Secret Messages

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.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

That's it?!? White crayon, watercolors and paper? Who would've thought? I can't wait to have a secret message waiting for Kailani! How fun! :)

Making of a Montessori Mum said...

Oh that's very cool! Will have to do that one - maybe even at Toddler Art Collective. We love the museum - looks like your girls do too! (:

Morgan said...

With so many fun projects you guys do together, your family must have a blast!

Amy said...

This is so neat. I would have never thought of this either. Have a great day.

teachingyoungchildren said...

This is an excellent idea. I can see "secret messages" popping in Anna's future soon :) The museum looks like so much fun. We are going to visit my family in Northern Jersey in August, and I am hoping to bring Anna to the Museum of Natural History.

MaryAnne said...

What a fun way to let them know what you're doing that day!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Oh, fun!! Looks like the girls enjoyed their trip to the museum too! What a great idea!

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