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Friday, August 26, 2011

Back to School Fun at Our Favorite Museum

For the last five years, we have had the fun of starting out our school year with a celebration at our favorite museum.  The Texas Forest Museum finds great ways each year to motivate the children to learn.  This year they had a western theme with old fashioned games like marble races and potato sack races, along with fun crafts as well. 

Now this might not seem to relate to 4H but you will soon see that we love to volunteer our time at this museum.  This all started when we began looking for service opportunities related to our projects.  The museum is always glad to see us volunteer and the 4H members (especially my boys) love to learn as they help.  It just seems to be the perfect fit for our love of nature and our desire to give back to the community. 

Our main task for this event was setting up the stations for the event. We finished just in time as the children got to the museum just as we were setting up the last table. We only had a small group of about 20 children (and their parents) for this event. However that allowed us the chance to interact more and play the games more often.

Sean helping with a balloon game

Henry racing through the museum with a marbles
Edward with one of the crafts made

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