Children in Museums: Resources in German and English

Hi Parents!

Today I have some great offerings for children in and from museums in both German and English.

Jugend im Museum

This is one of my favorite Berlin resources. This site lists a whole bunch of wonderful virtual visual arts workshops online (in German)  from some of Berlin’s museums: including making a Camera Obscura, drawing and painting like Paul Klee, comic figure drawing, making a portrait out of fruits and vegetables in the style of Arcimbaldo, and more:

Some of their in-person art workshops this summer will be up and running. Here are a few of their offerings:

Drawing at the Märchenbrunnen at the Volkspark Freidrichschain, Mo 20.07-Do23.07  for ages 8-11 (41€) :

Black and white photography for teens and young adults in Kreuzberg, Mo.3.08-Fr. 7.08, 10-16:00, ages 13-21 (94€).

City Architecture Workshop for ages 6-10, kids design and build their own architectural models at the Märkisches Museum Di. 04.08-Fr  07.08, 10-15:00 (69€)

Explore the website further for more options. Please Note: Act fast if interested, as some of the physical workshops are fully booked at this time, especially those early in the summer break.


Youth in Museums English Online Offerings:

Andy Warhol Museum

Learn painting techniques at the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh) You Tube site such as egg dyeing, blotted line, bug coloring, potato stamping and book binding:

Royal Alberta Museum (Canada) has some fun stuff on their site for kids: make a sock mammoth (probably more for parents, or an older kid who likes to sew), find out what kind of bug you are game, download a free activity coloring book, discover a mysterious unicorn specimen and more on their Royal Alberta Museum website.

National Gallery Singapore has some great activities on their website like painting lotuses, doing pendulum painting, building a 3D house, building an instrument with items found around the house, and more. They also have a site where kids can fill up a digital canvas and then download their creation as “wallpaper” in My INK-credible adventure inspired by Yeo Shih Yun.

Museum of New Zealand has some really nice activities like making a rainbow with things found around your house, and inspired by items in their collection:

And a challenge to make up a story about a giant squid

Lyme Regis Museum (UK) has some really beautiful instructions on how to make your own fossil, and crafting dinosaurs from paper plates plus some fun clay tips.

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