Welcome back to Summer Wonder at Home Creativity Challenges! Every Monday until August 31, there will be a new challenge for you to build, create, design or discover with your family using materials you have at home. Today, we’re going to create a time machine! Are you ready to travel through time and space? Let’s go on an adventure!
Have you ever wished you could go explore a different time period in history? Wouldn’t it be cool to go back in time and see a specific day or event? Or maybe you want to see the future and visit other solar systems many light years away. Take a moment to think about when or where you want to visit. The Jurassic era, to get up close to dinosaurs? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world? August 28 in 1963, to listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his famous speech? The great thing about making your own time machine is that it can go anywhere you imagine!
But first you have to build it! Here are some questions to think about:
So which time period in history do you want to visit? Who was a famous person you would like to meet? Which planets would you like to explore? The library has tons of books to use as your travel guides through time and space!
Parents and caregivers, you can join in on the time travelling! Make up a short story together about your adventure and write it down. Or take a picture of your time machine and share it with the Toronto Public Library on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can use the hashtag #TPLSummerWonder.