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Play and Learn

Date: Last updated on March 27, 2020

Keep your children engaged with hand-on activities that feed the mind and spark creativity.

 

On this page, you will find a host of kid-friendly worksheets and links to interactive Museum experiences — specially prepared by our talented Education team. Inspired by the Museum’s Collection and temporary exhibitions, these resources will help children and caregivers alike broaden their appreciation of the arts of Muslim civilizations, and beyond.

 

Be a History Detective activity sheet

 

Help solve a mystery! Study the vibrant colours and patterns on two painted tiles from 17th-century Iran, then complete the picture by drawing what you think the rest of the scene looks like. Download our Be a History Detective activity sheet (PDF) here.

 

Discover Your Sanctuary activity sheet

 

What does the word “sanctuary” mean to you? Is it a safe haven, a sacred place, a beautiful view, a special person, or something different entirely?

 

For the exhibition Sanctuary, 36 leading artists each created a design based upon their own interpretation of the theme. Then, craftspeople in Lahore, Pakistan, wove the designs into carpets using traditional techniques.

 

This activity introduces you to some of the rugs in this thought-provoking exhibition — and encourages you to make sanctuary-inspired art of your own! Great for all ages.

 

Learn and engage with our Discover Your Sanctuary activity sheet

 

Rustam and the Dragon activity sheet

 

Keep your children engaged with a fun #MuseumFromHome activity specially prepared by our Education team. Read a story written 1,000 years ago about the hero Rustam, then make a piece of art inspired by the Museum’s paintings of that story — great for pre-school to Grade 3 (and beyond)! 

 

Download the Rustam and the Dragon activity sheet (PDF) here

 

Enjoy digital puzzles for all ages! 

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