Intergenerational activities are built into Long Island Children’s Museum exhibits and workshops. Sharing experiences provides both children and their caregivers with insights into learning styles and conversation starters. Join in the fun this week, including a “Mommy Mingle” devoted to the topic of “keeping your composure.”
“Owl” Be Your Friend!
Tuesday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 18 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Have a hoot this New Year and create your own feathered owl friend using a Styrofoam cup.
Ages: 3 and up. Free with museum admission.
stART (Story + Art)
Tuesday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to noon
Join each week as we read childhood classics and introduce new favorites; followed by a take-home, book-inspired craft. This week we’re reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. After the story, create a picture of a snowy day using cut paper and watercolor paints to take home.
Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).
Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Join in guided conversation on various topics where mothers can have open dialogue and socialize with one another as their child plays in the TotSpot area. Space is limited to facilitate conversation flow. This month’s topic: “Deep Breaths: Keeping Your Composure.”
Free with museum admission.
Music and Movement
Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to noon
Enjoy creative movement exercises and interactive sing-alongs that get little bodies moving to the rhythm.
Ages: 5 and under. Fee: $4 with museum admission ($3 LICM members).
Kids in the Kitchen
Friday, Jan. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to noon
Little chefs use real cooking tools (with some help from adults) as we make easy, yummy, kid-friendly snacks from start to finish. As they make their treat, kids gain experience measuring ingredients, following directions and building their vocabulary. This week is Banana Pancake Dippers.
Ages: 3-5. Fee: $5 with museum admission ($4 LICM members).
Saturday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, Jan. 20 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Get up to your elbows in oobleck, clean mud and slime…and join in artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after.
Ages: 18 months to 4 years. Free with museum admission.
The Long Island Children’s Museum is located at 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. For hours of operation and more information, visit www.licm.org or call 516-224-5800.