Friday, July 17, 2015

STEM-Powered Old-Fashioned Games

And now, for the event I have been waiting for all summer (actually, all spring, too)...

...Drum roll, please...

Nobody is too old for Candyland, at least not the life-sized version! That is one of the many activities you will be able to do this Sunday, July 19 from 1:30 to 3:00 in the Puett Room, outside in the courtyard, and in the field behind the library.

Draw and play your own hopscotch.

Design, build and run your own obstacle course.

Why use building blocks to build a tower when you can use big boxes instead?

And if you just want some nice, calm time with your family or friends, hang out in the library gazebo and just play some good old-fashioned board games.

What do all of these activities have in common? They develop the old-fashioned STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) skill of spatial orientation, something that you just don't use when playing Wii or Minecraft.

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