Children's Programs

Children’s Back-To-School Program

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Make A Cornhusk Figure ~ 12:30 PM

Wherever corn was grown as a crop, children in both Native American and Colonial American families used husks to fashion dolls.  With a knowledgeable interpreter, fashion your own cornhusk figure—either boy or girl.  Learn the legend of the cornhusk figure—why did it not have a face?

Victorian Tea Party ~ 2:30 PM

Join the party!  This fun and informative program teaches social skills, self-esteem and confidence.  Children learn dining manners and the etiquette that makes afternoon tea a special occasion.  A delicious baked item will be served with the tea.  Bring a friend, or your favorite doll, or come join new friends at the party!  Dress up if you wish!

Click to buy tickets:  Per child, $12 for 1 program or $20 for both programs

 

Programs include a guided tour of Walt Whitman Birthplace

Estimated run time for each program is 1 ½ hours.

Pre-payment is required, as enrollment is limited. Pre-payment serves as your registration.

A “drop-off” program.  Parents are invited to stay and browse current exhibits.

 

             Contact: Carolyn at 631-427-5240, ext. 113 or email educator@waltwhitman.org


Halloween Family Day

Sunday, October 21 at 1 pm

$9/child, chaperones FREE

Experience wonder and amazement, joy and laughter with Magic Mike! Be a part of the magic! Audience participation is encouraged. Fun for all ages!

After the Magic:

Face Painting

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Spooky, not Scary Games

Halloween Crafts

Dress Up! Prize for Best Costume!

Guided Tours of the Birthplace!

To register or for information:

Carolyn, 631-427-5240, ext. 113 or educator@waltwhitman.org

 

Year-round programs

Each of the programs below includes a guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Scouts may apply the following programs toward earning badges from either Nassau County or Suffolk County Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts.

For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Carolyn Diglio, 631-427-5240 ext. 113 or educator@waltwhitman.org

 

 Make A Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatchers were originally made by the children of Native American tribes, such as the Cherokee. To Native Americans, dreams were messages sent by sacred spirits. Learn the legend of how dreamcatchers worked and create your very own. This program is well-suited for Junior Girl Scouts and Webelos Boy Scouts

$10/youth participant (minimum fee $100)                                                             Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

 

Make A Cornhusk Figure

Wherever corn was grown as a crop, children in both Native American and Colonial American families used husks to fashion dolls. With a knowledgeable interpreter, fashion your own cornhusk figure. Learn the legend of the cornhusk figure—why did it not have a face?  This program is well-suited for Junior Girl Scouts

$10/youth participant (minimum fee $100) 
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

 

 

 

Victorian Tea Party

Join the party! This fun and informative program includes role-playing while teaching social skills, self-esteem and confidence. Children learn dining manners during their snack of iced tea or apple juice and a delicious baked item. They practice table setting and make their own place cards. This program is well-suited for Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadet Girl Scouts

$10/youth participant (minimum fee $100) 

$5/adult chaperone
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours


  

 Poetry Daze

Meet a published poet!  Discuss how a poet finds inspiration to write a poem.  All are encouraged to let their imagination and creativity soar through actually writing poetry and sharing it with the group.  Participants will have fun while building awareness of language and enhancing their comprehension skills. This program is well-suited for Junior/Ambassador Girl Scouts

$10/youth participant (minimum fee $100) 
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

Group Tour

With a knowledgeable interpreter, tour an authentically furnished 19th century farmhouse, Walt Whitman Birthplace, home of America’s greatest poet. See the room in which he was born. In the Interpretive Center, view the exhibits and hear a recording of Walt’s voice reading his poem, America.

$4/person
Estimated time: 1 ½ hours

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