Make a Museum Collection at Home

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In this activity, learners will create their own museum collection using their favorite toys, drawings, or collection. They will do a little research and identify an interesting characteristic of each item, which they will write on the label. Activity includes step-by-step instructions including suggestions to give a tour to "guests" at their in-home museum.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

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Materials List (per student)

  • Collection of items for your museum-at-home collection (this could be anything you already have around the house)
  • 3 x 5 notecards
  • writing utensil


  • The Nature of Science
    • Science as a Career

Informal Categories

  • Collecting
  • Toys


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  • COSI Connects


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