Bridgman Public Library

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Take & Make Bags

New projects each month!

Each month, the library will provide supplies for different projects and experiments to complete at home.

Options will vary by age group. Free! 

Sign up here for January projects!

Origami Wolf (recommended age 7 and up)

The January full moon is called the Wolf Moon!


origami wolf with printed details

You will need:


Optional: extra squares of paper, pencil/marker/crayon

You will receive two copies of the wolf and directions.

Using your own paper, follow the instructions and make a whole wolf pack!

Origami wolf pup


More about full moons:

NASA (you will need Oreos)

More about moon phases


Paper Bag Snowflake (all ages)

Easy version: coloring and cutting points.

White paper bags form a snowflake or 8 point star
easy version

Tricky version: cutting more

Half a lacy snowflake from paper bags
tricky version (half )

(OK, we know snowflakes normally have six points.  Call it a star if you need to.)


You will need: Scissors. Optional: markers/crayons,

rubber stamps and ink, watercolor paint,

Hole punch (or a nail), string/ribbon/yarn

You will receive 8 bags per participant and at least one glue stick per family.







Links for Children's Activities

Parents, feel free to preview the links.

Make math part of your family routine! Bedtime Math offer suggestions for multiple ages every day.

Need something else to read? National Emergency Library

7 Ways to Deal When the World Is Just So Overwhelming  from Girl Scouts of the USA

Activities from 4-H

Ideas from the Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle museums (PBS Newshour link)

NASA at Home ebooks, podcasts, activities, and more!

Free coloring pages. More coloring pages, collected by Mental Floss magazine.

My Hero Is You storybook for children & caregivers from the World Health Organization. Available in multiple languages.

Kids' Corner of the Mackinac Bridge website.

Talking Is Teaching resources for early childhood.

Links for Parents

PBS Newshour: Amid pandemic and shelter in place, how much news should kids consume?