Welcome to the Lightbulb Lab, a series of games and activities for your child to spark their creativity and give you a well-deserved break! We may all be sheltered in place, but that doesn’t mean we can’t roam in our imaginations and become the artists-in-residence of our own homes.

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Volume Six: Make Your Own Magic!

May 24, 2020

Want to add a little adventure to your at-home routine? Luckily we have everything we need to make magic happen in our very own homes!

Guest edited by Allison Sword

Volume Five: Home Library Comes to Life!

May 10, 2020

This week is all about taking inspiration from your very own bookshelf and bringing your favorite characters to life through imaginative play. This week’s activities are specifically for ages 2-6.

Guest edited by Kate Leslie

Volume Four: This Is Not A…!

May 3, 2020

This week, we explore improvisation (or making things up without a script!) to challenge ourselves to be creative with things we already have: our bodies, our voices, our imaginations…and some household objects, too!

Guest edited by Ashley Laverty

Volume Three: Let’s Go Outside!

April 26, 2020

Playgrounds are closed and the landscape of outdoor play has changed. This week, we’re exploring new ways to play outside, without any equipment. We’ll move our bodies, activate our imaginations, and get our cooped up energy out. Spring is finally here, and we’re gonna make the most of it!

Volume Two: Household Histories

April 19, 2020

Shelter-in-place is full of challenges for people of all ages. Young people may find their routine of school, play, and friends disrupted. Older relatives or folks living alone may feel lonely, disconnected, or disappointed to miss out on time with rapidly growing young family members. This week, we will explore interview techniques to help bridge this gap, and connect young people with their relatives in a new way.

Volume One: Dispatches from the Future

April 9, 2020

This week, we’re using our imaginations to bend time and space. What will we think about this time when we’re in the future looking back? What would someone from the past think about the present? How can we travel without leaving our homes?

We’ve got five main activities – plus a whole bunch of bonus activities. So hop in our time machine and let’s get exploring!

The Lightbulb Lab is provided free of charge as long as schools are out of session. If you find value in this program, and you are in a place to support its continued production, please consider making a donation to Filament Theatre by clicking the link below.