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Activities at Home

You’re staying home, so we’ve created lots of library resources for different ages and interests to help you learn, create, and discover, right where you are! Check out our Activity Ideas (from mazes to scavenger hunts), DIY Library Programs, and Books & Learning lists (which pair great digital reads with other online resources). Actividades en español disponibles aquí.

Spring & Summer Discovery Program

Check out our online Spring & Summer Discovery Program. Log books you read. Write and read reviews. Complete online activities. Earn points and prizes. It’s also a great way to share with your Library community. We have Discovery Program levels for all ages – Adults, Teens, Kids, and even Babies & Toddlers. We encourage the whole family to participate!

Activity Ideas

Looking for ways to learn something new or spark your creativity? We’ve got ideas! Check out our Activity Idea worksheets that can be completed at home. Continue to check back here for more Activity Ideas!

For Kids & Parents

Acrostic Poetry Challenge (Ages 8 – 12)

Addition or Subtraction (Ages 5 – 8)

Adjust the Anagram (Ages 7 – 12)

Alphabet Bingo (Ages 4+)

Alphabet Letters (Ages 5 – 7)

Alphabet Practice and Memory Game (Ages 4+)

Animal Numbers (Ages 4 – 7)

Animal Rescue Mission (Ages 3+)

Animal Sorting (Ages 3 – 8)

Art Circles (Ages 5 – 8)

Baby Dinosaur Maze (Ages 5 – 8)

Balloon Powered Car (Ages 8 – 12)

Balloon Rhymes (Ages 4+)

Balloon Rhymes 2 (Ages 4+)

Big Mouth Drawings (Ages 7+)

Biography Cube (Ages 8+)

Bird Maze (Ages 5+)

Bird Maze 2 (Ages 5 – 8)

Bowl Weaving (Ages 6 – 12)

Box Robots (Ages 5 – 8)

Bubble Play (Ages 3 – 6)

Build a Bot (Ages 5+)

Butterfly (Ages 3+)

Butterfly 2 (Ages 3+)

Cardboard Dinosaur (Ages 7+)

Coffee Filter Earth (Ages 3+)

Coffee Filter Flowers (Ages 5 – 8)

Coins, Coins, Coins (Ages 4 – 6)

Collaborative Drawing Games (Ages 8+)

Color By Number: Bird (Ages 6+)

Color By Number: Bumblebee Math (Ages 6 – 8)

Color By Number: Elephant (Ages 6+)

Color By Number: Fish (Ages 5+)

Color By Number: Lion (Ages 4+)

Color By Number: Math Apple (Ages 5 – 8)

Color By Number: Math Rocket (Ages 5 – 8)

Color By Number: Math Sailboat (Ages 5 – 8)

Color By Number: Math Train (Ages 8+)

Color By Number: Mouse (Ages 6+)

Color Code Your Bookshelf (Ages 9 – 13)

Colorful Paper Fan Fish (Ages 6+)

Compare and Contrast (Ages 5 – 8)

Contraction Matching (Ages 5 – 8)

Crayon Scratch Art (Ages 4+)

Dance and Paint (Ages 3 – 12)

Dancing Raisins (Ages 4 – 8)

Decorative Peacock (Ages 8 – 12)

Design a Bookmark (Ages 4 – 8)

Design Your Own Crest (Ages 8 – 14)

Design Your Own Superhero Mask (Ages 4 – 12)

Dinosaur Egg Sorting (Ages 3 – 8)

Dinosaur Math Problems (Ages 3 – 5)

DIY Playdough (Ages 4 – 8)

DIY Playdough Made From Jell-O (Ages 5+)

DIY Popsicle Stick Puppets (Ages 5 – 8)

DIY Rocketship (Ages 6 – 12)

DIY Snow Globe (Ages 5+)

Doodle Drawing (Ages 5+)

Drinking Glass Music (Ages 4+)

Early Literacy Activities (Ages 2 – 5)

Fairytales: Compare and Contrast Themes (Ages 7 – 12)

Fairytales: Read and Create (Ages 7 – 12)

Fine Motor Skills Practice (Ages 2+)

Five Green and Speckled Frogs Puppets (Ages 3 – 8)

