Video: Interactive cave painting draws youth to CMU Museum

During the first week of April, CMU’s Museum of Cultural and Natural history has held a series of free programs for K-6 students who are on their spring break. The first event that took place was for April Fools’ Day. Kids and their parents got to spend their afternoon learning about different tricks and jokes. Tuesday’s event was all about cave paintings. Children from all over Mount Pleasant came to Rowe Hall and made their own cave painting tools, painted hand prints, and of course created their own cave painting.

Children were also able to listen to stories, which were read by Sheree Hall, the Museum Education Coordinator. There was also a game in which children had to guess if certain cave paintings were from the past or present. CMU senior Rachel Pollard led the game for the children. The rest of the week will be filled with different programs. Thursday will feature ancient Egypt at Rowe Hall and Friday will feature vintage games where children get to learn and play games from different eras at The Bohannon School located on the corner of Preston and West Campus Drive.