Bring the whole family to Homestead National Monument of America during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend for activities everyone will enjoy! Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30, enjoy fascinating Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures displays and give the kids a chance to become a Junior Ranger.
This weekend, Junior Rangers have the chance to go on a new nature scavenger hunt and earn a special prize! Kids will also complete Homestead's Junior Ranger booklet of activities, such as word searches, scavenger hunts, matching activities, and historic "rebus writing." Children are encouraged to find answers to the activities by exploring the museum exhibits and park grounds. After finishing the book and having some fun, Junior Rangers will receive a badge, set of Civil War trading cards, temporary tattoo, rubber bracelet, and paper Junior Ranger hat. Also, have fun learning about various sites across the State of Nebraska through the "Nebraska Treasures" activity book. These activities are self and adult guided, but Park Rangers will be there to help.
But wait, there's more! Kids will use their outdoor investigating skills to learn about the changing season. Join park rangers to explore the late fall-early winter environment on Saturday, November 29 at 2 p.m. starting at the Education Center. As winter approaches, find out how animals survive in the cold environment. Learn how to find signs of animals in nature, especially their scat and tracks. Then use all your detective tools and tricks to look for animal clues on an outdoor hike—see how many you can find! This program is free of charge and open to all ages. Participants should dress warm for going outside.