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Friday, June 17
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of Black Americans who had been enslaved in the United States.
Play Purpose: Fine /gross motor development, fostering creativity and curiosity, cultural awareness, language skills
Smart Art: (Ongoing):
- Pan-African Flag > Come discover the three colors of the Pan-African flag
- Kente cloth > Weave your very own kente cloth with the bright colors and patterns that speak to your heart!
- Sensory Table > Explore different kinds of red foods using oven mitts and kitchen utensils
Sensational Story Time (11 am & 2:30 pm): All Are Welcome > We’ll follow a group of children through their school day and experience what a safe and inclusive classroom feels like when everyone is loved and welcomed with open arms.
Music & Movement (Directly following Story Time): Regina Ossey from Jack and Jill of America share with us how important and impactful music has been to the African American community. We’ll all dance together to the Cha Cha Slide in unity as we celebrate our freedom and our appreciation and love for one another.
Play Partner: Regina Ossey, Jack and Jill of America
Grown-Up Tip: Use music to incorporate diversity and culture in your family life. Make a list of various music types you’d like to listen to as a family. Then ask your child what they’d like to hear more of! Add an instrument or even make your own.
RSVP: Not required
Fee: Included with museum admission