Funday Sunday returns for 2012. Except where noted, these popular family-friendly programs are offered in two sessions, beginning at 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Funday Sunday is included with the price of admission. The programs are appropriate for children of all ages, with adult help for children under age 5.
Central America – January 29
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum is teaming up with the International Student Club at Northwestern Michigan College to bring you and your children a cross-cultural exploration. Students from the Club will come to the Museum to share their Central American culture and heritage with us. There will be a special reading of Conejito, an English-language Panamanian folktale and special activity to accompany it, as well as Spanish language games.
New Orleans – Mardi Gras – February 12
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum continues its cross cultural exploration with an age-appropriate Mardi Gras experience. Karen McCarthy, French teacher from the Pathfinder School will lead songs and talk about some the heritage of Mardi Gras in New Orleans. We’ll have a pretend parade in the Museum with beads and doubloons. Children and families will be able to make a fancy mask—Mardi Gras style.
Ireland – St Patrick’s Day – March 11
Explore Irish culture and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as a family with music, stories and fun. Sing some traditional Irish songs. Learn about the adventures of gentle giant, Finn McCool (Fionn mac Cumhaill). Make a leprechaun shamrock to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. Decorate a potato to create a homemade Mr. Potato Head.
Turkmenistan – March 18
The NMC International Club will present another Funday Sunday at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum. Nargilya Gasanova, from Turkmenistan, will read a story, and share the culture and experiences of her homeland. Nargilya came to Frankfort as a high school exchange student and chose to return to northern Michigan for college.
This program will be offered in only one session at 3:00.
More to come…