Take a tasty trip around the world when you visit the Buell Children’s Museum this holiday season. Bake Me A Story: Holiday Tales & Treats from Around the World opens November 16 with support from Rotary Club 43 and Pueblo Community College, giving every young visitor the chance to engage in music, dance, art and cooking from countries all over the globe.
Travel to Africa, Australia, Asia, South America, Europe and Antarctica, as well as other parts of North America, when you make masks, nutcrackers, Celtic knots, Japanese writing, origami and more, all under the tallest teddy bear tree in town. Storytelling takes a central role, as Pueblo City-County Library staff shares tales from around the world. You can even meet a real author when Allison Flannery visits on Dec. 7 to read her book The Mountain King and then act out the story on the Magic Carpet Theater stage.
Each Saturday from 12-2 p.m. young guests can hear a story and learn how to make a special cookie from around the world, including German Spritz, Italian Pizzelles and Mexican Biscochitos. Receive a Nutcracker Sweets Activity & Cookie Book while they last, sponsored by Pueblo Community College and the PCC Diversity Club. Best of all, Santa and Mrs. Claus are visiting with the Jingle Bell Band every Saturday in December until Christmas!
Bake Me a Story: Holiday Tales & Treats from Around the World concludes January 4, 2014. Please note that the Buell Children’s Museum will be closed November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday, December 25 for Christmas, and January 1 for New Year’s Day. Dates and times of special events related to the exhibition can be found online at sangredecristoarts.org or by calling (719) 295-7200.
A list of special Saturday events at the museum is attached:
SAT, NOV 16, 12-2 pm Stories of Dragons & Japanese Wisdom: Using the traditional storytelling techniques of Japan, storyteller Mr. Mike from the Pueblo Library will share some favorite tales of dragons, bravery & peace. Plus, taste Japanese Pocky biscuit sticks!
SAT, NOV 23, 12-2 pm Cindy Reyes is here from Cinfully Delicious to share tales and treats from her culture. Enjoy Biscochitos fresh out of the oven! Take home the recipe to make your own at home.
SAT, NOV 30, 12-2 pm The Gingerbread House is a beloved German tradition. Sift through the graham crackers, frosting and candy pieces to create a mini-gingerbread house to add to your holiday décor.
SAT, DEC 7, 12-2 pm Meet Colorado author Allison Flannery. She’s here to sign her book, The Mountain King and perform this Ibsen tale and Grieg opera with you. Act it out and then scoot into the museum to enjoy a Scandinavian cookie treat.
SAT, DEC 7, 14, 21, 12-2 pm It’s the Jingle Bell Band with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Make your list and check it twice, get in your request for the Big Night and enjoy some sing-a-long fun, too.!
SAT, DEC 14, 12-2 pm Strider Swope is here from the PCC Diversity Club to cook up some Italian Pizzelles and share what is special about the wonderful country of Italy.
SAT, DEC 21, 12-2 pm Jennifer Kemp shares how to make the German cookie Spritzgebäck, better known as Spritz. Hear her family story and try your hand at twisting the cookie press and squirting fun holiday shaped cookie treats.
SAT, DEC 28, 12-2 pm Make cookies from the continent of Antarctica – shaped like penguins of course!
FRI, JAN 3, 12-2 pm Executive Chef, James Cowdery, transports your taste buds to Russia with Orange Drop Cookies. Get the recipe, plus secret tips to make them and a yummy bite of this cultural dessert.