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 1st Monday of each month, while supplies last.

March’s Kit: Music

Download Music Takeout Storytime activity sheet>

Calling all tiny rock stars: it’s music time! This kit contains an ImagineIF shaker egg and supplies for making a jingle bell ribbon dancer and rhythm sticks. Join Becca for a tune-filled virtual Early Literacy Class and then learn innovative ways to incorporate music into your family’s life. Exposure to music in early childhood has been linked to language, reading, and math success later in life. Form a family band and get jamming!

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>

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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 1st Monday of each month, while supplies last.

March’s Kit: Constellations

Download Constellations activity sheet>

Take inspiration from the night sky and create a constellation mobile. Kids will learn about astronomy, scale, and ceramics while capturing a tiny piece of the universe in clay, wood, and fiber. Join the long history of astronomical artists, from the Stonehenge architects to Vincent VanGogh!

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>

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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 1st Monday of each month while supplies last.

March’s Kit: Needle Felting

Download Needle Felting activity sheet>

Teens will create fiber sculptures by felting wool with a barbed needle. Felting is an ancient fiber fusing method that uses heat or agitation to create a sturdy textile. This kit contains wool, a foam block, and a felting needle, everything needed to dive into this artform. Using real tools helps youth grow their resilience, self-confidence, and risk-management skills. Vent your stress by stabbing something a thousand times- for art!

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>

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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. While supplies last.

March’s Kit: Moon Phase Wall Hanging

Download the Moon Phase activity sheet>

Be a self-directed learner and put your skills to use as you transform simple materials into a decorative wall hanging.

Share your wall hanging with us on Facebook or Instagram tagged: #ObserveWithImagineIF 

Download activity sheets from past Adult Take & Make Kits:

Journal activity sheet>

Felted Soap 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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