Discovery Kits For Older Kids

The Discovery Kit program at EBCPL was launched in the Spring of 2019. These kits encourage children and families to discover a wide variety of STEM principles. Kits are checked out for 1 week and are not renewable. Kits must be checked out and returned only to the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, they cannot be delivered or returned via inter-library loan. More information is available in the Discover Kit Borrowing Policy.

We intend for this collection to continue growing, so check back frequently. If you have a suggestion for a Discovery Kit, please let us know.


 
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Bird Watching

Recommended Age: 7+

Included in this Kit:

  • 1 Pair of Binoculars with strap, case, & cleaning cloth

  • 1 Bird Call Device

  • Kit Information Envelope

  • 3 Books

    • Backyard Birds by Johnathan P. Latimer & Karen Stray Nolting

    • Look Up!: Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard by Annette LeBlanc Cate

    • Bird Log Kids

 


Coding with Makey Makey

Recommended Age: 7+

Included in this Kit:

  • 1 Makey Makey board

  • 1 USB Connector (Red)

  • 7 Alligator Cables

  • 6 White Wires

  • 1 Carrying Case (Black)

  • Laminated Instructions & Quick Guide

  • 2 Books

    • Playing with Makey Makey by Lindsay Slater

    • 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius by Colleen & Aaron Graves

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Knitting & Crocheting

Recommended Age: 7+

Included in this Kit:

  • 2 Plastic Knitting Needles (Red & Blue)

  • 11 Crochet Hooks (2.5mm-8.0mm)

  • 1 Measuring Tape

  • 1 Container of Yarn Needles

  • 1 Container of Stitch Markers

  • 1 Carrying Case (Teal)

  • Kit Information Envelope

  • Assorted Yarn

  • 3 Books

    • My First Crochet Book by CICO Kidz

    • Finger Knitting Fun by Vickie Howell

    • My First Knitting Book by Alison McNicol


Learn to play the recorder

Recommended Age: 6+

Included in this Kit: 

  • 1 Recorder with zipper case

  • 1 Cleaning Wand

  • Kit Information Envelope

  • 4 Books

    • Easy Recorder Tunes: 30 Fun and Easy Recorder Tunes for Beginners! By Ben Parker

    • My First Recorder: Learn to Play by Ben Parker

    • Disney Movie Favorites: 9 Hits Arranged for Recorder Solo or Duet (Let's Play Recorder Series) By Hal Leonard Corp.

    • Selections from Star Wars for Recorder: Book Only (Music Is Fun) by John Williams

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Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

Recommended Age: 7+

Included in this Kit: 

  • 1 Google Cardboard VR Headset

  • 1 Velcro Strap

  • Kit Information Envelope

  • 2 Books

    • The Google Cardboard Book by Holly Clark & Sylvia Duckworth

    • Virtual Reality by Jack Challoner (in a binder)

 


Gardening Kit

Recommended Age: 6+

Included in this Kit: 

  • 1 Kid-sized trowel tool

  • 1 Kid-sized shovel tool

  • 1 Kid-sized rake tool

  • Assorted Seed Packets

  • Information Envelope (Green)

  • Butterfly Matching Game

  • 2 Books

    • Grow: A Family Guide to Growing Fruits & Vegetables by Ben Raskin

    • Gardening with Emma: Grow & Have Fun: A Kid-to-Kid Guide by Emma Biggs

     

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Fun with Magnets

Recommended Age: 5+

Included in this Kit: 

  • Stem Explorers: Magnet Movers Kit

    • Magnet Wand

    • Magnetic Post

    • 2 Magnet Rings

    • 2 Magnetic Balls

    • Bar Magnet

    • Horseshoe Magnet

    • Yellow String

    • 30 Colored Magnetic Chips

  • LiKee Magnetic Building Kit

  • Information Envelope (Orange)

  • 2 Books

    •  Magnets Push, Magnets Pull by David Adler

    • A Look at Magnets by Barbara Susan Alpert


Animal Science

Recommended Age: 6+

Included in this Kit: 

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  • Animal Planet Explorer-opoly

    • Game Board

    • 4 Playing Pieces & stands

    • 44 Paw Print Markers

    • 28 Field Journal Cards

    • 18 Animal Deed Cards

    • 4 Monster Cards

    • Play Money

    • 1 Die

  • Information Envelope (Green)

  • Animal X-Rays/Photos– 14 of each (Clear Envelope)

  • 2 Books

    • Animal! By DK Smithsonian

    • Tracks, Scat & Signs by Leslie Dendy


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Yoga for Kids

Recommended Age: 6+

Included in this Kit:

  • Yoga Pretzels Card Deck Game (50 Cards)

  • Yoga Dice Game:

    • 6 yoga pose die

    • 2 numbered die

    • 7 cardboard game pieces

    • 1 game board mat

    • 1 drawstring storage bag

  • Information Envelope (Pink)

