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Summer Activities

The Summer Reading Challenge 2019

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local Idea Store, then read six books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

The Summer Reading Challenge 2018 is called Space Chase.

Space Chase Launches on Saturday 13 July!

Summer Activities Programme

Space Chase: An Out of this World Adventure [All Ages]
Saturday 13 July, 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Your Mission: Read 6 books over 6 weeks
Join us for the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge “Space Chase” an out of this world adventure. Get ready for take-off by designing and decorating our space lab
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Face painting [Ages 5+]
Saturday 13 July, 11:15am - 12:00pm
Celebrate the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge 2019!
Idea Store Whitechapel

Blast off to space! [Ages 5+]
Saturday 13 July, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Discover and learn about the planets in this interactive session, filled with puzzles and quizzes
Idea Store Whitechapel

Design a Galactic Mobile [Ages 5+]
Sunday 14 July, 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Make your own collection of galaxies. Suspend them on a mobile so they turn and sparkle in the wind and hang them in the children’s library
Idea Store Bow

Special Art Club: Hand Print Alien Spaceship [Ages 5+]
Sunday 14 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm
We have some messy aliens visiting us today… help them find their way home
Idea Store Whitechapel

Space Maze [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 16 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Sharpen the pens and find the solution to these “out of this world” space mazes!
Idea Store Bow

Make a Planet Mask [Ages 5+]
Thursday 18 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Come Along and create your very own planet mask!
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Launch & Big Book Day [Ages 5+]
Saturday 20 July, 9:00am-5:00pm
We have hundreds of new copies of all of your favourite books, including David Walliams, Tom Gates, Horrid Henry, Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries and many more. All you need is an Idea Store card!
Special appearance by Dino the Dinosaur!
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Space Art Fun Activity Day [Ages 5+]
Saturday 20 July, 2:30 - 4pm
It was 50 years ago this year that man first stepped on the moon, what message and flag would you leave behind?
Idea Store Watney Market

Freshwater Theatre Workshop [Ages 5+]
Saturday 20 July, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Join the race to save the planet from book-eating aliens
Idea Store Whitechapel

NASA: Design a Spaceship [Ages 5+]
Sunday 21 July, 2:15 - 3:00pm
Engineers at NASA’s Langley research centre must consider many questions as they design the next generation of space vehicles. Their approach is not CAN they do it but, HOW can they do it BETTER than before and more cost effectively.
Assignment: Five Steps to BLASTOFF
Step One: Mission Purpose
Step Two: Design
Step Three: Analyses
Step Four: Testing
Step Five: Fabrication
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Mural [Ages 5+]
Sunday 21 July 2:15 - 3.15pm
Join us every Sunday until the end of August to make stars, galaxies, planets, space ships, aliens and astronauts to add to our wonderful Space Mural.
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Special Art Club: Alphabet Rockets [Ages 5+]
Sunday 21 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Whizz through space in your own personalised rocket
Idea Store Whitechapel

Special Space Story Time [Under 5s]
Monday 22 July, 10:30 - 11:15am
Bring your little ones down for an out-of-space singing and rhyming session
Idea Store Whitechapel

Kitchen Roll Rocket [Ages 5+]
Monday 22 July, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Blast off to a galaxy far, far away in your very own recycled rocket!
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Space Chase Games & Activities [Ages 5+]
Monday 22 July, 2:15 - 3:00pm
From crosswords and word searches to colouring and quizzes, we’ll be hosting a range of brain-teasing activities for Tower Hamlets’ space adventurers over the summer. Are you up for the challenge?
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Badge Making [Ages 5+]
Monday 22 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Create your astronaut ID badge
Idea Store Whitechapel

Make an Earth Fan [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 23 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Be a Fan of Earth and Make an Earth Fan!
Idea Store Bow

All the Full Moons [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 23 July, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Every month, the moon goes through phases from new moon to full moon. What are all the 12 full moons called?
Bethnal Green Library

Space Finger Puppet [Ages 5+]
Wednesday 24 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Join us for some extra-terrestrial fun!
Idea Store Whitechapel

Make a Pinwheel Galaxy Pinwheel [Ages 5+]
Thursday 25 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
For those of us who can't see it in the night sky, we can have the next best thing: a Pinwheel Galaxy pinwheel! Come along and create your own!
Idea Store Bow

Construct a Spacecraft to Travel to the Moon! [Ages 5+]
Thursday 25 July, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Make your own rocket to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing
Cubitt Town Library

