Thursday, August 31, 2006

Kids Love Labor Day Weekend in Houston

Here are some great kids activities for Labor Day weekend in Houston.

Texans' Youth Football Day
August 31 is called Youth Football Day and it our last home game of the preseason. The theme of this game is a celebration of youth football. There are discount ticket offers for the game (vs. Tampa Bay @ 7 pm) and all kids are encouraged to wear their youth football (or any sport) jerseys or uniforms. There will be several youth-specific activities such as hundreds of jersey-clad youth football players on the sideline for the national anthem and a youth football game at halftime. See for more details.

Free Day at the Houston Zoo
Enjoy the cooler weather this weekend and head to the zoo. If it rains, enjoy one of the indoor exhibits.

Mad Potter Make Your Own Pottery
If you didn't see my entry about this earlier this week, be sure to check it out. This is a great family activity and helps your youngsters create a personalized gift for Grandparents' Day on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Childrens Museum of Houston
Kids will celebrate America’s hardworking citizens as they learn about Labor Day through engaging activities during the Labor Day celebration at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Visitors will discover that in 1882 the first Labor Day celebration in New York City ended in fireworks as they design their own glittering fireworks on paper. Make silly Mad Hatter hats as the popular Alice’s Wonderland exhibit comes to a close. Decorate the paper sack hats using streamers, stickers and crayons. Then, join Alice or the Mad Hatter for an exciting Labor Day parade. Don’t forget to wear your Mad Hatter parade hat! Also, gather in the Kids’ Hall for one last whimsical Alice’s Wonderland adventure.

WHEN: Monday, September 4, 2006
WHERE: Children’s Museum of Houston 1500 Binz, Houston, TX 77004
Labor Day Fireworks on Paper: September 4: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mad Hatter Parade Hats: September 4: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Labor Day Parade: September 4: 1 p.m.
Alice’s Wonderland Activities: September 4: 1 – 4 p.m.
Included with general Museum admission: $5 per person and $4 for seniors 65+. Children under two and Museum Members receive free admission. Twilight fees $3 daily after 3 p.m. Free Family Night every Thursday 5 – 8 p.m. COST:
For more information, visit or call (713) 522-1138.

Have a safe & happy holiday weekend. Until the next nap time...