Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Children's Creativity Museum- San Francisco

We finally took a trip to 'the city' (San Francisco) to visit the Children's Creativity Museum where my sister works. It was so worth the drive and I wish we had done it sooner! We all had an absolute blast! Here's a few photos from the trip~

Lucy and Aunt Jill getting the museum ready- We were lucky enough to be the first guests on that particular day!

The 'Build It' area~

Theo absolutely loved building! He was not happy to move on to other areas and probably would have been content to stay there all day.

They have a fun puppet theater area with dress up clothing as well.

 Lucy creating her own creature.

Even Paulie had a blast. Here he his working on his stop-motion video using letter magnets.

Here's Aunt Jill helping Lucy do some claymation. I thought this may be beyond her 4 years, but it ended up being Lucy's favorite part of the museum.

They have an area in the museum where you can make a dance video. (Lucy wasn't quite ready for that, but we had a blast watching the other kids make theirs.)

The 'Mystery Box' area! This was one of my favorites. It really inspired me with lots of classroom ideas and even stuff to do with Lucy at home. Basically you are given a task card- Lucy's was to create a bunch of flowers that can fly. Then, you choose a mystery box. You have to create your task using what's in the box. Each box is filled with different materials. Really loved this! Started thinking how we could do mini-versions of this at home or even transition it to different subjects in the classroom. 

The Lego Wall~ Paulie and Lucy could have stayed for hours. We want one in our house!

Love this ceiling decoration! I want to now try this at home with the whole family involved. Maybe gather some longer twigs to hang our flowers and origami from?

I think we all came home inspired. Lucy immediately got out of the car, headed for her bristle blocks and started creating all kinds of 'inventions'. Paulie and I got so many neat ideas to try at home and school, and I'm sure Theo was still dreaming about those giant, foam blocks he loved!


Happy Kid City said...

I really loved this museum. Haven't been there for about 8 years.

Chelsey said...

It was our first time! Wish we had discovered it sooner!

theradchick said...

Wow! That ceiling decoration is incredible