to Stay, Play, Learn

Art and science adventures for your time at home

What is Stay, Play, Learn?

Stay, Play, Learn is a project created by Box Of Light and the Bloomsburg Children's Museum to provide arts and science education to families at home during the time of Covid 19. This site offers films, lessons, educational challenges and connections to educators and teaching artists. These resources are gifts to our communities from teaching artists, educators and arts organizations throughout northeastern Pennsylvania.


Film Competition at the Dietrich!

How does a $100 dollar gift card sound to you? You could win that in the Dietrich's MOVIE CONTEST! Deadline: May 15. Live action and animated films are welcome. Check out our examples and tutorials for ideas that will get you going!

Zoom Animation Class Films

with Rand Whipple

Check out your films filmmakers! Click here.

Well, its' that time. 

We've been posting videos to StayPlayLearn.org for six weeks now and, with the help of artists and educators from ten organizations , have shared lessons in arts, fllm, animation, science, nature and more. We've told stories to your children and hopefully added a few child friendly, brain building activities to your childrearing toolbox. As the weather has warmed and we all get used to this new 'normal', we seeing  fewer hits to the site. That tells us to change the site a bit. 

We're going to post videos once per week rather than five days per week. And we are going to move all the content you've seen to pages that you can access in the timeframe you wish. 

We'll start that transition today and look for it to be complete by the week's end.

For now, don't forget that Rand Whipple will be conducting an animation/film class (it's free) on Zoom starting Tuesday at 4:00. 

Email boxoflight@me.com to register.

THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF THIS SITE FOR STAY AT HOME LEARNERS. Enjoy the time made available to create, learn and explore.


Once you've filmed your movie, it's time to edit. While there will be some difference between one editing app and another, they all work basically the same way. Box Of Light's Rand Whipple will take you through what you'll find in your editing app in this video.

AND DON'T FORGET! Rand will be conducting four film/stop motion classes next week, Tuesday-Friday at 4:00. Email boxoflight@me.com to register.

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Last few days for The Treasure Hunt Challenge

Remember that May 8 is the drawing to choose the Challenge's winner. If you haven't taken a trip to the pyramid, get going!

Having to stay at home in order to keep yourself and others healthy doesn’t mean you can’t EXPLORE! Join the Adventures of ‘The Pyramid’s Lost Treasure’. To begin your adventure and your search for TREASURE, you simply click on this link to get started http://thetreasurechestproject.com/index.php/2020/05/04/the-childrens-museum-treasure-hunt/ ! If link doesn't work - copy and paste into your browser. You will be taken far across the ocean to one of the first Pyramids ever built. It is the Pyramid of Djoser – which is known for its 3 miles of underground passages and traps! So be careful! Once there move through the historical complex and search for the Lost Treasure Chest dropped by Tomb Raiders from long ago. Mummies will help guide your way. (Click on the Mummies for instructions). 

And don’t forget to press ‘play’ in the upper left corner for some Desert Sounds during your search. When you have found the Treasure Chest hidden somewhere in the desert sands, click on it to be given a PassWord to correctly enter the random drawing on the Submission Form below. This is a different PassWord than the one to enter this page. It is NOT ‘TREASUREHUNT’. One winner will be chosen from all correct entries received by May 6th, 2020. The winner will be announced May 7th.


Dietrich Theatre Movie Contest

Our Friends from the Dietrich Theatre in Tunkhannock are putting together an antidote to the Covid blahs. They are hosting a film contest with a May 15 deadline. Here's how they explain it.

The Dietrich Theater is trying to find new and innovative ways to keep you and your family entertained at home during this difficult time. Movies are our livelihood and we would like you to participate at home by making your own film with your family. Be as creative as you want. Show us your editing skills. Share your fun and innovative stories to our wide audience and win the chance to have your short film screened in front of the movie when the Dietrich reopens to the public. Click on the video link below to learn more!  Have Fun!

Just 4 Fun:Physics with Noah

Newton's First Law of Motion

Newton did not have a lot of laws but the ones he had were important (still are for that matter). Noah and Tucker, from Warrior Run High School have his first law for you today. Don't move until you see this.


By Kids 4 Kids : How Are Germs Spread?

This just seemed somehow pertinent. Enjoy and learn from this video created by middle schoolers from the Warrior Run School District.

For our Pre-K Friends: Oldies but Goldies

Sarah Fisher,Youth Coordinator at the Degenstein Community Library in Sunbury has some tried and true songs for the weekend. Coming right up... Apple Tree, Old MacDonald and every Pre-Schooler/Toddler's favorite, 5 Little Monkeys.

Shelby has a book, some baggies, some seeds and an idea you can do at home. Don't forget to send us pictures of your results!

For our very young friends: Songs for Babies

Melissa Rowse, of the Degenstein Community Library has some brain building songs for your baby time.  (Did you know that music actually lays the neural groundwork for future math skills? True fact.)

For more Degenstein magic, visit: http://degensteinlibrary.org


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