Our summer programs are designed for elementary aged children. If you plan to bring 10 or more children please call ahead.
Mon-Wed-Fri at 2:30 PM
June 4, 6, 8 Celebrate Summer!
Help us recreate a 1950’s Soda Shoppe by making decorations and homemade ice cream (which we’ll HAVE to taste!)
June 11, 13 and 15 Dakota Village Life
Come explore what American Indian life was like for a child in a Dakota Village in the 1800’s: We’ll make tipi and travois models.
June 18, 20 and 22 Dakota Communication
Trading play, story telling, winter counts, picture writing, and Paul Goble stories: The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses and The Gift of the Sacred Dog will help us understand how the Dakotas communicated today and in the past.
June 25, 27 and 29 American Indian Play, Games, and Ceremonies
This week we’ll play Plains American Indian games, listen to their music, and learn about powwows.
July 2 and 6 Famous Spaces and Places in SD
Join us for a picture-product tour of some of SD’s famous spaces and places: Mitchell Corn Palace, Badlands , Mammoth Museum, Custer State Park, Sica Hollow State Park… and more.
July 9, 11 and 13 Magnifiers
We’ll be experimenting with magnifying activites and creating fingerprint art influenced by Ed Emberley’s Fingerprint Drawing Book.
July 16, 18 and 20 Tracks and Pelts
We’ll explore the relationship between trapping and animal tracks and furs.
July 23, 25 and 27 A Kid’s world in the 1950’s
What did the kids in the 1950’s play, wear, eat, watch and know?
July 30, August 1 and 3 Heritage Crafts and Skills
Demonstrations of spinning, knot tying and using herbs and plants for life and dyeing. Hands-on weaving, button art, corncob dolls and yo-yo circles.
Aug 6, 8, and 10 Recycling
Through reading Something from Nothing and Nature Recycles How about You? and playing games about and with recycled objects, we’ll make discoveries about recycling.
Aug 13, 15, and 17 Scopes
Join us in a variety of “scope” activities with the stereoscope , gyroscope, “magic bee” scope, kaleidoscope and microscope.
These programs are supported by Watertown Area United Way.