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Jeffco Makes!

We know social distancing is hard. So we are here to give you and your family some fun ideas and activities to keep busy while we are all doing our part by staying at home! Introducing: Jeffco Makes.

An online platform to get you and your family making, baking and shaking! We will be posting three different activities each week. Pick one (or all) that you and your family want to do.

Be sure to snap pics and video of your Jeffco Makes activities. Use #jeffcomakes on social media, we'll be featuring your projects, activities, and creations each week.


Ever seen one of those unbelievably complicated machines created to do a seemingly simple task? That’s called a Rube Goldberg machine! We challenge you and your family to create your own Rube Goldberg machine from normal household items - perhaps some extra toilet paper rolls you have laying around.


Be sure to catch a video of your machine in action and share it with us on social with #jeffcomakes. 

Sidewalk Chart Art

Sidewalk chalk art has a magical quality that can cheer up and brighten someone's day. Find ideas below for Sidewalk Stained Glass Chalk Art.
Grab some chalk and tape and send the kids outside for some creative play!

Be sure to snap a picture or time-lapse video and share it on social media with #jeffcomakes
chalk heart stained glass

House of Cards

Open up that junk drawer (we know you have one) and pull out a deck or two of cards. We challenge you to build your tallest or most creative house of cards! Do you think you have what it takes to build a 25' tall structure like the Guiness World Record holder did? 

Be sure to snap a picture or time-lapse video and check out the video below to get inspiration and helpful tips.


It seems like everyone is baking bread right now. But if you are hard pressed to find yeast, here is a great idea to use what you have to make a delicious quick bread! 
Take a peek in your cupboard. Have some extra chocolate chips?Perhaps an unused bag of dried fruit and some leftover spices? Then create your own Mix and Match bread with this easy base recipe
Quick bread

Ingredient Swaps!

It's hard enough coming up with substitutions when in a pinch - but with stores sold out of many baking neccessities - baking creations can fall flat, literally.
Find ideas from "The Food Substitutions Bible" for work-arounds and swaps that will get you through, and who knows - maybe you'll find a silver (cupcake) lining!
Share your ingredient swap successes or failures on social media with #jeffcomakes or submit below!
Kids baking together

Bon Appetite Brownies

Now is a great time to bake up some warm goodies for your family to enjoy! Head over to Bon Appetite and their "Basically's Guide to Baking" to get great tips to improve your skills and this week's recipe: these incredibly delicious brownies.

Most ingredients are pantry staples. Sub your favorite gluten-free flour to make these GF friendly. Find the recipe below. 
Bon Appetit brownies


Spring has sprung in CO, and that means it's time to practice those bike skills! Set-up a mini bike course for your kiddos to brush up on bike handling and maneuvering.
Be sure to share with us your homemade course and videos of your family practicing! You'll be ready to ride those Jeffco trails in no time. 

GIrl mountain bikingKids Bike Skills

Hopscotch ladder drills

CU Coach Englehart encourages hopscotch ladder drills to keep you moving!  

ALO YOGA for kids

A yoga practice has incredible benefits to our minds and bodies.  

Alo Yoga's YouTube channel has videos ranging from full classes, to fun, beginner series - like their dinosaur yoga - for kids!

Gather the whole family and find a video that fits your schedule and experience level. Make sure to snap a pic or video of you and your kids in their favorite yoga pose!

How to Submit


We want to see (and share) all of your amazing Jeffco Makes creations! Be sure to use the #jeffcomakes on social media and tag Jeffco Public Schools. We'll also be showing off your projects on this site, so use the google form below to show us all of your awesome Jeffco Makes videos and pictures. 


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