25 May Teen Summer Programs At a Glance
School’s out, and now you have tons of free time on your hands! Luckily, the Teen Central staff have planned some very exciting programs for you to attend on long, hot summer afternoons. Take a look at what we have to offer this June and July, and check out the five Summer Reading Club recommendations below!
DIY Canopic Jars | Wednesday, June 1 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Are you fascinated by ancient Egypt? Join us to sculpt and paint your very own canopic jar. According to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, “canopic jars were containers in which the separately mummified organs would be placed.” You can use yours to store jewelry or other trinkets!
DIY Lavender Sachets | Tuesday, June 7 | 1:30-2:15 PM
Join us to hand sew small sachets and fill them with dried lavender. Lavender sachets can be placed in sock drawers to keep moths away. You can also keep them in your bag, or in your locker once you head back to school, to make it smell nice and help you relax when you’re in need of a calm moment. No prior sewing experience is necessary, as we will be using basic stitches.
DIY Painted Hats | Wednesday, June 8 | 1:30-2:00 PM
Join us to design a cool baseball hat that you can wear all summer!
Desert Island Living | Tuesday, June 14 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Do you think you have what it takes to survive on a desert island? Put your skills to the test by working your way through stations where you will design a fort, attempt to catch fish, build a raft, and send a message via Morse code. Snacks will be provided for participants!
DIY Graphic Design Challenge | Wednesday, June 15 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Join us to design your own soda can art, then use acrylic paint to bring your artistic vision to life.
Teen Citizen Science: Coral Classification | Tuesday, June 21 | 1:30-2:15 PM
Help NASA scientists classify coral reefs around the world by playing NeMo-Net, a video game where you will be analyzing and painting images of coral. As you play, you will learn more about coral and marine ecosystems. Bring your own device (smartphone or tablet) to participate. Five extra tablets will be available.
Balloon Animals | Wednesday, June 22 | 1:30-2:00 PM
Join us to learn how to make different kinds of animals with balloons.
DIY Paper Beads | Tuesday, June 28 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Join us to make wearable beads out of recycled paper and glue. Then, make bracelets, necklaces, or keychains to showcase your handiwork!
Play-Doh Baking Challenge | Wednesday, June 29 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Is it Play-Doh? Put your sculpting skills to the test to create delectable baked goods using only Play-Doh. You and your partner will work together to make sculptures that look just as appetizing as the real thing and win the favor of the judges. The winners of the Play-Doh Baking Challenge will receive a special prize.
DIY Sun Prints | Tuesday, July 5 | 1:30-2:00 PM
Join us outside to harness the power of the sun and create unique images without a camera. You will arrange objects on top of special paper that is sensitive to ultraviolet light and watch as they appear as a printed image. Feel free to bring small objects from home, such as flowers, feathers, buttons, or anything else you think would make for an interesting print.
DIY Voodoo Dolls | Wednesday, July 6 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Join us to learn how to sew your very own voodoo doll pin cushion.
LED Anglerfish Bookmarks | Tuesday, July 12 | 1:30-2:00 PM
Join us to make and decorate a light-up anglerfish bookmark with paper circuits.
DIY Needle Felting | Wednesday, July 13 | 1:30-2:30 PM
Join us to learn how to needle felt, then create your very own needle felted object!
Oceans of Possibilities Book Recommendations
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Summer Reading Club begins Tuesday, May 31 with a kick-off party at 5:30 at Hummel Park! Be sure to complete 21 hours of reading by Friday, July 15 to earn prizes and raffle tickets. Visit our Summer Reading Club page to learn more.