Kids Will Be Kids, and Cahokia Mounds Is Eager for Them

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Preparations are under way at Cahokia Mounds at Collinsville for one of the state historic site's biggest events - its annual "Kids Day," scheduled this year for Sunday, May 18.

The emphasis will be "hands-on" activities for children of all ages. Inc luded will be flintknapping (arrowhead making), identifying animal tracks, pottery making, Indian games, spear throwing, corn grinding and shell-bead making.

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 18. Live birds of prey, along with animal hides, will be exhibited. The Kahok Dancers, a non-native group, will perform Indian dances at 2 and 4 p.m., and children may have their faces painted with Indian designs. Shuttle buses will operate between the special event parking lot and the Interpretive Center. Kids Day is free to the public. It is sponsored by the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Cahokia Mounds Volunteers, assisted by other organizations and agencies. Other highlights this month at Cahokia Mounds will include: A three-mile nature and culture hike from 9:30 a. …