Families of students know that Arkansas’ spring break is fast approaching, and Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park is ready with family-friendly outdoor programs and activities to make good use of the time. Prepared by park interpreters, the programs feature a kayak/canoe tour, arts and crafts and tours of the historic site. Most programs are twice a day at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Except as noted, the programs are free.

The one-hour guided walking tours are an option when staff is available - cost is $4 adults, $3 kids ages 6-12, under 6 free.

March 25 - Native American Tools and Weapons, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Native American Games, 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

March 26 - Arrowhead Necklaces, 10 a.m. - 10:30 am, fee 50 cents.

Knapp Trail Tram Tour, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., fee: $5 adults, $4 kids ages 6-12, under 6 free.

March 27 - Guided Tour of Mound Lake, 10 a.m. – noon, fee: $7.50 adults, $5 kids ages 6-12, under 6 free - an introduction to canoeing and kayaking. Visitors will explore Mound Lake used by the Plum Bayou Culture over 1,000 years ago and how Native Americans used plants and animals. No prior canoeing or kayaking experience is necessary. Canoes, kayaks, life vests, and paddles provided. Families welcome. Reservations are required; space is limited.

March 28, 2014 - Mock Excavation, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., learn how archeologists find artifacts, use excavation tools, map artifacts in a controlled dig.

Native American Storytelling, 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; storytelling is universal and has been part of every culture to entertain, teach, preserve culture and instill moral values. Experience some of the stories of Native Americans with a park interpreter.

Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park is in Lonoke County is in Lonoke County, off U.S. Highway 165 near Scottt.

More information on Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park can be found online at: http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/toltec/. or contact Amy Griffin, Park Interpreter, Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, 490 Toltec Mounds Rd., AR 72142; phone: 501-961-9442; e-mail: amy.griffin@arkansas.gov.