Shape Memory Game

            Shape Memory Game Ages 3 and up Recognizing shapes is a great way for young children to learn about math. Not only are shapes and angles crucial for future math skills (like geometry), but they can be an easy way to build confidence in early learners. As your child […]

Geometric Sidewalk Chalk Art

              Geometric Sidewalk Chalk Art  For ages 2 and up  Islamic Art in the Middle Ages avoided using figural images, and instead produced beautiful art that focused on written words(calligraphy) or intricate patterns. These patterns showcased complex geometric shapes. This artwork really highlights the way that math and art […]

Pipe Cleaner Numbers

          Pipe Cleaner Numbers  Ages 4 and up This month we are talking about math! Early childhood math is so important, and can be a great opportunity to build positive feelings about math for an entire lifetime! Math represents the “m” in STEAM( science, technology, engineering, art and math). The reason […]

Counting Flowers

            Counting Flowers Ages 3 and up   Welcome to Mathematical May, our month-long celebration of teaching math skills in early childhood! One of the best ways to teach math to young children is to increase their powers of observation. Nature presents many amazing ways to learn math skills. Consider […]

Salt Dough Volcano

  Salt Dough Volcano Ages 3 and up.   This experiment is a classic, as well as a crowd pleaser. It is a great family activity, because even young kids can help shape the salt dough onto the exterior of our volcano. Using materials like Salt Dough is a great way to strengthen those fine […]

Watercolor Geode

Watercolor Geode Ages 3 and up Have you ever seen inside a Geode? Ordinary looking on the outside, geodes form when a bubble inside a volcanic or sedimentary rock leave a hollow spot in the rock. Minerals or crystals grow after the rock is formed. Some geodes can take up to 1000 years to grow, […]

Mountain Pancakes

  Mountain Pancakes Yummy for Everyone This is our favorite geology related breakfast!  Create a landscape in your oven based in this fun recipe. Eggs react to heat to rise in the oven, and flour keeps the whole recipe together. Perhaps the most exciting part of this activity is that it is hard to predict […]

Grow Some Rock Candy

Grow Some Rock Candy Ages 4 and up with adult help   The kitchen is a great place to practice your science skills, including this tasty experiment to learn about chemistry! In order to make rock candy, we need to grow sugar crystals from a supersaturated solution. A supersaturated solution means there is more sugar […]

Week of the Young Child with PNC Grow up Great

          Week of the Young Child: Tasty Tuesday with PNC Grow up Great.  Fun for young children and their caregivers This week, The Museum is celebrating early childhood education with NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child. We will have activities on the blog, and in the museum, all week that will […]

Make a Mini Book

Make a Mini Book Ages 5 and up  To celebrate the PBS Kids Writers Contest, we are going to be making our own mini-journals. The theme of the writing contest this year is the great outdoors, and what better way to capture your stories and pictures about nature than this tiny journal. It is perfect […]

Creating a Rock Collection

        Creating a rock collection  Ages 3 and up Have you seen our amazing exhibit, Curate Your Community? It features collections of natural materials from local artist Andy White. Today, we are going to be working on our collections.  Rock collecting can be a great hobby because it does not require a […]

Sound Scavenger Hunt

                Sound Scavenger Hunt Ages 6 and up    It is almost time for another Concert from the Couch! We are so excited to welcome back Your Song, My Song for another fabulous concert on April 9 at 6:30 pm on the Discovery Gateway Facebook Page. Before the […]

Eggshell Chalk

  Eggshell chalk  Ages 5 and up   Now is the time of year when a lot of us have some leftover eggshells. Don’t throw them away-recycle them into some beautiful chalk instead. By using some simple materials from your kitchen, you will have all the tools you need to make a sidewalk masterpiece.  Materials […]