The railroad had a huge part in our part of the country so there is a lot of very interesting history there even if you aren’t interested in the locomotives themselves and we have a huge resource for everything railroad right near by!
The Southern California Railway Museum in Perris has several events coming up this fall, not to mention it’s a great place just to come and wander around. There are lots of hands-on exhibits and even a real train to catch a ride on. Take the family and check it out!
Here are some links to train activities and ideas to help you make the most of the day!
It’s a bit of a drive to Vista from our lovely desert but close enough for a day trip to our family, especially to see some Scottish Games! Pipes and drums, dancing, sheep herding dogs, story time, and much, much more. Festivals like these are a great way to introduce world history and culture to kids (and adults) of all ages.
Want to learn more about the Native Americans that call the desert their home? Here’s something interesting to check out in Banning! The Malki Museum on the Morongo Reservation. They have their annual Kewet Celebration coming up in May. And they even offer classes in the Cahuilla language. Like their Facebook Page to keep up to date with their events.
I found this today on Homeschooling in Southern California! It’s this Sunday! As in the day after tomorrow! Small festivals like this are great for introducing the kids (and ourselves) to new cultures, foods, and music. Before the festival look at a map of Scotland, find out what kind of government they have, what foods they traditionally eat, pictures of Scotland today, hear their language. If you can do it before the festival, you’ll have “hooks” to hang the experience on. It makes what you see and experience more meaningful and you remember more about it. Or just wing it and live in the moment. You might love it so much you’ll come home and have to know more about the Scots. Remember to take a few pictures of the kids eating some haggis or listening to bagpipes for the “education record”. It doesn’t have to be Monday through Friday to be a school day for us!