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Hands on History Daily Activities

Day 5

Historical Objects 

In this activity, learn about the tools and technology people used over the last 150 years, such as rotary phones, typewriters, and stereoscopes.

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Day 4

Family Tree Workshop

Today’s activity is all about family! Use a variety of papers, mark-making tools, collage materials, and family photos to create a colorful family tree mapping your personal history. Work together as a family to create a beautiful keepsake.

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Day 3

Timeless Toys: Paper Dolls
In this activity, art educator Heather White will lead kids and caregivers of all ages in creating paper dolls, a toy that has been enjoyed in America for over 200 years. Boys and girls will love creating a “doll” and making multiple outfits using a variety of collage materials. Make your own doll or download a template here.

Day 2

Drawing Around Town: In this activity, you’ll use three different sketching techniques to create drawings around town or at home. These are all quick techniques and are fun for any age, even if you don’t consider yourself an artist! Educator Heather White leads this drawing activity in historic downtown Brenham.

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Day 1

Many historical events have occurred in the year 2020. In this project, we will write a poem about living through history. This creative writing activity is the first of five in the Hands-on History workshop series.

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