Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Play in the Dirt!

Things have gotten pretty messy at the Museum lately, in a most wonderful way. We see kids digging and playing and poking and crawling out in our Children’s Garden. They’ve built and painted with sticks, stones and other natural materials. And a few weeks ago, during a special weekend Dig In! program, they sifted through soil in search of buried treasures, made mud paintings, and cooked up some magnificent mud pies – several of which were so intricately decorated that they hardly look like mud!

And recently, on our Talk Back board in Play Power, visitors have shared some creative ways they like to “muck around”:
Families can also take home some delightfully messy hands-on fun from the Museum Gift Shop. Our play specialists developed “Play in the Dirt!” kits, full of imaginative ways to dig in the dirt and mess around with mud, plus look for fossil and mineral excavation kits; tools to help you build your own worm or ant farm; and gear that will enhance any bug safari or outdoor exploration. Also check our calendar for more upcoming fun!

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