Education

Kids Read-Aloud Program

Revving, Reading, and Exploration:  Read-Aloud and Activity Program

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is proud to announce our new Read-Aloud Series hosted by Museum Educator, Molly Niemy. Join the Museum on select Saturdays from October to December for fun read-alouds of automotive children’s books. Following the read-aloud, kids will engage in a creative and educational activity that will bring the book to life! Please pre-register for the programs below.

If I Built A Car…

October 20, 2012 – 11am-12:15pm

What is your idea of the ultimate car?  Does it fly?  What color is it?  Would it have an ice cream machine inside?  There is no idea too big or too small!  In this fun activity kids will hear a story about a little boy who had his own fun and wacky ideas about what he would do if he built his own car!  After the book reading session, kids will see pictures of real wacky car designs that car manufacturers and designers came up with.  They will use fun drawing tools such as rulers and protractors to draw and design their own cars.  Using colorful markers and colored pencils, kids will use their imaginations to create the ultimate car! Ready to register? Email our Education Department to register!
 
Book: If I Built A Car by Chris Van Dusen
Ages:  5 and Up
 
Program is FREE with CHILDRENS Admission to the Museum. ($5.00)
Brookline Residents get a discount on admission for this program.
ONE FREE Adult admission to the Museum with accompanying child                                                                                                                                                                  

Paddy’s Racing Potato

November 17, 2012 – 11am-12:15pm

A car made out of a vegetable?  Yes!  In the book Paddy’s Racing Potato, Paddy builds his very own car out of a potato and enters a big race.  Do you think he wins?  A museum teacher will read the book aloud, and the kids will learn more about style, design, and the aerodynamics of cars.  Then kids will use recycled materials and design their own cars to race! 
Ready to register? Email our Education Department to register!
 
Book: Paddys Racing Potato by Thomas Calvin Houtz
Ages:  7 and Up
 
Program is FREE with CHILDRENS Admission to the Museum. ($5.00)
Brookline Residents get a discount on admission for this program.
ONE FREE Adult admission to the Museum with accompanying child       
  
Bikers Are Animals 3: On The Road

Ready to register? Email our Education Department to register!

December 8, 2012 – 11am-12:15pm
Book: Bikers Are Animals 3: On The Road by Paul Jamiol
Ages:  5 And Up
Following the activity is a fun and exciting Motorcycle activity!
The book will be read by the Author, Paul Jamiol.
 
Program is FREE with CHILDRENS Admission to the Museum. ($5.00)
Brookline Residents get a discount on admission for this program.
ONE FREE Adult admission to the Museum with accompanying child       
                                                                                                                                                             
Revving and Reading Raffle Contest
The winner of our Revving and Reading Raffle will win all three books used during the programs, a Larz Anderson Auto Museum t shirt and car toy!! The Museum will also donate a set of these three books to the winners’ school classroom. Tickets are available at each read aloud program and participants in the programs get one FREE raffle ticket!