The ultimate tween experience

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  • 1. Laureen Maloney& Elizabeth Davis Lackawanna County Childrens Library TEAM M EVIL

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  • Scarecrows
  • Nyokki Egg Pet Plants
  • Pot Holders
  • Kites
  • Sidewalk Paint
  • Dryer Lint Dough

4. Nyokki Eggs 5. Scare Crows 6. Dryer Lint Dough and other Doughs 7.

  • Kids love hands on
  • Activities can be done at home
  • Equal number of girls and boys in most cases
  • Crafts that they can take home
  • Tweens will checkout books for more craft ideas
  • Parents/ adults will stay to observe and help in some instances
  • Children learn how to follow directions to achieve end results

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  • BananaJoust
  • Bottle Rockets
  • Card Sharks
  • Codes and Ciphers
  • Diet Coke and Mentos Explosion
  • Egg Parachute
  • Gak & Oobleck
  • Pirate Training
  • Secret Ink
  • Snow
  • Test Your Taste Buds

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  • Is it really dangerous?
  • Higher Dad and Grandfather attendance
  • Higher boy: girl ratio
  • More activity based the better
  • Instant results will keep them hooked
  • Not all experiments work
  • Scientific method

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  • Tweens enjoy sharing, especially if food is involved
  • Tweens learn how give an effective book talk
  • Become more confident in public speaking before their peers
  • Tweens engage in lively and sometimes heated discussions
  • Even the shyest tween will participate on some level
  • They learned you dont share, you don't get the ice cream!

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  • Super Smash Brothers Tournament vs. Abington Community Library
  • Uno, Clue and Checkers Tournaments
  • Human Checkers
  • Wii Olympics (winter and summer)
  • Loser Olympics
  • National Gaming Day
  • I Spy
  • Broom Hockey
  • Live Chutes and Ladders

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  • A higher boy: girl ratio
  • Ultra-competitiveness
  • Conversation
  • Peer Education
  • Team Sports are difficult
  • Parent involvement
  • Specific Games
  • Boy Scouts

27. Additional Program Ideas: 28. 29. 30. Recycled Plant Holders 31. Edible Garden 32. Music and Art Programs 33. All You Need Is Love 34. Mouse Races 35. Mouse Races 36.

  • Lackawanna County Childrens Library Blog-www.lackawannachildrenslibrary.blogspot.com
  • Below are ideas for fun projects with tweens.
  • For more great ideas, check out:
  • http://familycrafts.about.com/od/tweens/Crafts_for_Tweens.htm
  • http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/crafts-by-age/tween-crafts/
  • http://parentingteens.about.com/od/crafts/Crafts_Craft_Project_Ideas.htm
  • http://acplyouthsvcs.wikispaces.com/Teens+and+Tweens
  • http://teenprograms.pbworks.com/

37. We are team evil Laureen maloney [email_address] Elizabeth davis [email_address]