Fun with Math & Science Family Workshops


Project Overview

Fun with Math & Science is a Read to Me program offered to publicly-funded Idaho public libraries. This STEAM program is targeted to preschool-aged children and their caregivers. An application process is used for participation.  Workshops are STEAM-based and tailored to fit each host library’s need. Examples might include: a one time theme-based family program, a series of storytime-like programs, or a drop in program with STEAM stations.

Libraries agree to each of the following:

  • To provide a series of 2 family workshops
  • To request supplies 3 weeks before first workshop
  • To have each family complete a survey and return these to ICfL no later than two weeks after each workshop
  • To complete an online report summary no later than two weeks after each workshop

Libraries will receive the following items to support their workshops:

  • Hardcover non-fiction books
  • STEAM Materials and Kits
  • A science experiement book - give away copies for each family in attendance
  • ICfL support materials (activity books, online game, etc.)

Libraries can schedule their FMS workshops to be held anytime between September 2018 - May 2019.

Applications for 2018-2019 program year are now closed.

(Deadline to apply each year is May 31st.)


2018-2019 Forms and Resources

  • Request for Materials form (now an online form) - please complete 3 weeks before workshop
  • Request FMS preschool and elementary booklets, or other Read to Me support materials
  • Online Summary Report - please complete 2 weeks after your last workshop
  • Parent Survey - English version Spanish version; Please forward completed surveys to ICfL within two weeks of workshop.
  • September webinar
  • Program Overview
  • Handout of Recommended Websites
  • PowerPoint: for use in your library
  • Sample Flyer

    Online Gameboard for Parents and Kids

    Stem Gameboard

    Parents can explore fun and educational sites with their child using the Fun with Math and Science Gameboard we created. Every click of the mouse takes them to a different science experiment, math game, puzzle, and more. We have gathered together some of the best kid sites on the web and made a fun game out of exploring them all.




    Please contact Kristina at or Staci at