Take & Make Kits

Our popular Hands-on Learning Kits return this fall. Due to changing community conditions and guidelines from the health department, ImagineIF Libraries is not able to provide a safe environment for staff by presenting indoor programs to youth. Therefore, we are planning a hybrid outdoor early literacy classes and take-home kit program.

Kits can be reserved the Friday before they launch using ImagineIF’s Personal Shopper service at imagineiflibraries.org/shopper or call 758-5820. New kits launch Tuesday 9/7, Monday 10/4, and Monday 11/1 in all ImagineIF locations, while supplies last.

Read Ellie Newell’s (our Youth Services Librarian) letter about fall programs for children and teens HERE>


Do the activities from our hands-on learning kits at home! Download activity sheets from prior take-home kits using the links below.

Kits for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Kits for Kids

Kits for Teens

Kits for Adults


Takeout Storytime Kit (ages 2-5)

Preschool and toddler Takeout Storytime Kits are 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.

September’s Kit: Build a Boat

Calling all tiny shipwrights! Construct a miniature boat and outfit it with sails and flags. Then launch your vessel in a pond, puddle, or tub!

Build a Boat Activity Sheet

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>

Spring Takeout Storytime activity sheet>

Pond 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.

September’s Mini Kit: Adopt a Pocket Cow

Welcome a wee cow friend into your life and then design and build it a home in a mint tin. Never leave home without your bovine buddy!

Pocket Cow Certificate of Adoption

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>

Owl Pellet activity sheet>

Owl Pellet Bone ID Guide>

Pond Microbiome 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.

September’s Teen Kit: Sew Your Own Book

Stitch your own sketchbook, dream diary, or bullet journal using a Japanese bookbinding technique and then fill it with your thoughts, art, and (of course) kawaii stickers.

Japanses Book Binding Activity

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>

Download Redacted Poetry activity sheet>

Zine activity sheet>

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Adult Take & Make Kit

Look for in-building activities for adults this fall. Checkout our Adults page for more information.

Download activity sheets from past Adult Take & Make Kits:

Journal activity sheet>

Felted Soap activity sheet>

Moon Phase activity sheet>

Download Birding activity sheet>

Watercolor activity sheet>

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