My children and I love to find new and exciting places to visit throughout the week. There have been several places that we have visited and because of their age, one or the other was not entertained. We recently visited the Children's Museum of Denver and what an amazing time we had.
My children are ages 3 1/2 and 1 1/2. I wasn't sure what to expect when we headed to our destination. However, as we walked through the doors, the first thing we saw was a full-sized fire truck. My son made a bee-line for the flashing lights as his little sister followed close behind.
The fire truck was a huge hit with both of my children. They had the opportunity to dress in fireman attire and take turns at the wheel. My daughter enjoyed pretending to be in charge of the water spout. It was so much fun to watch them play together without driving each other crazy. It was hard to pull them away from this attraction, but we had a class to attend.
Each month the Children's Museum hosts different classes. The daily educational programming changes to reflect the monthly theme. The class we took was called, "It's All Greek to Me". It was targeted for children ages 4-8.
During the class, I got to watch as my son was taught about history, art, & cultural awareness. It was done in a fun and enjoyable way that kept him entertained. He was given a pot and allowed to paint it the way they did in ancient Greece.
I love that each month I know we will be able to experience new classes and events at the Children's Museum. For example, during the month of December, the Afternoon Adventures will be Winter Whereabouts.
Winter Whereabouts teaches children about hibernation or migration. Your child will learn about what different animals do during the winter months. Then they will have the project of making their own winter animal feeder. These classes take place on Mondays and Fridays.
My daughter's favorite activity was by far the grocery store sponsored by Whole Foods. She pushed around her pint-sized cart that was just the right size for her. It was so sweet to watch as her brother pretended to ring her up at the check out stand. The only problem I had was getting her to leave the cart there when it was time to move on to the next activity.
So, what was the next activity? Glad you asked:) The Children's Museum is currently hosting the Brain Bubbles Exhibit. I have to say I enjoyed it as much as my children. It was so fun to play with all the bubbles and listen as my children squealed with excitement. There were 6 different stations that each included making bubbles of some sort. What child or adult doesn't love bubbles?
The Children's Museum is now a definite favorite of my little ones, especially my son. He asked the entire day after we got home, "When can we go again mommy?" I can foresee a membership in our near future!