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DIY Marble Run

DIY Marble Run

With cardboard tubes, boxes and other recyclables, kids can experiment and build critical thinking skills in this fun STEM activity.

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Warm Hearts with Window Art

Warm Hearts with Window Art

Kids and families everywhere are decorating their windows with hearts, rainbows and other art to spread messages of love and hope. Here are some ideas you can try at home and then hang in your windows.

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Virtual Art for Home

Virtual Art for Home

Through art, kids build motor skills, communication, creative thinking and more. With school closed, you may be wondering how to include art instruction at home. Here are some ideas to try.

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Coloring Pages from a Local Artist

Coloring Pages from a Local Artist

Coloring reduces stress and anxiety, improves focus and builds creative thinking skills. We’re grateful an amazing local illustrator we’ve, Kelsey King, has shared some of her original coloring pages with us.

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Make Time for Storytime

Make Time for Storytime

Since schools have been closed, many libraries, authors and even celebrities have been offering virtual storytimes via their websites and social media channels. Here are some of our favorites.

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Play Helps Reduce Stress

Play Helps Reduce Stress

You may be wondering if your kids are stressed or how this will affect them. To get expert advice on this topic, we reached out to Megan Gunnar, a Regents Professor and Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. She’s also the chair of the museum’s Research Advisory Council.

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A Daily Framework for the Whole Child 

A Daily Framework for the Whole Child 

One of our exhibit developers  created a  list to help shape her 7-year-old son’s day while school is closed.  This list has received a lot of positive responses on social media. We recently asked Michelle her intention behind this list and tips she has for other parents.

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