Friday, October 9, 2015

Spooktacular Fun with Pretend City this Month

It's Fall Fun at our favorite Indoor Play place - +Pretend City Children's Museum !

Check out all the awesome festivities they have going on and how you can fill your calendar with all sorts of EduFun in October!

Have fun this fall.
OnTheGoOC

Monday, October 12, Columbus Day
Time: Activities throughout the day
Specifically for: Children of all ages; Grown-ups
Details: Celebrate Columbus Day
It’s all about the sea in our Columbus Day art theme activities in the art studio.
Sensational Story Time: In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed the sea.  Find out where he lands and what he discovers in his voyage.
Let’s Move: Don’t miss the ship race!  Your child will have fun moving together in teams to navigate their way through a sea of obstacle to find land!
RSVP:    Not required
Fee:    Included with museum admission
Event Link: http://pretendcity.org/event/columbus-day/
  

Thursday, October 15: White Cane Safety Day
Time: 10:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Specifically for: Children of All Ages
White Cane Safety Day celebrates the independence and ability of people who are visually impaired. Children will learn about white cane safety as well as experience some of the challenges that children with visual impairments experience. Activities and events will give your little ones a whole new appreciation for creative ways to “see” the world when your sight is impaired!
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Included with admission
Event Link: http://pretendcity.org/event/white-cane-safety-day/


Thursday, October 22: Read for the Record Celebrates Not Norman: A Goldfish Story
Time: All Day
Specifically for: Children of All Ages
Today, people across the country will unite to read the children’s book Not NormanA Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones.    A humorous tale about a child who finds a new friend in an unexpected place.  In support of Jumpstart’s mission to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed, Pretend City will facilitate a variety of activities centered on this amusing story.
·         Creating your own Sensory Fish Tank (after the 11:00 reading)
·         Not so Norman sequencing snack (after the 1:00 reading)
·         Scavenger Hunt for Norman! (after the 3:00 reading)
Play Partner: Think Together & Jumpstart
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Included with admission
Event Link: http://pretendcity.org/event/read-for-the-record-celebrates-not-norman-a-goldfish-story/ 


Saturday, October 24: United Nations Day
Time:    Activities throughout the day
Specifically for:    Children of all ages; Grown-ups
Smart Art: Use the initials of your name to create your own flag and add it to our mural in celebration of United Nations Day.
Sensational Story Time: What if everybody did that, will help your child think critically about how their choices and actions may affect others and their surroundings? 
RSVP:    Not required
Fee:    Included with museum admission
Event Link: http://pretendcity.org/event/united-nations-day/


Friday, October 30: Healthy Halloween
Time: 11:00a.m.
Specifically for: Children of All Ages
With the chance to dress up in costume and stock up on sweets, Halloween is the highlight of the year for many children. But since its high season for candy, it can also be a frustrating time for parents who encourage kids to eat healthy foods and make sweets a limited part of a balanced and nutritious diet. Not to fear, Serving Kids Hope is here! Serving Kids Hope team will join us to share fun activities, tips and tricks to help encourage your children to stay healthy this Halloween!
Play Partner: Serving Kids Hope
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Included with admission


October 31st - 10a to 4p: Trick-Or-Treat Through the City
Time: 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.
A.M. activities: Kiosk Café, Music & Movement (morning times may vary)
P.M. activities: Kiosk Café, “Good To Go” Game (afternoon times may vary)
Specifically for: Children of all ages
Little ghouls and boys will have a howling good time at our Halloween Bug Bash! There’s something for every little trick-or-treater – even those of the two legged variety. Come dressed to thrill in our creepy creaky critter city:
-          Music & Movement: Monster Moves – Disco Dracula is ready to dance! These creepy, kooky and totally jammin' tunes will have children of all ages moving and grooving!
-          Symbols in a Second: Spooky Snacks – This year make sure your Halloween is a healthy one. Children will love these adorable, sometimes-scary, no-bake healthy Halloween treats that represent symbols of the season.
-          Sensational Story time: Halloween Bugs – Behind each spooky door lurks a different bug! There's the silly, the spooky, the scary, and everything in between during these story times. No tricks here — only treats!
Creep and crawl your way through the city as you trick-or-treat at each of our exhibit spaces every 2 hours. This party is bound to go off with a scream!  Members Trick or treating 9:45.  General admission Trick or treating time 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00.
RSVP:    Not required
Fee:    Included with museum admission


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