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Natural History & Fine Arts Museum

Kids Activity Page

 

Museum Munchkins Activities

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Ground Sloth

Create a ground sloth caught in a snow storm.

 

 

 

 

Sea Star

Learn about symmetry from sea creatures.

 

 

 

 

Raccoon

Make a raccoon out of a cereal box.

 

 

 

Grasshopper

Grab a water bottle and playing card to make noise like a grasshopper.

 

 

 

 

 

African Lion

Create a lion from using construction paper and your hand.

 

 

 

 

Gray Fox

Make a gray fox out of a paper plate.

 

 

 

 

Otter

Create an otter bag to carry your favorite things.

 

 

 

 

Dino Shape Matching

Match each dinosaur’s shape to the corresponding egg.

 

 

 

 

Shrike Meal Planning

Help plan out your meals for day – just like a shrike.

 

 

 

 

Shrike

Trace your hand and shoe to make a shrike.

 

 

 

 

Ocelot

Make a mask and “purr” like an Ocelot!

 

 

 

Art & Crafts

 

Shadow Puppets

Create puppets then put on a shadow puppet show.

 

 

 

 

Strings & Things

Create a sculpture out of objects you find in your home.

 

 

 

Curiosity Cabinet

Collect items from around the house and display them for all to see.

 

 

 

 

Clay and Cotton Sheep

Make a cute sheep for decoration or to play with.

 

 

 

 

Cave Painting

Tell your own history or story with a painting like archaeologists have found in caves.

 

 

 

 

Clothespin Doll

Make a doll from a clothespin, fabric and pipe cleaners.

 

 

 

 

Spatterwork

Create a silhouette by spattering paint!

 

 

 

 

Kool-Aid Ice Dyeing

Make custom scarves, socks, towels and more with dye made from Kool-Aid.

 

 

 

Natural Painting

Create your own paints using fruits and vegetables.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Dizzy Coloring Page

Our new mascot needs some color.  Print off the sheet, use colors of your choice or add some flair!

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes

 

Johnny Cakes

 

 

 

 

 

Apees – German Cookies

 

 

 

 

Rock Candy

 

 

 

 

 

Fry Bread

 

 

 

 

 

Butter

 

 

 

 

Simple Lemonade

 

 

 

 

Hardtack

 

 

 

 

 

Dinosaur Activities

 

Dino Art

What colors will your dinosaurs be?

 

 

 

What’s In a Name?

Use this chart to create new dinosaur names.

 

 

 

Moon Sand Dino Dig

Junior paleontologists can excavate fossils at home.

 

 

 

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Make fossils from ingredients you already have on hand.

 

 

 

Science Activities

 

 

Fingerprinting

Check out your own unique fingerprints.

 

 

 

 

What Do I Eat?

Guess which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

 

 

 

 

Cookie Dig

Practice digging out artifacts like an archaeologist by carefully digging out chocolate chips from your cookie.

 

 

 

Color Safari

Go on a safari through your house or backyard.  What colors will you find?

 

 

 

 

History & Civil War Activities

 

 

Make a Tent

 

 

 

 

 

Trace Their Journey

 

 

 

 

 

What Would You Carry?

 

 

 

 

 

Thaumatrope

 

 

 

 

Ironclad Ship Building

 

 

 

 

 

Bridge Building

 

 

 

 

 

Eye Spy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language of the Flowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pigs in a Pen

Challenge your family to this fun game from the Civil War.

 

 

 

Design Your Own Flag