If it's Tuesday in the summer time than I am linking up with My Day In K and Teach. Talk. Inspire. for their awesome summer linky party, Tell All Tuesday!
This week it's all about flashbacks. We are to share a past summer memory through photographs. I am flashing back to last summer, when I got to take a really amazing trip with my nephew!
We headed to Easton, Pennsylvania (a little over a 3 hour drive North of where I live) and had a chance to visit and tour the Crayola Factory. How awesome is that??? It's like a teacher's dream to visit the Crayola Factory! It's a really incredible tour, called the Crayola Experience, and I was tickled pink just looking at the factory from the parking garage. Doesn't it look so awesome??
Check out the croswalk we used to get from the garage to the factory. I really love how they use so many details and that the Crayola Experience began before we even entered the building!
It was an incredibly sunny day, but we just had to get a selfie next to the amazing mural that was painted on the outside walls of the factory! As soon as we walked in, we got an amazing bag of goodies that included tokens for all of the interactive parts of the tour!
Here's my nephew standing next to the World's Largest Crayon. Yes, it's 100% real!!
I had to get a picture of the information for that giant crayon! Look how heavy it is, sheesh!!
There were so very many interactive things to do there! One of the floors was all about making your own markers and crayons. This is one of the double-ink markers we got to make and keep! It was so awesome watching the process of it being made! We put a token in the machine and the machine had a clear plexiglass front so we could see the entire process from start to finish!
We also got to make our own crayons and design their labels. I had a great time trying to figure out a dragon-themed name for each color!
There was SO MUCH to do there! We made crayons that were different shapes, created drawings using liquid crayon wax, visited the interactive floor and used iPads to make our creations dance along the wall!! We ate at the food court surrounded by facts about all things Crayola. We sat through an awesome demonstration that showed us a behind the scenes glimpse of the factory! There were vending machines full of crayons, markers, and modeling clay! An entire floor was dedicated to creating sculptures using their modeling clay. We ended our trip with a visit to the HUMONGOUS gift shop! An entire wall of the gift shop was dedicated to all of the colors of crayons and markers Crayola makes, sorted by color. You could buy a tin and create a mixture of whatever colors you want! I'm still in awe over the size of that gift shop and everything that was in it!!
My nephew and I had such an incredibly amazing time, and I'm glad that I have so many pictures to remember it by. The trip was long, a little over 3 hours each way, but it was totally worth it! I can't wait to go again, I had such a great time!
That's my Summer Flashback! You should swing over to My Day in K to see who else has linked up to share their summer flashbacks. There are some really great posts, including pictures that go back many, many years!!
You can still link up for Spotlight Saturday! Come showcase your favorite products, resources, activities, or ideas! I have learned so much through your posts, and I can't wait to start using some of your awesome ideas this school year!