You abhor big hair and wouldn’t be caught dead in a pair of Luccheses. But still, you love Texas.
Count the ways with 123 Texas: a Cool Counting Book, by Puck.
Perfect for teaching your tiny Texan numbers (or explaining that there’s more to Texas than ’80s Dallas reruns), the book is filled with modern illustrations in bright, bold colors that introduce ten of the state’s memorable symbols.
Start with one Lone Star and count up to four astronauts (shout-out, Houston), eight Cadillacs (hey, Amarillo), and ten cowboy hats (which you’ll wear with Louboutins, thanks).
And when someone makes fun of Texas?
Junior will stop and count to ten.
Available at Dallas Museum of Art, Museum Store, 1717 North Harwood Street (214-922-1256 or dallasmuseumofart.org).
A Coat of Arms
What: Mark your family spirit with mottos and symbols from Renaissance Italy.
Why: History at arm’s length.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth (817-332-8451).
What: Get Kidz Fit Fest teaches kids about wellness and nutrition through activities like rock climbing, dancing, bounce houses, and more.
Why: Shape up.
When: Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Where: Dallas Fair Park Centennial Building, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. (214-670-8400).
What: Fourteen playhouses inspired by favorite tales like Thumbelina and Peter Pan.
Why: It’s a home run.
When: Thru Dec. 31. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd. (214-515-6500).