In this challenging time, many parents and guardians are looking online for meaningful activities for their children that don’t require too much prep or too many materials. Each weekday on this blog, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will post an activity geared to a range of ages that guide children how to explore heritage, history, and learning through artifacts.

Connection is especially important during this time of physical isolation. This time provides an opportunity for children to interview parents, grandparents, or other adults in their lives, either in person or over the phone.

Below are some suggested questions to prompt discussion for your family interview:

  • Describe a favorite memory. Include who was involved, where it took place, what happened, and when it happened.
  • What were some significant events going on in the world or your local community when this memory was taking place? What do you remember?
  • What did you learn from the experience you just described? Did it change your life in any way?

The short family documentary The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm shows two young boys learning about their family history when talking with their great-grandfather (the family is pictured above). Watch it here, and find additional learning resources from the Museum.

We encourage you to share your child’s work with us! Please email so that we can feature it on our Museum blog!