Chesapeake Children's Museum

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The mission of Chesapeake Children's Museum is to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies, and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the children in us all. Hours: 10am - 5pm every day

Mission: The mission of Chesapeake Children's Museum is to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies, and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the children in us all.

Create your family's Corona Chronicles.Capture your family's experiences during this historic period to share with futur...
04/18/2020

Create your family's Corona Chronicles.
Capture your family's experiences during this historic period to share with future generations.

Choose some sentence starters from below. Add your own. Take photographs or draw pictures to document what is "normal" after a month of this national emergency and at least a month more of e-learning.

Dear Families of the Future,
Things are very different for us now.
In the morning I . . .
I go outside to . . .
My friends . . .
School . . .
My parents . . .
My grandparents . . .
People are . . .
I miss . . .

You can share your chronicles by email about family life during Stay-at-Home orders with the Maryland Historical Society:
https://www.mdhs.org/ciq_md

Pizza?  So easy  .  .  .Ingredients:Flatbread (pita, tortilla, etc.)Tomato sauceMozzarella cheeseAssemble on a baking sh...
04/17/2020

Pizza? So easy . . .

Ingredients:
Flatbread (pita, tortilla, etc.)
Tomato sauce
Mozzarella cheese

Assemble on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted - about 10 minutes.

Look for ABC's and 123'son your next family walk around the neighborhood.Beginning readers: Choose letters or numerals a...
04/15/2020

Look for ABC's and 123's
on your next family walk around the neighborhood.

Beginning readers: Choose letters or numerals and search for them in order.
Accomplished readers: Memorize a license in the near distance. Close your eyes and recite it.
Extreme challenge: Memorize a license. Say it backwards.

Hanger chimeMaterials: wire hanger and a 3-ft length of string, yarn, or fishing line. You also need a partner to tap th...
04/14/2020

Hanger chime
Materials: wire hanger and a 3-ft length of string, yarn, or fishing line.
You also need a partner to tap the hanger with a pen (or a hard piece of furniture to swing the hanger toward so that the hanger taps against it).

Procedure:
1. Loop the string through the opening in the hanger.
2. Press the ends of the string to your ears.
3. Tap the hanger and hear the chime!

Experiment with:
1. Different lengths of string.
2. Different objects hanging from the string.
3. Different tappers.
4. Different areas on and around your ears.

How much rain?Make a rain gauge with:A container with an opening as wide as the bottom (straight sides). Ruler or measur...
04/13/2020

How much rain?
Make a rain gauge with:
A container with an opening as wide as the bottom (straight sides).
Ruler or measuring tape.
Permanent marker.

Leave it outside for a period of time.
Make predictions.
Keep a written record. Mark a graph.

Find toys right outside! Pick up sticks have been played around the world since ancient times - possibly migrating to th...
04/11/2020

Find toys right outside! Pick up sticks have been played around the world since ancient times - possibly migrating to the Americans across the Bering Strait from Asia.

Basic Game:
Take turns trying to pick up one stick at a time without letting the other sticks move. Once you have one stick, you can use it as a "helper" to pick up more.
If any of the sticks in the pile move - besides the one you are trying to get - it is the next player's turn.

Today's project: Homemade CrackersDry Ingredients:1 Cup of flourCombinations and gluten free options work well - use up ...
04/10/2020

Today's project: Homemade Crackers

Dry Ingredients:
1 Cup of flour
Combinations and gluten free options work well - use up what you have!

Optional flavorings - whatever combination you like:
2 Tbl sesame, caraway, flax, and or poppy seeds
2 Tbl Italian herbs and or grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp Old Bay, chili powder, and or garlic
1/2 tsp salt

Stir dry ingredients with a fork.
Add: 1/4 Cup COLD water (or juice!)
1/4 Cup oil, butter, or margarine

Use your hands to form the batter into a ball.

Roll it as flat as you can on a floured pan - a drinking glass makes a good rolling pin. Keep flour between the dough and your rolling pin to prevent sticking.

Form shapes - use a butter knife or pizza cutter. Baker's tip: lift each cracker to be sure it's not stuck to the pan.

Prick the crackers with a fork for more even baking - like Saltines or matzoh.

Bake for about 15 minutes at 380 degrees.

Tell us what flavors your family liked best!

04/09/2020
Spread Love CCM version by Bridgette Michaels

Turn an (empty) waste basket into a drum. Add a couple of rocks or beads to an (empty) plastic bottle to make a shaker.

Original song "Spread Love" by Bridgette Michaels about these times, slightly modified for the Chesapeake Children's Museum.

Visual discrimination, color names, shape names, fine motor coordination, and contributing to self-esteem by supporting ...
04/08/2020

Visual discrimination, color names, shape names, fine motor coordination, and contributing to self-esteem by supporting household operations. Thank you, Kingston Creek, this qualifies as home schooling.

