Kids Culture 12.20.12

For the Birds
    Kids and their families can give the birds a holiday treat on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Museum staff will work with visitors to make bird-friendly decorations for a holiday tree using seeds, suet, and dried fruit. Children have been asked to take a shoe box so that they can safely carry their decorations home for their own yards.
    The program begins at 10 a.m. and costs $4 per child. Reservations are required.

Little Red in Sag
    The Barefoot Puppets will wrap two tales into one when they present “Little Red and the Gingerbread Man” on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor. In this production, with a cameo by the Big Bad Wolf, Little Red chases a troublesome gingerbread cookie through the woods to Grandma’s house.
    Tickets cost $10, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children under 3. The theater is on East Union Street.

Snowmen, Cupcakes, Puppets
    Kids (and parents) looking to get out of the house after Christmas will find a number of workshops to keep them busy at the East Hampton Library next week. Children will use recycled materials to make their own “bottle-body snowmen” on Wednesday. A workshop for kids 5 to 7 with an adult will run from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Children 8 and older will get started at 3:30 p.m.
    Next Thursday, kids can put their creativity to work in cupcake-decorating workshops. The session for 5 to 7-year-olds runs from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. The 8-and-over session begins at 3:30 p.m. Children 4 and older with an adult can make festive puppets on Friday, Dec. 28, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Reservations have been requested for all programs.

Art at the Parrish
    Young artists can find an outlet for their talents at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill next week. Painting will be the focus of workshops on Wednesday, and collage will rule the day on Friday, Dec. 28. Sessions for kids 4 and 5 run from 10 a.m. to noon. Those for kids 6 and up run from 1 to 3 p.m. Space is limited and advance registration is required for all workshops.