Parent Resources

We recognize and understand that families may feel isolated while practicing the COVID-19 social distancing directives.  In an effort to help families stay connected with each other and the Children’s Museum our educators have created a series of Facebook posts called Museum Fun 101.  Please visit the Children’s Museum Facebook Page  and Instagram for tips and suggestions for enrichment and learning hands-on activities possible at home.

The “Great Indoor” Coloring Series

The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is excited to announce a partnership with local artist, Heather Cash.  Heather has been a long-time friend of the Children’s Museum and her beautiful mural artwork can be found on many walls inside the Museum.  The coloring pages are uniquely designed for the Children’s Museum will be released each week beginning May 1st. To see more of Heather’s family friendly artful fun visit heathercash.com

Coloring Page One: Squirrels_At_Home

Coloring Page Two: The_Beaver_Lodge (002)

Coloring Page Three: Sloths At Home

Coloring Page Four: Birdhouse

Coloring Page Five:Penguins

Coloring Page Six: Ants

Coloring Page Seven: Hermit Crabs

Coloring Page Eight: Bears

Coloring Page Nine: Snakes

STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art and Math) Home Activities: 

Boston Children’s Museum 100 Ways to Play

arts

math

  • Dreambox is offering 90 days free and has great math games.

reading

science

technology

  • Museum partner Amazon Future Engineer offers free online computer science classes.
  • Code.org is always free, and kids love the Minecraft coding game from Museum partner Microsoft.

the great outdoors

podcasts

Community Resources:

  • United Way’s 211 Helpline is available for those who find themselves in need of information and referral during this time. 211 is FREE and available 24/7/365 to all residents in Erie County free and confidentially. Need help? Don’t know where to turn? Those in need can dial 2-1-1, visit PA211NW.org to conduct your own search. You can also text your need and zip code to 898-211 to receive information by text.
  • Free Broadband for Low Income Households
  • Internet Essentials affordable internet at home.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics resources to guide discussions during this stressful time.

Talking to Children about Covid-19: