At-Home Family Activities

Winter Quarterly Competition: Shaker Scenes

Now through March 1, 2021

This winter, put your visual storytelling skills to the test by entering our first Shaker Scenes competition. Create a 10 second video of your best Shaker Heights scene this winter. Whether it's watching birds dust off the snow, someone building a snowman, or joyful sledding, the possibilities are endless!

Free to enter! Open to all ages and abilities (*Youth under 18 will need parent/guardian approval)

Prizes are available for different age groups!

Competition age groups are as follows:

  • 12 and under - Child's category*

  • 13-19 - Teen Category*

  • 20- 35 - Young Adult

  • 35 - 55 - Adult

  • 55+ Senior

To enter, simply share your video on Instagram or Facebook and tag @shakerhistory #shakerhistory #shakerscene

Don't have social media? Submit your 10 second video in Mp4 format to

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DIY Tin Can Luminary

Looking for something fun and mindful for you and your family to do? Try making your own tin can luminary! This activity is a great stress reliever for everyone and results in a beautiful addition to your holiday decorations!

What you'll need: a clean & dry tin can (thin cans work best!), a nail, a hammer, and a permanent marker.

Simply draw your design on your can, we went for a simple snowflake design on ours! After you are satisfied with your design, carefully take your nail and hammer and start to gently but firmly punch holes over your design. The can might become misshapen or dented during this process, that's fine! Once you are done with your design, reshape your luminary by rolling it on a flat surface or gently squeezing the can. When you are done, place a light source in it and wait for it to get dark! These work best when the light is cast against a surface, such as a wall or perhaps some snow. To keep your luminary for longer, keep it clean and dry to avoid rusting.

Did you make a cool luminary? Tag us! @shakerhistory

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Origami Paper Flowers

Needing some mid-week zen time? Try making some origami flowers! These flowers are easy to make and provide a great mindfulness activity to break up your daily routine. They also add a nice flair to your home or office (or a home office!)

Does your flower look great? Tag us on Facebook and Instagram #shakerhistory

Click this link to learn how to make these beautiful flowers!

Mouse Shaker Heights Coloring Page.pdf
Bee Shaker Heights Coloring Page.pdf
Bug Shaker Heights Coloring Page.pdf

Click the image above to download the pdf file of the coloring page.

Coloring Contest (Printable Activity)

A new exhibit-related coloring page by Lauren Garvin of Snailberry Art will be released here on the first Friday of each month. This competition is now closed. Thank you to all who participated in this coloring contest!

Competition Age Group Winners:

  • 4 and under: Quinn (Age 3)

  • 5-6: Oliver (Age 6)

  • 7-8: Clara (Age 8)

  • 9-10: Laura (Age 10)

Check out the winners below!

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