An easy and infinitely complex game:What's missing?Start with just a few objects - 3 objects for a two-year-old.Lay them...
04/06/2020

An easy and infinitely complex game:

What's missing?
Start with just a few objects - 3 objects for a two-year-old.
Lay them out and ask the child to name them, as you point from left to right (trains the eye for reading!).
Cover up the objects and tell your child to close his eyes (children under 6-years-old will peak, so cover the objects) while you deftly remove one.
Say, "Open your eyes! What's missing?"
Increase the challenge by adding more and more objects.
You can remove 2, then 3, then more objects as your child is able to remember them all.
Teens and adults might get up to 64 or 100 objects, removing half or more!

Make a basic basket!Best for ages 8 and up, although younger children would be great helper / partners.After you get the...
04/05/2020

Make a basic basket!
Best for ages 8 and up, although younger children would be great helper / partners.
After you get the hang of it, get creative with your basket making: add ribbon, work in strips of colored paper, work in a handle, add a cloth lining . . .

Basic materials: 2 brown paper grocery bags, scissors, stapler or tape.
1. Cut the bags into strips - about 1 1/2 inches wide. Leave about 6 inches on the bottom of one bag to be the base of your basket.
2. Snip the strips open.
3. Starting with the shorter sides, staple or tape the strips to each side, across the outside bottom of the base. For younger children, the strips can have a little space between them to make it easier to weave.
4. Staple or tape strips to the longer sides, weaving across the bottom as you go. Over, under, over, under.
(Note: try to end up with an odd number of strips - cut one skinnier if you have to!)
5. Trim the ends inside the basket.
6. Weave strips around the sides of the basket. Over, under.
7. Adjust so the ends are "under" an up and down strip.
8. Staple or tape the ends to secure them, if you like.

Go on a flower seed hunt outside!Looked for dried out blossoms where you once saw blooms.  Many flowering plants create ...
04/03/2020

Go on a flower seed hunt outside!
Looked for dried out blossoms where you once saw blooms. Many flowering plants create their seeds over winter.
Pick off or shake off the seeds to grow new flowers!
Disperse them in your flower garden or start your seedlings in soil in small containers - egg cartons make perfect planters.
Water lightly. Once they sprout they need sunlight, too.

Fun with aviation. Make a whirley gig!1. Cut about halfway across from a short end.2. Cut about 1/3 in from each side.3....
04/02/2020

Fun with aviation. Make a whirley gig!
1. Cut about halfway across from a short end.
2. Cut about 1/3 in from each side.
3. Fold in from each long side to make a handle.
4. Fold in the bottom of the handle and secure with a paper clip.
5. Let it go!

03/31/2020
Today's project: Make a water piano

Make a water piano!
1. Collect jars.
2. Add water at different levels.
3. Line up in order - adjust the pitch of each jar by pouring.
4. "Hot Cross Buns"
5. Add to your piano and play more songs!

Gather your materials outside to make Nature Art!  Rearrange to make something new.  Take a picture if you want to prese...
03/30/2020

Gather your materials outside to make Nature Art! Rearrange to make something new. Take a picture if you want to preserve your art, or let it blow away in the wind to decompose.

Stay-at-home activities with socks! Sort by categories: by color, by size, by pattern .  .  .    Make matching pairs (yo...
03/29/2020

Stay-at-home activities with socks!
Sort by categories: by color, by size, by pattern . . .
Make matching pairs (you'd have to do this anyway!)
Turn it into a large motor activity - increase the challenge with increasing the distance to the basket!

Pretend your home is a restaurant! Lots to do for the staff (or take turns at each meal!): cook, make a menu, set a nice...
03/28/2020

Pretend your home is a restaurant! Lots to do for the staff (or take turns at each meal!): cook, make a menu, set a nice table, take orders and serve, count the money (optional - great math activity!), and clean up.

Thanks to the Matthews family in Crofton for this nifty recipe!Cook up your own creative experiments with: baking soda, ...
03/27/2020

Thanks to the Matthews family in Crofton for this nifty recipe!
Cook up your own creative experiments with: baking soda, vinegar and food color.

03/26/2020

More kitchen fun: Goop!
Ingredients: cornstarch & water
Materials: broiler pan (or similar container)

1. Pour some cornstarch on the pan.
2. Add some water.
3. Blend with your fingertips.
4. Add more cornstarch (or water) until it is "goopy".
5. Write or draw in it!

Rapunzel's Art Supply Store.  She says, "Everything is free."  What can you do with pretend play today?
03/25/2020

Rapunzel's Art Supply Store. She says, "Everything is free." What can you do with pretend play today?

Science in the kitchen: ice cube melting race!Materials - at least 3 ice cubes and s few powders from the kitchen.Proced...
03/24/2020

Science in the kitchen: ice cube melting race!
Materials - at least 3 ice cubes and s few powders from the kitchen.
Procedure - sprinkle a different powder on each cube to see which melts the ice faster or slower.
For school age children, make predictions and do repeat trials.

You can also do combinations of powders as well as leave one cube unpowdered.

For this stay-at-home activity you need scissors, paper, and tape.1. Make random cuts from the edges.2. Make cuts from t...
03/23/2020

For this stay-at-home activity you need scissors, paper, and tape.
1. Make random cuts from the edges.
2. Make cuts from the first cuts.
3. Add tape to make a 3-D sculpture.

