Thursday, October 18, 2012

Creepy Crawlers Invading Pretend City

There is so much spooky fun happening all month at Pretend City Children's Museum. Everyday during the month of October, Pretend City will feature a different kind of spooktacular fun for young children. Children can participate in the daily bug-themed activities, or enjoy exploring our favorite Pretend City.

Pretend City offers 17 interactive exhibits where a highly trained staff encourages children to learn through play. Have fun with your children all month long at Pretend City!

  • Mondays: Art Studio Sessions – Baby Bugs
Squishy, Slimy, Creepy Crawly art projects are in store for little ones every Monday! These activities are geared to help children improve fine motor skills through the manipulation of art materials, like paint brushes and pencils.

  • Tuesdays: Engaging Afternoons – Build-My-Skills Bugs (Time: 3:30p.m.)
Watch children’s skills grow as they progress through bug-themed activities. Each week’s activity will gradually increase in difficulty. These activities will utilize social interaction to support a little learner’s development and provide the support structures necessary to get to the next challenging level or stage. Children will stay engaged as they find continuously challenging bug battles to win!

  • Wednesdays: Lil’ Me Mornings – Read It! Sing It!  (Time: 11:00a.m.)
Read it, Sing it Lil’ Me Mornings is the coolest thing to happen to bugs! Stories and songs are second to none in their ability to inspire and energize children while enhancing the learning process. Every Wednesday children will have the opportunity to delight in a reading of a bug poem. The poems will transform into songs as they are sung to familiar children’s tunes. With lots of rhyme, rhythm and repetition they will build phonemic awareness as they follow along.

  • Thursdays: Engaging Afternoons – Sensational Science (Time: 3:30p.m.)
Get an up close and personal look at incredible insects during these sensational science afternoon activities! Children will be introduced to and explore specimens that they may have never known of – from a tiger beetle to a lantern fly. As your children participate in a variety of activities, such as matching and sorting, they will build their vocabulary while learning about life cycles, bug body parts, and more!

  • Fridays: Art Studio Sessions – Frightful Flyers
On a special night with the moon shining bright, what will come lurking out of the shadows and sights? All of these frightful flyers are signs of the Halloween holiday. Children will enjoy using these characters and symbols as inspiration for their art.

  • Saturdays: Lil’ Me Mornings –Insect Investigation (Time: 10:30a.m.)
As children explore and examine fascinating insect specimens, they’ll feel just like real scientists making incredible discoveries! Every Saturday they can use the magnifier to investigate amazing specimens—from a silkworm cocoon and a stag beetle to a super-realistic dragonfly fossil. Corresponding activities will follow to help a child remember the exciting facts that they just learned.

  • Sundays: Art Studio Sessions – Halloween Haunts
Bring on the Halloween fun with these ghoulishly great art activities for children of all ages! These take home activities are sure to help you create eerie exteriors and rooms with a boo!


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