Help at Home, 5/6/20

This week, we have resources for a DIY city, out-of-this-world coloring with NASA, bedtime, and more!


INDIgenesis: GEN 3

The Walker Art Center is moving its film festival “INDIgenesis: GEN 3” online. Three collections of shorts will be available for free online viewing. The museum’s website features links to view the short films on the filmmakers’ websites, where they’ll be available for as long as the creators wish.

The Minnesota Children’s Museum

Their website has a host of online resources to help parents lead kids’ activities, such as building gnome homes and creating time capsules.


Growing Up Gorilla Read Aloud

Clare Meeker reads her book, Growing Up Gorilla. Seattle author Clare Meeker spent more than two years documenting the story of Yola, who was born at Woodland Park Zoo 4 ½ years ago. Yola’s mother, Nadiri, was partially hand-raised due to complications at the time of her own birth, so we needed to prepare for the possibility that she might not know what to do when she had a baby. Indeed, Yola’s first few months were spent in the care of her dedicated keepers who constantly stayed close to Nadiri. The goal was to help her bond with baby Yola while her maternal instincts slowly kicked in—ultimately allowing the infant to be fully reunited with her true gorilla family.

Bedtime Stories

The Wild Rumpus, an independently owned children’s bookstore in Minneapolis, is reading bedtime stories on their Instagram page.

Lantana’s Book Club

Lantana has started a book club on IGTV and YouTube with weekly read aloud and activity videos.

Hands-On Activities

Play Like an Architect

Foster + Partners has created a series of challenges for kids to create #architecturefromhome.

Exoplanet Coloring Pages with NASA

Download the Exoplanet Coloring pages and color with NASA: Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System.

Physical Education

YMCA Online Activities: New Y-at Home

The YMCA is offering the community free online activities for everyone at new Y-at-Home.

Catch up on all of our Help at Home resources.

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