Tag: kansas

History Trunks – Archaeology

This month we explored archaeology and how it is used to understand Kansas history. We used a trunk from the Kansas State Historical Society which included several different hands on activities to engage the kids. We began by viewing, discussing…

Fire Station Tour

Today we had a great field trip to the fire station! During our visit we saw where the firefighters work, eat, sleep and relax when they are at the station. We talked about fire safety tips like using smoke detectors…

Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory

On Wednesday we took two groups to visit Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory in Louisburg, KS. This wild cat rescue facility is a great way for kids to see lions, tigers, mountain lions, bobcats, and other big cats close up (but…

Elephant and Piggie at JCCC

Today we attended a performance of “Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play!” at JCCC. This adorable series of books by Mo Willems transferred wonderfully to the stage as a kid-friendly performance that highlighted some of the best known…

African Culture Connection at JCCC

On Thursday we celebrated Black History Month by attending a performance of African Culture Connection performed at Yardley Hall at Johnson County Community College as part of their Arts Education Series. The troupe is based out of Omaha, Nebraska, and…

St. George and the Dragon

Today we attended the performance of “St. George and the Dragon” at Paul Mesner Puppets. This retelling of the children’s classic was lots of fun and full of the quirky humor and plot twists that are part of every Paul…

2016 KinderKonzert

Before the performance, as the orchestra was seating themselves   On Tuesday we attended the 2016 KinderKonzert performance by the Kansas City Symphony. This year’s program was “The Remarkable Farkle McBride” and was focused on symphonic stories. The music performed,…