I am really working hard on some work/life balance. It is hard to work full time, work on my education attending online classes, try and be a good family member and also try and spend some time each year to help kids develop, spread some maker joy and help put on a conference. Spotting activities online that we can use at future events would go a long way to help me out.
I know when I am looking for inspiration for a meal sometime I find myself looking for cooking shows or reading a cookbook. I honestly don’t have time for even that level of work right now, but I would like to put together a list of activities that could be used as part of a tech conference to help inspire kids ages 7 to 17 ( give or take) to learn more about science, technology, engineering, math, art or other activities that are just plain for for a room of kids to do.
Every time I start down the path to look for these activities I find something that gets in the way.
Eventually I want to build a deck of index cards of ideas that have info about the activity name, cost, number of volunteers needed and maybe even a bill of materials needed. Something like a kids maker event deal-a-meal set.
The projects need to be cookie cutter, completed in an hour, fun for kids to do, educational and they cant cost and arm and a leg – but they can have some cost, we have sponsors and these events are not free, people pay to attend them to help defray our costs.
I am currently in a Spring semester studying Business Law and Network Security, but if you have a few minutes while you are clicking through your favorite social media site, take a moment and look for some ideas. If you find them please tag me in them. I will need a pile of these ideas to sort through.