Check out these ready-to-go activity kits, free to take home!**
Some kits correspond to our virtual programs, as indicated.
**Pick up kits at any branch while supplies last. First come, first served (no holds!). Call 403-346-4576 to ensure that the kit you are hoping to pick up is still available at your branch of choice.**
A bundle of worksheets to help you work on your family tree with Ancestry.com, which you can access for free with your library card!
Craft Take Out Boxes
Available May 1
Looking for a ready made art activity? Each activity box will include supplies and any necessary instructions to create your amazing art project! Suitable for all ages.
May's theme is Mothers (in celebration of Mother's Day!)..
Spice It Up Grab and Go Kits
Available May 3
If you can’t travel in person, travel the world and try exotic cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen! Each month we will have a box with a spice and a recipe that you may not have tried before. Whether you nailed it or failed it, post a picture for all to see with a #spiceitup (and tag us!) to win a fabulous prize!
May's spices are Paprika and Garam Masala.
The program is co-sponsored by Alberta Health Services and Red Deer Public Library.
Available May 5
Basic instructions, origami paper, and a fun facts sheet! Suitable for ages 7 and up.
Bee-Friendly Flower Seed Kits
Available May 10
Kit containing mixed flower seeds to attract bees and a bookmark with information and book recommendations.
Sewing 101 Kits
Available May 11
Sew your library bag! The kit will have a library bag and items to personalize it with, thread and a needle.
Knitting 101 Kits
Available May 12
Knit a library bag for the summer! The kit will have novelty yarn, a pattern, knitting needles and decoration ribbon and buttons.
Available May 13
Contains playdough and accessories. For ages 2-4.
School Age Craft Kits
Available May 17
Supplies and instructions for a fun craft to make at home. A new kit will be available in the middle of each month, while supplies last
May's activity is Paint a Pot (ages 10+) and includes a terra cotta pot and paint.
Companion Vegetable Seed Kits
Available May 19
Kit containing carrot and bean seeds, bookmark with information and book recommendations.
Family Science Kits
Available May 24
Contains directions for a science experiment you and your family can try with some of the supplies! A new kit will be available at the start of each month, while supplies last.
Musical Instrument Kits
Available May 27
Contains supplies to make/play homemade instruments! Can't make it in to pick up a kit? Check out these instructions and activities to make your own from home!
Family Fun Storytime Kits
To go with the June Family Fun Storytimes on Tuesday mornings!