Activities to engage teens
These features will inspire the future novelists, software developers, and chefs.
Activities for this age group are purely recommendations from an education specialist. You are the best judge of your child’s interests and skill levels so please do not feel confined to only these selections.
These concoctions probably won’t have the otherworldly effects you see on the popular show, but they're still tasty treats.
Likened to “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty Little Liars,” the page-turner “One of Us Is Lying” has a cult following among young adult readers. Years after her debut novel took up permanent residence on a variety of bestsellers lists, Karen McManus says seeing the overwhelming response feels “surreal still.”
Novelist Veronica Roth shares perspective and two exercises that will get your creative mind working.
Devised with sustainability in mind, an RFID cup counter encourages less waste at an Amazon office.
Whether you’re planning for a fall internship or hoping to secure your first job, good interview skills are critical. Refine them with these tips.
It’s no wonder, then, how it got its name: the living wall. What you may wonder, though, is how something so massive and packed full of biodiversity ended up in the middle of Seattle. In this video from inside The Spheres, take a walk on the wild side to learn how this wall came to life.
The renowned Seattle-based chef and restaurateur invites us into the kitchen to whip up a batch of shrimp and scallion pot stickers. His daughter Loretta, who stands in as sous-chef in this video tutorial, can’t help but chuckle as she recalls how her friends would react to the gourmet lunches her dad would pack for her back in elementary school.
Like playing Minecraft or building with LEGOs? Kazu Kibuishi says that sketching novels is not unlike those popular pastimes. In this step-by-step tutorial, the award-winning author/illustrator walks you through how to design your very own graphic novel.
Take some packaged noodles and a flavor packet, and in just a few minutes, you can have a steaming-hot bowl of pretty good ramen. But if you add a few handfuls of extra ingredients to your pre-packaged noodles, you’ll have a bowl of restaurant-quality ramen that’s so delicious everyone around the family dinner table will be begging for seconds.
Join the Tanaka family in the kitchen as they fry up this classic Japanese-American dish.
What’s not to love about donuts?! As if these tasty treats weren’t terrific enough already, here’s a way for kids to help make delicious donuts that are gluten-free, with no frying required.
You really can’t go wrong with mac and cheese. Even the boxed variety is sure to elicit smiles. But if you want to be the culinary hero of your family dinner table, dish up this homemade version instead.
Imagine discovering a story that was so epic, you felt like you had no choice but to spend five years of your life devoted to it. That’s precisely what happened to cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, as he explains in this video.
This simple process (with simply stunning results) requires no past printmaking expertise. Instead, anyone can try their hand at creating a monotype masterpiece. Learn the basics via this 20-minute tutorial, and then let your imagination inspire you.
Stencil, stitch, stuff, and paint your way to creating a perfectly imperfect, unique-to-you, 3D work of art.
You know those fancy birthday cakes that have perfectly shaped (and perfectly edible) flowers on top? It turns out, with just a few ingredients and a little handiwork, you can create your very own sugar flowers to decorate cupcakes, cakes, and other baked goodies.