If you’re off school and aged between four and 11 years old, we’d love you to get involved with our brand-new project: My Home is My Museum.
Imagine creating your own exhibition or gallery of artworks inspired by you! What would you like people to know about you? What are the important things in your home that are close to your heart? Who might you paint a picture of? Toys, special outfits, holiday souvenirs and much-loved teddy bears are some of the many things you might wish to include as objects are artworks.
We’d love to hear all about you and your story so let’s get creative! Here’s what you need to do:
When National Museums Liverpool’s venues reopen, the best videos will be shortlisted and a few lucky children will get to have their exhibitions featured in a special digital exhibition online. They will also get to spend an afternoon with a top curator who can share all their tips about putting together a blockbuster exhibition, along with a behind the scenes tour.
If you would like, use a recipe for 6 cupcakes and make them for you family.
Then have a go at using your maths skills to see how much of each ingredient you would need to make;
Try it and see!
As this time that we are all dealing with is so unprecedented, why not keep a daily diary of what you are doing so that when you are older, you can look back on the diary and remember what we (as a nation and as a world) were going through.
You could write a letter to the NHS to thank them for what a marvellous and worthwhile job they are doing.
You might even like to write to an elderly relative or neighbour to let them know that you are thinking about them or offering to help them in any way that you can (whilst keeping your social distance of 2 metres!).
If you have a sibling at home with you too, why not create your own version of a news report where you could create it, present it and interview each other too, just like on the TV.
Write a letter to yourself - tell yourself your age, who your friends are, your favourite TV show/song/music/hobbies/book etc. Write about what is going on in your own words. Tell your future self how you feel as you are writing the letter. Tell yourself what you would like to be the you are older and 5 things that you'd like to achieve as you grow up. Then, seal it and keep it safe so you can open it when you are an adult and then read it back to yourself.
If it is safe to do so; get a newspaper and start a scrap book. Cut out articles that you think are important now and this that you think would be important for your future self. You could even print things from any articles that you have read online.
Draw a picture of your family as it is now. Who is in your family? Why are they important to you?
Take some pictures of the world around you - does it inspire you to create the picture using art materials (pains, pens, pencils, collaging, natural resources - leaves, sticks, grass, flowers). Can you create a scene from more than one picture that you've taken?
Watch a film, sing a song; maybe even write a song, practise your ukuleles (5GC) or volunteer to help your community or do some exercise etc.
Design a board game - You could think about designing your own board game or theme park attraction. Decide on:
These are just some ideas, maybe you have others that you could share?