Today's stay-at-home challenge: Do you see the elephant?Organize a Zoofari in your neighborhood.  Pick a day (check weat...
03/22/2020

Today's stay-at-home challenge: Do you see the elephant?
Organize a Zoofari in your neighborhood. Pick a day (check weather forecast). Ask neighbors to put a stuffed animal somewhere in their front yards where it's visible from the street on that day. Keeping socially distant from other families, take a walk to look for the animals! Take photos as you find the animals, or jot down the animals in a spiral notebook. Compare finds with friends using your favorite electronic communication.

We thought you would enjoy some Read-Alouds from Craig and Ryan.  Today's picks:The OK Book - Childhood is a time to exp...
03/21/2020
READ ALOUDS — STORYTIME WITH RYAN & CRAIG

We thought you would enjoy some Read-Alouds from Craig and Ryan.
Today's picks:
The OK Book - Childhood is a time to explore interests. What are you ok at?
The Day the Crayons Came Home - Follow up with making a Post Office and finding lost things around the house.
If Kids Ruled the World - Use your imagination to draw your own ideas!

https://www.ryanandcraig.com/read-alouds

03/20/2020

Happy spring equinox!
Here is a ‘how to’ chalk a stain glass sidewalk with masking tape and chalk.-)

Maryland Day
03/08/2020

Maryland Day

Invite your friends and family to Maryland Day weekend. Everyone can experience a historic weekend packed with fun events. Details at www.marylandday.org

Maryland Day - Experience a weekend of events March 20-22 is just around the corner. The brochures just went to the prin...
03/06/2020

Maryland Day - Experience a weekend of events March 20-22 is just around the corner. The brochures just went to the printer and you can pick them up soon at the Chesapeake Children's Museum

The Maryland Day weekend event brochure has been designed and is headed to the printers. You can see it here first and some you can pick up a copy at any of the participating sites. Learn more are www.marylandday.org

The Chesapeake Children's Museum is proud to be one of the lead organizers of Maryland Day - Experience a weekend of eve...
02/19/2020
Press Release - 40+ events planned for Maryland Day weekend in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. March 20-22, 2020

The Chesapeake Children's Museum is proud to be one of the lead organizers of Maryland Day - Experience a weekend of events March 20-22. Check out this weeks press release about Maryland Day.

Maryland Day Weekend Activities Events for Friday, March 20     Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park - Education Center 7300 Edgewood Road - Back Creek Campus location Annapolis, MD 21403 Free 11 am - 3pm  PH# 410-295-0104 Discover local pirate lore as you join the Education Staff at the Annapolis...

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Interested in signing up for Girl Scouts or becoming a troop leader?

Information is available during these events at Annapolis area public libraries from Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

It's Giving Tuesday!All donations through Facebook today will be matched!Support: hands-on programs for children of all ...
12/03/2019

It's Giving Tuesday!
All donations through Facebook today will be matched!
Support:
hands-on programs for children of all ages
new outdoor exhibits, including Nature Playground elements
exhibits and programs on Latin American culture
ADA accessible walkway along the parking lot

10/15/2019

It's almost Harvest Hootenanny time! Come to CCM this Saturday from 10-1 to join in the fun!

10/13/2019

Don't forget to come out to CCM today for
DINOSAUR DAY!!
2-4PM

Don't forget we are hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle (Annapolis Mall Location) tonight! 4pm-8pm. Mention you are eating ...
10/01/2019

Don't forget we are hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle (Annapolis Mall Location) tonight! 4pm-8pm. Mention you are eating for Chesapeake Children's Museum and we will get 33% of the proceeds!

09/21/2019
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09/21/2019
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September Membership Promotion:
$5 Off
We are offering $5 off an annual basic family membership ...

Address

25 Silopanna Rd
Annapolis, MD
21403

General information

Summer Hours: 10am - 5pm School Year Hours: 10am - 4 pm Admission Fee: $5 per person, children under 1 year old are free

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(410) 990-1993

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The mission of Chesapeake Children's Museum is to create an environment of discovery about oneself, the peoples, the technologies, and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay area for all our children and for the child in us all. School Year Hours: 10 am-4pm every day. Summer Hours: 10am - 5pm every day.

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Make believe can fill the void.
Please Join Girl Scouts for information on how you can register you little one for Girl Scouts, also get information on becoming a Volunteer or a Troop leader for you daughter's troop! I will be at the following Libraries listed on the flyer, If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via WWW.gscm.org or call us (410) 358-9711.
Thank you for caring about parents/caregivers and children in this very practical and substantive way. I applaud your position, "Chesapeake Children’s Museum embraces a multicultural approach with regard to religious activities. We recognize childhood as a sensitive period in which families have the principal influence over the formation of religious beliefs." This is a very important statement as it assigns religious instruction to the home, not to institutions such as schools or governments. As a parent and grandparent, I appreciate your making these facilities available to help me to do my "job" better. Here is a brochure I have found helpful in explaining life's origins to myself and those in my care:
Mayim (water) Dance - Wonders of Water Brownie Journey at the CCM 5/19/2019
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Check out CCM’s Maker Mondays event and all the others they offer on the Hulafrog Annapolis-Severna Park, MD calendar!
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