KC Kids Create

Join us in this monthly program as we explore creative play fused with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Kids will have fun solving problems using LEGO® and other STEAM skills.

KC Kids Create Events

KC Kids Create meets on designated days at select Library locations. Contact your location for details.

Plaza Branch
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Saturdays | 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Rotating topics include:
Science, Art, LEGO® Club, Improv, Technology & Math

Central Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
816.701.3400
4th Friday of the month | 1:00–2:30 p.m.

L.H. Bluford Branch
3050 Prospect Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64128
816.701.3482
1st Saturday of the month | 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Trails West Branch
11401 East 23rd Street
Independence, MO 64052
816.701.3483
4th Wednesday of the month | 4:00–5:00 p.m.

What is STEAM?

Kids today need to have not only the knowledge but the skills to thrive in today's increasingly complex world and one way to do so is by applying STEAM to their daily activities. STEAM stands for:

Science
Technology
Engineering
Arts
Math

The idea behind this is that

"it engages students and equips them with critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills, and ultimately establishes connections between the school, work place, community and the global economy."
(http://stemtosteam.org/)

For more about STEAM:

http://www.ed.gov/stem
http://www.sfaz.org/stem-stem
http://stemtosteam.org
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/the-movement-to-put-arts-into-stem-education
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/full-steam-ahead

STEAM Activities You Can Do at Home

Here are some activities that you and your child can do at home. Older kids may be able to do all the activities with the adult watching and asking questions. Younger kids may need more guidance and supervision.

For more information about KC Kids Create, contact Youth & Family Engagement at 816.701.3739.

This initiative is funded by grants from the Shumaker Family Foundation and PNC Foundation.