The National Video Game Museum, the unique museum in Sheffield dedicated to video game culture, where you can normally play, explore and create videogames has created an online resource for children and families. Play The Museum At Home is a growing suite of online resources for people to use during the temporary closure includes worksheets, stories and lots more video game related activities to do at home.
Create Your Own Pixel Art Character
One of the activities will teach you how to develop and make your own Mario character or one inspired by the artwork of old school RPG’s and the resources will guide you through creating animated pixel art!
Create a Pixel Art Character downloadable PDF available here
Design Your Own Character Offline downloadable PDF available here
Guidance for Grown Ups downloadable PDF available here
Piskel Free Web App, which is a free online editor for animated sprites and pixel art which means you can create animations in your browser. Try it here
These are recommended for ages 7+
Recommended Games To Keep you Busy at Home
One benefit to having to stay at home, is that’s where the videogames are and the National Video Game Museum has curated a list of recommended videogames that will keep the kids (and the big kids) busy whilst in self-isolation.
First are Education video games worth playing such as Minecraft and Assassin’s Creed Discovery Mode available on this link
Additionally Family games which can be played as part of a team including Mario Kart, Minecraft, Jack Box Party Pack, Overcooked and Buzz are available on this link.