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Creative Arts Play Tips: Story Writing at Home

At Port Discovery, we love to make up stories to tell.

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.

STEM at Home: 3 Ways to Teach Your Kids About the Sky

Hear from a cloud, conduct some science experiments, and finally learn why the sky is blue!

1. Meet Nimbus the Cloud

4 Rainy Day Play 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!

Sometimes you’re stuck inside on a rainy day. It may seem sad at first, but the plants are happy! Grass, trees, and flowers need rain to grow big and strong. Rain is their drink and their snack. Without it, they’d be hungry!

3 Ways to Celebrate National Eat Outside Day on August 31st!

What are your plans for Monday, August 31? Preparing for the return to school? One last trip to the pool for the summer? No matter your plan, make sure to set aside some time for National Eat Outside Day, one of our tastiest holidays!

Sensory Play: The 5 Senses of Fall

Is fall your favorite season? The leaves change color, school is back, and fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving are approaching! Here are five ways to have fun in the fall — each one appealing to one of the five senses.

Sight, smell, sound, taste and touch — we all use the five senses everyday to understand the world around us. Here’s a kid-friendly day of exploring each of the five senses!

Celebrating National Book Lovers Day With Your Family

Did you know that August 9 is Book Lovers Day? If there’s ever a day to encourage your kids to write, take a trip to the library, or even reread Harry Potter once again, this is it!

How-To DIY: Camping at Home!

Summer is in full effect and what better way to celebrate than with a camping trip?!

Dog Days of Summer Play Tips

But when you can’t go camping, there’s lots of ways to 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: 

STEM at Home: Bug Bingo!

Let's talk about bugs!

Dog Days of Summer Play Tips

Bugs are everywhere, they can live almost anywhere in the world. There are more than 1.5 million species of named bugs.  

Sensory Play: DIY MoonDough & MoonSand!

What do you think the moon texture is like? These two contrasting textures are often what people envision! 

Space Play Tips

Moon Sand!

Art at Home: How-To DIY: Washable Paint & Car Decoration!

Although Artscape may not be happening this year, people all over Baltimore City are finding ways to celebrate the annual summer tradition!

Art Everywhere Play Tips

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