Summer Youth Activities - Created for K-6 grade students
Virtual Programs: We learned some new things last year about doing programs virtually so we are going to continue sharing a few programs virtually this summer. Links and sign-ups for these programs will also be available on our website.
June 21st - Tour of Joy Ranch July 19th - Tour of the Goss Opera House August 9th - Seed Science and Art
In Person Programs: The following programs will be on Monday & Wednesday of each week at 2:30-3:30pm at the Museum.
June 7th & 9th - Sticks: What can you do with a stick? Following a dicussion about the many marvelous ways sticks can be used, we will watch Sticks by Diane Alber and learn how a descouraged stick found a purpose. Building with tookpicks and mini marshmellows and making your initial from twigs and yarn will complete our time together. Stick snacks will be available.
June 14th & 16th - Following your Star/What to do with your dreams: We'll read North Star by Peter Reynolds, talk about some Codington County residents who had dreams, and then choose a creative medium to share our own dream for our future. After reading another story by Pete Reynolds The Dot, we'll explore creating a piece of "art" starting with a dot.
June 21st & 23rd - Ready Set Go: We'll read about the Bernstein Bears physical contests in Ready Set Go. Then we'll try to successfully complete a variety of challenging tasks, each within a minute in Minute to Win it.
June 28th & 30th - Terrible Tornadoes: After reading Tornado Tamer, an adaptation of the "Emperor's New Clothes" with a twist about a tornado "cover", we'll explore facts about and safety during a real tornadoes and then experiment with a tornado in a bottle.
July 5th & 7th - Sensational South Dakota: Join us in exploring SD symbols, plants, animals and foods. A tasty surprise will be served before you go home.
Week of July 10th-17th- SD Scavenger Hunt: Got to our website: www.cchsmuseum.org for details or stop in to pick up a copy.
July 26th & 28th - Measuring Up: Come join us in comparing tools operated by hand with power tools and the advantages and disadvantages of both. Our final activity of the day will be a hand tool obstacle course to test the skill of all with screw drivers, hammers, sand paper, crow bars, etc.
August 2nd & 4th - Hot Air Balloons: Did you know that the earliest space exploration in the USA happened in Western SD? We will share stories-true and fiction-about hot air travel; watch videos of live balloon launches; and create a hot air balloon craft.
August 9th & 11th - Marble Madness: Do you know who made the first marbles and why? After a brief description of the history of marbles and special terms related to playing marbles, we'll watch 2 videos showing how marbles ar emade. Finally, we will have fun with marble games & races.