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Tap into your imagination and have fun at home with these hands-on, creative activities from the i.d.e.a. Museum – perfect for days you aren’t able to visit.
Skill Builder activities aimed at helping little ones prepare for school.
Enjoy writing and pretend play prompts.
Promote building and tinkering with these activities.
Reading, acting and other action activities.
Find Week of the Young Child and Mesa Family Take Out Night activities here!
Ideas for helping bring out your child’s creative side! Our “Drawing Inspiration” series can be found here, too.
Let's experiment with watercolors. Today, we feel inspired to paint some whales from our imagination. Getting started You’ll need: Watercolor paper or thick paper (we used a paper plate) Watercolor paints Paint brushes A cup of water Paper towels (for dabbing your...
Tap into your musical side. All you need are recycled materials from home plus some glue, maybe some rubber bands and imagination. Start your artful projects by collecting materials from around your house to create an instrument. Some object you could use include:...
We’re bringing to you a new way to enjoy the i.d.e.a. Museum’s exhibition, Art of the Story. Today, we are featuring artist Cheryl Tall, who came up with an idea to share a few of her artworks on display at the museum’s Whiteman Family Exhibiton Gallery. Cheryl...
Painting can be a great way for your kiddos to create. But we know it can be scary because of the potential for big messes. That’s why we’re sharing a sensory painting method from our Messy Creations workshop that minimizes the mess for little ones, but it’s still a...
It’s MuseumWeek (May 11-17), and we’re celebrating by looking back at some of our favorite artworks and activities at the museum. We love having changing art exhibits in the Whiteman Family Exhibition Gallery because it gives us an opportunity to share so many...
Homemade gift can be wonderful treasures! With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’re sharing an activity from our popular Mother’s Day Tea Party, which typically takes place the Saturday prior to mom’s special day. WATCH VIDEO here. You can choose to do this...
Happy Astronomy Day! Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year in the spring and fall. In 2020, we celebrate on May 2 and Sept. 26. Did you know the first Astronomy Day in the United State took place in 1973? Doug Berger, then the president of the Astronomical...
Looking for a fun way for you or your child to exercise imagination and creativity? Try creating a game. This drawing + storytelling activty comes from Chandler artist Shachi Kale, who is featured in the i.d.e.a. Museum’s current exhibition, Art of the Story. She...
Happy Earth Day! It's the 50th year of this special day aimed at raising awareness of our environment. Since we're talking about Earth Day, let's try a creative activity to practice being environmentally resourceful. What do we mean by being environmentally...
In celebration of Earth Day, here’s a creative activity to inspire a discussion about recycling and encourage the family to do a little yard work together. This at-home idea comes from Gallery Educator Rebecca Cameron, one of several talented team members at the...
Who doesn’t love plants? Plants provide us with food, clean air and beauty! We can find an entire spectrum of colors in the blooming spring desert. Use this science lesson today or any day to inquire about the plants around us - maybe try it Monday (April 10) during...
Earth Day 2020 is almost here! How will you celebrate on April 22? We love Earth Day at the i.d.e.a. Museum. Teaching about sustainability is part of our mission. Our staff works on a variety of activities that utilize recycled materials, and we have a dedicated...
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As of Oct. 31, 2020
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