Category: Kids + Family

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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Dixon at Home: Connect Four

Were you inspired by all the Earth Day posts across your feed yesterday? Well, we want to keep the celebration going. Celebrate Earth Day with a Connect Four game for the whole family. Celebra el Día de la Tierra con un juego de Connecta Cuatro, para toda a familia. Earth Day Connect Four   Dia de la tierra Share your results on social media and tag #DixonatHome so we can share! #DiscovertheDixon  Click here to support the Dixon today.  Click... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 23, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Dot to Dot Degas

Connect the dots to finish the image! This drawing is inspired by Edgar Degas' Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe , a piece in the Dixon's permanent collection.  ¡Conecta los puntos para terminar la imagen! Este dibujo está inspirado en "Dancer Adjusting Her Shoe" de Edgar Degas, una pieza de la colección permanente de Dixon.   Click here to download a printable copy.   Haga clic aquí para descargar una copia imprimible. ... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Monday, April 20, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Trace Drawing

Learn two different techniques for making trace drawings at home with Mr. JT.  Support the Dixon today! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 16, 2020
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Dixon at Home: Coloring Eggs with Natural Dyes

Learn how to make natural dye and color you eggs with items you might already have at home.  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 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... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 9, 2020
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Member Spotlight: The Ullman-Pai Family

In our new Member Spotlight, we will be featuring member households that support and engage with the Dixon through diverse means. Up first, meet the Ullman-Pai family! Dedicated Dixon members since 2009, the Ullman-Pai family loves Family Days, art classes with Mr. JT, and being outdoors in the Dixon gardens. Read more about the Ullman-Pais below. What are you most looking forward to doing at the Dixon once we reopen? Eve (age 13) and Lucy (age 11) can't wait to start up their... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 9, 2020
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