Category Archives: Family Learning Resources

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Mad about Mud: An Intro to tracking

Bird tracks in the snow

It’s another wet winter and it seems that all the woodland pathways and fields around the museum have turned into a mud bath! For our fifth installment of home learning resources you can find out how you can use all of this mud to your advantage! Discover lots about tracking and identifying animals including tips on how to track prints, information about the different animal prints we find around our museum as well as another way besides prints that we can find out what animals have been on our site!

Download our Mad about Mud Resource

Foot print in mud

Every Tuesday, COAM will be releasing fun resources and activities for all the family to get involved in and enjoy together, whether they be indoors or outdoors. Brought to you by the Learning team behind our popular ‘Terrific Tuesday’ events, these resources will be a perfect way to learn new information about the natural world around us, develop new skills and stay connected to the Museum.

Be sure to check back next week for more home learning fun.

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COAM fun for February half-term

Are you feeling lost for things to do this February Half Term? For our fourth installment of family learning resources, we’re providing you with some fun activities to try during the break. Have a go at following our recipes and cooking up some pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday or maybe you’d like to create a homemade bird feeder for your outside area? We have included the instructions for all that and more in the resource, download it below to find out more.

Download our February Half Term Resources

A big thank you goes to our wonderful Terrific Tuesday volunteers for providing the craft ideas and pancake recipes for this installment. Our Terrific Tuesday events are always planned with our volunteers’ help and support and we all hope that we’ll be able to welcome you back on site for more fun at some point this year.

Every Tuesday, COAM will be releasing fun resources and activities for all the family to get involved in and enjoy together, whether they be indoors or outdoors. Brought to you by the Learning team behind our popular ‘Terrific Tuesday’ events, these resources will be a perfect way to learn new information about the natural world around us, develop new skills and stay connected to the Museum.

We hope you enjoy this week’s bumper edition of resources. Be sure to check back next week for more home learning fun.

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Shrove Tuesday

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For our next installment of family learning resources, we’re getting you ready for Pancake Day! We tell you why people celebrate Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday) as well as some of the traditions that took place (and even some that still remain!).

Pancakes

We give you lists of ingredients for three different pancakes so you can get prepared to make them next week when we’ll give you the full recipes. Download the resource below for all of this plus instructions to make your very own paper chef’s hat, so you can look the part whilst making your pancakes!

Download our Home Learning Resource here >> Shrove Tuesday Family Learning Resource

Every Tuesday, COAM will be releasing fun resources and activities for all the family to get involved in and enjoy together, whether they be indoors or outdoors. Brought to you by the Learning team behind our popular ‘Terrific Tuesday’ events, these resources will be a perfect way to learn new information about the natural world around us, develop new skills and stay connected to the Museum.

We hope you enjoy this week’s resource learning about Shrove Tuesday. Be sure to come back next week for a bumper set of home learning resources for February Half Term.

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Wildlife at COAM: Barn Owls

At Chiltern Open Air Museum we are very lucky to have lots of wildlife that live on our site. For this week’s home learning resource we’ve taken inspiration from that wildlife and you can find out lots about our barn owls!

Download the resource and find out more about the barn owls we have here at COAM >> Wildlife at COAM Barn Owls Resource

Discover how we know we have barn owls on site and how we investigate what they have been eating! Have a go at our activities, including making a barn owl inspired mask!

owl mask craft

Every Tuesday, COAM will be releasing fun resources and activities for all the family to get involved in and enjoy together, whether they be indoors or outdoors. Brought to you by the Learning Team behind our popular ‘Terrific Tuesday’ events, these resources will be a perfect way to learn new information about the natural world around us, develop new skills and stay connected to the Museum.

We hope you enjoy this week’s resource learning about barn owls. Why not share with us what you create or maybe your favourite ‘Owly item’? #COAMAtHome

Look out for our next installment next Tuesday, when we’ll be back with more family fun!

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COAM Colour Walk

At this time of year the weather can be rather miserable and getting outside can sometimes be a mission. So, why not take a colour walk to brighten up your daily exercise?

Download our instructions here >>  COAM Colour Walk Instructions

Suitable for all ages, this is a really simple way to start looking closer at the world around you and creating art using photos you take along the way.

Colour Walk instructions

Colour walk guide

colour walk lockdown tool

Every Tuesday, COAM will be releasing fun resources and activities for all the family to get involved in and enjoy together, whether they be indoors or outdoors. Brought to you by the Learning Team behind our popular ‘Terrific Tuesday’ events, these resources will be a perfect way to learn new information about the natural world around us, develop new skills and stay connected to the Museum.

We hope you enjoy this week’s resource exploring for colours. Why not share with us what you discover, we’d love to see your creations? #COAMAtHome

Look out for our next installment next Tuesday, when we’ll be back with more family fun!


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