Elinor DeWire

Email Elinor DeWire at elinordewire@gmail.com

Lighthouse Fun 4 Kids

Our latest series of activities and stories designed for kids & adults to read together.

Kids' Artwork

This is a collection of kids' artwork with the subject being lighthouses (of course). If you have any artwork you would like submit, please email Elinor at elinordewire@gmail.com

Photos of Kids at Lighthouses

This section is dedicated to kids visiting lighthouses. You can see photos that have been sent to us of these adventurous kids on their lighthouse quests, and those that even collect lighthouse passport stamps.

Elinor DeWire's Youth Corner

Elinor DeWire is a noted author and the creator of children’s books and educational information materials. Elinor graciously offered to provide us with materials and her extensive knowledge to make a fun and educational area of our website. We thank her for all the input and assistance. So start having FUN by reading stories, solving puzzles and building projects!

Elinor DeWire's "Lighthouse Fun for Kids" - Pinterest page

Currently Elinor has pinned over 300 fun lighthouse related activities and information designed for sharing with kids. If you are looking to help kids learn about lighthouses, and have fun doing it, you will want to check this out!

Shoo Rayner drawing

Lighthouse Projects, Activities, Books & Videos for Kids

There are lots of fun project and activities that can be used to help educate children about lighthouses. Lighthouse models can be built out of all types of materials and drawing lighthouses make great art activities.  Books and videos are also great tools for entertaining kids while teaching them about lighthouses.

National Archives Lighthouse Coloring Book

The National Archives has put together a coloring book based on architectural drawings of lighthouses found in Record Group 26. What a great way to engage kids (of any age) with lighthouses!

The downloadable PDF is available here. The Archives is encouraging folks to share their creations on Twitter by using the hashtag #ColorOurCollections and tagging @usnatarchives.

Questions & Submissions

Contact Elinor DeWire with questions or send her kids' drawings and photos. Teachers and youth leaders are welcome to Skype with Elinor, who will talk with students about lighthouses and her work as an author and lighthouse historian. Email her for details at elinordewire@gmail.com.