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Sportilicious! Spring Break 2015 Hands-on Happenings

Sportilicious! Spring Break 2015 Hands-on Happenings

Mon April 6, 2015 - Fri April 10, 2015 1-4 p.m.

Sports, crafts, and some really fun books are all in store for Spring Break at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum! From kite flying to puddle jumping, baseball, hockey, ballet, and pigs trained in martial arts, this week has something for everyone! Join us Monday-Friday, April 6-10, from 1-4 pm for free arts and crafts, story time, and a chance to explore the Museum!

April showers are celebrated with A Splashing Time! on Monday, April 6th. Explore everything you can do inside when it rains as well as the fun that can be had playing in the rain. Create your own picture and frame it, create with blocks, make a bookmark to use on your favorite book, decorate a car, and color a fish squirter and a teapot suncatcher. Get ready for the rain by coloring an umbrella and a rain hat, and designing rain boots. The book Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray will be read throughout the program.

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz sets the scene for some high-kicking fun on Tuesday, April 7th with Punches, Kicks, and Crashes! Create a wolf puppet and color the three pig stick puppets and their Japanese houses. Decorate a martial arts headband, weave a belt, fold a gi bookmark, and assemble a dojo. Learn karate moves, paint a Japanese garden, and scratch a Chinese character bookmark.

Take kite flying to a new level with Up, Up, and Away! on Wednesday, April 8th. Kite Flying by Grace Lin is the inspiration for a variety of kite and wind-powered fun. Make a dragon kite, a carp kite, and a kite fan and bookmark, and design your own kite. Color a bandana, a pinwheel, and a hot air balloon. Learn to tie kite knots and decorate a dragon mask.

Prepare for a brother/sister rivalry with Picking Sides! on Thursday, April 9th. Patricia Polacco’s Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare highlights ballet verses hockey in this humorous true story. Decorate a ballet picture and a toe shoe bookmark, and assemble a ballet bar. Color a hockey mask, a team megaphone, and team shoe laces, and assemble a hockey net. Create a good sport medal, a tote bag, and a puzzle.

Its baseball's finest as the herbivores take on the carnivores in Batter UP! Friday, April 10th. Dino Baseball by Lisa Wheeler finishes up the week with baseball-inspired crafts. Create a paper and fabric baseball, and decorate a baseball cap, a team fan flag, and a bat bookmark. Create a jersey can cover and a dinosaur visor, and color a variety of dinosaur stick puppets. Come find out who wins as you join the dinosaur fans!