Category: activities: indoor

All That Glitters

All That Glitters

[ 0 ] January 24, 2008 |

By Marianne Ruggiero Coordinator of Family Programs at The RISD Museum Shakespeare wrote, “All that glitters is not gold.” What this means is that you have to be careful about judging things that LOOK really good on the outside, because chances are that they might not be so great when you look on the inside. […]

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Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

[ 2 ] January 8, 2008 |

By Vanessa Relli-Moreau Education Department Providence Children’s Museum Winter in Rhode Island can be long. As the season gears up, kids have lots of festivities, activities and opportunities to play. They build gingerbread houses, make ornaments and enjoy holiday celebrations. Kids are almost overwhelmed with opportunities for holiday fun. All of this entertainment leads up […]

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Front Row

Front Row

[ 0 ] December 6, 2007 |

By Karen Lambe, Early Childhood Developer Do you remember the first time you experienced a live performance, waiting for the magical moment when the performers would appear and you would be transported into another world of stories and dance or mesmerized by music and puppetry? Going to a live performance is wonderfully exciting for children. […]

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Mud is Cake

Mud is Cake

[ 1 ] November 25, 2007 |

The world of make-believe for children usually starts around 2 to 3 years old. Often it takes a mere suggestion, like “Pretend you are a fish swimming in the water,” or a simple prop like a Frisbee for a steering wheel and kids are off on an undersea adventure or driving a race car. As […]

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A Love Affair with Children’s Books

A Love Affair with Children’s Books

[ 1 ] November 9, 2007 |

By Cathy Saunders, Director of Education Adulthood has never interfered with my love of children’s literature. I led our college environmental group in a dramatic rendition of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. Anne of Green Gables served as an antidote to academic rigor. And Winnie the Pooh remains a fixture on my bedside table for sleepless […]

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Time to reset the clocks!

Time to reset the clocks!

[ 3 ] November 3, 2007 |

Eastern Time Daylight saving time ends at 2 am on the first Sunday in November, when people in most parts of the United States move their clocks back an hour. This made for a brighter Halloween this year. But since it now gets dark earlier, this means I will miss the daylight during the dinner […]

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Spiders, snakes, alligators, oh my!

Spiders, snakes, alligators, oh my!

[ 0 ] October 3, 2007 |

I had my first opportunity to pet a six-foot alligator and an albino python. Although touching snakes may not be my favorite thing to do, it was definitely fascinating for my kids and their friends during a recent trip to Regal Reptiles. There are more snakes, lizards, turtles, and spiders than I have ever seen […]

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Let Your Children Be Your Museum Guides

Let Your Children Be Your Museum Guides

[ 1 ] October 2, 2007 |

by Cathy Saunders Director of Education Welcome to Providence Children’s Museum! It’s bright, it’s imaginative, it’s full of fun activities. Children of all ages know just what to do when they arrive — but parents are sometimes stumped. They wonder what their role may be — and what their children are going to “get out” […]

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ARTPlay: Joaquin Torres-Garcia – Words and Pictures

ARTPlay: Joaquin Torres-Garcia – Words and Pictures

[ 0 ] September 27, 2007 |

By Marianne Ruggiero Coordinator of Family Programs at The RISD Museum —- Note: The images of artwork from The RISD Museum collection will remain on the Kidoinfo website for only 3 months as requested by the Museum. Although the images have been removed, kids may still enjoy doing some of the following projects. —- Could […]

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The Little White House

The Little White House

[ 0 ] September 17, 2007 |

I recently wrote about all the things you and your kids can do with a cardboard box, but if you are feeling less than creative or would rather not use a utility knife, this ready-made precut house from Sparkability is easy to assemble from 100 percent recycled material. Keep it white for the minimalist style […]

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