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Anchorage Museum Activity Boxes - Community supported education
Bring home the activity box that offers hours of hands-on and virtual learning activities for toddlers and youth. This portable kit is full of community-sourced materials, ideas and resources for hands-on fun, learning and imaginative play. Explore themes related to Alaska and the North through hands-on making, experiments, community profiles, and readings.
Build an interactive museum experience at home every month while learning remotely and using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) skills. Anchorage Museum activity boxes deliver portable Northern-themed projects, activities and inspiration.
The January box will look at the theme of home. Investigate what the idea of home means to you through activities that help highlight what's unique about our place, and examine what's needed to make a place a home.
Anchorage Park Foundation is the community partner for January 2022.
Perfect for: homeschooling parents, after school groups, and early learning facilities. Each box includes lesson plans to give you quick-start guidelines and ideas for how to use your box.
Blink Box (toddler) (SOLD OUT)
Investigate hands-on art and science activities with your young learner. Learn about local weather and climate and how they shape our daily activities. Create a harvest basket and learn about local foraging plants through a scavenger hunt game. Then, examine your local place through map-based activities. Activities curated for young learners ages 2-6 with adult assistance.
Youth Box (age 9-13)
Engage in hands-on activities that examine the idea of home in the North. Design a shelter for Alaska's environment, make tools to investigate weather, and learn more about local place names through map-based activities. Then, create art to celebrate your home and what makes it special to you. Activities designed for youth 4th-8th grade, but can be adapted for younger children with adult assistance.
Register for your activity box by Monday, Jan. 24, 2022