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April Program Calendar…

    • Farm Week

      Tuesday, 4/1 – Friday, 4/4
      9:30am – 4:30pm

      Enjoy a week full of learning about the importance of eating healthy foods, buying fresh and supporting local farming.  Join us daily at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for a Story Time, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for a Fetch! science experiment, and Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for Toddler Time! 

      Farm Fest

      This week-long celebration will culminate on Saturday with a Farm Fest from 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.!

      • Lil’ Lagniappe Days

        Saturday, 4/12
        12:15pm & 3:15pm
         

        Make your own bird feeder using recycled material, peanut butter and birdseed. 12:15 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.

        Saturday, 4/19
        12:15pm & 3:15pm
         

        Make a hanging nature collage using leaves and other natural materials!  12:15 p.m. & 3:15 p.m.

    • Earth Week

      Tuesday, 4/22 – Friday, 4/25
      9:30am – 4:30pm
       

      Join in our week-long celebration to learn about preserving the Earth’s natural resources and the natural environment of Louisiana. Learn how you can go “green” through daily Story Times at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Fetch! science experiments on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m, and Toddler Time on Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m..   

      Earth Day Celebration

      Continue the fun on Saturday during our Fetch! Earth Day Celebration from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., featuring Earth Balloon and other Earth-friendly activities!

 

Fetch! Science Activities:

Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

(4/1 and 4/3) Fruit Juicy Experiment: Learn about the pigments that give fruits and veggies their colors

(4/8 and 4/10) Recycled Materials Hunt: Sort through materials to see what is recyclable and then design your very own creation using only recycled materials. 

(4/15 and 4/17) Compost in A Cup: Start your own compost in a cup.

(4/22 and 4/24See the impact that an oil spill can have on your natural environment.

(4/29 and 5/1) Musical Water Play: Explore how you can make music using water and everyday household items.

 

Art Trek:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(4/1 – 4/5) Create prints using farm fresh fruits and vegetables. 

(4/8 – 4/12) Explore the wonder of nature! Examine various parts of trees and make watercolors of them.  

(4/15 – 4/19) Reuse scraps to make a nature installation in the museum. 

(4/22 – 4/26) Learn how to make different kinds of homemade clay. 

 

Toddler Time:

Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m.

(4/1 and 4/3) Read “Good Morning Farm” by Lori Reiser then each create our own sensory farm using play dough, stones, grasses, hay, and other natural materials.

(4/8 and 4/10) Read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and use marshmallows to paint your very own hungry caterpillar.

(4/15 and 4/17) Read “Growing Vegetable Soup”  by Lois Ehlert and use fruits and vegetable to stamp your own veggie soup picture with paint!

(4/22 and 4/24) Read “Biscuit’s Earth Day Celebration” by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and make a personalized planter and plant a flower to take home.

(4/29 and 5/1) Read “Jazz Baby” by Lisa Wheeler and create jingle sticks and jingle rings to play along with the music.

 

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