Category: activities: indoor

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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Life is a Laboratory

Life is a Laboratory

[ 0 ] August 30, 2007 |

by Lisa Kerr Exhibit/Program Developer Providence Children’s Museum I have a confession to make — I am science phobic. Having grown up in a family of writers and artists, the idea of formulas, periodic tables, scales, test tubes and beakers sent shivers down my spine. Even when I became an educator and embraced a wide […]

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Traction Man Action Figure!

Traction Man Action Figure!

[ 1 ] August 26, 2007 |

Traction Man Is Here! by Mini Grey is the story about a young boy’s new action figure toy, called Traction Man, and it comes complete with outfits for every occasion. He is ready for any adventure from protecting toys from evil pillows to guarding breakfast toast. With the help of his friend, Scrub-brush, he can […]

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ARTplay: Thinking About Portraits

ARTplay: Thinking About Portraits

[ 0 ] August 22, 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. —– Have […]

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ARTplay

ARTplay

[ 0 ] August 22, 2007 |

ARTplay is a new monthly column written by Marianne Ruggiero, Coordinator of Family Programs at The RISD Museum.   Various themes and activities will introduce kids and parents to the museum’s collection both online and off. Each month Kidoinfo will help spark your children’s interest in art — they can learn about different works at […]

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Cheap, Easy Entertainment

Cheap, Easy Entertainment

[ 0 ] August 19, 2007 |

A list of inexpensive and old-fashioned ways to entertain kids was recently posted on Lifehacker. In our house, my kids and I enjoy coming up with projects to make. I am often a make-it-yourself kind of mom when I have the time, but I also seek out fresh ideas and new venues. Reading the online […]

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Kids and Critters

Kids and Critters

[ 0 ] July 30, 2007 |

by Janice O’Donnell, Executive Director, Providence Children’s Museum I couldn’t have been more than five or six, yet I remember vividly the night my mother roused me from bed to see the kittens being born. Crouching in that dark closet, whispering, we watched mama cat lick clean those tiny bundles of fur and marveled at […]

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Help is here

Help is here

[ 0 ] July 17, 2007 |

Life with a toddler means no matter how much you try to predict when the next meltdown will happen, you’re rarely right. You just have to deal with the emergency whether you’re at home or in public. We all wish to avoid our kids’ public tantrums that seem to come out of nowhere – too […]

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Name That Tune!

Name That Tune!

[ 0 ] June 23, 2007 |

This game is a favorite in our family. (Even though no one in our family can sing in key, it’s still fun.) We have modified the rules from the original show, Name that Tune so we can play almost anywhere with two or more people. We play early in the morning, before dinner, in the […]

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