Tag Archives: STEM

‘MYnd Kraft’: 7 Programming-Based Card Games in 1

‘MYnd Kraft’: 7 Programming-Based Card Games in 1

Reading Time: 6 minutes MYnd Kraft, Image: Tharini Rajamohan This post was sponsored by Mynd Kraft. MYnd Kraft is a card game based on programming principles. It is suitable for kids age seven and up, and there are seven different games you can play with the cards. The game is currently funding on Kickstarter. New… Read More

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A Weekend of Family Fun at the Portland Mini Maker Faire

A Weekend of Family Fun at the Portland Mini Maker Faire

The Maker Faire is, of course, a celebration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Improbable machines, hands-on activities, and lots of robots. I moved to Portland from the Kansas City area, where we had a large regional Maker Faire. You’d think that Portland’s smaller, Mini Maker Faire would be a bit of a… Read More

10 Reasons You Need to Drop Everything and Build a Fort… Right Now

10 Reasons You Need to Drop Everything and Build a Fort… Right Now

One time, as a child, I built a fantastic fort that withstood four New England winters.

I was so proud of it! I would spend entire afternoons holed up in that sacred place. I’d get lost in an imaginary world, or while away the hours lost in a favorite book. I’d love to know how many books were read in that space!

Of course, my brothers and I built many forts over the years, both indoors and outdoors, but the outdoor forts reigned supreme. Read More