Make Family Museum Visits Even More Fun with 3 Easy Museum Games
At Neighborhood Houses, children enjoy occasional field trips to local museums where they become immersed with historical, artistic and cultural significances.
As we often see on our trips, it is sometimes difficult to get a child to observe things outside their familiarity or interest. So, as your family embarks on the next journey to the museum, think about adding one of the following museum games to ensure your child(ren) look at multiple exhibits -not just ones that peak their interest.
1. 20 Questions
: Take turns choosing an item, painting, or exhibit in a room and play 20 questions. (Is it a painting? Is it a sketch? What are the types of flowers? Etc?
2. Find a Rainbow
: In each gallery or room, see if you and your children can find every color of the rainbow. To make it more challenging you can add a rule that you can only find one color per exhibit.
For the creative-hearted child, pick an exhibit / painting, and have them tell you a story about it. This not only lets kids exercise their imagination, it also allows them to focus on one exhibit/ painting in detail.
Happy museum going!