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KIDS LOVE KITS By WBM Staff
FOR families continuing to observe stay-at-home protocols, Wrightsville Beach Museum has created activity
boxes called Kids Club Kits. Museum staff are filling sturdy cardboard boxes with an assortment of themed
items and instructions for an afternoon of fun for children ages 4 to 10.
“They were developed as something the museum can offer when we are open or when we are closed, and
a way to raise funds since we have been closed for so long,” says Madeline Flagler, Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
The boxes encourage discovery and learning. Each has instructions and at least five activities. Some may have dress-up
activities. Others will engage users through the five senses, through storytelling, and/or through art and discovery.
“Even though we can’t host programs in person, Madeline really challenged us to think developmentally about the activ-ities,”
says museum assistant Lori Wilson. “We’ve created characters in the box instructions — Pirate Pete, Mermaid Princess
Azalea, and Marine Biologist Mary — to guide the kids, as if we’re there with them.”
Boxes cost $25 each and are for sale at the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History with curbside pickup.
Alex Sheats, Spencer Sheats and Lilian House play with Kids Club Kits activity boxes at Wrightsville Beach Museum.