My Favorite Museum

(for ages 3+)


  • Shoeboxes
  • Jars or containers
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Crayons

Recipe for Playful Learning!

STEP 1: Have children gather their collections of favorite things. Collections can be anything from stuffed animals, dolls, and action figures to rocks, seashells, toy cars, etc.

STEP 2: Ask them to separate each collectable group of items and place them in shoe boxes, small jars, or containers.

STEP 3: Help children label their collection exhibits on paper or notecards. Each exhibit should have a name, an age (how long has your child been collecting it), and a fun fact, i.e. “I collect marbles because I like all the different colors!”

STEP 4: Show children how to arrange their collections to create a larger exhibit that will showcase all of their favorite things.

STEP 5: Build your children’s language skills by encouraging them to give “tours” of their personal museum to other family members and friends.

Skills to Practice: Language, Writing, Speaking, Organization, Critical Thinking