Rocket Jet Packs [Ages 5+]
Thursday 25 July 2:30 - 3.30pm
Create a super sci-fi rocket jet pack from recycled materials and zoom into space!
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Book Reviews Space Chasers [Ages 5+]
Saturday 27 July, 3:15 - 4:00pm
Come and make some special arts-and-crafty book reviews with the chance to have your work displayed. Bring your creative side and make the best review! May contain glitter!
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Create your own Astronaut Helmet [Ages 5+]
Saturday 27 July, 2:30 - 4pm
Calling all Astronauts, lift off into space with an intergalactic helmet!
Idea Store Watney Market

Space Chase Game [Ages 5+]
Saturday 27 July, 2:30 - 3:45pm
Your mission: Reach Moon Library first!
Idea Store Whitechapel

Teddy Bears' Picnic [Under 5s]
Saturday 27 July, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Bring your own packed lunch and teddy bears, for songs and stories to share on the grass!
Bethnal Green Library

Make a Moon Landscape [Ages 5+]
Saturday 27 July, 3:00 - 4:00pm
What does your lunar surface look like? Make a spacey lunar landscape with moon rocks, alien caves and space dust
Cubitt Town Library

Design a Spacesuit [Ages 5+]
Sunday 28 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Spacesuits are specially designed to protect astronauts from the cold, radiation and low pressure in space. They also provide air to breathe. Wearing a spacesuit allows an astronaut to survive and work in space. What will your Astronaut wear?
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Mural [Ages 5+]
Sunday 28 July 2:15 - 3.15pm
Join us every Sunday until the end of August to make stars, galaxies, planets, space ships, aliens and astronauts to add to our wonderful Space Mural.
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Special Art Club: Tissue Roll Alien [Ages 5+]
Sunday 28 July, 2:15 - 3.30pm
Create a friendly and funky alien
Idea Store Whitechapel

Create a Space Book [Ages 5+]
Monday 29 July, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Learn how to make a simple folded book and fill it with images and words about Outer Space
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Push Pin Puppet [Ages 5+]
Monday 29 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Show us what moves your space character has – can your Alien do the split?
Idea Store Whitechapel

Space Quiz [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 30 July, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Space is a mysterious place but there are plenty of things we are sure about when it comes to that vast space that surrounds us here on earth. Challenge what you think you know with our fun space quiz
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Games & Activities [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 30 July, 2:15 - 3:00pm
From crosswords and word searches to colouring and quizzes, we’ll be hosting a range of brain-teasing activities for Tower Hamlets’ space adventurers over the summer. Are you up for the challenge?
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Draw or Create Different Aliens [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 30 July, 2:30 - 4pm
Make Monster Inc. come alive with your own scary monster design
Idea Store Watney Market

Board Games [Ages 5+]
Wednesday 31 July, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Play classic board games with us
Idea Store Whitechapel

Design Your Own Planet [Ages 5+]
Wednesday 31 July, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Using paints, card, glitter and glue make a unique planet with moons and rocks and aliens
Bethnal Green Library

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star [Ages 5+]
Thursday 1 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Create your very own star poem to hang in the children’s library
Idea Store Bow

Planetastic Badge Making [Ages 5+]
Thursday 1 August, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Are you a Commander, Captain or Lieutenant? Create a personalised badge to show everyone your star ship rank!
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Can We Catch the DLR to the Moon? [Ages 5+]
Thursday 1 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Get creative and design a DLR poster, “All aboard next stop Mars!”
Idea Store Watney Market

Imagine a Whole Solar System... [Ages 5+]
Thursday 1 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Make your own Solar System with marbled planets and torn paper stars
Cubitt Town Library

Book Reviews Space Chasers [Ages 5+]
Saturday 3 August, 3:15 - 4:00pm
Come and make some special arts-and-crafty book reviews with the chance to have your work displayed. Bring your creative side and make the best review! May contain glitter!
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Space Treasure Hunt [Ages 5+]
Saturday 3 August, 2:30 - 3:45pm
Solve clues and riddles to reach ‘Moon Library’
Idea Store Whitechapel

The Moon Comes Up, the Moon Goes Down [Ages 5+]
Saturday 3 August, 2:30 - 4pm
From Full Moon to Half Moon to Small Moon. Let’s make the shapes
Idea Store Watney Market

Create a Cosmic Mobile of the Moon, Planets and Stars! [Ages 5+]
Saturday 3 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Cubitt Town Library

Paper Roll Astronaut [Ages 5+]
Sunday 4 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Design and make your very own Paper Roll Astronaut! Dream like Yuri Gagarin did!
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Mural [Ages 5+]
Sunday 4 August, 2:15 - 3.15pm
Join us every Sunday until the end of August to make stars, galaxies, planets, space ships, aliens and astronauts to add to our wonderful Space Mural.
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Special Art Club: Planet Stamps [Ages 5+]
Sunday 4 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Leave your mark with these out-of-world stamps
Idea Store Whitechapel