  • 1 Folding Yoga Mat

  • 3 Books

    • My Magic Breath by Nick Ortner

    • Yoga for Kids and Their Grown Ups by Katherine Ghannam

    • Zoo Zen by Kristen Fischer


Baking

Recommended Age: 6+

Included in this Kit:

  • Kid’s Oven Mitts

  • Timer

  • Red Apron

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons

  • Wisk

  • Rolling Pin

  • Star & Heart Cookie Cutters (5 each)

  • Silicone Spatula & Pastry Brush

  • Silicone Pastry Decorating Bag with connector & tips (6)

  • 1 Red Silicone 8x8 Cake Pan

  • 1 Pink Silicone Donut Pan

  • 1 Mint Silicone Mini Cupcake Pan

  • The Complete Baking Book For Young Chefs

  • Information Envelope (Yellow)

  • Recipe Cards (6)

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Discovery Kits For Little Ones (1-5 years)

The Discovery Kit program at EBCPL was launched in the Spring of 2019. These kits encourage children and families to discover a wide variety of STEM principles. Kits are checked out for 1 week and are not renewable. Kits must be checked out and returned only to the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, they cannot be delivered or returned via inter-library loan. More information is available in the Discover Kit Borrowing Policy.

We intend for this collection to continue growing, so check back frequently. If you have a suggestion for a Discovery Kit, please let us know.

Color Patterns

Recommended Age: 2+

Included in this Kit: 

  • Barn Animal Counters (24, 2 of each Cows, Ducks, Goats, Horses, Pigs, & Sheep)

  • Lacing Bead Set (32 Pieces: 2 shoelaces & 5 beads of each color, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, & Purple

  • Color Paddles (6 paddles & Activity Guide)

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 2 Books

    • Lots & Lots of Zebra Stripes by Stephen R. Swinburne

    • Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

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Barnyard Fun

Recommended Age: 1+

Included in this Kit: 

  • Farm Puzzle

  • Hide & Go MOO (1 barn with 8 animals: 2 of each Cows, Horse, Pig, & Duck)

  • My First Farm Touch & Feel Picture Cards

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 2 Books

    • My First Farm by DK

    • Baby Touch and Feel Farm by DK


I am Special & Unique

Recommended Age: 2+

Included in this Kit: 

  • I Never Forget a Face Matching Game (1 Box with 48 Pieces)

  • 1 Mirror

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 3 Books

    • I Like Me! by Nancy Carlson

    • I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont

    • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Recommended Age: 3+

Included in this Kit: 

  • Butterfly Life Cycle Stages Figures (4 pieces)

  • Wooden Butterfly Puzzles (48 Pieces & Picture Mat)

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 2 Books

    • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    • Charlie the Caterpillar by Dom DeLuise


Shapes All Around

Recommended Age: 2+

Included in this Kit: 

  • 5 Pattern Boards & 120 assorted Shapes & Storage Box

  • My First Colors & Shapes Touch & Feel Cards

  • Information Envelope with Activities Sheet & Contents Sheet

  • 3 Books

    • Shapes, Shapes, Shapes by Tana Hoban

    • Math Counts-Shape by Henry Pluckrose

    • Ship Shapes by Stella Blackstone

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Musical Tots

Recommended Age: 2+

Included in this Kit: 

  • 1 Plastic Case of Musical Instruments containing:

    • 1 Xylophone with 2 red-topped mallets

    • 1 Jingle Stick

    • 2 Wrist Bells

    • 1 Handle Castanet

    • 2 Finger Castanets

    • 1 Wooden Guiro with wooden stick

    • 2 Claves

    • 2 Maracas

    • 2 Yellow Egg Shakers

    • 1 Triangle with Metal Striker

    • 1 Tambourine

  • Information Envelope (Yellow)

  • Melissa & Doug Musical Sounds Puzzle

  • 2 Books

    • Music is by Brandon Stosuy

    • Mickey’s Found Sounds by Hal Leonard Corp.

       


Me & My ABCs

Recommended Age: 2+

Included in this Kit: 

  • Melissa & Doug Magnetic Letters (52) & Storage Box

  • Melissa & Doug Self-Correcting Alphabet Puzzles (26 puzzles/52 pieces)

  • Alphabet Bingo

    • 6 Bingo Boards

    • 26 Letter tokens

    • Red Plastic Chips

    • Blue Drawstring Bag

    • Instruction Card

  • 3 Books

    •  Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin

    •  LMNO Peas by Keith Baker

    •  R is for Robot by Adam F. Watkins

 

  

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Builder’s Bag

Recommended Age: 1+

Included in this Kit: 

  • Bristle Blocks & Carrying Case (68 pieces)

  • Melissa & Doug Construction Vehicles Puzzle Board

    • 6 puzzle pieces

  • 3 Books

    • Billions of Bricks by Kurt Cyrus

    • Construction by Sally Sutton

    • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker