Looking for a new way to get up and moving as well as get kids minds active and learning? Try a scavenger hunt!
Do you find the idea of doing a science experiment intimidating? Does S.T.E.M scare you? Never fear! “Doing science” with young children doesn’t need to be complicated and you have plenty of materials right in your home. This week’s Brain Builder is a classic science experiment: Sink or Float
Looking for another way to keep cool this summer? Give “Meltasaurus” a try! Meltasaurus is one of our most popular activities for younger children at the museum and now you can try them at home!
Older babies and toddlers love to touch, feel, and explore. You can make a sensory board with items you have in your home. You’ll need a piece of cardboard, a hot glue gun, and some creativity.
Look down. The sidewalk just got a little less pedestrian—and a lot more joyful. In these times of great stress and isolation, creative, healing play is especially important. In that … Continue reading
by Taylor Flesch, marketing supervisor & membership assistant In honor of Pride Month, Taylor, who you might have met behind the front desk at Madison Children’s Museum, brings us a … Continue reading
Reading poetry with kids is a great Brain Builder. After reading “Band-Aids” by Shel Silverstein try using some old wrapping paper to trace your child. Then read the poem again and identify all the body parts in the poem.
In honor of Pride Month, Francesca, who you might have met behind the front desk at Madison Children’s Museum, shows us how to make our own amazing rainbow sprinkles!
Many of us don’t love the idea of so many kids toys made out of plastic, but the wooden options are just so expensive. Plus it’s hard to justify investing in fancy toys that the kid may play with for a couple hours at most. The solution: DIY toys made out of cheap, recyclable or up-cycled material that are ok to rip, mangle, and then discard. Enter the DIY Toddler Stacking Tower!
Madison Children’s Museum stands with those who are demanding justice for George Floyd, accountability for all police brutality, and an end to the systemic racism and white supremacy plaguing our … Continue reading
by Heather Davis, MCM Early Learning Manager It’s been a challenge for all of us during this time of social distancing; we feel tired, confused (what day is it?), uncertain, … Continue reading