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KC Summer Fun for Kids

BBM presentation April 2012

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KC Summer Fun for Kids

  1. 1. Presented by Jacquie FisherKC Edventures, LLC
  2. 2. TM Our Mission: To strengthen a child’s passion for learning by encouraging kidsto be creative, curious and connected to the world around them.
  3. 3.  Experience New Places = New Words Offer Creative Opportunities Encourage Discussions Read, Read, Read Get Outside
  4. 4.  More computer time = less high achieving readers (Science Daily, 2010) More books in the home predicts greater educational attainment for the kids (Univ. of Nevada, 2011) Creativity scores in US kids (K – 6th) have been decreasing since 1990 (College of William & Mary, 2010)
  5. 5. Baby Blues comic by Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott
  6. 6. Summer Fun ListqFamily dinner before mission trip/ice creamqOut for Ice CreamqVolunteerprojectqRead aloud in hammock qZoo qLemonade Stand qFun off the pathplaces on way to Colorado qIntroduce old books – Edward Eager, Moffats, MyFather’s Dragon qPicnic at a park qSEA LIFE qShatto dairy q Taber to dovideo work/web coding qMaddy to learn math is fun qMake your own frozentreats qOutdoor games qFirefly night q 4th of July fireworks at JCCC qDinneroutside qDown day – no errands! qVisit Farmstead qKaleidoscope qAntiqueshopping qSummer movies qHiking qDriving practice for Taber qMovie nightwith family qBike to library qGo to a fun pool with slides q
  7. 7.  View some Art  Nelson  Kemper  Nerman (JCCC) Take in some Music Dancer for a Day
  8. 8.  Take in a Play  Coterie – “Once Upon a Mattress” (based on the Princess & the Pea)  TYA – “Adventures of Pippi Longstocking”  Outdoor shows  Theatre in the Park – “Sleeping Beauty/Jungle Book” & “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”  Starlight – “Peter Pan” & “The Addams Family”  Leawood – “Fiddler on the Roof”
  9. 9.  Evening Under the Stars - Powell Observatory or UMKC Observatory “Voyage” – a KC Solar System Walk Perseids Meteor Shower – August 13th Books:
  10. 10.  Burr Oak Woods Nature Center Free Fishing Days:  MO – 5/5  KS – 6/2 & 6/3 Native Animals @ Fleming Park SEA LIFE Aquarium
  11. 11.  Watkins Woolen Mill  Living History on Wknds Missouri Town 1855  Explore old town & interact World War I Museum  Lots of hands-on exhibits Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop  Living History Wknd & Family Fun Thursdays in Summer
  12. 12.  Family Heritage  Share food, pictures, language, traditions Share the Past  Toy & Miniature Museum  1950’s house @ Johnson County Museum  Visit an old soda fountain Watch some Old Movies  Think Old Disney, musicals, ones you missed at the theater
  13. 13.  Upgrade the Chore/Job Chart Teach some Life Skills Plant, Explore, Cook = Eat
  14. 14.  Take an Ice Cream Tour Celebrate a Fun Day  Nat’l Dairy Month – Shatto Dairy & Deanna Rose  6/4 - Nat’l Trails Day – make your own ‘GORP’  July is Blueberry Month – pick your own  8/10 - S’mores Day – create a new one
  15. 15.  Play the License Plate Game in KC Start a Collection Learn a New Game Help Others
  16. 16.  Parent-Child Book Clubs  Book-to-Movie  Summer reads  Books on tape Let Them Lead Match up interests
  17. 17.  Find us on Facebook  Insider Tips  Summer surprises  New Guides Connect on Twitter  Fun days, booklists & ways to connect with your kids  Great ideas from around the world Share Ideas on Pinterest Sign-up for the Newsletter