Playful Parenting: Bringing Play to Every Day

Playful Parenting: Bringing Play to Every Day

Make Your Own Eyeball Wall at Home

If you’ve visited our newest special exhibit, Monsters on Summer Vacation, you’ve likely seen the Eyeball Wall, a chalkboard wall covered in eyes that provides a backdrop for visitors to sketch out monster faces and expressions of their own.

You can recreate this piece of the museum in your own home and let your kids get creative with this printable template.

Print out a copy (or two or three) of the eyeball sheet. Then, let your imagination out to play by drawing or painting creatures to match the eyes. Make your own monsters with smiling fangs, tangles of tentacles, scales, stripes and so much more.

If you want to make this activity eco-friendly, put the printout into a clear sleeve protector and draw on it with dry erase markers. When it’s full, wipe clean and start again for unlimited fun!

DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE EYEBALL WALL TEMPLATE

 

What Kids Learn

How to Support the Play

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  • When a child asks for help, guide without taking over. Nudge them along with suggestions framed as questions. “What would happen if…?”

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