Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Fall Fun" Creative Dramatics

Hi everyone! Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be a farmer, picking your apples from the orchard for the coming harvest? Or a tree swaying in the fall breeze, dropping all of your colorful leaves before winter? With the "Fall Fun" program here at Please Touch, you can do just that!

"Fall Fun" is part of the Creative Dramatics playtime program here at the museum and it allows kids to use their imagination by exploring different fall themes through open-ended, dramatic play activities. Creative Drama activities complement a variety of learning styles and support Please Touch Museum’s "learning through play" philosophy by encouraging imagination, physical movement, improvisation, creativity, and cooperation.

In our "Fall Fun" program, Kids can discover how animals and trees prepare for winter by interacting with different objects and props, explore and act out the story of the first Thanksgiving and how families get ready for this annual feast or imagine what it's like to be a farmer as you pick your harvest and race to complete your chores before winter.

"Fall Fun" provides opportunities to open up your imagination through creative, pretend play activities. Many of these activities can also be done after you leave the museum and can be the perfect opportunity to "learn through play" at home by encouraging creativity and improvisation!

So as the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to fall, come to Please Touch Museum and let your imagination wander in our "Fall Fun" Creative Dramatics program! Check the "Today's Fun" signs on the gallery floor for performances.

Here are some book suggestions that you're sure to 'fall over!'

Wild Child by Lynne Plourde
Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelly
How Do You Know When It’s Fall? By Allan Fowler
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams
The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing
Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur

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