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Popsicle Painting!

 

 

Celebrate summer with a cool sensory activity! Popsicle Painting is a fun and versatile project that the family can do together. Use them as paint brushes, or as finger paints.

 

For planning, you'll need to freeze for 24 hours.

 

 

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

Rock Family Art

 

 

Celebrate the father, caregiver, or role model in your family by making a nature inspired family portrait. Collect rocks, sticks, and other natural items from walks, hikes, the park, or your own backyard. Use the items as a simple and fun art project, or make a memorable gift by adding to a canvas, or shadowbox.

 


 

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

May The Fourth: Family Activities

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

Galaxy Slime

 

Supplies

 

  • 2 2/3 cups white glue
  • 8 cups shaving cream
  • 6 tablespoons contact lens solution
  • food coloring or liquid watercolor, glitter, other add-ins (optional)

 

Add the glue, shaving cream, and contact lens solution to a large bowl and mix. Add color, glitter, and any other add-ins.

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

Space Jars

 

 

Need a fun family project for May the Fourth? Making space jars is a great way to have an out of this world time! Use your artistic side to express yourself with different colors and add-ins. Create a conversation about space while you make your jars.

 

Supplies:

 

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

Science Experiment! - Milk and Dish Soap

 

Milk and Dish Soap Experiment!

 

Here's what you'll need:

 

- Milk (we used 2%)

- Food Color

- q-tip

- Dish Soap

 

Here's what you do:

 

-Add milk to a shallow bowl

- Add a few drops of color to the milk

- Soak q-tip in dish soap

- Touch the surface of the milk with the q-tip

 

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

Celebrating a Birthday in a Time of Social Distancing

From balancing work at home while navigating through lesson plans, and managing cabin fever, there are many things that families are trying to work through. A single day can feel like it’s crammed with a week’s worth of challenges (definitely a week’s worth of coffee). But while all of this is happening, so are birthdays.

 

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

Nature Crowns

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

• Paper for the crown: We used border paper, but you can use construction paper, or even printer paper. Whatever you have handy at home.

• Something sticky: We used glue dots, but regular glue, staples, and tape will work as well.

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

Rain Cloud in a Jar

Looking for something fun and engaging to do at home? Try making a rain cloud in a jar. Here's what you'll need:

  • Shaving Cream
  • Water
  • Glass jar or clear plastic container (something tall works great)
  • Liquid Water Color 

 

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

Ask Kidspace-Game Chips

 

This has been this month’s Ask Kidspace! with one of our experts! Thanks for your questions in our Nature Exchange. Check back next time to see if your question is featured on another episode of Ask Kidspace!

 

 

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Kathleen Hickey, Operations & Events Manager, has been with Kidspace Children’s Museum since 2014. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from California State University Long Beach. Her favorite exhibit at Kidspace is the Interpretive Arroyo.

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