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Asian Cultural Festival

Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, February 9 @ 3:00 pm

Asian Cultural Festival at Pretend City

Saturday-Sunday, February 8-9 

Join us as we celebrate and honor Asian Culture!

Pretend City actively acknowledges diversity and looks forward to learning about different cultures. As home to the third largest Asian-American population, we find it crucial to honor Asian Culture. Gather together with us as we explore and draw inspiration from traditional Asian cultural objects.   

Purpose Behind the Play: Hand-eye coordination, sensory integration, cultural competence, social-emotional development, fine motor practice.  

February 9th:

Smart Art (in the Art Studio): Cherry Blossom Painting> Stop by the art studio to create your own lovely cherry blossom painting using recycled materials.

· Cultural Connection (throughout the day): Red Paper Lanterns> Red lanterns are a recognizable symbol throughout the Asian culture that signifies a prosperous life. Your little light is sure to prosper while they master their fine motor and hand-eye coordination in this activity.

· Motor Movement (throughout the day): Chopstick Sensory Bin> This is one activity where it’s okay to be picky! Explore and discover different cultural objects with this fun sensory bin activity.

February 10th: 


Play Partner: Korean TraditionsWestminster UnifiedFilipino Cultural School 

Grown-up Tip: 

Although our traditions, values, and beliefs may differ, the developmental milestones children reach happen at predictable times regardless of where we live. Practice reaching these milestones at Pretend City, where the importance of community is instilled at an early age. Continuing, parents are responsible for ensuring an understanding of the world around our children. Also, practice a quick lesson on different cultural backgrounds when you can.

Purchase your tickets here: 


Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am
Sunday, February 9 @ 3:00 pm
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Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618 United States
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*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.