From Legos to Clay Critters

Saturday morning, I, along with three of my girl scouts and co-leader Amy, attended the Block Kids event in North Little Rock. The Brownies learned about architecture and all the many elements that must be considered when designing a building.

They then had an hour to design and construct their own structures, using Legos and a variety of other materials, such as foil, string, paper, etc…

When each girl finished, she was interviewed by judges, who later awarded medals and trophies for six creations. The girls had a blast, and were even more elated when they received goody bags on their way out the door. Whoever thought to include the Silly Bandz rings — you just endeared yourself to my group of Brownies!

After the event, I picked up the E-man and we headed to Pinnacle Mountain, where we participated in the Clay Critters workshop at the Visitor’s Center. After talking about what kind of creatures inhabit the park, the kids — and their parents! — used clay to fashion their favorites. The adults had just as much fun as their children. We all took our sculptures home to dry, with instructions for painting them later. Best of all — this event was FREE.

I’ve said it many times, but I can’t encourage you enough to take advantage of our fabulous state parks and the many activities offered for children.

Today, we’re heading to the zoo, before I embark on a rather intimidating pile of laundry.

Happy Sundaying!

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