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PRETEND CITY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
August 27 - August 28
Happy Birthday Pretend City!
Smart Art: In the United States, every good birthday needs a cake! Using ribbon and markers and glue, help us put together the best cake ever!
It’s time for a party! Color your own party hat that you can wear during our parade to help us celebrate our birthday!
Did you know that in Brazil and Jamaica, it’s a common practice to throw flour at the birthday person? Well, in our sensory bin, explore flour and scooping materials to prep for a cake or a celebration!
Purpose: These activities will encourage children to work independently and as a group, which helps with their social-emotional development. They will develop fine motor skills, learn about cause and effect, and also develop a curiosity about other celebrations.
Story Time (11am & 2:30pm): Birthday’s Around the World
Synopsis: Everyone in the world has a birthday but not every celebrates them in the same ways! Join us as we take a trip around the world to see how people from other countries and cultures dress, eat and celebrate on their birthday!
Music & Movement (directly following story time): Happy Birthday Pretend City!
In honor of our 13th birthday, we will gather around Orange Plaza to sing the classic “Happy Birthday” song to Pretend City! Once we sing our birthday song, we will provide a sweet treat to share with our guests in honor of our special day!
Birthday Scavenger Hunt (ALL DAY): Join us as we hunt around the city to find seven dinosaurs and cross them off your scavenger hunt list!
Purpose: Memory making with others, celebrating others, encouraging friendships, socialization, learning rhythm, language/literacy, assists in brain development.
Grown-Up Tip: Birthdays are a blast, but don’t always entail games, cake, friends and ice cream. Take this chance to explore how people around the world celebrate birthdays differently. In Korean culture, the child’s first birthday is very significant as they choose an object that will foretell their future! This ceremony is called Doljalbi.