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Scavenger Hunt - Early Learners

Find yourself at home with an antsy preschooler? A scavenger hunt can be a great activity to keep your little one entertained!

Write numbers 1 to 20 on stickers or pieces of masking tapeStick the pieces of tape around your house/apartment. You can even do this while your child is | more »

Suggested Viewing: Staff Top Picks

Lost in all of the options available to stream right now? Don’t worry! Our staff is curating suggestions on a weekly basis for everyone at home. Click on the links below to learn more about this week’s suggested viewing.


2020. 102 m. USA. English. Rated PG.

Recommended for | more »

Suggested Viewing: Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

Minuscule: Valley of the Lost Ants

2013. 89 m. France. No Dialogue. Rated NR.

Recommended for all ages.

Streaming on Kanopy (Free) & Amazon Prime [Free]

A lost ladybug finds themselves in the middle of two opposing ant colonies trying to capture sugar scavenged from leftover | more »

Gaming Livestream Recommendations

Join us for our first ever education gaming livestream! On Tuesday, March 31, at 4:00 pm, Education Program Manager, Brandon Shenkman, will broadcast gameplay and level design in the Steam Early Access title Levelhead. Come watch and chat live on our channel as he | more »

Suggested Viewing: Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell


Available on Kanopy, Tubi, Amazon Prime, Youtube

Adults get bored too, but enforced down-time is the perfect opportunity to watch a great documentary. Theresa Dawson, JBFC Education Program Manager reflected on a recent 3-week Documentary class she taught at | more »

Time Twister Experiment: Viewing & Doing

Experiments are short activities designed with room for… well… experimentation! Get introduced to a new concept through a compelling short, then bend it to your will as you create a vision uniquely your own.

Experiment: Time Twister

In this experiment we’ll watch an astounding | more »

Hand-Drawn Animation Activity

Hand-drawn animation was used to create many of the greatest animated films ever starting with the first animated film of all time, Snow White, released in 1937. FlipaClip is an app that allows us to experiment with hand-drawn animation techniques. Click this link to create your | more »

The Red Balloon: Viewing & Doing

Now is your chance to watch those classic gems that every kid and grown-up should see. JBFC Kids Curator, Emily Ohara [@teachEmFilm] chose the heartfelt and beloved short film The Red Balloon (1957) accompanied with a fun hands-on activity where you get to draw and color your own | more »

A Busy Month for Education at the JBFC!

May was a busy month for education programs at the JBFC! From off-site events to film premieres to educator engagement, this month was the perfect window into the varied work our education programs do all year long.

May 11: White Plains Youth Bureau STEAM Fair

The JBFC hosted a | more »

Happy New Year from the Education Department!

Happy 2019! We’re thrilled to be starting a new year with so many exciting things on the horizon.

Courses @ the Lab

Registration is open for Winter/Spring programs for kids, teens, and adults. Learners of all ages and experience levels can find the right fit for them, with a wide | more »