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Photo Focus: Kids Learn and Play at Children’s Museum Pop-Up

Children and their parents flocked to Fort Frederik Saturday to play and learn at the Children’s Museum of St. Croix’s celebration of the Worldwide Day of Play. Activities for toddlers to teens included creating art with light, markers, paint, wood, bubbles and more.

“We hope they’re having fun. I think they don’t realize they’re learning. When they mix two colors, they’re learning. They’re learning while they interact with the different materials. They are also learning things like balance when they play,” Ellie Hirsh, museum board member, said.

Four-year-old Halvor Berg (front) and 3-year-old Milan Hendershot carefully mix the ingredients for “slime” with the help of volunteers. (Susan Ellis photo)
Six-year-old Akimo James built a tall robot “shark” with magnetic tiles. He said his shark doesn’t eat people. (Susan Ellis photo)
Floating giant soap bubbles proves one of the most popular activities for kids and adults at the Children’s Museum. (Susan Ellis photo)
Little ones focus on drawing images with markers and then filling them in with paint. (Susan Ellis photo)
Eight-year-old Ahmani James builds a “car” with Rig-a-ma-jigs and demonstrates his engineering skills. (Susan Ellis photo)
New St. Croix residents from Atlanta, Georgia — Hendrix, Koi, Jei and Kyler Johnson — have fun sifting through bird seed during the Day of Play. (Susan Ellis photo)
While 2-year-old Holden Ridgway learns to use tongs, his 4-year-old brother, Holden, swings down the zip line in the Therapy Bus. (Susan Ellis photo)
Shawn Samuel watches as his son, Jasper, builds a crane. “He loves big construction vehicles,” dad said, to which Jasper enthusiastically agreed. (Susan Ellis photo)
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