Today we went on a field trip to a local museum. We had such a good time! The tour started with a very talented Australian man singing and talking about "everything Australian". He told us about the animals-kangaroos, koalas, crocodiles, etc. The didgeridoo music was the most fun. He even did a little sing-a-long.
Next we had a brief art tour. Some contemporary abstract art and some sculptures of wood and some pottery. Then we moved on to the really fun part-the art room. In this room, they were able to recreate Aboriginal art work. They did a border on one sheet of paper. On another colored sheet of paper they did an x-ray drawing of an animal. The art teacher had several examples of animals they could use, or they could come up with one of their own. I enjoyed doing this for my 3 year old. I was hoping she'd choose the simple crab, but instead she insisted on the turtle.
Of course no field trip would be complete without food. There was a beautiful large gazebo/pavilion outside the museum right next to a small pond. We spread out our picnic there. It was a great day-even the rain held off until we got home.