December 2018

  • Easy Edible Craft Ideas for Christmas!

    Easy to Make Edible Crafts for Christmas Tired of making gingerbread houses every year? Need a fun family activity to do with the kids this winter break? During our weeklong countdown to Christmas, our guests had special “cooking” activities where they made works of art out of edible treats. These activities were a perfect detour from the usual crafts and are so easy to do at home. Scroll down for these easy, simple, and yummy crafts you can do at home! (Pin for later:                         Write a letter while baking sweets to Santa Claus.

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  • How does Pretend City take care of our Beach?

    We love the Beach! Did you know? Pretend City tills our beach sand every week in order to keep it soft and healthy. It is hard work, but you can see our Pretendgineer, Kevin, gets a good workout, too. We work hard on the small details so your kids can enjoy Pretend Play. Click HERE to learn how the beach can serve as learning and development areas for you. As the summer months arrive, you can remember these tips as guides to keep beach play an educational and fulfilling experience. If you are interested in visiting Pretend City, Click Here. Thinking about becoming a member? Click Here to learn more about membership opportunities.

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  • Children of Orange County Bring in 2019 with Confetti Countdown Extravaganza

    Media Contact Sommer Garcia 949-428-3900 x208   CHILDREN OF ORANGE COUNTY BRING IN 2019 WITH CONFETTI COUNTDOWN EXTRAVAGANZA   Irvine, California (December 4, 2018)—Pretend City Children’s Museum is hosting their annual “It’s Midnight Somewhere” Noon Year’s Eve Bash on Dec. 31st! The New Year occurs at different times in cities all around the world. This celebration allows young children to ring in the New Year at the reasonable hours of 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm. “Our annual New Year’s Eve celebration allows kids to embrace this holiday unlike any other place in the area,” said Sandra Bolton Griffin, Executive Director of Pretend City Children’s Museum. “It provides families with a lively and safe place to celebrate the New Year!” Pretend City Children’s Museum aims to make this “adult holiday” a family holiday.   Our event helps children learn how to tell time, grasp the concept of this widely celebrated holiday, and make memories celebrating with their families for years to come! Guests of all ages will decorate their own party hats and noisemakers, as well as take part in a one of a kind confetti dance party. A New Year’s countdown will take place just before […]

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  • Amazon is Donating to Pretend City. Here’s How YOU can Help!

    Helping Pretend City through AmazonSmile AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Every item available for purchase on is also available on AmazonSmile ( at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Visit our step-by-step guide on setting up your Amazon Smile account to donate directly to Pretend City. For more information about the AmazonSmile program, go to Why should I choose Pretend City as my charitable organization? Pretend City Children’s Museum mission is to “build better brains.” The mission drives our organization to provide crucial resources to the community including FREE developmental, vision, dental, and speech screenings. Your donation, provides free and reduced cost field trips to Pretend City, provides families with FREE family autism nights, gives thousands of tickets to families in need and local non-profit organizations. Your donation helps to keep Pretend City thriving. Please consider making a donation today. click here.  How else can I help Pretend City? Donating to Pretend City doesn’t […]

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  • How to Donate to Pretend City through Amazon

    Donating to Pretend City through Amazon We’re giving a step by step guide for our supporters on How-To Set up your Amazon Smile Account Did you know you can donate to Pretend City Children’s Museum while shopping through Amazon? Amazon Smile is an amazing program that donates a portion of all your shopping directly to the nonprofit of your choice. Your donation helps Pretend City host free family autism nights, provide crucial dental, vision, speech and developmental screenings, celebrate cultural traditions, and provide free or reduced field trips to all children who visit the Museum. Setting up your Amazon account to donate directly to Pretend City is super easy! First, visit A pop-up will let you know you haven’t chosen a charity. You will then have the option to choose your own charitable organization. Type in “Pretend City.” You will then Select Pretend City as your charitable nonprofit organization.   Once you’ve selected Pretend City Children’s Museum, you’ll be able to see your impact! Make sure you type EVERY time you visit Amazon. This will ensure that Pretend City receives a portion of your purchase. Interested in coming to the City? Click Here for visitor information.  

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