Take & Make Kits

Due to COVID-19, the Library’s in-person programs are on pause, but ImagineIF still provides robust hands-on learning for youth and adults in Flathead County. Kids, teens and adults can enjoy take-home kits available for pickup at all ImagineIF locations starting the first Monday of each month.  Kits can be requested via Personal Shopper service. Find out more about Personal Shopper HERE or call 758-5820.
Kits for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Kits for Kids
Kits for Teens
Kits for Adults


Takeout Storytime Kit (ages 2-5)

Preschoolers and toddlers can pick up a Takeout Storytime Kit designed to replicate an ImagineIF Early Literacy Class at home. Kits include songs, science and art exploration, sensory activities and child development tips for caregivers. Kits are available starting the first Monday of each month, while supplies last.

April’s Kit: Spring

Download Spring Takeout Storytime activity sheet>

Celebrate spring with your little one. This kit contains materials for making your own bird kite, exploring water-soluble tissue paper art, and ideas for brainy play. Read and sing with Becca and Ellie during a virtual Early Literacy Class filmed on the shores of Flathead Lake. Help your child get ready to learn how to read through joyful exploration. “Pitter patter, pitter patter, listen to the rain!”

Download activity sheets from past Takeout Storytime kits:

Dinosaur Takeout Storytime activity sheet> 
Autumn Takeout Storytime activity sheet>
Construction Takeout Storytime activity sheet>
Under-the-Sea Takeout Storytime activity sheet>
Home Takeout Storytime activity sheet>
Artist Takeout Storytime activity sheet>
Music Takeout Storytime activity sheet>


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Mini Take-home Kit (Elementary-aged)

Students in grades K-6 are invited to explore science, culture, and art through ImagineIF’s Mini Take-home STEAM activity kits. Kits are available starting the first Monday of each month, while supplies last.

April’s Kit: Owl Pellet Dissection

Download Owl Pellet activity sheet>
Download Owl Pellet Bone ID Guide>

Discover an owl’s latest meal by dissecting an owl pellet. Owls scarf down their prey whole but can’t digest bones, feathers, fur, and claws so they expel these bits twice a day as pellets. Kids will use tools to tease apart a sterilized owl pellet, uncovering what creatures formed an owl’s snack. “Who who” indeed!

Download activity sheets from past Takeout Storytime kits:

Sundial activity sheet>
Cat’s Cradle activity sheet>
Cat’s Cradle Microsite>
Chocolate Spoons activity sheet>
Japanese Book Binding activity sheet>
Creature Comforts activity sheet>
Constellations activity sheet>


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Teen Take & Make Kit (6th-12th grade)

The Teen Take & Make Kit challenges teens to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities through entertaining and fun projects they can do at home. These kits are especially for youth in 6th – 12th grade. Kits available the first Monday of each month, while supplies last.

April’s Kit: Redacted Poetry

Download Redacted Poetry activity sheet>

Teens will create found-art poetry from discarded book pages, striking out extraneous language with a pen. Writing poetry helps teens exercise insight and develop close reading skills.

Download activity sheets from past Teen Take & Make kits:

Card Tricks activity sheet>
Tie-Dye activity sheet>
Robot activity sheet>
Slime activity sheet>
Endless Cubes activity sheet>
Self-Care activity sheet>
Download Needle Felting activity sheet>


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Adult Take & Make Kit

These Take & Make kits are designed for adults to engage in hands-on activities that inspire tinkering, experimentation and play. Get inspired to learn a new skill or try a new recipe!  Kits available for pickup at any ImagineIF location starting the first Monday of the month. While supplies last.

April’s Kit: Birding

Download Birding activity sheet>

Step outside and test your observation skills. Use the included map from Flathead Audubon to get ideas of where you might find birds on the list. Check off a few or spot them all.

While you’re at it, snap a photo and share your experience with us on Facebook or Instagram tagged:#ObserveWithImagineIF

Download activity sheets from past Adult Take & Make Kits:

Journal activity sheet>
Felted Soap activity sheet>
Moon Phase activity sheet>


Library visitors can also request these kits via Personal Shopper service . Find out more about Personal Shopper HERE or call 758-5820.

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