Museums continue online activities for kids

By Rita Flores

Colchester and Ipswich museums join forces with Essex and Suffolk Children’s Universities to bring home learning activities throughout the lockdown.

“Museum from Home” was the project launched during the first lockdown and it has been available across this new national lockdown, intending to bring a slice of Museum life to families since those have been closed.

The program has several activities that provide children with knowledge about what life could have looked like for them, including the types of jobs they would have been expected to do.

Debbie Bennett, Manager of Essex and Suffolk Children’s University, said: ” Home-schooling and learning from home continue to be the new norm for our children. We have been working hard to make sure that children and families have an extended variety of suggestions and ideas.”

Museum from Home’s current activity is a fun worksheet aimed at primary school-aged children that examines life in Iron Age Britain. After the activity has been completed with the Children’s University Logo, it will be eligible for an activity stamp in their Children’s University Passport to Learning.

“We hope these small fun tasks bring some joy and maintain a sense of normality for children during these continuing uncertain times,” said Councilor Julie Young, Portfolio Holder for Culture and Performance and Deputy Leader of the Council.

This educative project is a creative way to bring art, nature, archaeology, and social history into our homes.