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Hollywood Day - Alfre Woodard

Today we’re putting on our fanciest clothes and going to Hollywood! What better time to celebrate acting than now? Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Alfre Woodard. Her hometown was Tulsa, Oklahoma. Woodard grew up in Tulsa competing on the track team and cheerleading until she was persuaded to audition for the school play. She then went on to study acting at Boston University and performing on Broadway before moving to California to act. Woodard has been nominated for many awards and received an Emmy award, SAG award, and Golden Globe. Woodard is also a dedicated activist and was named to the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities by President Barack Obama. You can learn more by reading Alfre Woodard’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.

There are so many Oklahomans that have spent time in Hollywood! You can learn more about these Oklahoma Hall of Fame members today: Van Heflin, Gray Frederickson, and James Garner.

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Movie Time! We love Hollywood because of all the awesome movies that have been made! Sing! is one of our favorites and you can rent and stream it now. Here’s a fun Pixar short you can stream too!

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Storytime! What would make learning about Hollywood even more fun? Dogs! We love Button Goes to Hollywood for storytime. Need more stories? In one of the crafts today you can learn how to make a flipbook and show your whole family!

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Arts & Crafts! Here’s a fun star craft to do together! You can also check out this video on how to make your own flipbook.

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Make & Eat it! Hollywood seems fancy in our minds so we need a fancy dessert to match! Try these delicious looking itty bitty nutella cakes. Oklahoma Hall of Fame member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, has all kinds of fancy recipes on her website!

Listen to it! Here is a fun playlist just for kids that we love! It’s even more fun to dance to them!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home having your own Hollywood Party! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Hollywood Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

We'd love to see the art you make! Share with us by emailing your name and a picture of your project to info@oklahomahof.com. We can't wait to see your awesome crafts!

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