Wet day leads to large attendance for children’s activity afternoon

Wet day leads to large attendance for children’s activity afternoon

Rye museum had its latest children’s activity afternoon at the East Street Museum on Wednesday 26 August. It was a wet and windy day so we may have expected a good turnout of children, parents and grandparents. The count was 22 children and 24 adults, quite amazing. There were families from Germany and Canada as well as locals, and one Mum rang the Museum the next day especially to say what a good time they’d all had.

The activities available were as follows,

  • Newspaper bat and balls held together with cellotape.

    family making a bat and ball

    family making a bat and ball

  • Noughts and Crosses with a slate as the base and stones marked with chalk as pieces.

    Noughts and Crosses board

    Noughts and Crosses board

  • Paper fish to be decorated with various pieces of coloured paper, felt and glitter.

    Fish and peg

    Fish and peg

  • Peg dolls.

    Completed decorated peg

    Completed decorated peg

  • Glittery mermaids and glittery coloured pictures.

    Glittery picture

    Glittery picture

Angel pencil

Angel pencil

Dads helped too

Dads helped too

We were caught out by the turnout and there were just two volunteers, Heather Stevenson and Sue Manktelow. They were resourceful and got the parents and grandparents involved. At the end of two hours there were a lot of very happy children and relaxed parents.

But we will need more volunteers for such days in future!

First posted in Children at the Museum, East Street Posts, Featured on 4th September 2015
Last updated: 8th September 2015