Want to get crafty and keep kids engaged and learning at home? You’ve come to the right place. The Whatcom Museum is committed to serving our community, and we’re excited to offer new online resources for kids and families. Here you’ll find a selection of at-home activities, from science experiments to craft projects, developed by our Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) staff.
Caregivers can also find links to other learning resources to cultivate curiosity.
Check out the activities below and download a printable PDF complete with a materials list and instructions. Check back often as we continue to add activities that are sure to banish boredom. We aim to feature crafts and science projects that can be done with materials found in most homes. Let us know if there’s a specific topic you’d like to see covered by filling out our contact form.
We’ve compiled a list of online activities and learning opportunities offered by other museums and organizations so you can keep kids entertained at home. Scroll down for creative content for all ages.
Boston Children’s Museum: Play and learning resources
Kohl Children’s Museum: Stories, activities, and experiments
Hands on!: Coronavirus guide for curious, courageous kids
Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian): Air and Space Anywhere
Museum of Early Trade and Crafts: Recipes, games, coloring pages, etc.
Tate: Tate Kids (games and quizzes, videos, kids’ art, etc.)
American Museum of Natural History: Science website for kids
Glazer Children’s Museum: Online activities
NEW – Audubon Society: Activities and resources for kids
Monterey Bay Aquarium: online classes geared toward specific grade levels
Printable time capsule for kids by Long Creations
Icons of Washington coloring book from Washington State Historical Society
Professor Puffin YouTube: Bird-drawing video tutorial
Luci Creative: 5 Fun At-Home Make-a-Museum Activities for Kids
HistoryView.org: Virtual Reality Tours
Google Arts and Culture: Stories, guided tours of famous artworks, and more