Your home can be a museum when you artfully display your things. Use this activity to talk about how and why we use the things around the house.
We always want you to be able to keep your kids busy and occupied without having to buy more stuff. So today we present the Magnificent Museum.
Explain to your child what a museum is: a special building with a collection of interesting things. Anyone can come to the museum and look at the things and talk about them. Well, there is also a collection of things in your home. You and your kid should choose some of those things and display them around the house. Place the chosen objects on the sofa, the coffee table, the kitchen chairs - whatever works. For a recent Museum, my boys used: a toy car, a spatula, a shoe, a dog toy, and many other marvelous things.
After the Museum has been properly set up comes part two: people come and look at the assembled things. Each item is admired and discussed. (The "people" are you and your kids, of course.)
It's good to ask questions about each thing in the Museum:
What is this used for?
Do you think it is pretty?
Can you tell me something about this object that I might not already know?
Also, it's never a bad idea to exclaim "Marvelous!" or "Magnificent!" when viewing any given item.
The next day or so after making your house into a museum, you could take your children to a ‘real,' out-of-the-house museum. There, too, you all can admire the marvelous collection of things. And here is the added bonus to this activity: museum visitors should use quiet voices. Everyone must be on their best behavior. And of course, in a Museum, kids really need to listen to their Moms and Dads, and do as they are told!
Have a great day with your curious, creative, and obedient museum workers and visitors!