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Explore Mordecai Historic Park Virtually Pullen Park Virtual History Tour What Carousel Animal Are You? Jigsaw Puzzles Story Time: "The Tale of the Lucky Cat" by Sunny Seki DIY Bird Feeder Story Time: "The Great Race" by Dawn Casey Digital Discoveries: Mordecai Historic Park Story Time: "If I Were a Pair of Maracas" by Bedoor Khalaf Tornado in a Bottle Rain Cloud Science Experiment How to Fold a Paper Airplane Other Helpful Resources

Keep your mind sharp with these fun ideas to stretch your brain!

Explore Mordecai Historic Park Virtually

The village of Mordecai Historic Park in fall with leaves of color

Take a virtual tour of Mordecai Historic Park & discover its history dating back to 1785! 

Start your visit here.

Pullen Park Virtual History Tour

Take a virtual tour through historic Pullen Park! Learn some of the park's most interesting times in history and how it became the park you know today. 

Take the Virtual Tour here.

What Carousel Animal Are You?

Interior of the Chavis carousel

Take this quiz to find out which of John Chavis or Pullen Park's carousel animals matches your personality! 

Take the Quiz Here

Jigsaw Puzzles

Try these online jigsaw puzzles of Raleigh Parks:

Story Time: "The Tale of the Lucky Cat" by Sunny Seki

Story Time: "The Tale of the Lucky Cat" by Sunny Seki - English

Story Time: "The Tale of the Lucky Cat" by Sunny Seki - Japanese

DIY Bird Feeder

Make your own bird feeder and see what birds you will spot!

Story Time: "The Great Race" by Dawn Casey

Story Time: "The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac" by Dawn Casey

Join us for a story time reading of "The Great Race: The Story of the Chinese Zodiac" by Dawn Casey!

Digital Discoveries: Mordecai Historic Park

View of the exterior of the Mordecai Historic House in springtime

Looking for a way to explore some of Raleigh's history at home? Check out Mordecai Historic Park's Digital Discoveries! You'll find fun activities, historic info, & even a printable board game. Stay tuned for more content for all ages on the way!

 

Story Time: "If I Were a Pair of Maracas" by Bedoor Khalaf

Story Time: "If I Were a Pair of Maracas" by Bedoor Khalaf

Enjoy story time with a reading of "If I Were a Pair of Maracas" by Bedoor Khalaf.

Tornado in a Bottle

Use a few simple items you have in your home to create a tornado in a bottle! Once you’ve added all ingredients, spin the spittle in a circular motion to cause a tornado to form. 

Supplies Needed: 

  • Tall bottle or glass
  • Water (enough to fill the bottle/glass halfway)
  • Dish soap (a few drops)
  • Glitter (optional)

See the video below for how to:
 

Tornado in a Bottle

Use a few simple items you have in your home to create a tornado in a bottle!

Rain Cloud Science Experiment

The goal of this science experiment is to illustrate how rain clouds work. Using household items, you can display how rain clouds hold on to water (pulled from water vapor in the air) until they’re so full that they begin to lose water and rainfalls. 

Supplies Needed: 

  • Clear glass or jar
  • Water
  • Dropper
  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring (blue preferred but any color will work)

See the video below for how to:
 

Rain Cloud Activity

The goal of this science experiment is to illustrate how rain clouds work. Using household items, you can display how rain clouds hold on to water (pulled from water vapor in the air) until they’re so full that they begin to lose water and rainfalls. 

How to Fold a Paper Airplane

Use this easy tutorial to fold your own paper airplane! Use the template here.

 

How to Fold a Paper Airplane

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