This week, kids are celebrating spring break in Toronto and the Minister of Education has said that schools will be closed for in-person learning for an indefinite period after the “April Break”. As an adult of kids, you may be running out of ideas to keep your kids occupied and engaged. The Royal Ontario Museum has developed a wonderful initiative to get your kids thinking about the impact of the pandemic. Canada’s most visited museum is asking kids to express their thoughts and feelings about COVID-19 pandemic through stories to be displayed in an exhibit at The ROM in fall 2021.
Kids and teens across Canada between the ages of four and 18 are being encouraged to submit original stories, experiences, and perspectives through paintings, poems, drawings, songs, or videos. The ROM Is accepting entries for COVID-19 Exhibit until June 27, 2021. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of ROM staff and advisors and selected submissions will be displayed in an exhibit in the fall of 2021. The exhibit will be free to the public.
How to Submit Entries
Kids and parents (who can submit on behalf of their child) can submit entries through social media using the hashtag #MyPandemicStory and tagging @ROMtoronto . Alternatively, you can upload your entry directly to www.rom.on.ca/MyPandemicStory. The goal of this exhibition is to create an archive of artifacts to educate future generations about Canadian youth’s experience of the pandemic. Some of the pieces submitted may be included in the Museum’s collection.
Best of luck on your submissions!
You might be interested in reading, “What I Have Learned During the Pandemic“.