A few days ago we woke up to overcast skies. I decided it would be a perfect day to bring the girls to a nearby museum for a visit. The highlight of the trip would be the dinosaur exhibit.
Right after breakfast Lulu asked what we were going to do that day. She had some crayons and paper on the table. I grabbed a white crayon and said (mysteriously) you'll see. I started to draw and she excitedly wanted to know what I was drawing. I told her it was a secret message. More excitement and plenty of "what is it?" sprinkled in. I gave her some water colors and let her uncover the secret message. The minute she saw the dinosaur she knew where we were going. One of her favorite books is Danny and the Dinosaur by Sid Hoff. She knows you can find dinosaurs in museums.
This was such a fun way to get your child excited about an event. Whether it is going to the playground or visiting Grandma. So if you are planning a fun day trip this summer you might want to try this teaser! You just need paper, a white crayon and water colors (you can get them at the drug store or craft section of your grocery store. The recognizable brand is better than the Dollar Store find in terms of vibrancy and color.)
Here's Lu & Em face to face with a T-Rex. This museum is very kid friendly. I liked how they had painted dinosaur tracks on the floor leading to the exhibit room. Lu and Em had fun following the tracks.
As you can see, Em wasn't too sure what to think of the model.