This fall the Fullerton Arboretum launches a BRAND NEW children's story time series, for ages 4 to 7, which will be held in our fabulous Children's Garden! These story time programs will occur several Saturdays a month. During each program, we will read a story (sometimes two!) relating to the topic of the day. We will also do activities that match the topic, like games, crafts and projects. And of course, we will explore the children's garden and other neat parts of the the Fullerton Arboretum and learn about plants, animals and nature! Check out the topics and dates of the fall series of children's story time programs below and sign up today!
The stories told and activities explored will be geared at ages 4 to 7.
Children must be accompanied by a guardian. Check in at the Fullerton Arboretum Nature Center building.
Price: $10/ per child for non members. $8/ per child for Fullerton Arboretum members.
Any child participating and doing the activities must pay for the class. Non participating stroller kids or babes-in-arms will not be charged.
Fall 2013 Children's Story Time Series, bi-monthly at the Fullerton Arboretum on Saturday's at 10:00 a.m.
9/14/13: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza Garden
Discover pizza's magic ingredients- straight from the garden! Gather 'round the Pizza Garden Box in the Children's Garden, and experience the smells of delicious ingredients in the making. We'll even embellish the garden box with artwork, and plant our own herb to take home.
Explore how caterpillars live and transform into delicate-winged butterflies! While we visit the Perennial Garden, we'll discover the important role our gardens play in the butterfly's life cycle. There's sure to be butterfly-themed crafts to delight and inspire!
10/12/2013: Sunflowers for Everyone!
These magical giants of the flower world delight both children and artists alike! Inspired by Van Gogh's famous “Sunflowers,” we'll have a mini painting lesson with a local artist, and learn how sunflowers welcome our feathered friends to the Children's Garden!
10/26/2013: Pumpkins & Gourds
How many ways can we use a gourd? Visit our wondrous Gourd Tunnel and learn the creative ways they are used around the world. Enjoy a hike to the pumpkin patch and discover what is growing there! We'll also decorate our very own gourd birdhouses.
11/9/2013: Autumn Leaves
The fall season gives us treasures galore - come find, collect, and learn to identify fallen leaves in the Deciduous Forest of the Arboretum! Explore the Children's Garden and create your very own leaf painting to display at home.
11/23/2013: What are Biomes?
Explore the different biomes of the Arboretum, and create a rock painting to beautify our Children's Garden!
12/14/2013: Gifts of Nature
The best gifts of the season can be found in the natural wonders around us! Inspired by Sarah Stewart's The Gardener, we'll create our own potted gifts from repurposed containers found in your own homes- your imagination is the only limit! Make a gift for the wildlife in your own backyard, and enjoy creating a nature-inspired craft that will bring a festive spirit to your home.