The Library of Congress has a great collection of activities suggestions and resources for parents who are looking for educational activities they can do at home with their kids. The collection is called Resources for Family Engagement. Within this collection you will find activity kits that offer directions and ideas for making mini books at home, designing and coloring lighthouses, and creating comics.
Resources for Family Engagement also offers a handful of printables called Color Our Collections. These are free coloring pages based on historic pictures and drawings. You can print these pages as black and white outlines then color them to your heart’s content.
Applications for Education
The materials within Resources for Family Engagement are intended for elementary school age students. The LOC’s Resources for Family Engagement is the type of resource that I like to add to classroom websites for parents who are looking for ideas for fun learning activities they can do at home with their kids.