Flower Craft to Celebrate Spring (Ages 4 – 10)

Fruit Math Problems (Ages 3 – 5)

Fun With Tape (Ages 3+)

Germ Scatter (Ages 3 – 7)

Giant Tic-Tac-Toe Board (Ages 5 – 12)

Grammar: Adjectives (Ages 7+)

Grammar: Contractions (Ages 7+)

Grammar: Has Have Had (Ages 7+)

Grammar: Nouns (Ages 7+)

Grammar: Plural and Singular (Ages 7+)

Grow a Vegetable Garden From Scraps: Celery (Ages 5 – 10)

Grow an Avocado Plant from Seed (Ages 5 – 8)

Growing Succulents (Ages 7+)

Guessing Games (Ages 3+)

Hairstyle Makeover (Ages 5+)

Hatching a Dinosaur Egg Experiment (Ages 5+)

Hedgehog Paper Craft (Grades PreK – 2)

Hidden Colors Experiment (Ages 3+)

How Many Drops of Water Can a Coin Hold? (Ages 8+)

I Spy (Ages 6 – 9)

Indoor Alphabet Hunt (Ages 4 – 8)

Indoor Scavenger Hunt (Ages 4+)

Indoor Scavenger Hunt 2 (Ages 3 – 8)

Inside Out Balloon (Ages 6+)

Instrument Picture Search (Ages 4 – 6)

It’s A-MAZE-ING! (Ages 5 – 8)

Jellyfish (Grades PreK+)

Lava Island (Ages 5 – 8)

Learning Patterns (Ages 5 – 8)

Let’s Create With Color (Ages 18 months – 6)

Let’s Explore America: 50 Day Challenge (Ages 10 – 14)

Let’s Explore Central America (Ages 10 – 14)

Let’s Wash Our Hands! (Ages 3+)

Line Art: Fish (Ages 5 – 8)

Litter Bugs (Ages 5 – 8)

Make a Bird! (Ages 4 – 8)

Make Your Own Bird Feeder (Ages 5 – 8)

Make Your Own Family Tree (Ages 7 – 12)

Make Your Own Puzzle (Ages 5 – 8)

Make Your Own Rainbow Colored Scratch Paper (Ages 5 – 8)

Make Your Own Secret Code (Ages 8+)

Memory Game (Ages 3 – 12)

Milk Carton Bird Feeder (Ages 8 – 12)

Mixed Media Unicorn (Ages 5+)

Monster Box Ball Game (Ages 3 – 12)

Muffin Tin Fun (Ages 1+)

My Journal (Ages 5 – 8)

Naked Egg Experiment (Ages 3 – 8)

Narwhal Fun Facts (Ages 5 – 12)

Nature Collage (Ages 6 – 9)

Nature Paint Brush (Ages 7 – 13)

Neighborhood Nature Study (Ages 5+)

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt (Ages 5 – 8)

Number and Letter Practice (Ages 4 – 6)

Number Search: Count by Five (Ages 6 – 10)

Number Search: Count by One (Ages 4 – 7)

Number Search: Count by Two (Ages 4 – 7)

Number Search: Find 3-digit Numbers (Ages 4 – 8)

Number Search: Find 3-digit Numbers (Ages 4 – 8)

Number Search: Find 4-digit Numbers (Ages 5 – 9)

Number Search: Find 4-digit Numbers 2 (Ages 5 – 8)

Number Words: Spelling (Ages 5 – 8)

Old-Fashioned Portraits (Ages 5+)

Origami Cup (Ages 5 – 8)

Origami Dog (Ages 5 – 8)

Origami Heart (Ages 7+)

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (Ages 4+)

Pack a Bag (Ages 3 – 5)

Paint & Fold Butterfly (Ages 5 – 8)

Paper Bag Crafts (Ages 4 – 8)

Paper Bag Dog Puppet (Ages 3+)

Paper Bag Monster Puppet (Ages 5 – 8)

Paper Caterpillar Crawl (Ages 4+)

Paper Flower Crown (Ages 7 – 10)

Paper Moving Fish (Ages 6+)

Paper Owl (Ages 3+)

Paper Plate Fan (Ages 4 – 8)

Paper Plate Rainbow (Ages 3 – 8)

