Summer Activity Centers for Ages 3-12

This summer's program theme is "Oceans of Possibilities"  Each week we will offer a variation of that theme with different activities.  No registration is required: Just drop in during the open weekday hours and make, create, and take.  You can also take the crafts home to do instead.  (Please note: If COVID cases rise in our community, we will switch our activity centers to only the take-home craft kits.) The weekly themes are:

Week 1: What You See Under the Sea
Monday-Thursday, June 13-16, from 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Make a squid windsock, paper scuba mask, jellyfish, and sea turtle.

Child reading and riding a jellyfish
Child in seagull-shaped floatie

Week 2: Sun, Sand, and Surf
Monday-Thursday, June 20-23, from 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Create a treasure bottle, shell necklace, sand castle, and a watercolor seascape.

Week 3: Marine Mammals & Sea Birds
Monday-Wednesday, June 27-29, from 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Thursday, June 30, from 10:00AM-12:00PM and 3:00-4:00PM

Make an orca whale, seagull, and narwhal.

Child reading on a seal
Teen in a kayak decorated with a sea serpent

Week 4: Water Voyages
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5-6, from 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Thursday, July 7, from 10:00AM-12:00PM and 3:00-4:00PM

Build paper models of various watercraft: canoe, raft, sailboat, and sailing ship.

Week 5: Fishes in the Sea
Monday-Thursday, July 11-14, from 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Fashion foil fish, paper pate fish, swimming fish, and colored fish.

Child reading and riding a fish
Sea serpents emerging from a book

Week 6: Prehistoric Ocean
Monday, July 18, from 11:30AM-12:30PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Tuesday-Thursday, July 19-21, from 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Create a prehistoric coral reef, noodle fossil, fossil in clay, and a trilobite finger puppet.

Week 7: Shark Week
Monday, July 25, and Wednesday, July 27, from 11:30AM-12:30PM and 2:00-4:00PM

Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, from 10:00AM-12:00PM and 2:00-4:00PM 

Design your own shark aquarium, create a snapping shark, and make a shark tooth necklace.

2 teens on a sail boat with a hammerhead shark on the sail

Funding provided in part by:

Insititue of Museum and Library ServicesInstitute of Museum & Library Services through the Library of Michigan


Waterford Township Friends of the Library