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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.

Yaffi and Daniel Lvova at Far Out: Our Solar System

Early Learning

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.

iArt Archives

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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The art of planning a healthy meal

Teaching kids to eat healthy can be tricky, especially when you can’t get to the grocery store like a typical week and let them pick out veggies, fruit and other healthy options. Having them stay home doesn’t mean healthy learning can’t take place. Start by making...

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At-home: Secret Drawing Reveal

Do you remember creating secret messages growing up? We have a fun artful project that takes a little of that magic, but puts it in a creative format - perfect for kids of all ages. This at-home idea comes from Gallery Educator Rebecca Cameron, one of several talented...

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Puppy Cupcake Challenge

We're sharing a fun video inspired by today - National Puppy Day! It's just another way to keep your child's brain engaged doing something creative. WATCH VIDEO HERE This at-home idea comes from i.d.e.a. Museum Education Assistant Chelsea Ziegenhein, who is passionate...

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Story Time: The Little Red Hen

On this World Storytelling Day, we are sharing a classic story - a folktale told over time - The Little Red Hen. Take time to read it together. The Little Red Hen is in the public domain and considered a folktale, shared in an oral storytelling tradition over time. It...

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Sketch a Still Life

Among the topics tackled in a recent i.d.e.a. Museum exhibition - Artful Play! Game & Toys - was how toys are designed, which resulted in a sketching activity. Let's try this at home! Getting Started How are toys designed? When toy designers have a toy they’d like...

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