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Jamaica Kids to Celebrate Christmas with 19th Century Games and Decorations

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska | December 10, 2013 9:37am
 Children will learn about winter fun at Rufus King Museum.
Jamaica Kids to Make Traditional Christmas Decorations
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QUEENS — Kids in Jamaica will celebrate holidays the old-fashioned way.

Children will make traditional Christmas decorations and learn how kids from the 19th century played during winter, during an event at King Manor Museum this Saturday.

In previous years “kids made snowflakes out of different materials, like pressed tin, which is a traditional 19th century craft,” said Emily Melchin, manager of public programs at the museum, located at Rufus King Park.

They also made garland out of popcorn and cranberries. The details of this year’s program are still being worked out, Melchin said.

Kids will also get to listen to a winter-themed story, as part of the museum tour and learn about popular ways of spending wintertime in the 19th century, including ice skating and play rides.

“The event is also the chance for kids and their parents to make crafts together,” Melchin said.

The event is part of a free family program series held monthly at King Manor Museum, located at 150-03 Jamaica Ave. The event starts at noon and will end at 3 p.m.