Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thanksgiving at the Japanese American Museum

Target hosts free family Saturdays at the Japansese American Museum. We have gone before to the Easter activities and wanted to check out the Thanksgiving activities. The girls had fun making turkeys out of a platic cup and using contruction paper and traced their hand to make feathers. They also weaved placemats and made centerpeices with a paper plate, pinecones, plastic corn and silk leaves. They had a weaving class for my oldest daughter to go and learn to weave and they also got to make cookies that looked like corn wrapped in a fruit rollup husk. It was very cute and delicious!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Placerita Canyon-Nature Walk

Placerita Canyon is a nature center that has free Saturday family nature walks and animal presentations and hiking trails. We had never been on the nature walk and decided to go. It lasted about an hour and a half and we got to learn about the owls, a hawk, the Indians who used to live there, learn about different trees and plants, see where gold was first discovered and saw a house where a Indian family used to live. It was a very educational experience for the girls.