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Summer Activities

summer activities

We have hundreds of activities going on throughout the summer in all our Stores and libraries...

Idea Store Bow
Idea Store Canary Wharf
Idea Store Chrisp Street
Idea Store Whitechapel
Bethnal Green Library
Cubitt Town Library

 

Idea Store Bow

v and A logoSaturday 13 August 
Young VA Story-Making Workshop 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Storyteller workshop for children using objects from the museum to create a story as part of Young V&A Reinvent Festival.
(sorry - limited spaces)

Wednesday 17 August
Spy Tech

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Design a gadget for Young James Bond or Alex Rider.

Saturday 20 August
Gadget Mash-up!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Create a super gadget by combining lots of gadgets! 
 
Wednesday 24 August
Robot Mask

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Like Marvel’s Ironman, design and create your own super hero gadget mask. 

Saturday 27 August
Origami Spy Sunglasses

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Look cool this summer - create your own Origami Spy Sunglasses 

Wednesday 31 August
Gadget Guru

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Take part in a fun Gadget Quiz. Do you know your gadgets from your gizmos?
 
Saturday 3 September
Time Travellers

3:00pm - 4:00pm
If a gadget allowed you to visit the future or the past what would it be like? Design your own world!


Idea Store Canary Wharf

 
Gadgeteer Art Club
Saturday 13 August

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Let your creative side come alive at our weekly, Summer Reading Challenge themed, Art Club!
 
Monday 15 August
Gadgeteers Spaceships 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
5,4,3,2,1. Lift off! Make a spaceship for flying to the moon or displaying at home.

Thursday 18 August
Magical Bookmarks 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Maggie & Leo love reading! Let’s make your own bookmark just like them. Design your bookmark and watch it magically appear before your eyes.

Saturday 20 August
Young V&A Story Making Workshop v and A logo

3:00pm - 4;00pm
A storyteller workshop for children using objects from the V&A to create a story. 
Part of the Young V&A festival
(sorry - limited spaces)

Monday 22 August
Dinosaurs Rule

3:00pm - 4;00pm
Is it a Tyrannosaurus or a Stegosaurus?  Join us to make your own wooden dinosaurs.

Thursday 25 August
Mask Making

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Transform yourself into your favourite Robot character or your very own Gadgeteer.

Gadgeteer Art Club
Saturday 27 August

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Let your creative side come alive at our weekly, Summer Reading Challenge themed, Art Club!
 


Idea Store Chrisp Street


Wednesday 17 August
Sunshine and Summer
[ages 4-12]
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Enjoy a read-along of summer books followed by a fun word search and colouring! 

Wednesday 24 August
Animal Mask Design
[ages 4-12]
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Come along and create unique animal masks.Share with friends!

Wednesday 7 September
Goodbye summer!
[ages 4-12]
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Come along for a last hurrah of summer fun. Last chance to finish the challenge as well!
 


Idea Store Whitechapel

 
Saturday 13 August
Optical Illusion Drawing
Art Club 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Draw 2 pictures in 1 and use 3D glasses to reveal your drawing! 
 
Tuesday 16 August & Thursday 18 August 
Large scale model of the solar system 

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Make a model of the solar system to hang from the ceiling of the children's library. Done over two sessions.

Saturday 20 August
Summer Ice Cream Creations 
Art Club  

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Make a colourful 3D ice cream cone with craft materials 
 
Tuesday 23 August
Kaleidoscope

Max 20 places
2:00pm - 3:00pm
View beautiful and interesting patterns through your kaleidoscope. 
 
Thursday  25 August
Galaxy Jar

Max 20 places
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hold the Galaxy glowing in your hands!
 
Saturday 27 August
Jelly Fish Mobile 
Art Club 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Make colourful jelly fish to hang up and decorate your room! 
 
Tuesday 30 August
Kazoo

Max 20 places
2:00pm - 3:00pm
We hope enough people join to make a kazoo orchestra!


Bethnal Green Library

 

Saturday 13 August 
Optical Illusion Spinning Tops!

3:00pm - 4;00pm
Make a spinning top  to blow your mind.
 

Thursday 18 August 
Photo Scavenger Hunt In The Park

3:00pm - 4;00pm
Equipment required: Grown-up and a smartphone.
 

Saturday 20 August 
Back To The Future

3:00pm - 4;00pm
Design your future gadget!
 

Saturday 27 August 
Busy Boards    

3:00pm - 4;00pm
Keep busy building a busy board.
 

Thursday 1 September 
Photography competition in the park

3:00pm - 4;00pm
Equipment required: Grown-up and a smartphone.
 

Saturday 3 September 
Leaf Jam Jars

3:00pm - 4;00pm
Decorate a jam Jar with leaves

 


Cubitt Town Library


Saturday 13 August
Art Club: Gadgeteer library board takeover! 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Decorate the library board with mechanical mayhem..

Thursday 18 August
Develop your own dinosaur!

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Did you think dinosaurs were extinct? Help bring one back to life at the library with paper parts supplied.

Saturday 10 September
Young V&A Story Making Workshop v and A logo

3:00pm - 4;00pm
A storyteller workshop for children using objects from the V&A to create a story. 
Part of the Young V&A festival 
(sorry - limited spaces)

Thursday 25 August
Jam Jar Universe

3:00pm - 4:00pm
What would you put in your world? Create a tiny universe in a jar to put in your pocket..
All parts provided, no spiders please!

Saturday 27 August: Art Club
Machine mask making.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
What sort of a machine would you be, make your best robot face!