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Stay-at-Home Activities from The Met Store

Whether it is due to the pandemic, the cold weather, or personal preference, staying at home is the new going out. As long as that’s the case, you might as well enhance your stay-at-home lifestyle with inspired items from The Met Store.

Schedule Teatime

What better way to pass a quiet afternoon at home than by throwing a tea party for your household? The Met Store has everything you need for a tea party at home, including a beautiful teapot inspired by Van Gogh’s Irises, and exclusive tea blends from Harney and Sons. Read more about The Met’s collaboration with Harney and Sons here. Of course, no teatime is complete without a bite to eat. Serve scones or toast with delicious jams from a collaboration with Brins Jam

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Brins Jelly NYC

Take Up Letter Writing

With less time spent out and about, you’re most likely afforded more margin for activities that have fallen out of routine, such as letter writing. Once an essential element of a thoughtful life, letter writing is a perfect stay-at-home activity to bring back to our daily lives. The Met Store has art postcards depicting 100 artworks featured at The Met, as well as art greeting cards and notecards to inspire a new letter writing habit for our patrons. 

Get Absorbed in a Puzzle—or Make Some Art

For days spent lingering at home, an ongoing puzzle project appeals to children and adults alike. Choose a New York themed puzzle in solidarity with your neighbors and fellow New Yorkers during this season of staying home, or choose a famous art puzzle  to immerse yourself in the intricate details of the painting as you match piece by piece. 

Of course, an evening devoted to making art of all kinds is another fun activity to do at home. With a quality watercolor set or a challenging origami kit, you’ll find yourself creating beauty from the comfort of your own home. 

Provide At-Home Fun Activities for Kids

If outside isn’t always an option, you can find plenty of indoor activities that are opportunities for kids to get lost in imaginative play. The Met Store has you covered with beautiful, engaging toys for kids of all ages. From creative problem solving with a colorful A-Z puzzle for toddlers to making their own tunes with a Rock and Roll It Rainbow Piano, the kids will love having something interesting to play with. Or, choose a timeless wooden medieval castle for ideal, open-ended play.

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kids at home activities castle toy

Bring more of The Met home with you, and into your stay-at-home activities with a few select items from our Spring Preview 2021 catalog. And remember, your purchases support The Met’s collection, study, conservation, and presentation of 5,000 years of art.

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