Paper Tube Roll Mobile (Ages 5 – 8)

Pattern Hunt (Ages 5 – 8)

Penny Shuffleboard (Ages 4 – 16)

Picture Stories (Ages 5+)

Pipe Cleaner Creatures (Ages 5 – 8)

Plastic Spoon Bunnies (Ages 5 – 8)

Play With Palindromes (Ages 8+)

Pom-Pom in a Cup Game (Ages 5 – 9)

Pool Noodle Boat (Ages 4 – 10)

Popsicle Stick Crafts (Ages 4 – 8)

Portraits and Interview (Ages 8 – 12)

Practice Tying a Shoe (Ages 4+)

Race the Wiggles Out (Ages 4+)

Rainbow Craft (Ages 3 – 5)

Rainbow Milk: A Colorful Experiment (Ages 4 – 12)

Rainbow Pot of Gold (Ages 4 – 9)

Random Acts of Kindness Activity (Ages 6 – 12)

Robot Shapes (Ages 6 – 9)

Self-Portrait With Shapes (Ages 5 – 12)

Shadow Puppets (Ages 6 – 12)

Shape Maze (Ages 4 – 8)

Shape Rhymes (Ages 6+)

Shape Sorting Activity (Ages 3 – 8)

Shaving Cream Letter Hunt (Ages 3 – 5)

“Simon Says”… Draw (Ages 5 – 8)

Snail Pal (Ages 4 – 6)

Snowflake (Ages 5 – 8)

Sock Toss Game (Ages 3 – 8)

Solar System Knowledge (Ages 5 – 12)

Space Mission (Grades 1 – 8)

Spell Your Name Workout (Ages 5+)

Spider Web Game (Ages 4+)

Sports Sorting Activity (Ages 3 – 8)

Spot the Difference (Ages 3 – 8)

Spot the Difference Part 2 (Ages 3 – 8)

Sprout a Bean (Ages 5 – 10)

Star Wars Crafts (Ages 4 – 8)

String Hallway Laser Spy Maze (Ages 4 – 12)

Sudoku #1 (Ages 8 – 12)

Sudoku #2 (Ages 8 – 12)

Sudoku #3 (Ages 8 – 12)

Surrealism For Kids (Ages 8+)

Talent Show (Ages 3 – 14)

Tear Paper Art (Ages 5 – 8)

Tell Your Story (Ages 5 – 8)

Tiger Paper Bag Puppet (Ages 3+)

Time Capsule (Ages 5 – 8)

Tin Foil Stained Glass (Ages 10+)

Tissue Box Vehicle (Ages 5 – 8)

Tissue Paper Artwork (Ages 5 – 8)

Torn Paper Monster (Ages 5 – 8)

Tropical Fish (Ages 8 – 11)

Tumble Book Library (Ages 5 – 8)

Verb Tenses (Ages 7+)

Vision Boards (Ages 5 – 12)

Vowels (Ages 5 – 8)

Walk Like an Animal (Ages 3 – 7)

Walking Water: Capillary Action (Ages 5 – 10)

Weather Forecast (Ages 3 – 8)

Word Scramble: Pets (Ages 5 – 9)

Word Scramble: Prepositions (Ages (7+)

Word Scramble: Professional Sports Teams in LA (Ages 7 – 12)

Word Search (Ages 6 – 8)

Word Search: ABCs A to M (Age 5 – 8)

Word Search: ABCs N to Z (Ages 5 – 8)

Word Search: Art Supplies (Ages 7 – 10)

Word Search: Authors (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Back to School (Ages 7 – 9)

Word Search: Beach Day (Ages 5 – 8)

Word Search: Cats (Ages 7 – 12)

Word Search: Community Careers (Ages 8+)

Word Search: Computer Terms (Ages 7 – 10)

Word Search: Continents & Oceans (Ages 8+)

Word Search: Cryptozoology (Ages 8 – 13)

Word Search: Dinosaurs (Ages 7 – 12)

Word Search: Dog Breeds (Ages 8+)

Word Search: Egyptian Mythology (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Emotions (Ages 6 – 9)

Word Search: Everyday Items (Ages 5 – 8)

Word Search: Fantasy (Ages 7+)

