Play At Home Blog

Keep checking back every week for new activities, videos, and resources!

Spooky Games – Play, Learn & Grow!

October 30, 2020

Practice teamwork and problem solving by taking simple Halloween objects and turning them into fun games!

Get Ready for Read for the Record on October 29!

October 24, 2020

Join us on October 29th (on Facebook Live at 11:30 am) when we share Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away, written by local author and all around wonderful person, Meg Medina!

Spider Web Fine Motor Activity

October 23, 2020

Learn the importance of fine motor skills and practice these skills by creating a spider web with yarn!

Día de los Muertos Inspired Sugar Skull Mask

October 16, 2020

Learn about Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) and create a sugar skull inspired mask!

This Halloween, Treat Kids to a Great Book!

October 15, 2020

Join our virtual book drive and sweeten a kid’s life in a lasting way!

Frida Kahlo Inspired Flower Crown

October 8, 2020

Continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our intern, Kristen Christian, by learning about Frida Kahlo, a famous Mexican artist, and create a flower crown inspired by her work.

Count, Group & Compare: Practicing the Basics at Home!

October 7, 2020

There are lots of ways to build your child’s brain as you go about your daily routine. Join Jess as she demonstrates one easy way!

Richmond Folk Festival is THIS WEEKEND!

October 5, 2020

Do you have your ICONIC Bag Hat materials to get in the spirit of Folk Festival? Find out what the Children’s Museum created for this year’s virtual event and join in the fun!

Mindfulness Practices for Families

September 30, 2020

Our Family Engagement Manager shares how she has found some calm through mindfulness strategies.

Mexican Folk Art Mirror

September 30, 2020

Join our JHU intern, Kristen, as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and try this amazing mirror craft!