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Yahoo! Weekend fun from Arizona Parenting Magazine

Posted: 8:49 AM, Jun 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-29 17:44:43Z

Friday 29
Itty Bitty Beach Party: Poolside parties include: water safety instruction information for children, parents and caretakers, games, dance contests, swimsuit contests, Hawaiian leis, refreshments, sunglasses and more! Ages 6 and under. 9:30-11:30am. University Pool, 1102 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix. phoenix.gov/parks/pools
Moonlight Swim: Take a moonlight swim in June and July. UV rays can damage skin in less than 15 minutes. Avoid the danger by swimming under the stars. 5-9pm. McDowell Mountain Ranch, 15525 N Thompson Peak, Scottsdale. 480-312-6677

Saturday 30
Arizona Authors Summertime Storytelling & Craft Saturdays: Meet Arizona authors and enjoy fun, hands-on children's storytelling and crafts. Each book is read by the author followed by story related crafts and activities. These programs are perfect for children in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, whether they are budding bookworms or just learning their ABC's. Each program is $5, includes a light snack, and Museum admission for the participant. All participants must be accompanied by an adult, there is no program fee for adults. Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix. pueblogrande.com

Saturday 30
Artful Play! Games & Toys
Play is more than amusement. It has a profound influence on most aspects of life. During play, children interact socially, build vocabulary, problem solve, exercise imagination and creativity. The Artful Play! Games & Toys exhibition will feature paintings, sculptures, photographs and other artworks. Art and hands-on activities will provide visitors a chance to develop ideas, learn about play in other cultures and explore the process of designing toys and games. Additionally, the exhibition focuses on the importance of play beyond childhood and encourages active play, with several opportunities to play together. Planned activities for children of all ages include:
·    Creating a virtual pinball game
·    Designing paper planes and test launching on target
·    Exploring games popular around the world
·    Building on a giant wall structure
·    Competing in a racing game
·    Playing life-size games, including charades on stage

Exhibit runs June 15 - Sept. 9, 2018 at the i.d.e.a. Museum, 150 W. Pepper Pl., Mesa. 480-644-4332.  ideamuseum.org

 

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