Explore Your Culinary Side!

It’s no secret that I love our cooking classes. As someone who went to culinary school myself, I take great pride in our cooking and baking classes – they are jammed full of fantastic learning opportunities, as well as really tasty treats! I was brought up with a “get in the kitchen and try” mentality – which is something we always want to encourage in all our students. The kitchen isn’t a place...
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Bubbles!

In my experience, EVERYONE loves blowing bubbles. So learning, while we play doesn’t get any better than with this easy to set up bubble-based STEAM activity. It’s finally getting warm enough to enjoy some backyard time (wow – do we need it!) – and this activity will encourage creative thinking while exploring engineering, chemistry and surface tension, all while blowing...
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Sew A Stuffie!

At Explore It!, we love making Stuffies. We have entire programs dedicating week after week to them, we incorporate them into our multidisciplinary programs (Owls in Hogwarts Adventures, Goodall’s Gorillas in Women in Science, and Dragons in D&D Club to name a few) and we make at least one stuffie every single week in Summer Camp. Stuffies aren’t “just a craft”....
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Happy 100 Day!

Today – April 9 – marks the 100th day of 2020. We thought it might be nice to mark the occasion, and to reflect on what we’re grateful for, what we miss with the realities of social distancing, what makes us smile in these trying times, and what unites us, despite the darkness. We encourage you to do the same at home – it’s not making it to 100 that matters,...
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Getting Creative with Trash Puppets

Every year (although sadly, perhaps not this year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions), we take a small team to New York City to attend the Broadway Teachers Workshop – where professionals working on Broadway instruct teachers from around the world on the fundamentals of their craft. We’ve taken workshops exploring everything from stage design, wigs and props to theatre curriculum...
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