Makerspaces for Elementary Schools

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Blog posts, ideas, products, and teaching materials for starting and maintaining an elementary school makerspace and/or elementary library makerspace

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Makerspace activities don't have to take lots of time. Sometimes the best maker opportunities are "short and sweet." #Demco #Demcoideas #MrsJintheLibrary

6 Benefits of Short Maker Activities

Makerspace activities don't have to take lots of time. Sometimes the best maker opportunities are "short and sweet." #Demco #Demcoideas #MrsJintheLibrary

These paint chip Christmas cards are SO BEAUTIFUL and they're really easy to make! They're so simple, but end up looking amazing! Such a great homemade Christmas card idea!

Paint Chip Christmas Cards | Paint Swatch Christmas Trees

These paint chip Christmas cards are SO BEAUTIFUL and they're really easy to make! They're so simple, but end up looking amazing! Such a great homemade Christmas card idea!

Elementary Makerspace Resources for school libraries, STEM labs, and maker clubs that serve students in kindergarten, though 5th grades, or ages 5-11 | Mrs. J in the Library #MrsJintheLibrary #makerspace #elementary #STEM #MakerED #library

Elementary Makerspaces! | Mrs. J in the Library

Makerspace resources and maker educators to follow for your elementary school library, public children's library, elementary school STEM lab, or classroom

These paint chip Christmas cards are SO BEAUTIFUL and they're really easy to make! They're so simple, but end up looking amazing! Such a great homemade Christmas card idea!

Paint Chip Christmas Cards | Paint Swatch Christmas Trees

These paint chip Christmas cards are SO BEAUTIFUL and they're really easy to make! They're so simple, but end up looking amazing! Such a great homemade Christmas card idea!

Hour of Code ideas for kindergarten and first grade students.  Grab your free bookmarks and activity ideas!  #thetrappedlibrarian #hourofcode

Hour of Code: Future Computer Scientists in the Making! • The Trapped Librarian

Hour of Code ideas for kindergarten and first grade students. Grab your free bookmarks and activity ideas! #thetrappedlibrarian #hourofcode

Elementary Makerspace Resources for school libraries, STEM labs, and maker clubs that serve students in kindergarten, though 5th grades, or ages 5-11 | Mrs. J in the Library #MrsJintheLibrary #makerspace #elementary #STEM #MakerED #library

Elementary Makerspaces! | Mrs. J in the Library

Makerspace resources and maker educators to follow for your elementary school library, public children's library, elementary school STEM lab, or classroom

12 Multicultural STEM Books for Kids

12 Multicultural STEM Books for Kids

A fabulous list of diverse STEM picture books (both fiction & non-fiction) to inspire STEM activities for both girls and boys in preschool, kindergarten and elementary kids and classrooms!

13 Sites and Apps for Young Makers and Creators | Common Sense Education

13 Sites and Apps for Young Makers and Creators | Common Sense Education

13 Sites and Apps for Young Makers and Creators | Common Sense Education

Makerspace Mishaps: Fixing and Replacing Broken Parts - Wear and tear on makerspace parts and components is inevitable, especially when working with elementary students.  Here are some DIY fixes for extending the life of littleBits and other maker items. | Mrs. J in the Library #MrsJintheLibrary #makerspace #librarycenters #makerED #elementary #library #maker

Makerspace Mishaps: Fixing and Replacing Broken Parts | Mrs. J in the Library

Makerspace Mishaps: Fixing and Replacing Broken Parts - Wear and tear on makerspace parts and components is inevitable, especially when working with elementary students. Here are some DIY fixes for extending the life of littleBits and other maker items. | Mrs. J in the Library #MrsJintheLibrary #makerspace #librarycenters #makerED #elementary #library #maker

31 Days of Low-Prep STEAM Activities for Kids

31 Days of Low-Prep STEAM Activities for Kids

A whole month of daily low-prep STEAM activities for kids. You are going to love all of the low-prep STEAM activities that we have in store!

Use Sugru to make littleBits stronger and last longer | Mrs. J in the Library #makerspace #librarycenters #circuits #MrsJintheLibrary

What Worked Wednesday: Sugru + littleBits | Mrs. J in the Library

Use Sugru to make littleBits stronger and last longer | Mrs. J in the Library #makerspace #librarycenters #circuits #MrsJintheLibrary

Simple foldable spinner or whirligig from strips of paper

Easy Paper Toys for Kids | Science experiment

Simple foldable spinner or whirligig from strips of paper

DIY - CUTE PAPER BOOK 🥰

Pumpkin Elevators were a big hit in STEM class! Can students build a cranking and lifting device that will take a pumpkin to the top?

3 Ways to Spook Your Students at Halloween- with STEM! - Teachers are Terrific

Pumpkin Elevators were a big hit in STEM class! Can students build a cranking and lifting device that will take a pumpkin to the top?

Makerspace Centers in 40 Minutes for elementary libraries or STEM programs on a fixed or strict schedule, which are common in public elementary schools | Mrs. J in the Library #MrsJintheLibrary #STEM #STEAM #librarycenters #makerspace #makerED #maker #elementary #library

Makerspace Centers in 40 Minutes | Mrs. J in the Library

Makerspace Centers in 40 Minutes for elementary libraries or STEM programs on a fixed or strict schedule, which are common in public elementary schools | Mrs. J in the Library #MrsJintheLibrary #STEM #STEAM #librarycenters #makerspace #makerED #maker #elementary #library