Families are spending a lot of time at home together as our community works to slow the spread of COVID-19. Since we can’t play together at the Museum, we want to share with you some of our favorite at-home fun-and-learning activities from our staff, and also share some of the terrific interactive opportunities offered by museums, individuals, organizations, and other creators around the world.

Children learn through play, and these resources are intended as guidelines and inspirational starting points that can be adapted to your situation and your child. Expanding on your child’s curiosity is always the primary goal, even if that looks different than what the activity instructions suggest. We hope the links below inspire fun and interactive ways to play, learn, and explore with your children.

And, at the same time…

We want to be sure to mention that it can be really good for your kids to be bored, too!

Check out this article, The Importance of Letting Your Kids Be Bored from Fatherly.

And, Boredom May Actually Be Good for You, by Tony Rao and Paul Napper.

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