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Fall Festival of Fun!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

FALL into this season as the leaves change colors and the weather gets colder! This season brings lots of exciting things for families, including holidays, fall themed foods, and maybe some family traditions in the making! Pretend City is celebrating Fall with our Fall Festival Day! Join us as we create art, play games, and do activities all focusing on fall, leaves, pumpkins, and gourds!

Time:    Morning Activities:  Growing Up Great Games @ 11:30am, Simple Science @ 2:00pm

Afternoon Activities: Nature Tales @ 3:30pm

*Activity times may vary and are subject to change*

  • Smart Art: Gourd Science Center > Join us in the Art Studio today as we explore the different types of gourds and create an observational drawing and sentence about our favorite gourd. Young children are exploring different types of textures and learning new vocabulary. Will your child like the smooth or bumpy gourds the best? Only they can choose which one to include in their artistic rendering of this fall vegetable.
  • Growing Up Great Games (11:30am): Leaf Hunt > Join us in Orange Plaza for a reading of Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger. After reading this fun book, children will participate in a leaf hunt which will end in a Leaf Pit sensory experience.
  • Simple Science (2:00pm): Exploring Pumpkins > In this fun, hands on Science Lesson, children will learn about the pumpkin life cycle and explore the different parts of a pumpkin from the inside out.
  • Nature Tales (3:30pm): Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf > Lois Ehlert uses watercolor collage and pieces of actual seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this innovative and rich introduction to the life of a tree. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the life cycle of leaves and how they change color in the fall while creating a colorful art project.

Grown-up Tip: Make a leaf book with your child. Repeat the simple sentence “My leaf is a __ leaf.” Change the leaf color on each page. Have your child draw that colored leaf on the page. Take it a step further by going on a nature hike and finding the colored leaves to glue into the book.

RSVP: Not required

Fee: Included with museum admission


Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 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.