs.

It was wonderful to meet all the lovely afterschool educators and collaborate with our awesome co-exhibitors at BOOST.

In case you missed it, here's what you need to know: 

 — We made paper circuits at our Inspiration Station. If you weren’t one of the lucky few who got to join Tara in person, here are some resources to help you catch up on learning how to make your own paper circuit.

 — Tara also talked about how to get started with coding at the Inspiration Station. Here are some extra resources she mentioned, keep in touch with us for more!

Programing for kids
Scratch and ScratchX​
Mozilla tools​

 — Everyone loved our Light-up Superhero Masks! You can get your own here.

 — Keep track of upcoming BOOST events here to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the conference! We hope to see you all next year.