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Nature Play Pop Up: Super Squirrel Sound-Making
August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Do you want to become a squirrel? Do you want to make sound with other squirrels to become a Super Squirrel? In this activity, kids and caregivers are invited to communicate with the natural world by creating percussive animal sounds, assembling instruments from foraged materials, and planting oak seedlings (just like squirrels do) to take home.
The Gaffield Children’s Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting weekly hands-on Nature Play Pop-ups for summer 2022. UM student interns will lead interactive, exploratory nature play activities. This lightly guided play takes place in the nature art area of the Gaffield Children’s Garden. Young children will have hands-on fun while taking a closer look at nature, and parents will leave with easy ideas to encourage creative nature play at home. No registration, free event. First to arrive, first to play. Kids can join in as spaces open during the pop-ups. Suggested ages 3-7. NOTE: All materials stay at Gaffield Children’s Garden unless otherwise specified.