By Mary Murphy
Marketing Associate, The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast
The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast continues in its quest to keep kids active and fit. On August 2nd, we celebrated our 6th birthday with a bang. Along with bounce houses and balloons, we wanted to incorporate an activity where kids would associate physical activity with fun. We collaborated once again with Nancy Erlick and her Spiffy’s Once Upon a Farm series, and used her “banana jump ropes” to have a jump roping contest during the party. These fabulous jump ropes have faux bananas as handles to get kids to start thinking about wise food choices, all while having a blast jump roping!
Our birthday party would not have been complete without birthday cake. We make it a point to ask the kids, “Can you have birthday cake at a party?” Our answer is, “Of course you can!”
The Children’s Museum makes it a point to teach kids about making good choices when it comes to what they eat, but that they can also enjoy themselves and eat fun foods in moderation.
The museum’s interactive garden has been busy this summer as well. This summer’s garden included cucumbers, scallions, rosemary, and basil that were harvested by summer campers and museum staff. Kids got to make homemade pizzas, salsa, and salads from these wonderful ingredients, which came fresh from our garden. We strive to find ways to keep children active, healthy, and educated, and we’re excited to be bringing it to our community in Florida.