Activities at Home

We know parents and caregivers are home with children during the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking for meaningful learning activities to do together. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is pleased to offer a number of activities that can teach your children about courage, compassion, resilience, and hope.

Two girls are engaged in an art activity in a classroom setting while a woman sharing their table looks on attentively.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

Inspired by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Activity Stations, these simple, collaborative activities offer step-by-step instructions for you to create your own artwork with materials you have at home. These activities focus on how people respond in difficult times. They speak both to 9/11 and to today, when we have seen so many stepping forward to help and support others. 

'Dear Hero' card features a handwritten message by Mia, a child from the UK. The card reads, "Thank you lots and lots. All of you are amazing."
Photo by Nicole Torres

Dear Hero

Create your own artwork or write a letter to honor and thank heroes in your own community.

Paper origami cranes of many colors hang from a classroom ceiling in many chains. In the background of the photo is a bookcase and several brightly colored pillows propped against the classroom wall.
Photo by Noaa Stoler

Paper Cranes

Learn to fold paper cranes, and make your own chain to symbolize peace and healing.

Children's craft projects show six first responder badges made of foil and paper. In the foreground, a badge made of gold foil shows an American flag with the date nine eleven written below it.
Photo by Jin S. Lee

First Responder Badges

Design your own first responder badge to honor their service.

Three pieces of papers colored by children, cut into the shape of leaves, and tied with ribbons to a metal railing.
Photo by Jennifer Lagasse

Survivor Tree Leaves

Make a leaf to add to a collective tree inspired by the story of the Survivor Tree.

Lesson Plans

Explore a host of inquiry-based lesson plans for K to 12 students and their teachers.

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Webinar Stories

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum offers a collection of first-person accounts of the attacks and their aftermath as a part of the annual Anniversary in the Schools webinar program.

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