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10 Ways To Make A Museum Trip Amazing

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Museum Tripssource: Kate Gardiner

Good news! There is a much better way to enjoy museums!

Just follow the ideas below and make museums trips exciting and memorable instead of brutal and blah.

10 Ways To Make A Museum Trip Amazing

(1) Find out what lectures, movies, tours and hands-on activities are available. Be sure to reserve a space for all.

(2) Look online to find out about special exhibits. Get some background on what you’ll be seeing. If possible, print the information out and take it with you.

(3) Have everyone bring or share cameras. Though most museums won’t allow photos inside, they do usually let pictures be taken outdoors.

(4) Set a goal for each member of your group to learn and remember one interesting thing. Share your findings during lunch.

(5) See if the museum has a nice sculpture garden or other outdoor spot, and take advantage of that too. Take a lunch or drink, talk over what you saw and enjoy watching the other visitors.

(6) Find out from the front desk what materials are available to enjoy the exhibits. These usually range from small brochures, to earplugs and other listening devices. The last time we went to the Walter’s Art Gallery, in Baltimore, they lent out coloring pages and crayons.

(7) Give everyone a small pad of paper and pen to take notes or make sketches.

(8) Look around for an art student or docent and try to engage him or her in a serious conversation about a particular exhibit.

(9) Make a small purchase in the museum store.  Kids, especially, look forward to purchasing a postcard or other small trinket to remember the trip.

(10) Design your own scavenger hunt. Using the internet beforehand, make a list of some of the exhibits you want to see, and check off each as you locate it.

What do all all of these activities have in common? They allow you and the rest of your group to full engage with the museum. That engagement makes the entire day much more memorable.

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Make Your Own Magnetic Alphabet Toy

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Magnetic Alphabets Toys are a great way to in­tro­duce let­ters to young child­ren, but they run about $10.00 and up at toy stores.  Here’s a way to make your own mag­netic alph­abet toy using noth­ing but old ad­ver­tis­ing mag­nets and left­over let­ter stick­ers.

I hap­pen to always have lots of let­ter stick­ers on hand from my sis­ter’s  scrap­booking pro­jects. If you don’t, check out the dol­lar store. They usual­ly have sev­eral styles of alph­abet stick­ers avail­able. If you chose a pack with a bor­der, this pro­ject will go a lot quick­er.

By the way, this is a great pro­ject for par­ent child craft time.

Instructions

Step 1: Wipe the top of each ad­ver­tis­ing mag­net and allowed it to dry. This in­sures the stick­ers will grip well.

Step 2: Place the glue side of  each stick­er onto a mag­net. Try to get as many stick­ers as you can on each mag­net. Pat the stick­er down well.

Step 3: Using a scis­sors, trim the ex­cess mag­net from around the edge of each stick­er.

Important: Choking hazard! Do not make this toy for child­ren under three or child­ren old­er than three who may still mouth ob­jects.

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How To Make A Homemade Matching Game

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How To Make A Homemade Matching Game

Here is simple toy I made to en­ter­tain my tod­dler neph­ews. The en­tire pro­ject only took an hour and used up sev­er­al sheets of un­want­ed craft pap­ers.

Materials

To make your own home­made match­ing game you’ll need  slic­es of id­en­ti­cal scrap­book pap­er with dis­tinc­tive des­igns, glue, scis­sors and heavy cards­tock or card­board and a temp­late.

Directions

I used a paper cd en­vel­ope as my tem­plate and cut out 6 sets of 2 match­ing squares from scrap­book paper. I then glued the squares onto heavy board.

Match­ing Game For Todd­lers

To use the match­ing toy with todd­lers pick up one tile and ask the child to find its’ twin. Watch the child care­fully to make sure he doesn’t put the tiles into his mouth.

Con­cent­ra­tion Game For Old­er Child­ren

To use the tiles as a con­cen­tra­tion game, turn all tiles up­side down. Have the child ran­dom­ly choose two tiles and look for a match. If no match oc­curs, place the tiles up­side down in the same loc­a­tion they were sel­ec­ted from and the next play­er tries again. If a match does oc­cur, the tiles are re­moved from the game.

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How To Make A Lacing Toy For Toddlers

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How To Make A Lacing Toy For Toddlers

I like to have a variety of toys available when my toddler nephews come over to play. Since they recently outgrew most of my stash, I made a couple of new things for them. The hands-down favorite of the new things, is this easy-to-make lacing toy.

Instruction For Lacing Toy

1. Draw simple pictures of several familiar objects. If you can’t draw, choose a couple of clip art pictures from the internet.

2. Cut the drawings out and tape them to a piece of colored foam.

3. Cut out the foam shapes.

4. Using a hole puncher, punch holes around the foam. Don’t get too close to the edges or the holes may be torn when the toy is being played with.

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