If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids entertained at home this summer, then the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has just what you need. The popular Saratoga Springs museum has recently launched a free summer virtual children’s program series geared toward ages 3 through 8.
Check Out the Full Schedule of Programs
According to a press release, the virtual series began on Thursday, July 16, and a new program will be posted to the Museum’s Facebook page every Thursday through August 27. These programs will be prerecorded and available to watch at your convenience. Upcoming programs will include:
- Thursday, July 23 — “If You Could Create Your Own Horse:” Listen to a reading of “The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn’t,” by Artie Bennett. Explore the different colors of horses as well as what goes into choosing a name. Then create your own horse with simple materials.
- Thursday, July 30 — “Anatomy, Them Bones:” Learn about the anatomy of horses and build a horse skeleton with some creative supplies.
- Thursday, August 6 — “Build a Travers Stakes Trophy:” Prepare for Saratoga’s 151st running of the Travers Stakes by viewing Museum trophies and building one of your own.
- Thursday, August 13 — “Decorate a Horseshoe Photo Frame:” Explore the different types of shoes horses can wear and then decorate your own horseshoe photo frame for good luck.
- Thursday, August 20 — “Museum Bingo!:” A classic game and so much fun! Listen to the featured story that has words and images that will be on the bingo board. Play with family to see how you do.
- Thursday, August 27 — “Height in Hands: How Do You Measure a Horse?:” How big is a thoroughbred racehorse? How are they measured? Learn more about them and then use your own hand to make a horse.
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