Word Search #2 – Find the solution HERE

John Jay Jumble

Crossword Puzzle #1 – Click HERE to learn more about John Jay to complete this puzzle. Click HERE for the puzzle solution.

Mothers day cards – it’s almost Mother’s Day – make mom a beautiful card!

Clothespin Garden Monster – decorate your garden or potted plants

Decorative Bowl-Container – this would make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift for mom!

Paper Quilling – try this historic art form by rolling paper strips to make interesting designs and patterns

Potato Stamp – make your own mini printing press

Rag Doll   – a simple craft with materials you have around the house

Salt Dough – a natural modelling clay

Silhouette – A silhouette is a way of capturing someone’s portrait without a camera

Spring Wreath – A pretty decoration to celebrate the season!

We’ve also added some fun games! Click HERE



Learn about John Jay, Revolutionary Spymaster:

Think Like a Spy (Grade 3+)

John Jay Spymaster Cryptogram Puzzles (Answers to the cryptograms can be found HERE) (Grade 3+)

Make Your Own Spy Code (Grade 2+)

Make Invisible Ink (Elementary School)


Visit our virtual School House:

Schoolhouse Activity Packet  (Grade 2+)

Alphabet Rhyme  (Grade 2+)

Classroom Punishment Matching Game  (Answers to the matching game can be found HERE) (Elementary School)


Download some fun activity pages to use at home or while you visit the Homestead grounds!

Chicken Maze (Elementary School)

Color the House (All Ages)

Ice Pond Expedition (All Ages)

John Jay’s Farm (All Ages)

Tree Explorer Page 1 (Elementary School)

Tree Explorer Page 2 (Elementary School)

Tree Explorer Page 3 (Elementary School)

Word Search (Grade 2+)

New York State Coloring Book (All Ages)

Was John Jay a City Slicker or a Country Boy (Grades K-3)


We’ve added some fun at-home crafts too – Play Days @ Jay (@ Home)!

Make a Glass Harmonica (All Ages)

Make a Pinwheel (Elementary School)

Make a Tin Can Telephone (Elementary School)

Make a Punched Tin Lantern (Grade 2+)

Grow a Bean Stalk (All Ages)

Make a Bird Feeder (All Ages)

Make Bubbles (All Ages)

Make a 3D Flower (All Ages)

Make a Paper Plate Chicken (All Ages)

Make a Tri Corner Hat (Find the Tri Corner Hat Template HERE) (All Ages)


Or try some of our favorite historic recipes!

Applesauce (All Ages)

Martha Washington’s Pancakes (Grade 2+)

Thomas Jefferson’s Cornbread (Grade 2+)

Easy Ice Cream (All Ages)

Scones (Grade 2+)



Environmental Education Materials from our Friends at the DEC:

Raptors of New York

Bird Beaks & Feet Matching Game

Song Birds of New York

The Bald Eagle

My Bird Journal

Mammals of New York

My Field Journal