5 Fun Events for Homeschool Students, Fountaindale Public Library

It’s back-to-school season, which means Children’s Services is ready to start a full schedule of fall events! Our team is excited to see your smiling faces, and we can’t wait for you to join in the fun. For kids continuing a year-round home curriculum or starting a new homeschool year, our events will link your family to library resources, offer support for home learning and provide space for your kids to connect with other kids. Here are five upcoming events that are great for homeschool students in grades K–5. 

Art Exploration: Viva Frida

Tuesday, September 12, 11 a.m.5 Fun Events for Homeschool Students, Fountaindale Public Library

This program offers a fantastic tie-in to an art history unit, photography activity or a geography and history study on Mexico. Students will have the chance to explore the work of Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. We’ll use the amazing art from the book Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales as a resource to create our own 3D pieces.

Register for Art Exploration: Viva Frida

Become a Naturalist

Monday, September 18, 4:30–5:30 p.m. (Drop in)

A great program to connect to your natural sciences lesson, Become a Naturalist lets curious kids explore nature and record their discoveries. Students will take home a special Nature Journal to continue their exploration after leaving the library. For an added bonus, check out a Museum Pass to one of the many participating outdoor destinations so your students can put their new naturalist skills to work and enjoy their Nature Journal again. 

Tangram Time

Wednesday, September 27, 1–8 p.m. (Drop in)5 Fun Events for Homeschool Students, Fountaindale Public Library

Have fun with math in Tangram Time! Introduce or reinforce geometric concepts by completing as many picture puzzles as you can. Tangram shapes will be set up in the Secret Garden space in the Children’s Services Department. You can also check out the Tangram Logic Puzzle STEAMbox to continue the fun at home.

Candy Engineering

Tuesday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. 

Add a fun and unique element to your STEM lesson and join us for Candy Engineering! This program promotes teamwork, problem-solving and math skills by using sweet treats to build amazing structures.

Register for Candy Engineering

Registration opens on Tuesday, September 26.

Dino Exploration: T-Rexplorers

Wednesday, November 15 at 10:45 a.m.5 Fun Events for Homeschool Students, Fountaindale Public Library

Experience an interactive paleontology lesson with the T-Rexplorers! Students will have the chance to go on a mini-expedition and handle authentic dinosaur fossils. Our experts will also offer interesting dino facts, a special meet-and-greet opportunity with Ranger, the T-Rex and answer questions. For added fun, test your dino knowledge with the My First Dinosaur Flash Cards set from the Home Learning Collection.

Registration opens on Wednesday, October 25. Please call 630.685.4181 or email csd@fountaindale.org to register for this program.

For more exciting programs, visit fountaindale.org/events or pick up a calendar at the Children’s Services desk. We hope to see you soon!