We love working with kids!
So, we’ve created a few ways to make our walks
more fun and meaningful for the young people
who join us.
REQUEST A DISCOVERY GUIDE
To help kids connect to the walk experience as much as possible, we have created a Discovery Guide that we will be happy to send you via email when you book a walk. It's intended to be used before and after a walk experience. There’s just too much going on during a walk to use it then.
TURN-ON THE ACTOR/PUBLIC SPEAKER IN YOUR kidS
If you have kids who love to ham-it-up and are serious about history, consider having them take an active role in the walk you book. We suggest that each child who would like a role do some pre-walk research about their character and the period in which the walk is set. We have a set of questions related to each character (see below) to help direct this research. Then, along with the historical figure (actor) on the walk, each child will help tell the story of some interesting White House history.
BASED ON THE WALK BOOKED, KIDS CAN COME PREPARED TO PLAY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
- Liz Carpenter’s companion on First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson’s Beautification Campaign.
- A reporter for the National Intelligence Newspaper who is on the walk to report on John Ousley’s current work in the White House gardens.
- A member of the White House Secret Service who is very glad to see Quentin not creating mischief!
There will be appointed times in the walk for each child to actively participate using his or her own words. We encourage kids to come in period dress, if they would like..
This is great fun!
Contact us to arrange one of these special activities for kids.
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