Activity Kits

Everything you need for a volunteer activity

IBM’s Activity Kits are designed around specific opportunities – helping not-for-profit organizations understand their technology needs, sharing the fun of math and science with school children, and more. Each kit provides supporting materials such as presentations or educational modules, to prepare and equip volunteers to assist schools or community agencies.


Basics of Marketing

Conduct a half-day workshop to introduce the fundamentals of marketing.

Jobs/Workforce development,Social service Adults Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Clean Water Difference

Help students explore the tradeoffs faced in decisions affecting watersheds.

Environment,Science Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Cyber-bullying

Explore the dangers and signs of cyber-bullying with parents or teachers.

Health,Technology Adults Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Disaster Volunteering

Learn to prepare for disasters and about disaster volunteering.

Disaster response,Social service Adults,Elderly/Senior citizens,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Discover Your Roots

Introduce the DNA science behind the The Genographic Project.

Science Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Driving on Sunshine

Students explore engineering by designing and making a solar-powered model car.

Engineering,Science Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Eat Your Science

Lead students in an experiment that explores chemistry while making ice cream.

Science Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Engineering Everything

Introduce engineering's impact on our lives, and promote technical careers.

Engineering Youth: 11-14 years old English

Explore Careers in Engineering

Transforming today's ideas into tomorrow's realities.

Engineering,Science Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Feet of Engineering

Introduce engineering concepts to students with an activity in shoe design.

Engineering Youth: 11-14 years old English

Get The Job: On Paper, In Person

Help sharpen job candidates' resume-writing and interview skills.

Jobs/Workforce development,Social service Adults,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Get The Job: Research & Prepare

Introduce job-seekers to the fundamentals of searching for a job.

Jobs/Workforce development,Social service Adults,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Get Your Head in the Cloud

Introduce kids to Cloud computing and how we all use it.

Science,Technology Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Hands on STEM (aka DiscoverE)

Introducing and reinforcing the importance of STEM education and careers.

Engineering,Environment,Math,Science,Technology Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Hello, Watson

Introduce IBM's Jeopardy! champion computer and the technology behind it.

Engineering,Science,Technology Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English,Turkish

Help Kids Go Green

Help students learn how we can all reduce, re-use and recycle garbage.

Environment,Science Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Internet of Me

Help raise cyber security awareness among students aged 12-15.

Social service,Technology Youth: 11-14 years old English

Internet Safety Coaching

Make a presentation to adults about helping children stay safe while online.

Health,Social service Adults,Elderly/Senior citizens Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Kids TryScience Extravaganza 1

Lead a series of engaging, hands-on experiments designed for children ages 7-8.

Math,Science Youth: 5-10 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Kids TryScience Extravaganza 2

Lead a series of engaging, hands-on experiments designed for children ages 8-9.

Engineering,Science Youth: 5-10 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Kids TryScience Extravaganza 3

Lead a series of engaging, hands-on experiments designed for children ages 9-10.

Health,Science Youth: 5-10 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Marble Ramp

Discuss engineering with students, and then lead a fun experiment that builds teamwork.

Engineering Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Math Games for Kids

Make mathematics fun with this series of games for preschool or primary school children.

Math,Science Youth: 5-10 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Measuring Success with Outcomes

Help not-for-profit organizations learn to assess their community impact.

Social service Adults Chinese (simplified),English,French,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Medical Minecraft

Intersecting games with Cognitive Computing.

Engineering,Science Adults,Elderly/Senior citizens,Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Mind Controllable Hungry Hippos

Build your own real brainwave-powered hippo game.

Engineering,Math,Science,Technology Adults,Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Mission: Innovation

Inspire students to consider how technology can make our world better.

Engineering,Technology Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Moving Atoms

Get students involved in understanding the power of atoms.

Science,Technology Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old English

Patent Project

Help students learn the value of ideas and how the patent process works.

Engineering,Science,Technology Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Programming Enigma

Learning cryptography with the Enigma, Java and Arduino.

Engineering,Math,Science,Technology Adults,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Project Management Primer

Introduce not-for-profits to project management basics.

Social service Adults Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Promote Computer Science

Introduce educators to high-school curriculum resources.

Engineering Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Puppy Palace Project

Introduce project management principles though an activity to build a paper dog house.

Engineering,Social service Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Puzzles Galore

Introduce engineering concepts to kids by leading a fun activity with jigsaw puzzles.

Engineering,Math Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old English

Recycling Machine

A challenging activity helps students understand engineering and imaginative problem-solving.

Engineering,Environment,Science Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Robotics for Kids

A guide to FIRST(R) Robotics.

Engineering,Math,Science,Technology Adults,Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Small Business Boost

Help promote the SME Toolkit - a free resource for small and growing businesses.

Jobs/Workforce development,Social service Adults Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

Smaller than Small

Introduce nanotechnology concepts and applications to students.

Science,Technology Youth: 11-14 years old English

Student Entrepreneurs

Inspire students' entrepreneurial spirit by demonstrating how ideas become businesses.

Jobs/Workforce development,Social service Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

TJ Bot

An open source project to connect to Watson services in a fun way.

Engineering,Technology Adults,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Teaching Respect

Help teens to appreciate the importance of differences among people.

Social service Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Technology Planning Primer

Introduce not-for-profits to the basics of technology planning.

Social service Adults English

Toy Box Club

Introduce kids to programming by designing video games online.

Engineering,Technology Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Train People on the Internet

Help adults or students learn how to use the Internet.

Social service Adults,Elderly/Senior citizens English

TryScience Toolkit

Present fun science activities using experiments from TryScience.org.

Health,Math,Science Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old English

Walking On A Cloud

This kit is intended to provide an introduction to Cloud-based programming with IBM Bluemix.

Engineering,Science Adults,Youth: 5-10 years old,Youth: 11-14 years old,Youth: 15-18 years old English

Website Startup

Help small organizations learn how to plan their first website.

Social service Adults English

Website Visioning

Experienced volunteers can help not-for-profit organizations improve their online presence.

Social service Adults Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

What Are You Working On?

Introduce students to the fascinating work being done by engineers around the world.

Engineering,Social service Adults,Youth: 15-18 years old Chinese (simplified),English,French,German,Japanese,Portuguese (Brazil),Spanish (Latin America)

World Community Grid

Join and promote a project devoted to humanitarian research.

Social service,Technology Adults,Youth: 15-18 years old English

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