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Daily Activities

Every day we'll send you an activity you can work on with your children, as well as informative articles and podcasts about play and learning at home during this time of social distancing.


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Let's Explore Shapes

Triangles, circles, squares - oh my! Explore the different shapes with Faith in this video. Afterward, see if you can find objects of each shape and trace them on paper to make a design. Share your designs using #BostonChildrensMuseum!

Draw Your Own Manga Portrait

Liz is teaching us how to draw our own manga portrait! Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels made popular in the late 19th century. Liz will show us the basics of manga portrait drawing, but we encourage you to make your portrait your own with any special details or personal touches you'd like to add!

String Art for Kids

DO try this at home - #DIY string art! Design and create a 3-dimensional work of art using simple tools and materials (hammer, nails, wood, yarn). At the Museum, we use this activity to support kids in practicing skills such as thinking creatively and expressing themselves while practicing how to safely use tools. Show us your finished string art by sharing a photo with #BostonChildrensMuseum!


Live Music Concerts with Mr. Jon & Friends

Mr. Jon & Friends make and perform Parents' Choice Award winning music for kids and families. You can join Jon and Carrie Lewis for LIVE concerts featuring music, puppets, and dancing EVERY weekday at 10:30am on Facebook Live! Can't make the live show? Check out all of their previously recorded concerts on Facebook or YouTube.

PART 2: Doing Science with Kids

In Part 2 of our "Doing Science with Kids" series, gain some practical tips and suggestions here on engaging your kids in STEAM. Alissa demonstrates a fun and easy experiment you can do with kids while asking the kinds of questions that will help them (and you!) learn along the way - even if the answer is "I don't know."

Big & Little Podcast: The Coronavirus Pandemic's Effect on Kids

Boston Children's Museum CEO and President, Carole Charnow, talks with Dr. Michael Yogman, a practicing pediatrician in Cambridge, Massachusetts, about the many challenges the Coronavirus presents for parents, families, and children.


How Coins Are Made...For Kids!

Have you ever studied a coin to find out what year it was made? Maybe you've wondered what material the different coins are made out of? This video explains to kids the coin making process from start to finish, in a fun and fascinating way that you'll enjoy, too!

The Live from the Living Room Challenge

Join the #LiveFromTheLivingRoomChallenge and share a short and funny video to make someone laugh. Tell a joke, pull a (harmless) prank on your sibling, train your dog to chase his tail - get creative! Share your video with #LiveFromTheLivingRoomChallenge to be featured on their page! The top ten videos will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Future of Construction Day 5, featuring Autodesk and United Way

Check out the recording from Day 5 of the Future of Construction, featuring Autodesk and United Way. Future of Construction is a webinar and design challenge for middle schoolers developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Today's discussion is about who different products and spaces are designed for and what problems they are helping to solve.


Future of Construction Day 4, featuring Boston Children's Museum and Thompson Island Outward Bound

Check out the recording from Day 4 of the Future of Construction, a webinar and design challenge for middle schoolers developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Today's topic: Designing for Resilience. This webinar features Boston Children's Museum's Director of STEAM Melissa Higgins as well as Thompson Island Outward Bound.

Future of Construction Webinar Day 3, featuring Boston Society of Architecture and EcoRise

Boston Children's Museum was thrilled to participate in the Future of Construction, a webinar and design challenge for middle schoolers developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Check out the webinar recording from Day 3, featuring the Boston Society for Architecture and EcoRise.

Future of Construction Webinar Day 2, featuring MassRobotics

Boston Children's Museum was thrilled to participate in the Future of Construction, a webinar and design challenge for middle schoolers developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools, the City of Boston, and the United Way. Check out the webinar recording from Day 2, featuring MassRobotics.


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