Makerspace Boxes

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Yancey County 4-H has put together a great opportunity for kids to stay engaged while learning from home. Makerspace boxes are a fun STEAM challenge and are free for families. You do not need to be a 4-H member to participate.

What is a Makerspace?

A makerspace is an area where kids can explore their creativity by tinkering, inventing, engineering, and creating! Makerspaces help build problem solving and critical thinking skills, while teaching kids to explore new ideas and learning that it is ok to fail and try again!

How Do You Use the Makerspace Box?

Inside this makerspace box are an assortment of items. There are three provided makerspace challenge cards. You get to choose how to use the cards. Kids can work to complete the entire card, or treat it like tic-tac-toe and complete three in a row. Kids should use the items in the box to help them create the items on the challenge cards.

Once you finish a task, take a picture of your creation and tag us on Facebook or Instagram! #yanceycounty4h

What Do I Do When I am Finished With My Box?

Most of the items in the makerspace box are meant for you to keep. However, the box itself, scissors, glue, and other items can be reused in future programs and we ask that you return them when you are finished.

If you turn in TWO completed planning worksheets with your box, you will receive a special prize!

Pick up your box today at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Yancey County office. Contact Jordan English, 4-H Agent at 828-682-1872 or for more information.