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Children will learn about shapes by using their whole bodies to physically explore the properties of squares, triangles, rectangles, and more! Discovery Museum, Body Shapes, Triangles, Squares, Bodies, Brain, Kids Rugs, Science, Explore

Big Body Shapes

Children will use their whole bodies to explore the properties of common shapes.

Children will play a game to practice identifying and naming emotions. They’ll make inferences based on reading facial expressions and body language, which are crucial skills for successful social interaction and problem solving. Science Resources, Teaching Science, Activities, Discovery Museum, Inference, Body Language, Problem Solving, Catapult, Christmas Sweaters

Emotion Freeze

Children will play a game to practice identifying and naming emotions.

Children will use different circular objects to create dot paintings. Science Resources, Teaching Science, Activities, Discovery Museum, Pointillism, Dot Painting, Objects, Dots, Catapult

Pointillism Dot Art

Make a dot painting using a variety of types of circular objects.

Build a freestanding structure out of rocks, paper, and scissors! Destination Imagination, Discovery Museum, Rock Paper Scissors, Problem Solving Skills, Catapult, Activities For Kids, Creativity, Brain, Rocks

Rock, Paper, Scissors – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Build a freestanding structure out of rocks, paper, and scissors!

This guide includes practical tips and implementation strategies aimed at making the research on school readiness actionable for library staff. It is the result of a collaborative development process with six libraries throughout California. Early Childhood Program, Discovery Museum, Programming For Kids, School Readiness, Early Literacy, Child Development, Bay Area, Research, Librarians

Research & Resources – Bay Area Discovery Museum

This guide includes practical tips and implementation strategies aimed at making the research on school readiness actionable for library staff. It is the result of a collaborative development process with six libraries throughout California.

These double-sided bookmarks contain tips for families to try, and an explanation of the associated skill from the Promising Practices guide. Discovery Museum, Research, Bookmarks, Behavior, Families, Brain, Stress, Learning, Tips

Research & Resources – Bay Area Discovery Museum

These double-sided bookmarks contain tips for families to try, and an explanation of the associated skill from the Promising Practices guide.

Journey to a nearby garden or outdoor space. Invite children to collect any fallen petals or leaves that they find interesting to inspire their own Petal Mandalas! Discovery Museum, Flower Petals, Flowers, Invite, Brain, Journey, Leaves, Space, Children

Petal Mandalas – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Children will use flower petals or other colorful materials to create mandalas and unique patterns.

This activity promotes planning and divergent thinking skills. Divergent Thinking, Discovery Museum, Thinking Skills, Brain, Activities, Fabric, Kids, How To Wear, Clothes

Wear It – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Use fabric, trim, ribbon, zippers, and more to express your creativity through clothing!

Walk the Talk – Bay Area Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, Fun Brain, Walt Disney Company, Catapult, Brain Breaks, Acting, Activities, Animal, Bay Area

Walk the Talk – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Act silly and walk across a room like a specific animal!

Invent a machine that draws with markers as it moves! Divergent Thinking, Destination Imagination, Discovery Museum, Thinking Skills, New Job, Scribble, Inventions, Markers, Children

Electric Scribbles – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Invent a machine that draws with markers as it moves!

Turn a dishtowel into an unusual creature! This activity helps build children's cognitive flexibility. Discovery Museum, Catapult, Towel, Activities, Learning, Creativity, Flexibility, Brain, Disney

Towel Transformations – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Turn a dishtowel into an unusual creature!

Go on a nature walk and collect materials to create a wristband! Discovery Museum, Walking In Nature, Bay Area, Brain, To Go, Activities, Create, Collection, Fashion

Nature Wristbands – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Go on a nature walk and collect materials to create a wristband!

A-maze-ing Design – Bay Area Discovery Museum Disney Games For Kids, Maze Games For Kids, Fun Activities For Kids, Discovery Museum, Coffee Cup Sleeves, Catapult, Tabletop Games, Make It Through, Step By Step Instructions

A-maze-ing Design – Bay Area Discovery Museum

Fun activity for kids: Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your own tabletop maze.