Many museums around the world are taking this opportunity to find new ways for people to enjoy their collections (Getty Museum and The Met). You can study art works, photographs, and artifacts closely with your child and then find everyday objects to recreate the art. (I used Instagram's Layout app to help me make a side by side photo)
For an added Bonner County connection, take a look at the Adopt an Artifact pages for inspiration. If you visit the Facebook page, there are lots of historical photos you can recreate!
Older kids: Let them explore the museum website and pick out any image that they might like to recreate. Post their creations in the comments or Instagram #AtHomeWithBCHS.
Study the image really carefully. What do you notice? What do you wonder? What does it remind you of? Have you seen anything around our house that is similar in color or shape? When we look at something really closely we can learn more about it.
Younger kids: Show your child the pictures of some of the artifacts from the BCHS Museum and ask them to hunt around the house to find something that looks similar.
For really little kids: Get out a hat, coin, dress, or sled and see if they can match their version of the items to the pictures below.
Activities and experiences to engage with history at home. Share your work with us #AtHomeWithBCHS
If you've enjoyed these activities, please consider making a donation of $3, $5, or $10 so we can continue to bring you great projects for your family.