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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 while we are on an intermission.

Yaffi and Daniel Lvova at Far Out: Our Solar System

Early Learning

Skill builders for little ones.

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Imagination

Enjoy writing and pretend play prompts.

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Design

Promote building and tinkering with these activities.

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Experience

Reading, acting and other action activities.

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Art

Ideas for helping bring out your child’s creative side!

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3 artful space activities

3 artful space activities

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...

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Pastel Galaxies

Pastel Galaxies

Do you children love space and art? This is an easy way to create an artwork of a galaxy that doesn’t take a lot of time or supplies. Plus, it allows your child(ren) to practice art techniques - blending and layering. Additionally, you can add in some time to research...

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Planet Suncatchers

Planet Suncatchers

Here’s a fun craft you can try with your child(ren). Just gather a few items you likely have at home to create some “far out” planet suncatchers. Getting started Materials: Wax paper Paper plate or cup (something to catch the crayon shavings) Crayons (broken ones are...

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Create flashlight constellations

Create flashlight constellations

Want to create a night sky in your room? This activity is a quick and easy way to bring some stars inside. DK offers some constellation patterns and general info. After you make your flashlight constellations, you can keep on learning about stars and constellations...

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Draw-a-story game with artist Shachi Kale

Draw-a-story game with artist Shachi Kale

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...

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Flower Collage

Flower Collage

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...

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Nature Prints for Earth Day

Nature Prints for Earth Day

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...

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Creative ideas for Earth Day

Creative ideas for Earth Day

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. Find several ideas – from our staff and friends at Mesa Recycles – recently posted to help you get crafty and celebate our planet. Additionally, we compiled a few more ideas featured on our iArt page, which...

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Artsy Thursday

Artsy Thursday

Think, problem solve, create! Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands. On Artsy Thursday, celebrate the joy and learning children...

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Work Together Wednesday

Work Together Wednesday

Today we explore working together on a project. We suggest building together! Why? When children build together they explore math and science concepts, and they develop their social and early literacy skills. Children can use any material to create. Some options...

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Tasty Tuesday

Tasty Tuesday

The delicious activities we’re sharing today are tied to Week of the Young Child (WOYC), taking place through April 17. Tasty Tuesday is a fun, food-themed day that’s about more than just cheese and crackers. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills,...

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Music Monday

Music Monday

Love music? Week of the Young Child (WOYC) takes place in April, and communities in Arizona celebrate typically with a variety of activities to spotlight early learning and the educators who support the positive development of young children. Our efforts at the museum...

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