Summer is a crucial time for kids to learn new things and build new skills. It's also an important time to keep school learning fresh, leading into the new school year.
That's why The Cade is thrilled to partner with WUFT & PBS Kids for virtual 2020 Summer Camp. Watch these and other STEAM videos on WUFT: PBS Kids. Each dovetails with lessons & activities from The Cade's weekly, in-museum summer camps. STEAM ON this summer! All lessons are recommended for Ages 6+ with close parental supervision.
Never Ending Camp
Creative Chaos Camp
Create a Kaleidoscope, a Sun Box and a Nebula in a Bottle - exciting projects for all future space explorers! Curious about space? This camp is for you!
Live in Outer Space Camp
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in space on a new planet? This camp allows dreaming and creative ideas to blast off. For the child who looks up to the stars at night and asks "what else it out there?" this is YOUR creative camp week!
Weird Wonky Science Camp
This camp helps campers understand that magic is actually science! Attention all curiosity seekers, this is your camp!
Oh My Stars & Planets Too Camp
Campers blast off with creativity as they learn about our solar system and what's beyond it. From a nebula full of color to brilliant comets, we hope to inspire future scientists, inventors, astronauts & space explorers. Lessons weave art into the science fun for an experiential learning experience that lasts a life time.
The Inventor Is In Camp
Every day we have the ability to invent solutions to problems big or small. That is how inventions are made. How can learning be this much fun?
More Summer Camp Fun A new Summer Camp theme, with more videos & activities, will be posted weekly. In addition to Summer Camp videos & lessons, below are added activities for parents and kids to explore together from WUFT/PBS partner Lauren's Kids, and links to more Cade at Home STEAM lesson videos.
The Science of Skating Click here to watch our new PBS science of skating videos!
The Science of Space
Click here to watch our new PBS science of space videos!
While practicing social distancing, involve your neighborhood in a Buddy Hunt. Children in each home can participate by decorating their Buddy and placing him somewhere on the front of their home-a window, on a stake in the yard, in a tree.
It is important for children to have a network of trusted adults or Grown-Up Buddies to whom they can turn anytime they feel scared, confused, or need help because they are in an unsafe situation. At this time children may need just a little more reassurance that things are going to be okay. Grown-Up Buddies need to be old enough to drive a car and will listen and act when a child asks for or tells them something that indicates the need for their help. One of a child’s Grown-Up Buddies needs to be outside of the family.
During this time of social distancing, it is important for children to recognize safe practices within the home. Using their Safety Stop Sign children can remind others in their household to use safe and healthy practices while reinforcing their own practices.
During these uncertain times children are experiencing a wide range of emotions and feelings. They may feel afraid, worried, and have feelings of uncertainty themselves. They can also sense how the adults around them are feeling and feel the stress or tension of that as well. It is important to check in with your child frequently to gauge how they are feeling and to also help them de-escalate negative feelings and nurture feelings that inspire hope, comfort, and reassurance.
It is important to observe how children are coping with the changes that have occurred in their lives. With these challenging and uncertain times, parents need to check in with their children not only physically, but emotionally as well.
Brainstorm about helpers who make sure our lives are nice and safe. Take a moment to walk in their shoes and thank them for all their hard work. Decorate and personalize a shoe and boot cutout and share it with your teacher, delivery driver, postal worker, or healthcare worker.
Bloom Where You Are Planted: When asked to stay home during this time it can be disruptive to a child's normal routine. Brainstorm activities with your child and use those ideas to create a flower power plant!
It is important that children feel safe and use safe practices in their everyday lives. In this activity, children will create safety googles and use them to identify safe and unsafe practices at home. Learn more about Lauren's Kids!