Activities for Kids:
(Parents, please note all activities should be well supervised by adults!)
Visit the Siskiyou County Museum! After your visit enjoy some of these activities~
Gold nuggets or coins: "Mint" or create your own gold coins or nuggets from clay. Download a recipe for "Victorian Salt Clay" (pdf file) to create your own from scratch!
Create a "miners' camp": (Great rainy day activity) Pitch or make a tent, "campfire", sit by a "stream" created with a blue towel, blanket or fabric. Use a large piece of butcher paper and paint or draw the "entrance" to their mine.
Write a diary: Diaries were very popular to record events and history ~ create your own "diary" of your gold mining stories by imagining what experiences they had! Be sure and include your own drawings.
Create a treasure map: Draw a map to a secret gold mine, secret stash of gold from a stage robbery, or to your own favorite hiding place.
Word Search: (pdf file) Search for Gold Rush words from Siskiyou County Museum!
Crossword Puzzle (pdf file) Puzzle from Siskiyou County Museum!
Write a book! Write a story about your visit to the museum, a miner's life, pioneer life, the Indians in Siskiyou County.