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Create a Virtual Thank You for an Essential Worker!

Creating a virtual thank you note for essential workers is a fun, creative way to support the workers who are helping us through this challenging time. Follow along with the steps below and share your creation using the hashtags #cmanychallenge and #ThankEssentialWorkers.

For Older Children:

  1. Select an essential worker, such as a police officer, doctor, nurse, shop clerk, or mail carrier.
  2. Draw or paint an image of your essential worker. What do they wear? What qualities make them special?
  3. Feeling extra creative? Try creating a collage by cutting out images from magazines or newsletters and glueing them together!
  4. Write a note thanking your essential worker. Why is their work important during this time?
  5. Share your creation on social media, or give it to your essential worker next time you see them.

For Younger Children:

  1. Gather markers, crayons, stencils, stamps, and stickers, along with a sheet of blank paper.
  2. Use your art materials to make the shape of a heart. Add color and flair to make your note stand out!
  3.  Share your creation on social media, or give it to your essential worker next time you see them.

While our doors are closed, CMA is here for you and your family with at-home art projects to keep children entertained and engaged. However, every day we’re closed puts the future of CMA in further jeopardy.

Will you be there for us? Every dollar you donate directly supports the Museum and ensures that CMA will remain a pillar of educational and artistic leadership in New York City. Click here to donate.

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