DO It At Home - Page 2


The DoSeum is a place where interactive fun and hands-on learning come together—a place where minds are always at play.  During your visit, our exhibits, programs, and classes will encourage young minds to explore the joy of learning through connections to STEM, the arts, and literacy, but curiosity and exploration don't have to end when you leave!

Explore our DIY Activities, Storytimes, and Questions from Kids that were created for you to DO at home and stay connected with your family while keeping minds at play in between your visits!

To learn more about how you can help support your DoSeum, especially during these unprecedented times, please visit our SUPPORT page.



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Whataburger Coloring Sheet

The Whatatruck has been busy keeping the citizens of Little Town full of their favorites - burgers, fries, and milkshakes!  Can you color the Whatatruck and give it a fresh coat of paint so it can continue to serve Little Town it’s favorite foods?  What-A-Community we can create when we work together! We are so thankful for our friends at Whataburger, they've been a big partner to The DoSeum and a huge community supporter. Download... Read More
at Saturday, May 9, 2020

What Makes A Volcano Erupt?

Volcanoes help form new land masses and can be found all over the world, including Antarctica – but Janszen wants to know what makes a volcano erupt? In this week’s Ask A DOer Dr. Richard will travel into the different layers of the Earth to explain how volcanoes erupt and where the lava that you see comes from.  Terms You’ve Learned: Volcano - A volcano is an opening in Earth’s crust where hot gases and melted rock from deep... Read More
at Friday, May 8, 2020

DIY Marble Maze

Can you escape the labyrinth? You and your family will love making mazes to navigate your marble through. You can make mazes out of everyday household items, like cardboard, construction paper, and even LEGO building blocks! Hold and tilt your maze to see who can complete it the fastest! Time yourself, make new obstacles, and rearrange your maze to change the challenge every time you explore. Little and big ones alike will find a way to make and navigate a maze that is sure to delight... Read More
at Thursday, May 7, 2020

Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life

In this week’s Storytime, Dr. Dryer will teach children how to hold onto no-limit thinking and become unstoppable as they strive to attain their dreams!  Join us as we jump into the pages of Unstoppable Me!: 10 Ways to Soar Through Life and explore 10 important lessons of life that include taking risk, dealing with stress and anxiety, and learning how to enjoy each moment! I Read More
at Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Zachry Group Coloring Sheet

While we are away Baxter has been using his building skills he learned in our Zachry Innovation Station to tinker and enhance his dog house for Zak.  Although he could use a little help with the final color!  Can you help him finish Zak’s new dog house?  We can build a stronger community when we work together! We are so thankful for our friends at Zachry Group, they've been a big partner to The DoSeum and a huge community... Read More
at Sunday, May 3, 2020

Why Do We Have 5 Fingers On Each Hand and 5 Toes On Each Foot?

In this week’s Ask A Doer Dr. Richard explores Inigo’s question: Why do we have 5 fingers on each hand and 5 toes on each foot? Jumping into human evolution, we will find why we didn’t evolve to have 2 fingers or even 8 fingers on each hand! Terms You’ve Learned:  Vertebrate – A vertebrate is an animal with a backbone. Fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, including humans, are all vertebrates. Digits – A finger, thumb, or toe... Read More
at Friday, May 1, 2020

DIY Marshmallow and Toothpick Bridge

What is a bridge? Why are triangles the strongest shape? Why do so many bridges look alike? Explore these and other questions while working together to build your own bridge out of toothpicks and mini marshmallows! Challenge yourselves to make the tallest, longest, widest, or strongest bridge. Become an engineer and design your bridge before you start building it. Perform multiple tests and improve your design. Just be sure not to eat all of your marshmallows before you’re done! ... Read More
at Thursday, April 30, 2020

Dragones Y Tacos

Los tacos y las fiestas son dos de las cosas favoritas de los dragones, pero si decides organizar una fiesta de tacos, no debes servir salsa picante, ¡al menos que quieras que tu fiesta se caliente realmente! Esta semana saltamos a las páginas de Dragones Y Tacos y exploramos por qué los dragones no usan salsa picante en sus tacos y cuántos tacos necesitas para una fiesta de tacos con dragones.   See All Storytimes >  Read More
at Tuesday, April 28, 2020

What Was The Biggest Dinosaur?

