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Ornaments, jelly, and lots of cheer at 4-H Holiday STEAM workshop


On Saturday, December 2, the Harvest Time Bible Church in Rock Falls was buzzing with festive energy as the 4-H Holiday STEAM workshop unfolded.
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The workshop, organized by 4-H Program Coordinator Allie Johnston, brought together youth ages 5-13 for a morning filled with crafts, treats, slime-making, and holiday coding.

The event, designed to engage young minds in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), proved to be a resounding success with 50 enthusiastic kids in attendance. The workshop aimed to blend learning and fun, providing a unique opportunity for children to explore various STEAM activities in a festive and creative atmosphere.

Throughout the morning, participants had the chance to craft their own holiday ornaments, whip up delicious treats, concoct slime creations, and even delve into the world of holiday coding. The hands-on activities not only sparked curiosity but also fostered a sense of community as 13 dedicated volunteers guided and assisted the young participants in their explorations.

The 4-H Holiday STEAM workshop embodied the spirit of the season, bringing together a diverse group of children who shared laughter, creativity, and the joy of learning. The event showcased the 4-H program’s commitment to providing engaging and educational opportunities for youth in a welcoming and supportive environment.

With 50 kids, 13 volunteers, and a whole lot of fun, the 4-H Holiday STEAM workshop left a lasting impression on the community, reminding everyone that the holiday season is not just about ornaments and treats but also about coming together to celebrate learning and creativity.

For more information about 4-H programs and upcoming events, please contact Allie Johnston at the Whiteside County Extension Office, 815-632-3611.

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