Astronaut Helmet [Ages 5+]
Monday 5 August, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Come in and create an amazing astronaut helmet to wear on your space walks!
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Space Chase Games & Activities [Ages 5+]
Monday 5 August, 2:15 - 3:00pm
From crosswords and word searches to colouring and quizzes, we’ll be hosting a range of brain-teasing activities for Tower Hamlets’ space adventurers over the summer. Are you up for the challenge?
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Hold the Galaxy in Your Hands [Ages 5+]
Monday 5 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Create your own galaxy using paints and glitters
Idea Store Whitechapel

Out of this world space quiz! [Ages 5+]
Monday 5 August, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Challenge your space knowledge with this quiz. Multiple choice answers provided
Bethnal Green Library

Space Place Space Maze [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 6 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Guide your spacecraft through a space maze!
Idea Store Bow

Make our own Aluminium Moon! [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 6 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Create a fun filled Moon’s surface with craters and hills using foil
Idea Store Watney Market

Solar System Hats [Ages 5+]
Wednesday 7 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
How cool is the solar system? Cool enough to wear?
Idea Store Whitechapel

A Letter from Tim Peake [Ages 5+]
Thursday 8 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Tim Peake spent an eventful and busy six months in space. Imagine that you are Tim on board the International Space Station writing a letter home, explaining what it is like on board and what you miss about home.
Idea Store Bow

Frame your own Martian [Ages 5+]
Thursday 8 August, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Draw your favourite extra terrestrial and take home to hang on your wall
Idea Store Canary Wharf

What Does the Solar System Look Like? [Ages 5+]
Thursday 8 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Create your own fun filled Space with stars and planets and rockets
Idea Store Watney Market

Make a Silvery Moon [Ages 5+]
Thursday 8 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Make a model of the moon by printing a foil moon with coins and other objects
Cubitt Town Library

Book Reviews Space Chasers [Ages 5+]
Saturday 10 August, 3:15 - 4:00pm
Come and make some special arts-and-crafty book reviews with the chance to have your work displayed. Bring your creative side and make the best review! May contain glitter!
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Create a Space Explorer [Ages 5+]
Saturday 10 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Build your own space astronaut to explore space and beyond!
Idea Store Watney Market

Outer Space Postcards [Ages 5+]
Saturday 10 August, 2:30 - 3:45pm
Tell everyone all about your space journey! *Stamps Provided*
Idea Store Whitechapel

Space Race [Ages 5+]
Saturday 10 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Join us for some sunny activities in the park, including the race to collect planets on your way to the finish line!
Bethnal Green Library

Design Your Own Planets [Ages 5+]
Saturday 10 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
What would you have on your planet? Learn about the surface and atmosphere of different planets
Cubitt Town Library

Straw Rockets [Ages 5+]
Sunday 11 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Come and Build Straw Rockets! And Zoom Zoom Away To The Moon!
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Mural [Ages 5+]
Sunday 11 August, 2:15 - 3.15pm
Join us every Sunday until the end of August to make stars, galaxies, planets, space ships, aliens and astronauts to add to our wonderful Space Mural.
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Special Art Club: Rocket Take-off! [Ages 5+]
Sunday 11 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Get ready to take-off in your own rocket
Idea Store Whitechapel

Alien T-shirt Making [Ages 5+]
Monday 12 August, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Come and design your very own alien t-shirt to take home with you
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Solar System Mobile [Ages 5+]
Monday 12 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Learn about the planets through this fun crafts session
Idea Store Whitechapel

Make Your Own Alien [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 13 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Design, draw or craft your own alien creature!
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Games & Activities [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 13 August, 2:15 - 3:00pm
From crosswords and word searches to colouring and quizzes, we’ll be hosting a range of brain-teasing activities for Tower Hamlets’ space adventurers over the summer. Are you up for the challenge?
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

What Does the Solar System Look Like? [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 13 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Create your own fun filled space with stars, planets and rockets!
Idea Store Watney Market

Space Chase Quiz [Ages 5+]
Wednesday 14 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Test your space knowledge to see if you’re a born astronaut
Idea Store Whitechapel

Treasure Hunt [Ages 5+]
Wednesday 14 August, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Solve the codes and clues to find the treasure in the library
Bethnal Green Library

Find the Spaceship Landing Site [Ages 5+]
Thursday 15 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
A race of tiny aliens is planning to land on Earth, somewhere in the Idea Store! Follow their signals to find out where!
Idea Store Bow

Galaxy Graphics [Ages 5+]
Thursday 15 August, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Draw, paint or collage planets, stars, galaxies and space ships - add them to our Space Mural!
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Space Chase Games & Activities [Ages 5+]
Thursday 15 August, 2:15 - 3:00pm
The Summer Reading Challenge is turning twenty this year and we’re celebrating by taking a trip down memory lane. We will test your knowledge on how well you know the logos, all leading up to Space Chase 2019. Fun for all the family!
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Can We Catch the DLR to the Moon? [Ages 5+]
Thursday 15 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Get creative and design a DLR poster, “All aboard next stop Mars!”
Idea Store Watney Market

Make Alien Contact [Ages 5+]
Thursday 15 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
How would an alien communicate with us, would they write or draw a picture? Make an alien message using card, paper, foil and colours in the library
Cubitt Town Library

Book Reviews Space Chasers [Ages 5+]
Saturday 17 August, 3:15 - 4:00pm
Come and make some special arts-and-crafty book reviews with the chance to have your work displayed. Bring your creative side and make the best review! May contain glitter!
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Create your own Astronaut Helmet [Ages 5+]
Saturday 17 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Calling all Astronauts, lift off into space with an intergalactic helmet
Idea Store Watney Market

Space workshop [Ages 5+]
Saturday 17 August, 2:30 - 3:45pm
Create your own saucers and watch then whizz around
Idea Store Whitechapel

Paper Plate Spaceships! [Ages 5+]
Saturday 17 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Use paper plates to make snazzy spaceships with their very own alien inhabitants!
Bethnal Green Library

Reach for the Stars [Ages 5+]
Saturday 17 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Reach for the Stars, you can create some stars or do dot-to dot constellations. With card, glue, glitter, colours and printed Dot to dot constellations
Cubitt Town Library

Solar System Craft [Ages 5+]
Sunday 18 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Make Your Very Own Galaxy! How Planets Do You Know?
Idea Store Bow

Special Art Club: Crescent Moon & Star Mobile [Ages 5+]
Sunday 18 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Create your own mobile to hang above your bed
Idea Store Whitechapel

Space Chase Mural [Ages 5+]
Sunday 18 August, 2:15 - 3.15pm
Join us every Sunday until the end of August to make stars, galaxies, planets, space ships, aliens and astronauts to add to our wonderful Space Mural.
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Lunar Landscapes [Ages 5+]
Monday 19 August, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Make a paper plate Moon
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Space Chase Games & Activities [Ages 5+]
Monday 19 August, 2:15 - 3:00pm
From crosswords and word searches to colouring and quizzes, we’ll be hosting a range of brain-teasing activities for Tower Hamlets’ space adventurers over the summer. Are you up for the challenge?
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Robots Takeover! [Ages 5+]
Monday 19 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Use recyclable items to create your own robots
Idea Store Whitechapel

Board Games [Ages 5+]
Monday 19 August, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Play some classic board games with your friends. Win at dominoes, chess and more!
Bethnal Green Library

Burst Book Buster [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 20 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Some of the Idea Store’s books have exploded, and scattered bits of themselves all around! Find the right bits and put them back together!
Idea Store Bow

Build your own Rocket [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 20 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Design your own small fun space craft and zoom off into space!
Idea Store Watney Market

Write a SpaceStory [Ages 5+]
Wednesday 21 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Get inspired by our Science Fiction books to write your own space themed short story.
Idea Store Whitechapel

Alien Messages [Ages 5+]
Thursday 22 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Aliens have sent down messages to Earth in their own bizarre language. Come along and work out what they’re trying to tell us
Idea Store Bow

Alien T-shirt Making [Ages 5+]
Thursday 22 August, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Come and design your very own alien t-shirt to take home with you
Idea Store Canary Wharf

What Does the Solar System Look Like? [Ages 5+]
Thursday 22 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Create your own fun filled Space with stars, planets and a rocket!
Idea Store Watney Market

Make Your Own Astronaut [Ages 5+]
Thursday 22 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
What will your astronaut wear? Will they have a spacesuit and helmet, how is it made?
Cubitt Town Library

Book Reviews Space Chasers [Ages 5+]
Saturday 24 August, 3:15 - 4:00pm
Come and make some special arts-and-crafty book reviews with the chance to have your work displayed. Bring your creative side and make the best review! May contain glitter!
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Make a Simple Star/Moon Lantern [Ages 5+]
Saturday 24 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Light up the night sky with your own lantern
Idea Store Watney Market

Space Day Fun Day [Ages 5+]
Saturday 24 August, 2:30 - 3:45pm
Eeek… Calling all earthlings! We are half way through the Space Race
Idea Store Whitechapel

