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Get Ready for School at Please Touch Museum’s Kindergarten Mixer August 7

Celebrate the transition from pre-K to kindergarten with an evening of fun!

The Please Touch Museum is helping little ones get ready for “big kid school” at their annual Kindergarten Mixer. The event will be held at the museum on Wednesday, August 7 from 4–7 pm, and will include an entire evening of school-themed activities, including a visit from Pete the Cat!

 

As part of Please Touch Museum’s First Wednesdays, admission to the event will be just $2 for non-members (and as always, free for members).

 

Throughout the evening, there will be activities like art projects, storytimes, songs, and more with themes of school readiness and friendship. There will even be a strolling puppet tour leading the kids around the museum and helping them get ready for school through conversation and songs.

 

Through a partnership with Vetri’s Mobile Teaching Kitchen, chefs young and old will learn how to how to cook fresh produce. The Mobile Teaching Kitchen brings the culinary classroom to the curbside in the communities we serve. Children and families have the opportunity to get hands-on preparing a recipe and get instruction for cooking healthy meals at home together.

Character created by James Dean. Art © James Dean 2012

 

At 4:30 and 5:30 pm, gather under the torch in Hamilton Hall for a very special Pete the Cat storytime. Hear the back-to-school book, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, and even snap a photo with Pete the Cat himself!

 

Also throughout the evening—since a nourished mind is one that is more ready to learn—the Vetri Mobile Teaching Kitchen will be on site, giving families the opportunity to get hands-on preparing a recipe, and to get instruction for cooking healthy meals at home together.

 

As with every day at Please Touch Museum, the evening ends with a rhythm and movement dance party as you say goodbye to new friends, and look forward to new beginnings.

Please Touch Museum is located at 4231 Avenue of the Republic in Philadelphia. The Kindergarten Mixer will take place on Wednesday, August 7, from 4—7 pm. Admission will be offered at the special price of $2 for non-members, and free for members.

 

Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

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