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Critters and Crafts

Critters and crafts  – what could be more fun for preschool and elementary aged kids? This program introduces kids to the basic biology of different animal groups with brief video lessons and gives them a chance to get creative with crafts celebrating these animals, how they live, and the features that make them unique.

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Our new Critters & Crafts To Go Program is perfect for preschoolers or elementary aged kids who love animals and love to make crafts! Though you may order them with your own kids or grandkids in mind, we think you’ll find that Critters & Crafts To Go Packs also make great Birthday gifts for friends and family!

Critters & Crafts To-Go Packs contain the following basic elements:

  • A short themed Video Lesson (typically < 15 minutes) – with live animal encounters, specimen spotlights, and other content appropriate for the topic
  • 3 “Ready to Go” themed Critter Crafts (with an accompanying instruction video as needed) – Each craft in the pack will represent an animal, an animal’s life cycle, or some aspect of an animal’s life. We’re carefully curating our craft packs so that kids are exposed to different kinds of crafts that use different craft media and assembly methods. For kids ages 3 to 6, we will pre-cut paper and cardstock craft pieces. For kids ages 7 – 10, we will leave the pieces uncut for them to cut out themselves. A couple crafts we selected may also have suggested modifications to increase the degree of difficulty for older kids.
    • Note: for some crafts, you may need scissors, glue, tape, and crayons or markers from home to complete the craft, but we will supply everything else you need. 

Costs: 

  • Members – $16
  • Non-members – $20

Ages: 3 – 10 (with supervision and assistance)

Fall 2020 Dates & Topics

Order By Date Pack Pick-Up Date Topic
September 11 September 14 Butterflies (and maybe other bugs)
October 2 October 5 Fish
October 16 October 19 Frogs
October 30 November 2 Reptiles
November 13 November 16 Birds
November 27 November 30 Mammals
December 11 December 14 Animals in Winter

 

Place your order by noon on Friday to ensure your To Go Packs are ready for pick up on the Monday morning date listed for each topic above. Pick up your bags between 9:30 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday. If you do need a weekend pick-up, you may come the Sunday following the Monday listed above, but you need to arrange a specific pick up time between 1 and 4 pm via email with Pam in advance. All bags should be picked up within one week of their original listed Pick-Up Date.

 

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