- The 2020 Election is less than a week away! Check out the Time for Kids article below to learn more about the final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
- Listen along as Denver Public Library staff read aloud from some of their favorite books. Stream a story during the day for a quick break or at bedtime for a cozy goodnight. New videos posted weekdays on the Denver Public Library’s YouTube Channel at 12 p.m.
- Round out your Spooky Season with Halloween inspired read-alouds from your very own Denver Broncos! Check out these popular, haunted stories below!
- 14-year old Anika is paving the way in Coronavirus research. Check out this 3M Young Scientist Challenge winner’s plan to cure Covid-19.
- There are FOURTEEN new activities designed specially for teens on MyFuture now, including NFL’s Youth for Change, Money Matters, and the Whatever It Takes Kindness Pledge. See them all now in the also new filtering feature at: https://myfuture.net/activities?programs=13
- Easy Candy Corn Craft – This Halloween activity takes minimal supplies and is really easy to make!
Use your own creativity to create your own picture – Happy Halloween!
- CUPCAKES WITH MS. JULIE and Julie’s mom. I hope you enjoy watching my goofy witch hat cupcakes!
This was my first time doing them, I really enjoyed making a mess, but the best part?
LICKING THE SPATULA! Happy baking! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
- I was working in the lab, late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight. This week is the last before All Hallows Eve. If you are looking for a different way to celebrate this year, try your hand at the following crafts!
- Try this tried and true technique, wax resist! The process is simple. Draw your Halloween themed picture with crayon – be it a haunted house, scary cemetery, or just the ambience of that special night. Once complete, paint over it with watercolor. The was resists the paint, and pops out. Hint, hint…now’s the time to give that unused white crayon a spin 🙂
- Popsicle Stick Halloween Monster Truck – make it then go do donuts in the nearest graveyard. Dare ya!
- This activity’s theme song is “The Monster Mash.” Try this recipe to make Mash Potato Play Dough!
- Get up, get active, and let’s dance! Tis the season for the Monster Mash!
- Let’s discover ecosystems and what it means! Did you know some organisms are their own ecosystem!
- Check out this bottle ecosystem that has been running for 50 years!
- Follow these helpful ‘Fairy Tale Self-Care Lessons’ and find your happily ever after, after a long, hard day.
- When times get tough, sometimes we just need a little pep talk! Find inspiration and your ‘awesome,’ through this ‘Pep Talk,’ by the one and only, Kid President.
- The link below provides several safety tips in English and Spanish on how to stay safe and still have FUN on Halloween!
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America have pulled together some Election Resources to support Club staff and youth during this election season, including webinars/trainings, guides for how to teach and talk about elections/civic engagement, and specifically “How to Talk to Youth about a Traumatic Election Season: A Guide for Club Staff.”
- Top Resource Highlights from https://www.bgca.net/ElectionResources include:
Physical & Emotional Wellness
- BGCA 2020 Election Safety for Boys & Girls Clubs – provides general guidance and links to resources on physical, emotional, and personal safety considerations during the 2020 election season and beyond.
- How to Talk to Youth about a Traumatic Election Season: A Guide for Club Staff – a guide for all ages on how to talk to youth about potentially traumatizing situations surrounding the election season.
- Be There Toolkit – resources and links to help your Club support grieving youth and families. It also includes best practices and useful strategies to help Clubs develop strong, supportive relationships among youth, staff, families and community.
Youth Activism & Civil Discourse
- Teaching Tolerance: Future Voters Project and Rights & Activism – free resources that help create civil and inclusive communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants, and help youth understand the role of rights and resistance in shaping our history.
- It’s Election Season! Ideas for Teens, Youth and More – a blog geared towards Youth Development Professionals looking for ways to incorporate civics and the election into their interactions with youth.
- Dialogue v. Debate – students gain skills for engaging in civil discourse while creating brave spaces for themselves, and those around them.
- BGCA Election Season Engagement Toolkit – includes do’s and don’ts for Clubs and youth to get involved with the electoral process.
- BGCA Voter Registration Tool – make sure you’re registered to vote!
- BGCA Post-Election Resources – template resources for Clubs and Alliances as they establish and strengthen relationships with newly and veteran elected officials including welcome emails and letters, letters to the editor and op-eds and social media samples.