Category: Kids + Family

Dixon at Home: Coloring Eggs with Natural Dyes

Learn how to make natural dye and color your eggs with items in your home kitchen.  You will need pots eggs spoon measuring cup water container to put dye in (ex: coffee cup) drying rack natural materials: a few options are coffee, strawberries, and grapes. Directions STEP 1: Boil eggs. Once they are ready, place them to the side for later. STEP 2: Take a small amount of the natural material you chose and place it in a pot. Fill with 2 cups of... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 1, 2021
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Drawing Challenge: Dream A Little Dream

The new year is full of opportunities. For this week's drawing challenge, draw a dream you would like to make come true this year! El año nuevo viene lleno de oportunidades. ¡Para el reto de dibujo de esta semana, dibuja uno de los sueños que quisieras hacer realidad este año! example by Ms. Karen  example by Mr. JT Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Plant Stem Challenge: Making Models of Adaptations

This is a fun plant stem challenge to show how plants adapt to the environment around them. Click here to download PDF.  Este es un divertido desafío de tallos de plantas para mostrar cómo las plantas se adaptan al entorno que las rodea.   Haga clic aquí para descargar PDF. Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Wonderful Watercolors | Acuarelas Maravillosas

Learn about the wet on wet technique artists often use when working in watercolor and see examples from the Dixon's permanent collection. Then try your hand at making your own!   Aprende la técnica, mojado sobre mojado, que algunos artistas usan cuando trabajan con acuarelas. ¡Mira ejemplos de las colecciones permanentes del Dixon y crea la tuya! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, September 12, 2020
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Activity: Re-Leaf and Relax Drawings

Take a moment to relax and create something beautiful! This activity uses leaves and markers to make a colorful abstract drawing. download activity  ¡Tómate un tiempo para relajarte y crear algo bonito! esta actividad usa hojas y marcadores para crear un dinujo abstracto. actividad de descarga Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Friday, August 28, 2020
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Nature Activity: How Insects Fly

We had a blast with our Nature Camp Online participants last week: planting, experimenting, crafting, and exploring. Try out one of our camp-exclusive, self-guided activities, and learn how insects fly. Download this activity.  Click here to support the Dixon today! ¡Nos divertimos mucho con nuestro Nature Camp Online! participantes la semana pasada: plantando, experimentando, elaborando y explorando. Realiza una de nuestras actividades autoguiadas exclusivas del... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, July 23, 2020
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Drawing Challenge: Create an Unusual Pet

Drawing Challenge: Create an unusual pet! We would love to see what you make! Share your creation with us by tagging the Dixon Gallery and Gardens or using the hashtag #discoverthedixon. Check out some of the drawings our EDU team made today.  example by Mister JT (left) example by Celeste Reto de Dibujo: !Nos encantaría ver lo que haces! Comparte tu creación con nosotros etiqueteando al Dixon Gallery and Gardens o usando el hashtag #discoverthedixon. Mira... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Exhibition Preview: Made in Dixon / Hecho en Dixon

July 19 – December 20, 2020 Tommy and Liz Farnsworth Education Building, Interactive Gallery Artist Recognition during More than Words Family Day Saturday November 14, 10:00am – 2:00pm   Every year the Dixon offers art and horticulture programs for thousands of visitors and people in the community. In this exhibition, you will see artwork from participants of all ages, diverse cultural backgrounds, and interests. These amazing artists bring the Dixon alive with... Read More
Posted by Corkey Sinks at Monday, June 29, 2020
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Introducing Little Ones to Scissors

Simple ways to introduce your little one to using scissors. download activity  |  actividad de descarga Click here to support the Dixon today.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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Nature Experiment: Warm and Cold Fronts

Bring the weather indoors with this fun kitchen experiment! Learn how warm and cold fronts move and mix with some simple supplies you can find at home. Click here to download the activiy sheet.  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Backyard Sensory Play for Babies

Today Mr. JT is talking about plants… and babies! Learn about sensory play in the backyard and spend a little time in nature with your little ones. #DixonatHome Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, May 23, 2020
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Art Activity: Finish That

Finish that artwork! Use your imagination to finish the drawing below. Print the drawing and add to it or create your own version. Share your creation with us by tagging the Dixon Gallery and Gardens or #discoverthedixon. Today's "Finish That" is inspired by artist Maurice Dennis.  !Termina esta obra! Usa tu imaginación para terminar este dibujo. Imprímelo, agrega tu parte o crea tu propia versión. Comparte to creación con nosotros etiqueteando... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, May 18, 2020
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