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A week of creative adventures your family can do at home

By Sarah Hauge, Publisher, Macaroni Kid, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Centennial June 8, 2024

Looking for at-home ideas to keep kids busy, happy, and learning? We've curated family-friendly themed activities around the theme of performances to help! Here is a sample schedule to help you brainstorm ideas that will work best for your family:

This week, find your family fun® with the PERFORMING ARTS.

Flavorful Popcorn Treats

Get a variety of popcorn recipes here.


Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Elephants Cannot Dance! by Mo Willems
Backstage Cat by Harriet Ziefert
Amandina by Sergio Ruzzier
Ready to Fly: How Sylvia Townsend Became the Bookmobile Ballerina by Lea Lyon and Alexandria LaFaye

DIY Performance

Supplies needed: a poetry book, music lyrics, script, storybook, costumes, music, imagination!

Need a little inspiration? Try memorizing a monologue, reciting a poem, or acting out a scene from a play.

Pop-Up Puppets

Supplies needed: disposable cup, tissue paper, fabric, cardboard, straw, pipe cleaner, embellishments

Get the step-by-step instructions here.

Shadow Animal Art

Supplies needed: flashlight, paper, drawing utensils

Tape a sheet of paper to the wall. Use a flashlight to project a variety of shadow animals against the wall and trace the images.


Download FREE printable postcards.

Print the designs on cardstock paper. Color and cut out your artwork. Address and stamp your postcards, and then send them to family and friends.

The Doodlebops
America's Got Talent
Sing (Rated PG)
The Muppets (Rated PG)
The Greatest Showman (Rated PG)

Get inspired: National Theatre at Home posts full-length plays on YouTube every Thursday. "Treasure Island" and "Jane Eyre" are two recent selections.

Want to show us your celebration of the performing arts? We'd love to see your photos! Be sure to tag @macaronikid on social media so we can see how you've brought the joy of theater into your own home.