Elinor DeWire is a noted author and the creator of children’s books and educational information materials. Elinor graciously offered to provide us with materials and her extensive knowledge to make a fun and educational area of our website. We thank her for all the input and assistance. So start having FUN by reading stories, solving puzzles and building projects!
Currently Elinor has pinned over 300 fun lighthouse related activities and information designed for sharing with kids. If you are looking to help kids learn about lighthouses, and have fun doing it, you will want to check this out!
There are lots of fun project and activities that can be used to help educate children about lighthouses. Lighthouse models can be built out of all types of materials and drawing lighthouses make great art activities. Books and videos are also great tools for entertaining kids while teaching them about lighthouses.
The National Archives has put together a coloring book based on architectural drawings of lighthouses found in Record Group 26. What a great way to engage kids (of any age) with lighthouses!
The downloadable PDF is available here. The Archives is encouraging folks to share their creations on Twitter by using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and tagging @usnatarchives. Alternatively, send your creations to our Historian at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share them too!