All in a Day’s Play
Vibrant Minnesota City
- Fire Station: Climb into the cab of a fire truck made with real-life parts
- Post Office: Put on a carrier’s uniform, shoulder a bag and deliver the mail
- Hardware Store: Don an apron, strap on a toolbelt, stock shelves and help customers
- Food Cart: Take orders at the counter, cook meals in the kitchen and deliver food to customers in the park
Family Favorite — Playfully Updated!
- Fire Station: Staff the chief’s desk and dispatch rescue crews
- Post Office: Sort packages, send them down a chute and route them back up a conveyor
- Light Rail Car: Step into a train car as a passenger or the driver
- Farmers Market: Organize your wares with crates, stands and tables
Skills in Action
- Cooperating with others to identify and pursue a common goal
- Showing compassion and sympathy
- Asking thoughtful questions and making connections
Power the Play
- Encourage children to try out new roles
- Let a child’s story unfold naturally
- Add a plot twist: “What would happen if…?
©2017 Our World was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum
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TIP TOP TERRACE
Rooftop patio where visitors make music, sketch and talk about the city around them – Open seasonally (spring, summer and fall)
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