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Meet the Holidays: Spring Time (featured)

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is offering visitors a taste of multi-cultural holidays around the world. Children and their families can experience seasonal spring holidays like Easter, Earth Day, Mother's Day and more. Join the Imaginators  to make festive crafts and decorations, enjoy story time, and to celebrate diversity!

Meet the Holidays: Holi

Saturday, March 23 at 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM & 3:00 PM and Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 PM
The Hindu festival of Holi is a special time that signals the end of winter and the coming of spring. Also known as the Festival of Colors, bright colors are used to decorate people’s faces and bodies for the holiday. Join the Imaginators for a special reading of Holi (Celebrations in My World) by Lynn Peppas. Children can then make a bright peacock, the symbol of India, decorated in bright colors in the spirit of Holi.

Meet the Holidays: Easter

Saturday, March 30 at 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM and Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 PM
The holiday of Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus with special church services and food. A more secular celebration of the holiday includes white lilies, Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets filled with candy delivered by an Easter bunny! Join the Imaginators for a special reading of Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny! by Tad Hills. Children can then make their own Easter Bonnet.
 

Meet the Holidays: Earth Day

Saturday, April 20 at 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM and Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 PM
Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. April 22, 1970 marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.  Approximately 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day. Join the Imaginators for a special reading of The EARTH Book by Todd Parr and then make Earth Day Characters from reusable plastic water bottles.
 

Meet the Holidays: Cinco de Mayo

Saturday, May 4 at 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM and Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 PM
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of the Mexican Army over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. People celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festivals, music, dancing, sporting events, and special foods. People often wear clothes of red and green, the colors of the Mexican flag, to celebrate. Join your Imaginators for a special reading of Cinco de Mayo (On My Own Holidays) by Linda Lowery and then make a piñata.
 

Meet the Holidays: Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 11 at 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM and Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 PM
The United States celebrates Mother's Day to honor mothers everywhere, on the second Sunday in May. President Woodrow Wilson made it an official national holiday in 1914. Join your Imaginators for a special reading of Are You My Mother? 
by P.D. Eastman, and then make a dried flower vase to give your mom.
 
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Date(s): March 30th, 2013
Time(s): 12:00 PM

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Free with general admission, free for members
Ages: Ages 8 and under
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