At-Home Creative Art Activities
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!
Art Projects: Nature Themed
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!
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.
Art Photo Challenge
Take our photo challenge! Follow our prompts and take some fun pictures to play along.
Incorporating Arts into Play
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.
3 Reasons to Expose Children to 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.
Pop Up Play Time
Check out fun performances, story times, interactive songs and so much more during Pop Up Play Time!
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 Mini Museum Challenge
We're challenging YOU to re-create your favorite Port Discovery Children's Museum exhibit, activity or memory right from home!
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!
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: Washable Paint & Car Decoration
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!
Rainy Day Play TIps & Ideas
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!
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.
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!