DISCOVER something new...from home!
Our Museum may be temporarily closed, but there is still plenty to be DISCOVERED! We hope your kids enjoy the digital resources we’ve created and compiled to help keep them busy during this time of social distancing. Stay safe, stay positive, and #StayHomeforNevada!
Videos from the DISCOVERY Team
How does static electricity work?
DISCOVERY’S Lexi Keaton creates lightning
in this demonstration on how static electricity works.
Why it's important to wash your hands
Just how important is washing your hands
when it comes to stopping spread nasty germs?
Learn about chemical reactions in this
HOW TO USE TINKERCAD
Use free CAD software to 3D print
your very own bookmark.
MAKE YOUR OWN PLAYDOUGH
Make your own Playdough with ingredients
you’ve probably got in your pantry right now.
STORYTIME WITH NATE SCHMIDT
Nate Schmidt of the Vegas Golden Knights reads
Curious George and the Puppies.
Here’s a fun art project you can do from home.
All you need are some bubbles and paints!
DISCOVER Science At Home
DISCOVERY’S Chris Lucas demonstrates
what happens when you mix oil with water.
How to get yucky germs off your hands
Here’s how to wash your hands
the RIGHT way!
STORYTIME WITH SAM
DISCOVERY’s Sam Nelson reads
“Please, Puppy, Please” by Spike and Tonya Lee.
YOGA FOR TODDLERS
Our DISCOVERY on Wheels Coordinator
is also mini yogis certified!
GROW YOUR OWN PLANTS
Grow your own garden with things you’ve
likely got lying around your house right now.
MAKE YOUR OWN WATERCOLORS
Make your own watercolor paints with things
you likely have at home in your pantry!
You know we love a good science experiment. We do them every day at DISCOVERY! Here are a few our team put together that are safe enough for you to try from the comfort of your own home:
Post a photo or video on social media of your little ones doing these experiments at home. Don’t forget to tag us @discoverylv and use our hashtag, #AtHomeDISCOVERIES!
Other Science Resources
Science Mom does science demonstrations on her YouTube channel every week. She also shares printable content on her website, which you can find here. Bonus? She’s from Southern Nevada!
But Wait...There's More!
NASA Kids' Club
Attention future astronauts: We’ve found the perfect place for you! At NASA Kids’ Club, learn about things that are out of this world. With tons of “missions” to choose from and galleries to engage with, you could spend all day on this site without getting bored!
National Geographic Kids
Play games, take quizes, watch videos, and so much more in this online version of National Geographic Kids! Nat Geo Kids also has a great section on coronavirus that lays it all out for little ones.
DISCOVERY’s Learning Experiences Coordinator, Kyra Lehtinen, drew up these coloring pages just for DCM kids! Can you guess which of our galleries you can find each of these items in?
Once you finish those, check out these free coloring pages from Crayola:
Other Art Resources
UNLV DRAWING A DAY
During the temporary closure of UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, they’re inviting everyone to participate in a remote community event: a global exhibition called, A Drawing a Day Keeps the Pandemic Away.
An awesome collection of crafts and printables for kids, parents, and teachers!
MO WILLEMS' LUNCH DOODLES
Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, invites kids into his studio (virtually, of course) every weekday at 1 p.m. to make art.
ART CLASSES FOR KIDS
Kim has been teaching art for more than 28 years and has created thousands of projects she shares with kids all over the world on YouTube.
AT HOME ART
At Home Art is helping kids stay creative from the couch. Submit your art for cash prizes, take virtual field trips to museums around the world, and even stream operas on your TV!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Met Kids site is made for, with, and by kids. It offers all kinds of creative fun for little ones.
Although all Las Vegas-Clark County Library District branches are closed right now due to COVID-19, their extensive catalog of digital resources remain ripe for the picking! Check them out by clicking the button below.
OTHER LITERACY RESOURCES
LEVAR BURTON'S SKYBRARY
This interactive digital library filled with hundreds of children’s books and videos is available on the web, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, and Android Tablets.
You may recognize CBS’ Steve Hartman from his emotional weekly series, “On the Road.” Like many Americans, he’s now being forced to work from home. So he’s starting a new segment on Facebook Live — “Kindness 101.”
Virtual Resources from Children's Museums Around the Country
As of March 19, 2020, every children’s museum in the U.S. had shut its doors due to the COVID-19 epidemic. While we were one of the first to bring you virtual content for your kids to DISCOVER at home, many others have since taken to the web to offer great virtual resources of their own! Check them out by clicking the button below.
Early Childhood Resources