History is all around us, on pedestals and plaques, in the names of our streets and parks, in holidays and public rituals. Do the activities linked below and share photos of your creations with us and other families via the Family Day Facebook event page. We might ask to feature your photo in an upcoming newsletter or social media post!
Check out additional learning resources for families in our November newsletter. Subscribe to our monthly Family Newsletter to receive additional updates about Family Days along with additional learning activities for kids and their families to do at home!
Keep an eye out for the MCA’s upcoming collaboration with the Park District’s Cultural Asset Mapping Project. We’re looking for families to test out our MCA/C.A.M.P. workshop before we open it up to the public next month. Interested? Fill out this survey!
Monuments for Small Things
Think about some unlikely heroes and their contribution to the planet and then celebrate them with a small monument made from household materials. The Monuments for Small Things exercise intends to set aside time to reflect on small beings with lots of power. Talk with Jalisa about what things you would make a monument to during the live show-and-tell.
Create new sanctuary spaces for comfort and rejuvenation within the familiar space of our own homes with this activity. During the live show-and-tell, Ione will also guide us through some exercises that explore how to find comfort within our bodies as well as the spaces outside of our bodies.
Support for Family Programs is provided in part by the MCA Women's Board Family Education Initiative.