Word Search: Gems (Ages 7 – 10)

Word Search: Genres (Ages 8 – 13)

Word Search: Greek Mythology (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Musical Instruments (Ages 7 – 10)

Word Search: Norse Mythology (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Ocean (Ages 5 – 8)

Word Search: Rocks & Minerals (Ages 8+)

Word Search: Roman Mythology (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Sight Words (Ages 5 – 7)

Word Search: Sight Words (Ages 6 – 8)

Word Search: Space (Ages 8+)

Word Search: Weather Words (Ages 7 – 12)

Word Search: Zoo Animals (Ages 7 – 12)

For Tweens & Teens

SYNC, a free summer audiobook program for teens is returning April 30 through July 29, 2020. SYNC will give away 2 audiobooks a week—pairs of popular titles, based on weekly themes. Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts at www.audiobooksync.com.

52 Things… (Ages 12 – 18)

Acrostic Poetry Challenge (Ages 8 – 12)

Balloon Powered Car (Ages 8 – 12)

Be an Art Explorer (Ages 10+)

California Mission (Ages 8 – 11)

Cardboard Robot Arm (Ages 12 – 18)

Catalog and Organize Your Collection (Ages 9+)

Collage Book (Ages 8 – 12)

Color Code Your Bookshelf (Ages 9 – 13)

Crossword: Computer Terms (Ages 8 – 12)

Crossword: Library Website (Ages 12+)

Decorative Peacock (Ages 8 – 12)

Design Your Own Crest (Ages 8 – 14)

Design Your Own Dream House (Ages 8 – 12)

DIY Homemade Butter (Ages 8 – 12)

DIY Ice Cream (Ages 8 – 12)

Don’t Drop the Ball (Ages 10+)

Egg Carton Puppet (Ages 8 – 12)

Flat Braid Friendship Bracelet (Ages 8 – 18)

Funny Debates (Ages 12 – 18)

It’s A-MAZE-ING (Ages 12 – 14)

Let’s Explore America: 50 Day Challenge (Ages 10 – 14)

Let’s Explore Central America (Ages 10 – 14)

Make a Paper Bead Bracelet (Ages 12 – 18)

Make Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine (Ages 12 – 16)

Milk Carton Bird Feeder (Ages 8 – 12)

Neighborhood Museum (Ages 9+)

OverDrive Scavenger Hunt (Grades 6 – 12)

Papel Picado (Ages 8 – 12)

Portraits and Interview (Ages 8 – 12)

Positive Affirmation Day (Ages 12 – 18)

Pressed Flowers (Ages 12 – 18)

Rock Painting (Ages 8 – 18)

Secret Agent: Invisible Ink & Fingerprinting (Ages 8 – 12)

Spinning Target Game (Ages 12 – 18)

Sudoku #1 (Ages 8 – 12)

Sudoku #2 (Ages 8 – 12)

Sudoku #3 (Ages 8 – 12)

Taiga Biome Activity Packet (Ages 8 – 12)

Talent Show (Ages 3 – 14)

Tangled Titles for Teens (Ages 13+)

Their, There, They’re (Ages 8 – 12)

Three Indoor Garden Activities (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Authors (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Cryptozoology (Ages 8 – 13)

Word Search: Egyptian Mythology (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Flower Names (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Genres (Ages 8 – 13)

Word Search: Greek Mythology (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Music Styles (Ages 13+)

Word Search: Norse Mythology (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Roman Mythology (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: Science Fiction (Ages 12+)

Word Search: Storage (Ages 8 – 12)

Word Search: United States Presidents (Ages 6 – 12)

Worry Doll Pens (Ages 12 – 18)

Write a Movie Review (Ages 9 – 13)

Yarn Wrapped Letters (Ages 8 – 18)

DIY Library Programs

Since you can’t attend a program at one of our libraries right now, why not host your own library program! Our librarians have prepared these step-by-step guides for kids and teens to experience a real-life library program in the comfort of their own homes.

For Tweens & Teens

For Kids & Parents

Become a Paleontologist (Ages 5  – 10)

Paper Airplanes (Ages 8+)

Books & Learning

The Library is your gateway to a world of learning! Take a deep dive into a variety of topics with books, online courses, databases, and more.

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