Here is a partial list of local activities for homeschooling families. Johnson County and the KC metro have a diverse selection of activities for homeschoolers – gymnastics, art classes, nature programs, zoo programs, – the list goes on. If you know of an activity or event geared towards homeschoolers that should be included on this list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnson County Park and Recreation
JCPRD is offering a series of art classes for homeschoolers, as well as a nature program at Ernie Miller geared towards homeschooling families. Contact JCPRD at 913-831-3355 with questions or to register.
LEARN Science and Math Club
Learn Science & Math Club is a cooperative, not-for-profit learning club based in Kansas City, MO. Our mission is to provide kids with rich science and math experiences.
Kids who play more, learn more; so, we make fun a part of everything we do. And, we do a lot! From August through February, we study engineering and physics by competing in the international FIRST Tech Challenge, the FIRST LEGO League and the Junior FIRST LEGO League. From Febuary to May, we conduct chemistry experiments, build all sorts of wacky machines, participate in science fairs, watch the stars, go on archaeology digs and much more.
Kansas City Zoo
The KC Zoo offers a great series of science classes for homeschoolers called “When Science Attacks!” These classes are held on the second Thursday and third Wednesday of each month, and run September through April. Classes are $10 per child, or $9 per child for Friends of the Zoo (FOTZ) members. Click on the link to learn more, or contact the KC Zoo at 816-513-5723 to register.
Emerald City Gymnastics
Emerald City Gymnastics is offering classes for homeschoolers. Click the link for more details.
Shogun Martial Arts
Shogun Martial Arts in Mission, KS is now offering karate classes for homeschoolers on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting at 4pm. Click on the link to learn more.
Home Works for Books
Home Works for Books offers daytime classes to those interested in extending their learning. They work with local homeschool teachers to provide both one-time and monthly classes at their facility at 9034 Metcalf. Click on the link for more information.
Home School Band of Kansas City was started as a way to bring home schooled children together in a group band setting. Although home school students can easily take one on one lessons, there is a certain experience playing in a group that can’t be matched with private instruction. The band is for children aged 10 and older. For more information, check out their website.
Kemper Museum Homeschool Museum Programs
Make the Kemper a part of your homeschool routine. Homeschool art programs like our monthly Homeschool Art Sampler and Fine Art First Friday are designed to serve co-op groups or individual families.
The programs consist of 1 hour and 30 minute sessions held on the afternoon of the first Friday of the month (Fine Art Friday) and the morning of the third Wednesday of each month (Homeschool Art Sampler).
The themes of each program change from month to month and take place in the Museum’s galleries, and are designed to be an interactive experience that encourages students to examine objects and ideas through observation, discussion and activities. Programs are drop-in with no registration required.
Fine Art Friday: March 7, 2014 from 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Homeschool Art Sampler: March 19, 2014 from 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Fine Art Friday: April 4, 2014 from 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Homeschool Art Sampler: April 16, 2014 from 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Fine Art Friday: May 2, 2014 from 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Homeschool Art Sampler: May 21, 2014 from 10:00–11:30 a.m.
CoCo Key Home School Swim Days
CoCo Key is offering Home School Swim Days on Fridays every other month in 2014. Cost is $5/person to attend. You can find out more information or register by contacting CoCo Key at 816-737-4766 or their website.
Friday, February 21st 1pm-9pm
Friday, April 25th 1pm-9pm
Friday, June 20th 1pm-9pm
Friday, August 15th 1pm-9pm
Friday, October 17th 1pm-9pm
Friday, December 19th 1pm-9pm