Wednesdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. June 11 - July 30
No program on July 2
Beat the heat and enjoy special hands-on activities, crafts, games and prizes. Once again, the Tempe History Museum’s popular summer program will provide fun for the whole family.
Each Wednesday focuses on a unique theme, so families can visit again and again.
Day care groups need to make a reservation in advance. Call 480 350-5100 for a reservation. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The theme for 2014 is: “Eat, Play, Grow Healthy”
It is based on a curriculum that was developed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health. It incorporates craft making, storytelling, and movement activities into fun and hands-on educational lessons to teach young children about the importance of nutrition, exercise, sleep, proper hydration and the prevention of excessive exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Whole Foods Tempe will provide snacks and products that match each week’s lessons.
June 11: My Five Senses: Use your senses to appreciate the food you eat.
June 18: Go, Slow, Whoa: Learn to distinguish foods that are okay to eat regularly, foods that should be occasional treats and foods that should be eaten rarely.
June 25: Fabulous Fruits and Veggies: Discover the importance of eating a balanced diet that contains fruits and vegetables.
July 9: Perfect Portions: How much should you eat of different foods to stay healthy?
July 16: Move to the Beat: Find out how important exercise and sleep are to maintaining healthy levels of energy.
July 23: Sun and Water: How much water do you need to stay hydrated? How do you keep the sun as a friend?
July 30: You Are What You Eat: What are nutrients and how do they affect the body?
photo by Matthew Andrews