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Habitot Children's Museum

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 647-1111
www.habitot.org

Classes & Camps
Winter Morning Classes    •    Spring Break Camp   •     Summer Day Camps

March 2011 Classes & Camps News

Winter Morning Classes: January 10 - March 18, 2011 leave

New teachers, new days, and new activities!

• Monday • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday
• 10:00 - 10:30 am


• $6 Drop-in ticket (purchase at front desk by 9:55 am)
• 10-class passes $50 (a $10 savings!)
• Class passes do not expire.

• For children age 12 months and up
• Parent or caregiver participation required in all classes.

For more info, call: 510-647-1111 x 17
 
African Music, Drumming and Dance with Jiji la Watoto
Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 am

Jiji la Watoto class
Join Annette from "Jiji la watoto" in this active class exploring the stories and songs of Africa through music, dance and song. Children will develop rhythmic awareness, coordination and balance through dancing, drumming and singing. Learning Swahili words and playing percussion instruments from Africa add to the fun!

NOTE: Class size limited to 15 children on a first come, first served basis.

Preschool Blues - Josh Baxter

Let's Do Lunch Cooking Class
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 10:30 am
Let's Do Lunch
Mid-morning tummy rumbles? Join our hands-on cooking class with Teacher Naomi and make and eat simple soups, sandwiches, pasta, rice & bean dishes and more. Parents and children will learn how to make nutritious and easy recipes for lunch or brunch, while learning about kitchen chemistry, diet and nutrition. Every child will take home a copy of each week’s recipe.

Tot Art with a Twist!
Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:30 am
Tot Art with a Twist

Teacher Rachel will lead Habitot’s popular Tot Art class that incorporates early math and science activities into hands-on, sensory art activities. Children will explore a variety of art materials and media — including clay, collage, recycled objects and painting and practice counting, sorting, understanding volume and identifying patterns and shapes.

Spanish Music with Mariela - New Instructor!
Fridays, 10:00 - 10:30 am
Mariela Herrera

Join experienced Spanish-English singer Mariela Herrera in a music experience that will help children learn two languages while singing songs and playing games. Toddlers will move to a Latin beat, sing along in Spanish and play drums, bells, maracas, rhythm sticks and more! Interactive program uses a full immersion approach. Class limited to 10 parent/child pairs per class.
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Spring Break Camp   butterfly


Monday - Friday
9:15 AM - 1:00 PM
$30 day; $140 all 5 days

A half-day, drop-off activity camp for 3 to 5 year olds exploring Spring themes like baby animals, new buds, sunshine, rain and puddles through fun, hands-on art, math and science activities. Children will enjoy cooking, art activities, science projects, storytelling and music... all led by experienced Habitot instructors.

Each day includes a snack time. Children bring bag lunches for lunch.

Camps limited to 12 students.
Curbside Drop-off & Pick-up Service Available
For more information, inquire at the time of registration.
Registration begins February 1.

To Register, call Lydia at 510-647-1111 x 14

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Summer Day Camps   butterfly

Morning Summer Camps
2.9 - 4.9 years
Afternoon Summer Camps
3 - 5 years

All camps under $10 per hour!

Curbside Drop-off & Pick-up Service Available
Children enjoy arts & crafts, drama, cooking, storytelling and music.
For more information, inquire at the time of registration.
Registration begins February 1.

TO REGISTER call Lydia at 510-647-1111 x 14

Please Note: children's ages refer to years and months, separated by adecimal point (for example, 2.9 is a 2 year, 9 month old child).

MORNING SUMMER CAMPS • 2.9 - 4.9 years old
9:15 am - 1:00 pm
   Includes lunch hour 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$185 per child; $175 for members
Register by May 1 and take $20 off all June camps!
Beaches & Sunshine
Take $20 off if you sign up for this class by May 1
June 20 - June 24


Explore seashells, starfish, whales and other creatures that live under the sea. Create sand pictures, decorate fish, and make sandwiches for a pretend picnic at the beach. Every child will take home a water toy.

Young Scientists
Take $20 off if you sign up for this class by May 1
June 27 - July 1

Make gooey slime and fizzing bubbles, build ice towers, mix colors and cook up scrumptious snacks! Scientific investigation in children begins by observing, asking questions and experimenting in order to learn about the natural world around them. Children will love looking at insects, discovering scale and balance, playing with magnets, making mini rockets and more. All children will take home their own magnifying glass.

Go Green
July 5 – July 8 (please note no camp on July 4th)

Reduced camp price: $148 non-members / $140 members

Even young children can go green! We’ll build a mini-solar oven, compost with worms, filter water, explore wind power and make recycled paper in this hands-on camp about being a good citizen of the earth. Every child will take home a wind-powered pinwheel.
Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains
AM Session 1: July 11 - July 15

AM Session 2: August 8 - August 12

Vroom! Vroom! Beep! Beep! Kids will make pretend race cars and freight trains. Explore things that fly and things that float. Learn about cars, boats, planes and trains through art, construction projects, cooking activities and science fun! Every child will take home a friction vehicle.
Kid’s Café
July 18 - July 22


Young chefs will plan a menu, make grocery lists, wash produce, set a table, take orders, make their own spice blends, purchase fresh ingredients from the pretend Farmer's Market and cook and eat their own snacks while running the Kid’s Café! Every child will take home a daily recipe along with a chef's hat to decorate.
Space Station
July 25 – July 29


5,4,3,2,1…BLAST OFF! Take a seat in our imaginary rocket ship and tour the planets and outer space. We’ll build a space station, paint a moon landscape, investigate Mars mud and explore gravity. Friendly aliens may visit! Every child will take home a space shuttle.
Back to the Farm
August 1 – August 5


Plant fruit and vegetable seeds, make jam, bake bread, churn butter, square dance, dye wool and taste some home-made ice cream. Take a ride in a wheelbarrow and pretend to be farm animals and farm hands. Every child will take home a bandana.
Land of Fairytales
August 15 - August 19


Become a prince or princess, a goblin or a troll in this magical fairy tale week. Children will decorate royal crowns and create fairy wings, magic wands and table top castles. Through make-believe play we will create our own fairytales! Every child will take home a jeweled crown.
Construction Zone
August 22 - August 26


Get ready to dig, mix and build! Create buildings, roads, and whole cities with construction blocks, diggers, front-loaders and bulldozers! Dress up in construction worker safety clothes and use tools, mix “cement" and make 3D sculptures. We’ll pack our own lunchboxes, too! Every child will take home a toy construction tool.
 
AFTERNOON SUMMER CAMPS • 3 - 5 years old
2:00 pm – 5:45 pm
   Includes exclusive museum visit.
$185 per child; $175 for members
Construction Zone
August 15 - August 19


Get ready to dig, mix and build! Create buildings, roads, and whole cities with construction blocks, diggers, front-loaders and bulldozers! Dress up in construction worker safety clothes and use tools, mix "cement" and make 3D sculptures. We’ll pack our own lunchboxes, too! Every child will take home a toy construction tool.
Tots Around the World
August 22 – August 26


Each day, we'll take a pretend trip to a new country and explore its culture through art, cooking, dance, costumes, music, storytelling and games. We'll make passports and Monday, and "my, the places you'll go" the rest of the week. Each child will take home his/her stamped passport book.
 
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