Space Puzzles! [Ages 5+]
Saturday 24 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
From dot-to-dot to word searches and pop quizzes, do have a go at solving these fun puzzles!
Bethnal Green Library

Commemorate the Anniversary of the Moon Landing! [Ages 5+]
Saturday 24 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Make you own moon landing, will you have a rocket or flying saucer? Construct a spacecraft and moon surface, happy landings!
Cubitt Town Library

DIY Telescope
Sunday 25 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
See Infinity And Beyond With Your Very Own Telescope!
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Mural [Ages 5+]
Sunday 25 August, 2:15 - 3.15pm
Join us every Sunday until the end of August to make stars, galaxies, planets, space ships, aliens and astronauts to add to our wonderful Space Mural.
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Special Art Club: Make Moon Rocks [Ages 5+]
Sunday 25 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Make them shiny, sparkly or colourful - however you like!
Idea Store Whitechapel

Fix the Spaceships [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 27 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Several spaceships have crashed, and their parts have scattered around the Idea Store! See if you can find all their pieces!
Idea Store Bow

Space Chase Games & Activities [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 27 August, 2:15 - 3:00pm
From crosswords and word searches to colouring and quizzes, we’ll be hosting a range of brain-teasing activities for Tower Hamlets’ space adventurers over the summer. Are you up for the challenge?
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Create your own Astronaut Helmet [Ages 5+]
Tuesday 27 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Calling all Astronauts, lift off into space with an intergalactic helmet
Idea Store Watney Market

Super Hero Comics [Ages 5+]
Wednesday 28 August, 2:15 - 3:30pm
Enter a universe with your own superhero and watch them rule their own planet
Idea Store Whitechapel

Moon and Star Mobiles [Ages 5+]
Wednesday 28 August, 2:00 - 3:00pm
Use paper plates to make crescent moons and hanging star mobiles
Bethnal Green Library

There’s An Alien in My Book [Ages 5+]
Thursday 29 August, 2:30 - 3:30pm
How would you describe a book to an Alien and help them get back to space?
Idea Store Bow

Paper Plate Flying Saucer [Ages 5+]
Thursday 29 August, 2:30 - 3.30pm
Create a flying saucer ready for lift-off into Outer Space. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Idea Store Canary Wharf

Space Chase Games & Activities [Ages 5+]
Thursday 29 August, 2:15 - 3:00pm
The Summer Reading Challenge is turning twenty this year and we’re celebrating by taking a trip down memory lane. We will test your knowledge on how well you know the logos, all leading up to Space Chase 2019. Fun for all the family!
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Catch the DLR to the Moon [Ages 5+]
Thursday 29 August, 2:30 - 4pm
Come and join our Fun Art session along with DLR. Design your own DLR poster, mind the gap!
Idea Store Watney Market

Create a Picture of Outer Space [Ages 5+]
Thursday 29 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
What is outer space like? Is it empty or full of things? Make your own cosmic pictures with satellites, stars, glitter, gases and space dust
Cubitt Town Library

Make Your Own Outer Space Hat [Ages 5+]
Saturday 30 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
Crown yourself to commemorate a summer spent exploring the cosmos. Make a paper band and decorate with pictures of planets and stars
Cubitt Town Library

Book Reviews Space Chasers [Ages 5+]
Saturday 31 August, 3:15 - 4:00pm
Come and make some special arts-and-crafty book reviews with the chance to have your work displayed. Bring your creative side and make the best review! May contain glitter!
Idea Store Chrisp Street (Temporaraily based at Poplar Baths)

Art Fun Activity Day [Ages 5+]
Saturday 31 August, 2:30 - 4pm
It’s the last day of Summer Reading Challenge activities. It’s your last chance to receive your medal. Grab those last 2 books and join the Space Chase!
Idea Store Watney Market

Magnificent Mural [Ages 5+]
Saturday 31 August, 2:30 - 3:45pm
Celebrate the world With a mural of everything earthly and out of this world!
Idea Store Whitechapel

Space Story [Ages 5+]
Saturday 31 August, 3:00 - 4:00pm
What happens in your tale of the moon?  Does it have astronauts, cheese, dogs and space aliens? Create a short comic to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing
Bethnal Green Library

Paper Plate UFO [Ages 5+]
Sunday 1 September, 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Come and Build Your Very Own Cool UFO!
Idea Store Bow

Special Art Club: Summer Memories [Ages 5+]
Sunday 1 September, 2:15 - 3:30pm
It’s the end of the Summer Holidays! Draw all about your favourite summer memories.
Idea Store Whitechapel