Imagination

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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Roll dice & write a sci-fi story – updated

This fun writing process encourages kids of any age to exercise their imagination. Writing activities help build vocabulary, problem solving and communication skills. This activity has been adapted from an interactive from the Sci-Fi: Fantasy to Reality exhibition....

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Rising Youth Theatre: One-minute story & puppet show

Rising Youth Theatre, in partnership with the i.d.e.a. Museum and Benedictine University in Mesa, is providing a few activities this summer to promote storytelling. Special thanks to the Arizona Commission on the Arts – which receives funding from the state of Arizona...

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Rising Youth Theatre: Write a book together

Let's write and illustrate a book together! Rising Youth Theatre, in partnership with the i.d.e.a. Museum and Benedictine University in Mesa, is providing a few activities this summer to promote storytelling. Special thanks to the Arizona Commission on the Arts -...

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Art of the Story coloring book from Cheryl Tall

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...

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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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Artful Play! Act & Giggle

A classic game featured in Artful Play! Games & Toys was a version of Charades made for little ones! We called it Act & Giggle. Charades is a good way to encourage vocabulary development in young children. With older children charades can be a fun and engaging...

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