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Things to do

Your home is an amazing source of kindness, creativity and imagination!

We've designed these fun activities for children aged 5+, to do with their parents, carers or siblings.

We'd love to see what you've done! Why not share a photo on Instagram @museumofthehome.

Polar bear figure made from matte white glazed earthenware

Home bear

Adventures of a hibernating polar bear

Make a zine
'Roof Gardens, Kensington', watercolour on paper, signed by Guy Malet, painted in about 1940.

Room with a view

What's changing outside your window?

Write a poem
A note that reads 'Dear Friend, Hi I hope your ok and your living well your family is always thinking of you and you're stay safe and don't get corona'

Writing and calling

Who could you write to?

Write a card
Person holding a baby behind a window decorated with posters of rainbows

Beautiful banners

What would you like to say?

Create a banner
Painting of a person with grey hair wearing a pink dress

Drawing challenges

Take your pencil for a walk

Draw a portrait
A person using a tin of baked beans as a weight for exercise

Keeping active

How are you keeping active?

Record your workout
Printed black and white of Barrie and Marion Liss’s children playing a board game on the floor, around 1970

Game time

What are you playing?

Devise a new game
Diary of Ernest Baker, age 14, son of the chaplain of the Geffrye Almshouses. Handwritten with line illustrations in ink. 

New year, same me

A diary for the new year

Start a diary
Illustrations of a person lighting a fire and using an electric fire

New inventions

What could make things easier?

What will you invent?
Colour photograph of a bedroom with red walls and posters and photos on the wall

Express your style

What's your room say about you?

Design a poster
christmas wreath on door

Make a wreath

Using autumn leaves and accessible materials

Get festive