Tag: february

Snakes Alive! at Ernie Miller Nature Center

On Wednesday we attended the Snakes Alive! program at Ernie Miller Nature Center. Our interpreter, Amber, did a great job of introducing several different kinds of snakes (and a snake cousin), talking about their various characteristics, and dispelling some common…

February 2016 Lego Club Creations

For February’s Lego Club we started with a mini build based on February holidays – Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day and Presidents’ Day. The kids then moved on to our challenge – Playing with Perspective. They were challenged to either choose…

Rapunzel by Paul Mesner Puppets

Last Thursday we attended an adorably quirky retelling of “Rapunzel” at the Paul Mesner Puppets Studio. This retelling included a moped riding witch, a prince who could not correctly pronounce his words, and a Rapunzel who was determined to find…

KinderKonzert by the KC Symphony

This morning we attended the Symphony’s KinderKonzert performance, “Cloudy with a Chance of Music,” at Kauffman Center. It was a wonderful performance! The songs selected were an exciting and emotive introduction to classical music, so the kids were engaged throughout…

Valentine’s Party

We had a great time celebrating Valentine’s Day today! The kids were kept busy decorating their bags or boxes they brought, creating cards and drawings at the craft table, playing Bingo, Valentine’s Pictionary, and bean bag toss, plus the traditional…

“Starring Abe Lincoln” at TYA

On Tuesday we attended a performance of “Starring Abe Lincoln” at Theatre for Young America. This performance was a warm, funny and interesting history of Abe Lincoln’s life, and was both entertaining and informative. We learned about how Lincoln enjoyed…

Inspector Insector at Ernie Miller

Last Thursday, we went to Ernie Miller for the Inspector Insector class.  Naturalist Molly came into the room dressed as a detective, and immediately grabbed the kids attention.  She introduced the kids to their “case” and gave us a list of…

February 2015 Lego Club Creations

For this month’s meeting, we celebrated the Heart of Lego! For the mini build, we used Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, Chinese New Year, Presidents’ Day, and National Inventors Day for inspiration. We then had a 2D/3D challenge build where the…

February 2014 Lego Club Creations

After exploring engineering and inventions last month, February’s Lego Club was dedicated to exploring Legos as an art medium. For our mini builds, we had a February theme, including Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, Chinese New Year, Groundhog Day, and Black…