I registered the kids for Pier Pals which is a program on the St. Petersburg Pier for 2-5 yr olds. It takes place on the pier and WOW was I impressed. First let me mention it takes place once a month and second it was free, Nada, zip. All volunteers. After we registered we headed over to the first tent. Here the squish's learned about Manatees and even made one out of nylons stuffing and rubber bands. My two were probably the only two to insist on putting Penis' on theirs but what is a day out with three year olds if Mom and Dad aren't mortified at least once. Hurray!!
The college of Marine science had buckets and nets and set the kids looking for wild life treasure in the bay. Would you believe Squish A scored a sea star, magnificent!!! We brought it up to be put in the tank with the other treasures (before being returned to the sea).
On to our next stop where we searched for buried treasure....We came up with a few gem stones and three real shark teeth. (sorry bout the fuzzies)
The day proceeded with sand castle contest and then they built a kite, hunted the beach for trash to put on the trash sculpture and got a tattoo. We ended the fabulous afternoon with a trolley ride to the end of the pier to look at the birds and boats and a magician!!!!!