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Going to the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show? Don’t miss Kidsburgh at the Children’s Village!

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Sally Quinn
February28/ 2018

Mom might head to the home robot display and Dad might get lost in the two acres of gardening innovations at the Duquesne Light Home & Garden Show.

But kids in the know will head to Level 2 at David Lawrence Convention Center where they’ll find all sorts of cool activities.

The Children’s Village gives kids a chance to burn off energy while Mom and Dad relax at the Shady Lane Family Activity Center. Kids can watch turtle Races return for a slow-speed chase to the finish line and get a turn at running the toy trains set up by the TCA Kids Club.

As expected, the Kidsburgh’s booth will offer fun and engaging hands-on creativity. Kids can make a flower from recycled magazine paper, turn on a light bulb with kid-friendly circuitry blocks or color a Kidsburgh postcard to mail to someone special.

This year, Kidsburgh partnered with Remake Learning and local organizations who know how to keep kids entertained while learning. Some highlights:

Carnegie Science Center will offer “What’s that Sound?” for early learners, which explores the Animal Kingdom by identifying sounds of various animals. Younger kids will receive stickers, and older kids will get shark teeth.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will help kids plant seed starter pots.

Florida Recycled will offer kids the chance to participate in a collaborative coloring project similar to the “Why Art” billboard project seen last year on Port Authority buses.

Fans of Play will supply kids with EverBlock Jr. sheets, which can be made into blocks and decorated.

Jumpstart Pittsburgh, inspired by the book “Ugly Vegetables” by Grace Lin, will lead kids in making garden markers.

IU1 Fab Lab offers laser-cut cardboard butterflies to create a 3-D butterfly garden.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust offers a reading of “The Rainbow Fish” and a chance to win tickets to a performance at the EQT Children’s Theater Festival.

Allegheny County Parks leads kids in an exploration of native animal specimens and local wildlife with Allegheny County Park Rangers.

The Home & Garden Show runs March 2-11. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 20 years. She welcomes comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.

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