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Coming February 2023! 

Building storytelling skils

Did you know both viewing art and playing with puppets are great ways to encourage your child to tell a story? The puppet theater – recently added to our HUB Gallery – provides a great space for kids of all ages to tap into their imaginations take them to new places....

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Create some fireworks this summer

We can't believe 4th of July is around the corner. Let's make some colorful fireworks to get into the holiday spirit. First, let make fireworks with paint and paper tubes. We've shared this activity in past Messy Creations classes, and it's quite fun. Getting started...

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Storytelling ideas

We’re so thankful for all the families that came to see the i.d.e.a. Museum’s Art of the Story exhibition, which ended on Sunday (June 13). Keep the storytelling activities going at home this summer to help your little ones build vocabulary, nurture imagination and...

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Create a playground

The i.d.e.a. Museum Gallery Educators create a number of upcycle challenges for kids of all ages in our Junkyard Jungle space. More about the space below. The upcycle challenge aims to get kids of all ages to think out of the box as they create using recycled...

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Mother’s Day craft ideas

Mother's Day is coming up on Sunday, May 9. We have a few ideas for unique, creative gifts from our iArt archives. An adult may need to assist your little ones with some of these creative activities, so enlist someone who can keep mom's gift a secret. Check them out...

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Family Friday 2021

Family fun and engagement helps to support, encourage and inspire early learning for children. At the i.d.e.a. Museum, we support families as a child’s first and most important teacher! For Week of the Young Child, we have a few in-person activities in our HUB Gallery...

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Artsy Thursday 2021

Art is an integral part of the development of young children. It promotes creative expression, fine motor development, problem solving and even early math skills! During Week of the Young Child, we are planning a few special activities in our HUB Gallery near the...

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Work Together Wednesday 2021

Wednesday's theme focusing on working together. When you work together, you learn social skills, teamwork and problem solving. You also develop language and communication skills because to really work together you need to talk to each other. We love building together...

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Tasty Tuesday 2021

Tuesday’s delicious activities are tied to Week of the Young Child (WOYC), taking place through Friday, April 16. Tasty Tuesday is a fun day that’s about more than just food. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more. Also, today presents...

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Music Monday 2021

Love music? We do, too! We especially love seeing families play with our musical instruments as they walk up to the entrance of the i.d.e.a. Museum. It's a fun way to start your museum adventure. Today, as it's Music Monday - one of five themed-activity days during...

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Crafty ways to celebrate Earth Day 2021

Earth Day 2021 is almost here!  At the museum, we'll have a special upcycle challenge for our visitors - while supplies last - on Thursday, April 22. It will be a seed starter! Buy your timed admission tickets here. How will you celebrate on April 22? At the i.d.e.a....

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Draw an Ox & Year of the Ox Activities

We're coming up on the Year of the Ox, according to the Chinese zodiac calendar. Did you know the ox represents diligence and reliability? To get ready for the Chinese New Year - also known as Lunar New Year - on Feb. 12, try drawing an ox. It can be a cartoonish one...

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