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Kansas City Summer Fun

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  5. 5. •Books: Museum ABC (picture book), Katie’ series by Mayhew (Katie & Sunflowers, KatieMeets the Impressionists) •You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum by Weitzman; Babar’s Museum of Art by Brunhoff •Rick Riordian’s “Red Pyramid” 1st is series about ancient egypt. •From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by Konigsburg,Coterie is doing the Wiz: Wizard of Oz/WizTYA – late May “Little Engine that Could”TYA – “Snoopy”Shakespearian Festival – MacBethTTIP – Sound of Music & Suessical 5
  6. 6. Books: Magic School bus – 2 type of series; Wrinkle in Time (MS/HS), Every Soul aStar (4th – MS) 6
  7. 7. Civil War books: Civil War on Sunday By Osborne, Mary Pope (Magic Tree House series)•Iron Thunder By Avi (fiction)•subjects like ‘Spies ‘Women, Civil war dairies, biographies of famous people (HarriettTubman, Clara Barton, Lincoln•Dear America Series & American Girl books – Addy lives/grows up during the Civil War•Easy Reader - Billy and the Rebel Based on A True Civil War Story By Hopkinson, Deborah•For Teens: hist. fict. - The Red Badge of Courage By Crane, Stephen , Gary Paulsen’s Soilder’sHeart•Movies for teens – Red Badge of Courage & Gone with the Wind.•Local Civil War attractions: Battle of Westport (July 9, 2011) – markers thru-out downtownWestport •Harris-Kearney House – May 21, 2011 ---- John Wornall House •Lone Jack Battlefield (Aug. 13, 2011) ---- Online: Kids Guide to the Civil War on Thinkquest•8 Wonders of Kansas: http://www.kansassampler.org/8wonders/•Schoolhouses: Lanesfield, Deanna Rose, Oxford Schoolhouse in Ironwoods Pk – pair w/Littlehouse/pioneer books•Nat’l Trails – great programs and exhibits for kids; 6/11, 6/15, 7/9, 7/13, 8/3 & 8/13 – ridecovered wagon•Mahaffie – family progs free on Thursday evenings in June & July, and farming Fridays inJune & July ($6 ad., $4 kids) 7
  8. 8. Fleming Park – Kemper Outdoor Education Ctr. & Native Hoofed Enclosure (elk &bison) – bring carrots or applesPassport - describe - http://www.passportkc.org/ (15 locations) – pick up at any ofthem 8
  9. 9. Rainforest books: The Great Kapok Tree, Magic Tree House ‘afternoon on the amazon’and nonfiction guide,DVD – Ferngully, the last rainforest, Nat’l Geo & Discovery Channel both do kidsmovies & of course, Diego 9
  10. 10. Family heritage –6/14 - Family History DayToy & Miniature – workshop schedule on website, tons of things to see1950’s house – tour with grandparents, see what life use to be likeSoda fountains:•Gardner Pharmacy on Main St.,•Corner Pharmacy in Leavenworth,•Georgetown Pharmacy in Merriam,•Clinton’s Soda Fountain in Independence, MO. •Call ahead for hours.http://www.kansassampler.org/8wonders/customsresults.php?id=205JCCC: showing old musicals this summer on Weds. Mornings in June @ 10 am – Gigi;Bye, Bye Birdie, Kiss Me KateAlso Movies that came from books:•5 Children & It,•Swiss Family Robinson,•Tuck Everlasting (teens),•Pride & Prejudice (teens),•Secret Garden,•Around the World in 80 Days. 10
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  12. 12. Ice Cream tour – pick a new type of ice cream to try each week: soft serve, handdipped, gelato, custard, sherbet, sorbet, and make your own at home:http://www.chevroncars.com/learn/food-recipes/make-ice-cream June-Nat’l Dairy Month – Shatto, Deanna Rose June 11th, milking each day at 9:30 & 4:30 6/1 – Nat’l Go Barefoot Day 6/4 - Nat’l Trails Day & Trails Museum July is Blueberry Month – go pick @ Berry Patch, buy at farmer’s market, make a fun recipe 7/25 Carousel Day – Zoo endangered species, CW Parker museum in Leavenworth,, one at Royals Stadium, 8/10 - S’mores Day – Aug. is also Inventor’s month so invent a new type of smore and name it after your family 12
  13. 13. Pick a book you loved as a kid, one related to a place you are vacationing thissummer, have kids vote on a book or try some of these:•Penderwicks•Gone Away Lake•Half Magic•5 Children & It 13
  14. 14. Book Club ideas:• ice cream or coffee date for discussion;•a field trip based on the book read;•connect with a theme like Ramona & her Father and then Ramona & her Mother, bydaughter/mom.Books made into movies:•Mr. Popper’s Penguins – June 17th•Judy Moody – June 10th•Harry Potter – July 15th•Winnie the Pooh – July 15th•Hugo Cabret – November release 14
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