Kids Culture 05.18.17

Stone Garden Mosaics

As thoughts turn to gardening now that the May flowers are here, the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will have children 3 to 6 make their own stone garden mosaics on Saturday at 10 a.m. Families can take their projects home or add them to CMEE’s garden plot. The cost is $20 including museum admission, $7 for museum members. Advance registration has been suggested.

Meet Bear, the Therapy Dog

Scratch art, bugs, desserts, and a therapy dog are among the special attractions at local libraries this week. At the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m., kids of all ages will make sweet treats with fun outdoor themes: worms in dirt, fruit and chocolate ladybugs, and flower and rainbow cookies.

Bear, a therapy dog, will make an appearance at the Amagansett Library on Saturday at 3 p.m., when a teen volunteer will talk about training Bear and the volunteer work they do together. All ages will be welcomed, but kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. A drawing club for kids in fifth through eighth grade will gather at the library on Sunday at 2 p.m.

At the East Hampton Library, high school students can play giant Jenga in the young-adult room on Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4. Scratch-art bookmarks will be the project during a Tuesday session at 4 p.m. for grades six through eight. On Wednesday, there’s a bug story time and craft for ages 4 to 6 at 4 p.m.

The Hampton Library will once again begin its Monday story times at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. Weather permitting, visitors can enjoy a book and the gardens at 10 a.m. each week.

Pony Rides at Stony Hill

Stony Hill Stables, at 268 Town Lane in Amagansett, will offer pony rides for children on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $20 suggested donation will go to the Stony Hill Stables Foundation, which supports equine sports by providing riding education and competitive opportunities for children and young adults.

Beach Exploration

The South Fork Natural History Museum will lead a beach exploration for children 3 to 5 on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rocks will be the focus, and kids will learn about what makes each one special and then play a game of bingo. Participants should take along a bag to carry their finds in. There is a $3 materials fee. The location can be learned by calling the museum to reserve a spot.