Even if you aren’t leaving town for Spring Break, you can still experience a different world. Did you know that Grand River was called O Wash Ta Nong by the Native Americans?
See? You’re off to a great start.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is free for Grand Rapids residents on Monday. I will see my follow townies there then; the rest of you have to pay anyway so head down whenever it works for you!
That’s just downright handy.
Visit the “People Of This Place” exhibit using this Anishinabek learning guide; then use the Native American Culture Guide at home for literacy extension. Incidentally, ‘literacy extension’ is the only educational term I know and I over use it shamelessly.
This is going to be an amazing week.
I promised you an Ultimate Spring Break guide a few weeks ago, and you now have the makings of an incredible, interesting, and refreshing week.
- The Calendar of Events is so full of free and frugal fun I can hardly stand it. Crafts, art, instrument petting zoos, $5 admission to Meijer Gardens, free movies, not one but TWO frog programs, and a giant crocodile. Seriously.
- If you aren’t a fan of huge crowds (and the inevitable ‘sniffles’ that follow anything attended by a large number of children), take it outside this week!
- Don’t forget to try some new restaurants or pretend you’re on a road trip. It is a vacation, after all.
- Since you’ll be out and about AND saving tons of money – would you consider buying a package of diapers to donate to the Great Start Parent Coalition Diaper Drive? You can just drop them in one of the collection boxes; they’re all over town.