We drove down to Las Vegas to visit Mike’s family last week, and while we were there we enjoyed visiting the new Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas! I love a good children’s museum, and this one was great – one of the best I’ve seen, in fact! They had three floors full of hands-on activities, including invention stations where the kids could build flying machines and test them out and an arts and crafts area for painting and other creating. There is also a store, and a bank where kids can deposit paper checks into an ATM. The museum is very well-staffed, and everyone was very friendly.
Johnny was especially interested in this giant marble run! The wheels he is turning control the angles of the ramps. Very fun, active, visual learning! Mike’s cousin works there and invited us on her day off, so we got a private tour!
As fun as the museum was, the real highlight, of course, was spending time with Mike’s family! The kids thoroughly enjoyed their time with Gramma, Aunt L, their Great-Grandma, and Mike’s aunt and cousins! It was very fun to celebrate Mike, Anna, and Lily’s birthdays with family – and they had a repeat celebration with my brother and his family last night! I didn’t get a chance to make the cake Lily and I planned, so we may have a third celebration this week, just so we can make the cake! Maybe it will be an end of summer, back to school cake – the theme works for that, and we have to go back to school next week. I have really enjoyed our summer, and wish it weren’t ending so quickly!
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It’s time to link up your elementary school aged activities! By doing so you are giving the linky hosts listed above permission to feature your post and to pin it to our After School Activities board on Pinterest. Last week I loved this list of easy reader books that are actually easy from What Do We Do All Day?. I also loved this play dough shark from Left Brain Craft Brain ! The activity that goes with it is a great learning exercise, too.