Makey Makey

Using the Makey Makey in a Library

Librarian's guide

Download this librarian’s guide to see how to implement Makey Makey activities in your library. This guide includes:

  • A list of what you’ll need
  • Tips for choosing a theme
  • Ideas to run a library activity
  • A DIY (“How To”) guide for the youth

The Makey Makey is a device you can use to turn anything, like a banana, into a game controller or keyboard.

Shopping List

You should have access to computers as well. Laptops or desktops work and it does not matter if you have PC or a Mac.

  • Makey Makey Kit
  • Tin foil
  • Metal items (like keys)- check your local thrift store
  • Silverware- check your local thrift store
  • Play-Doh
  • Legos
  • Fruit
  • Other items that can be tested for conductivity- check your local thrift store

Amazon Shopping List

STEM Connections

  • Conductivity
  • Circuitry

Implementation Ideas

  • Musical fruit with Makey Makey piano
  • Play Scratch Games with Makey Makey as controller
  • Conductive Poetry