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At-Home Creative Art Activities

Looking for fun activities and crafts that you can do with kids - or that they can do on their own? Check out these easy, creative projects that will keep children playing, learning, and having fun! 

Port Discovery's At Home Play Tips & Resources is generously sponsored by M&T Bank

Art Projects: Nature Themed

Outdoor Art Activities for Families this Spring

Spend time outdoors with your family this spring as you enjoy these new activity ideas great for all ages! You'll find how-to's on making Nature Prints, Painting by Nature, and Nature Bracelets. Materials and directions included! 

Art Projects: Nature Themed

Painting with Slinkies

At Home Play Tips: Painting with Slinkies

Painting with slinkies?! How fun!   This is a colorful and fun art activity that can be done inside (providing there is enough floor space) or outside (which is probably better because it is MESSY, Fans of Play)! Use this helpful how-to article with four easy steps to follow.

Painting With Slinkies

Art Photo Challenge

At Home Play Tips: Photo Challenge

Take our photo challenge! Follow our prompts and take some fun pictures to play along. 

Art Photo Challenge

Incorporating Arts into Play

Incorporating Arts into Play At Home

From enhancing motor, decision making, visual learning and language skills to social-emotional development (just to name a few!) it’s easy to see that the arts - music, theater and art - can have a profound impact on little learners.

Incorporating Arts Into Play At Home & On-The-Go

3 Reasons to Expose Children to Arts Early On

3 Reasons to Expose Children to the Arts Early On

Dressing-up, putting on performances, creating music, painting…what do these things all have in common? These creative outlets all help children develop important social-emotional, physiological and cognitive skills according to the National Endowment for the Arts. Read more about how art helps children develop important skills for life in this helpful article. 

3 Reasons to Expose Children to Arts Early On

Pop Up Play Time

Pop Up Play Time

Check out fun performances, story times, interactive songs and so much more during Pop Up Play Time!

Pop Up Play Time Videos

The Unique World Around You

Be Younique Week The Unique World Around You

A great way to introduce the positivity and uniqueness of differences is to show children variations within nature! Follow along with our blog and free PDF Download to celebrate unique differences and smiliarities you can find in everyday life! 

The Unique World Around You

The Mini Museum Challenge

Mini Museum Design Challenge

We're challenging YOU to re-create your favorite Port Discovery Children's Museum exhibit, activity or memory right from home! 

The Mini Museum Challenge

Mark Making Tools of Art

Mark Making Tools of Art

Join Beth Yashnyk, Port Discovery's Visual Arts Specialist, as she takes viewers through a demonstration of different art making tools and fun ways to use them right at home!

Mark Making Tools of Art

How-To DIY: Camping at Home

How-To DIY Camping at Home

When you can’t go camping, there are a lot of different ways o bring the fun of camping to you with activities you can enjoy at home; indoors or outdoors; day or night!  Check out our blog for 7 ways you can enjoy all the fun of camping, while at home. 

How-To DIY: Camping at Home

How-To DIY: Washable Paint & Car Decoration

Washable Paint DIY

Don’t have a car? No problem! This paint will also work on windows! It’s fun, easy to wash off, and is a great way to express your family’s creativity!

How-To DIY: Washable Paint blog

How-To DIY: Washable Paint PDF

Rainy Day Play TIps & Ideas

Rainy Day Play Tips for Families

Rain rain go away...come again some other day. But today it's okay if it rains, because we have fun family activities that are entirely indoors!

4 Rainy Day Play Ideas

Story Writing at Home

Story Writing at Home

Mermaids, pirates, dinosaurs, astronauts… they’re all very different, but they can all be part of the same amazing story! If there’s a story we especially like, we write it down. That way, we’ll always remember it, and can even read it to our family and friends.

Kids have lots of imagination, and they have stories to tell, too! Here are some tips for encouraging storytelling, and even writing stories of their own.

Story Writing at Home

Celebrate World Smile Day & Create A DIY Smiley-Face Face Mask

Celebrate World Smile Day & Create A DIY Smiley Face Face Mask!

This World Smile Day, accomplish Artist Harvey Ball’s goal by putting a smile on your face — literally! 

Celebrate World Smile Day & Create A DIY Smiley Face Face Mask!

Port Discovery's At Home Play Tips & Resources is generously sponsored by M&T Bank

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