The fossils we find today tell us that many dinosaurs were big — some were as big as or even bigger than a school bus!  Our friend Elliot asked Dr. Richard, our very own paleontologist: What was the biggest dinosaur?  Join Dr. Richard in this week’s Ask A Doer as he steps back to the Cretaceous Period to find the biggest dinosaurs — the location of where we’ve found their fossils may surprise you! Terms You’ve Learned: Dinosaur -... Read More
at Friday, April 24, 2020

DIY Recycled Boats

Land Ho! Today we are making boats from recycled materials!  After a quick scavenger hunt for building materials, you can design, build, test, and redesign your boat until you have crafted the perfect vessel! Discover which materials float, which ones sink, and how you can harness the power of buoyancy to create your perfect boat. Little ones will love folding aluminum foil to make a boat and predicting which materials will sink or float. Older ones will love... Read More
at Thursday, April 23, 2020

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

Everyone carries an imaginary bucket but how you fill yours and the people around you is up to you!   Join us as we jump into the pages of  Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids —  a vivid book that illustrates how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love every day!   After finishing reading the book, find additional bucket filling recourses to continue practicing positive actions at ... Read More
at Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Why Can We Sometimes See The Moon During The Day?

The Moon brings us light at night, affects the ocean's tides, and is visible almost every night, but why can we sometimes see the Moon during the day?  Dr. Richard will explore Cayden’s question in this week’s Ask A Doer!  Grab your space suit and join us before we blast off into space and answer: How come you can sometimes see the moon during the day?    Terms You’ve Learned: Diameter – The length of a straight line passing... Read More
at Thursday, April 16, 2020

DIY Ball Run

We are bringing a favorite DoSeum exhibit right into your home for this week’s DIY Activity — get ready to create your very own Ball Run!  This activity allows learners to explore simple machines, building materials, and how they can work together.  Ball runs can be simple or as complex as your child wants to make them! While building encourages them to think about common household products that can be repurposed for good ramps or... Read More
at Thursday, April 16, 2020

Free Audiobooks by Audible

Audible, an Amazon company, is helping to support kids find the joys in literature and reading while at home! The audiobook company launched Audible Stories, a free online streaming service where kids and teens can enjoy audiobooks for the duration this unique time at home.   "For as long as schools are closed, we're open."  Audible said.  Audible Stories features a wide variety of audiobooks for you and your family to enjoy from audiobooks for... Read More
at Thursday, April 16, 2020

Something Extraordinary

  Have you wished for something extraordinary?  Like the ability to fly? Or to have 100 dinosaur friends?  Journey with us into the pages of Something Extraordinary for this week's storytime! Something Extraordinary explores how the ordinary can be extraordinary!     See all Storytimes >  Read More
at Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How Does Hand Sanitizer Work?

In this week's Ask A DOer, Dr. Richard explores David's question, “How does hand sanitizer work?” Diving into the microenvironment of germs Dr. Richard explains what germs are, how hand sanitizer helps protect us from germs, and most importantly whether you  need  to wash your hands even if you use hand sanitizer. Buckle up as we journey to the very small world of germs!  Terms You've Learned:  Germs (n.) - A germ... Read More
at Friday, April 10, 2020

DIY Cascarones

Cascarones are no stranger to San Antonio celebrations often found at Fiesta, Easter, and even birthday parties!  These vibrant confetti-filled eggs are one of the best kinds of surprises you can spring on your friends and family.  However, the dying process can be quite the science egg-speriment since dye intensity can change in different solutions!  Are you ready to test out what type of dying solution will produce the most vibrant cascarón? Do you think... Read More
at Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Where Is Baby's Belly Button

For this week's storytime, we are jumping into the children's book  Where Is Baby's Belly Button.   Explore these vibrant pages with your kids and learn about body parts and their locations.    View All Story Times >  Read More
at Tuesday, April 7, 2020

What Color are Zebra Stripes?

This week's Ask A DOer question comes from Raina, 5, and she asked Dr. Richard an age-old question we have all wondered.  Are zebras black with white stripes or white with black stripes?  Join Dr. Richard as he explores zebras and what produces their stripe color! Terms you've learned: Mammal (n.) - A mammal is a warm-blooded animal that has a backbone, drinks their mom’s milk, and grows hair. Mammals first appeared on Earth more than 200 million years... Read More
at Friday, April 3, 2020

H-E-B Coloring Sheet

We DO things better when we work together!  We are so thankful for our friends at H-E-B, they've been a big partner to The DoSeum and a huge community supporter.  Please join us in showing them our appreciation by downloading our coloring sheet and sharing it with your community on your social media!  This is a great activity for you and your kids to do together — after all, we never outgrow a good coloring sheet!  Be sure to tag @TheDoSeum and @HEB... Read More
at Wednesday, April 1, 2020
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