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For more information about any of these events, please call our Event Reservations and Information Line: 410-267-7619.

Refund Policy: Tickets to Historic Annapolis events are nonrefundable unless otherwise stated. Historic Annapolis will refund all prepayments if it cancels a program.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session One
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
Children listen to Jan Brett's The Mitten, a classic tale about a unique burrow a variety of animals use to hibernate for the winter. We then explore the Paca garden to search for unusual hiding places creatures might use.

Back in the warmth of the classroom, we act out the story using a very different burrow. Songs and a special snack which the preschoolers help make complete this session.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child
$45 for non-members to attend all 10 sessions
$40 for HA members to attend all 10 sessions

To register your child, please click here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Two
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
Children will listen to Old Bear by Kevin Henkes, a delightful tale about a bear who dreams he is a cub again and travels through the four seasons in vivid color. Children hear musical excerpts from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, guessing which season they are hearing. Songs, crafts, and a snow cookie snack complete the session.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

To register your child, please click here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Three
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
Would you like to imitate the wind? In Like a Windy Day by Frank Asch, a little girl does. She tumbles, races, and even flies in this delightful story. We will welcome the March winds by making a simple kite and then try it out in the garden. Other activities include making a painting done with only wind and a fun wind walk.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Four
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
March 20th is the first day of spring this year. We will hear a book entitled My Spring Robin by Anne Rockwell, Harlow Rockwell, and Lizzy Rockwell. A young girl, while looking for her "spring robin," notices many signs of spring.

Spring is celebrated all over the world in different ways.

We will learn about one of these celebrations in both Japan and Washington, D.C. Although you may know what that festival is, our craft activity will be a surprise. A small hint: It involves a stalk of broccoli.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

To register your child, please click here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Five
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
Can you think of a few sounds that rain makes? Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin delightfully helps you with this task. We follow this story with art activities, a rain stick, and a paper umbrella to welcome in this wonderful month.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Six
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
Is it possible to plant a rainbow?

With the help of Lois Ehlbert's Planting a Rainbow, the preschoolers will find out how. We will take a walk in the Paca Garden and find flowers which represent the seven colors of the rainbow.

Activities will include making a flower using Ehlert's cutout techniques followed by crafts and songs about rainbows.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

To register your child, please click here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Seven
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
May Day is usually celebrated on May 1st, but we are going to break with tradition and celebrate it today. Have you ever danced around a May Pole? Well, today you will.

First we will listen to Little Gray Rabbit's May Day. Then we will make a Crown of Daisies and dance around the May Pole.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Eight
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
We will visit the Paca pond and hunt for the creatures living there. The book In a Small Small Pond by Denise Fleming delightfully illustrates the four seasons in a pond and wildlife found there. We will conclude with songs and a frog puppet.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

To register your child, please click here.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Nine
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
We are back to the pond again, but this time we are going to have a picnic with a famous French painter named Claude Monet. We will look at some of his paintings and then read the board book, A Picnic with Monet.

We will conclude the morning with making and sailing toy boars and having a picnic of bread, jam, and juice.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Ten
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
Today we are going to end our year with a tea party in the garden. First we will listen to a story called Little Miss Spider's Tea Party. Dear Miss Spider, as hard as she tries, can't persuade the insects to come to her party because they are afraid she'll eat them. Hear how a drenched moth unwittingly saves the day. Then the children will decorate cookies for the tea, color their place mats, and play games including tea pot rally. We will then say goodbye to the friends we have made.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

To register your child, please click here.