Just for Fun – Lifeboat for Parents!


JUST FOR FUN – We could all use a little mental break, so here’s some just for fun activities you can print out and put in front of the kids, or better yet, do them for yourselves!

A poster of the Olympic or Titanic ship from the SSHSA Archives.
Poster featuring a large illustration of the OLYMPIC or TITANIC. Print of original painting initialed “MBB.” Stephen Barrett Chase Collection, SSHSA Archives.

Social distancing can be hard, so we have been hunting through our maritime research library and archives for some engaging activities to help occupy your time. Our archivist has been keeping her eye out and found these fun word searches based on the Titanic from the book The Titanic, published by Word Searches of America Ltd., Staten Island, NY.

Did you know that coloring relieves stress? Print out these fabulous coloring sheets to entertain the kids or to take a little break yourself. These sheets are from The Great Lakes Coloring Book: a paint or crayon voyage into the wonderful and exciting world of the ships and scenes of the U.S. and Canadian Great Lakes, published by Harbor House Publishers, Inc., in Boyne City, Michigan. We would love to see your artwork! Email your work to steam@sshsa.org and we will share it on our social media channels!!

Additional Just for Fun Activities

Can’t get enough maritime activities? Check out these resources by our friends at the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association and the USS Constitution Museum for more!

Try this nautical word search from the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association.

Play these mini games from the USS Constitution Museum.

Tell your own Tall Tale with this fun fill in the blank activity from the USS Constitution Museum.