Saturday Afternoon Adventures
Each week, find new places, topics, and books to explore. Some activities come with supply kits you can reserve for pick up from a library. Perfect for weekend family fun you can do from home!
TALES OF IKKYU
Watch this beautiful short animated video with two tales of Ikkyu, then make your own Japanese inspired art.
Take a tour of Flint’s Longway Planetarium to learn about the night sky. Then use your supply kit to make constellations, write your own YpsiWrites constellation stories, and more!
KITCHEN SCIENCE: POPPING BOBA
Pick up a supply kit at the library, then join Liz for a fun kitchen science experiment you can eat!
Take a trip to Wiard’s with Liz on her quest for a pumpkin, then click the button below to learn more about growing pumpkins, decorating pumpkins, and cooking pumpkins!
YPSI FAMILY READ KICKOFF: LOOK BOTH WAYS
Hear chapters of Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds read aloud by members of the local chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Alpha Phi Alpha. Find 826michigan/YpsiWrites prompts and other fun activities you can do at home to engage with the book and think more about friendship, family, and community.
Learn a bit about elections, then vote in our Book Character Election. Check back on November 4 to see which duo won!
Can you complete our secret agent training activities? Pick up your activity kit and use the supplies to challenge your mind and body!
Did you take our Summer Around the World virtual trip? We have another stop this week–South Korea! It’s time for the Chuseok Harvest Festival. Pick up a supply kit and so you can make and play two traditional Korean games and learn the Korean hangul alphabet, then join us on an exploration of the country that includes a virtual Chuseok fall festival hosted by the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan, links to online manhwa, and k-pop dance videos.
Learn all about acids and bases using items you have in your kitchen. Liz shows you how in a YouTube video you can watch and follow along with from home.
Watch a how-to video on our YouTube channel, then learn all about seed saving as part of our Garden-to-Table series.
Pick up an activity pack from the library with supplies to help you delve into Roller Girl, the award winning graphic novel by Victoria Jamieson. Your supply kit will come with an YpsiWrites prompt, friendship bracelet materials and instructions, and more. Listen to the book read aloud by members of the Ann Arbor Roller Derby in a series of videos that each include a safety tip.