Pre-Trip Fun for Niagara Falls, New York
"Niagara" -- Older movie buffs may like seeing Marilyn Monroe in the movie that made the Falls famous. (Teens)
"Superman II" -- Christopher Reeve reveals his true identity to Lois Lane after some theatrics in the Niagara River. (School-age/Preteens/Teens)
"Canadian Bacon" -- A classic satire on U.S./Canadian relations starring John Candy, with scenes filmed on the Niagara River. (Preteens/Teens)
Ice Cream -- Get ready for the 72 flavors at Twist of the Mist with your own ice cream creations.
Buffalo Wings -- This twist on the original (first concocted in nearby Buffalo, New York) is easy for kids to help make.
"Field Trip to Niagara Falls" by Geronimo Stilton -- An adult mouse travels with his nephew's class to Niagara Falls and has to avoid going over in a barrel. (Ages 9-12)
"Niagara Falls (Ready to Read Level 1)" by Marion Dane Bauer. -- A bite-sized lesson on the Fall's exciting history. (Ages 3-7)
"Niagara Falls. Or Does It?" by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. -- A fourth grade student tries to recreate the Falls in his classroom as part of a school assignment on his summer vacation. (Ages 9-12)
"A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman" by David Adler -- The story of the heroic woman who risked her own life to help slaves traverse the underground railroad is a great introduction to African American slave history and a potential visit to the Castellani Museum exhibit. (Preschoolers)
Fort Niagara Craft: Get kids ready for Old Fort Niagara with their own miniature version at home.
Message in a Bottle Craft: Create a message in a bottle and study an age-old method of letter travel.