My fondest childhood memories with my grandparents include going down to Roaring Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains to feed the ducks in the pond. A quick hop skip and a jump over the covered bridge landed us near the edge of the fenced-off pond. Grandpa would carefully break off a piece of bread for me to toss in the water or on the ground and watch as the ducks nibble it piece by piece. After feeding the ducks and collecting water specimens in grandpa’s unique water collecting device, it was homeward bound. Upon our return home, we would sit at the dining room table (much to my grandmother’s dismay) to look at pond microbes and read one of my favorite books, The Ugly Duckling. We all remember the story of the odd duck out who wanted to play with the swans. I invite you to make some of these memories with your kids and grandkids at Kidspace!
This Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, will bring more than your average ugly ducky! Celebrate the holiday with rubber duck races, Make your Mark tile painting and enjoy a performance by The Beatbuds. And remember Memorial Day is the start of Kidspace’s summer schedule: open seven days a week for learning and play!!
Purchase your rubber duck in the Busy Bee Learning Store and make your way to the decorating station where you can make your duck unique. Sign up for Rubber Duck races at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Sign up anytime for the race of your choice and enjoy a friendly competition with your fellow Kidspace visitors.
In the Climbing Towers, purchase your unglazed tile for $25 to paint to your heart’s content! Make this tile as unique as you and your family are. We will keep your tile after you paint it to glaze, kiln and hang it on Kidspace walls as a permanent reminder of your dedication to the mission of Kidspace. Make Your Mark has been almost a 10 year tradition at Kidspace bringing creativity to Fund the Fun!
Then on Memorial Day, you can enjoy a performance by The Beatbuds in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater. The Beatbuds bring tunes to you that are exciting and full of imagination. Catch the show 12:30pm-1:00pm on Monday May 27th.
Are you a Kidspace Member? Memorial Day Weekend only, you will receive 20% off merchandise in the Busy Bee Learning Store and you can enter the Members-Only raffle for a basket of books and toys! See you there!
Blog Entry by:
Leslie Fraser, the Art Education Specialist, has been with Kidspace since 2008. Leslie graduated from Whittier College with a BA in Art/Art History and is currently seeking her MA in Arts Management. She loves bringing creative opportunities to even the littlest hands.