Kits to Go: Take-home Activity Kits

Check out these ready-to-go activity kits, free to take home!** 

Some kits correspond to our virtual programs, as indicated. 

**Pick up kits at any branch while supplies last. First come, first served (no holds!). Call 403-346-4576 to ensure that the kit you are hoping to pick up is still available at your branch of choice.** 


Busy Bags

Busy Bags are filled with educational activities for children aged 2 - 4. Each bag comes with two skill-building activities and will be released on the 2nd and 4th Thursday for the next few months. Collect them all!

Bonus activity: Print this Pattern Colouring Sheet from home!


Spice It Up Grab and Go Kits

If you can’t travel in person, travel the world and try exotic cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen! Each month we will have a box with a spice and a recipe that you may not have tried before. Whether you nailed it or failed it, post a picture for all to see with a #spiceitup (and tag us!) to win a fabulous prize!

April 1: Cardamom and Cumin (Have your own spices? View the recipes here!)

May 3: Paprika and Garam Masala

The program is co-sponsored by Alberta Health Services and Red Deer Public Library.

Contact programs@rdpl.org for more information.


Terrarium Kits

Make your own DIY Glass Jar Terrarium! Limit of one per family. Available April 15.


Genealogy Kits

A bundle of worksheets to help you work on your family tree with Ancestry.com, which you can access for free with your library card!


Family Science Kits

Contains directions for a science experiment you and your family can try with some of the supplies! A new kit will be available at the start of each month, while supplies last.

April 19: Static Flyers

May 24: TBD


Family Fun Storytime Kits 

Storytime Activity Boxes include activities to go with each month’s theme and props designed to be used during our Family Fun storytimes on Zoom (Tuesday mornings at 10 am. Just email programs@rdpl.org to register!). Each month we will have a new box available and they will be displayed for pickup at any branch while supplies last!

April Kit available March 29

May Kit available April 26


Be Creative Grab & Go Bundles 

What better time than now to pick up a new hobby?! We will be offering Knitting 101 and Sewing 101 Grab and Go bundles this winter. Each bundle will have a simple beginner knitting and/or sewing pattern, materials and tools to complete this pattern, and a bookmark with library resources that may help you to learn and do more.

Knitting 101 Kits: 

April 6: Knit a tablet case from novelty yarn. The kit includes needles, yarn, and a pattern. You can also download the free pattern here and knit along! And here is a video tutorial for knitting a button hole. **Out of stock**

May 11: Knit a library bag for the summer! The kit will have novelty yarn, a pattern, knitting needles and decoration ribbon and buttons.

Sewing 101 Kits:

April 14: Button Tree. The kit will have buttons,a felt piece, thread and needle.

May 12: Your Library bag. The kit will have a library bag and items to personalize it with, thread and a needle.


Craft Take Out boxes

Looking for a ready made art activity? Each activity box will include supplies and any necessary instructions to create your amazing art project! Suitable for all ages. 

April 16: Theme: Jelly Beans! (did you know that April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day?!)

May 1: Theme: Mothers

Contact programs@rdpl.org for more information.


School Age Craft Kits

Supplies and instructions for a fun craft to make at home. A new kit will be available in the middle of each month, while supplies last

April 12 - Fairy Houses (You can also check out our DIY instructions if you wish to make your own from recyclable materials!) **Out of stock**

May 17 - Paint a Pot


Evening Artistry Supply Kits 

Evening Artistry has gone virtual! Our next Evening Artistry program will be live on YouTube on Monday, May 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. It will be recorded so that you can do the class later if you cannot make it to the Live version.

We will post here when the supply packages are available. Fill out this form if you have your own supplies but want to receive Evening Artistry updates and information via email.

Catch recordings of the previous programs here!