If you are looking for a cool place to hang out with the kids on a hot day, don’t forget about the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. In addition to its many fabulous permanent exhibits and programs, the museum has some great additions for August.
(Descriptions from the Betty Brinn website)
Money Minders (sponsored by Waterstone Bank) August 10 & 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Children will enjoy money-related stories and games, practice making financial choices and use play money to “purchase” a light snack. Parents learn how to develop their child’s financial vocabulary, establish good financial habits early on, and encourage thinking about earning, saving and philanthropy. Age 4 and older.
Kohl’s Healthy Kids: It’s How You Play the Game! August 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Learn the importance of staying safe and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Join a team and work together to play games with exciting questions and active challenges that highlight good nutrition, safety rules and gear, personal care routines, and how to stay active and physically fit by making good choices. Ages 3 – 12.
African Dance August 12 at 11:30 a.m.
Bring on the beat and move your feet! Join Museum staff and learn a few basic African dance movements and cultural facts in the Museum’s Dance Studio. Kids will learn the importance of trying new things and practicing an active lifestyle. Age 2 and older.
Kohl’s Healthy Kids: Meet the Experts August 13 & 27 at 11:30 a.m.
Join Children’s Health Education Center staff as they teach children healthy habits through an engaging story. During the story children will move their bodies like animals, learn the importance of bike helmets, focus on the effect of “go” and “whoa” foods on their bodies, and learn to fight germs through hand washing and teeth brushing. Age 3 – 12.
Betty’s Broadway August 14 at 11 a.m.
Children rehearse and perform a short theatrical scene for parents and peers! Using costumes, props and scripts, children learn stage terms while developing creativity, imagination and literacy skills through performance. Age 4 and older.
Earth Matters! August 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Children will learn about earth systems and everyday earth-friendly actions through stories and games. Meet a mystery creature, handle natural materials, and make a recycled craft to take home.
Yoga Fun for Small and Tall August 31 at 11:30 a.m.
Join certified yoga instructor Kim Moch in an introductory yoga class for children age 4 and older and their caregivers. This fun, 30 minute class is designed to help children and adults gain strength, flexibility and balance, and improve gross motor skills through interactive stories, pictures and poses. Wear comfortable clothing for exercising and be prepared to sign a participation waiver. Feel free to bring your own exercise mat. Space is limited, please register at the Information Desk on the day of the program. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.
This list is just a sample of some of the great offerings at Betty Brinn CHildren’s Museum during August. Be sure to check out the full schedule on the museum website.