This month's Family Creativity Workshop was packed with lots of Valentine and Lunar New Year-themed activities focused around science and art. Families had the opportunity to build valentines at the Tinkerlab, create love potion eruptions and paper circuit valentines to add a little experimentation to making valentines. To ring in the Lunar New Year, participants created DIY red good luck envelopes, and practiced dexterity using chopsticks.
Thirty six youth learners, 17 parents/caregivers, six Junior League volunteers and one teen tutor. were in attendance.
Crowd favorites were creating "light up valentines" with paper circuits. One young student said about his favorite classmate: "Everyone else will be giving her a paper card, but mine lights up!" You can't really argue that.
And of course, the love potions table was a hugely popular, where one student was overheard saying, "I just feel like such a science girl right now!"
Snap circuits, robot coding and sensory play with Bubber were also big hits.