Kids Culture 11.15.12

    An open studio for children and caregivers on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will give young ones a chance to see the new Parrish Art Museum building in Water Mill, and create their own works inspired by art in the galleries.
    The museum will also offer family gallery talks and art workshops on Sundays at 2 p.m. through Jan. 13. The programs will begin with an exploration of three to five works of art, then kids will create projects that correspond to those works.
    Both programs are free with museum admission, which costs $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and is free for children under 18. Members get in for free, and their guests pay $5.

Babysitters Boot Camp
    Aspiring babysitters in sixth through eighth grades can learn the skills required to handle the responsibility of taking care of young children on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. The program will include interactive exercises. At its conclusion, participants will get a course certification.
    Also at the library this week, sixth through eighth graders can chat about books they’ve read during a young teen book club meeting today from 4 to 5 p.m.
    Teen community service volunteers will make holiday cards for soldiers on Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m.
    The library will host Thanksgiving story time and crafts for kids 4 to 6 with an adult on Monday from 4 to 5 p.m.

    Sima at Sea will weave a tale for kids on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. The free program is sponsored by Cultural Care Au Pair.

Live at the Goat
    Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets are returning from a puppet show hiatus to offer “The Chicken Show” on Saturday at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor. Show times are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    The show is about a singing chicken who chases her dream of becoming a Broadway star. Tickets cost $10, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children under 3.

Bat Fans
    The South Fork Natural History Museum will present a program on bats and echolocation for kids 5 to 8 on Sunday at 10 a.m.
    Led by Lindsey Rohrbach, one of the museum’s nature educators, participants will learn about sound mapping through games and interactive experiments as they explore the world of bats. Enrollment is limited, and advance registration is required.