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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • Mother Nature Reads: Kids will hear a story, make a craft to take home, and get to see a wildlife interpretation. This fun event takes place 10am every Saturday at Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132. Contact: Debby Barker, folnc@crn.org, 816-513-8960.
  • Dinosaurs Invade Powell Gardens! Travel back millions of years to explore the lost world of dinosaurs and prehistoric plant life during Jurassic Garden: A Prehistoric Adventure, open May 21-October 3. Encounter incredibly realistic dinosaur replicas, using fossilized bones and other materials, throughout the park. The lifelike dinosaurs include a 32-foot T Rex, 30-foot Hypsibema—Missouri’s state dinosaur, and many more!
  • 40th Annual KC Renaissance Festival: Travel back in time to experience the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on 20 stages of non-stop entertainment. There’s something for everyone, including food and drinks from the far reaches of the globe! Open Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 3-Oct. 16, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day; 10am-7pm, rain or shine at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Thursday, September 15, 2016

  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME: The circus is coming, and taking its entertainment to new heights! High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2 ½ hours of thrilling entertainment. At Sprint Center, Sep 15 – Sep 18, 2016; show times and ticket prices vary.

  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm

    Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person

  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, September 16, 2016

  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME: The circus is coming, and taking its entertainment to new heights! High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2 ½ hours of thrilling entertainment. At Sprint Center, Sep 15 – Sep 18, 2016; show times and ticket prices vary.
  • Full Moon Walk at Overland Park Arboretum: Come and gaze at the stars and moon. This event will be an interactive experience with activities for all ages all themed around Native American name for the September full moon, the Full Worm Moon. S’more kits also will be available for purchase to roast around our fire pits.  Bring your family and flashlights. No pre-registration necessary. 7-10pm at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085
  • Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival: Tons of fun with great food, entertainment, parade, carnival, petting zoo and more! Sept. 16-18
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Paint Me a Story: The perfect time for parents, grandparents (or nanny) to enjoy story time and painting fun. $15.00 per child ($13.00 per sibling) includes story time, pottery and snack. Ages 2 -5. Reservations recommended for all events. 10:30-11:30am at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Saturday, September 17, 2016

  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME: The circus is coming, and taking its entertainment to new heights! High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2 ½ hours of thrilling entertainment. At Sprint Center, Sep 15 – Sep 18, 2016; show times and ticket prices vary.
  • Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival: Tons of fun with great food, entertainment, parade, carnival, petting zoo and more! Sept. 16-18
  • Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival: Featuring live music, vendor booths all featuring hand made goods, food booths and several free kids’ activities. $1 donation to get in the gates; 9am-4pm at Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th Street, Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Waldo Fall Festival: This free event is a family-friendly, neighborhood festival that includes kids rides, games, and face painting, plus food trucks, local music, and a host of vendors to meet and mingle with throughout the day. 10am-5pm at 75th & Wornall in KCMO
  • 2nd Annual Library in the Park: Tons of family fun, including food, face painting, kids crafts, music, and (of course) books! 10am-2pm at Big Eleven Lake, State Avenue & Waterway Drive in Downtown Kansas City, KS
  • Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper Museum: Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations required, 10am–3pm; free, good for all ages.
  • Looking for American Indians on the Trails: Pick up a special brochure and head out in search of encounters with American Indians.  During your adventure you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.  Perfect for families. 1-3pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Family Tree Nursery Fall Festival: A huge festival for the whole family! Music, food and tons of activities for the kids, and Terrarium & Fairy Garden Workshops, too. 10am-4pm at Family Tree Nursery Shawnee location, 7036 Nieman Rd., Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME: The circus is coming, and taking its entertainment to new heights! High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2 ½ hours of thrilling entertainment. At Sprint Center, Sep 15 – Sep 18, 2016; show times and ticket prices vary.
  • Buckets N Boards: The Kansas City Symphony Family Series begins for another year of family fun! This hilarious, high-energy show handcrafted is full of precise percussion, ridiculous songs, spectacular tap dancing, inventive instrumentation and unique musical talent, straight from Branson. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for children. 2pm at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival: Tons of fun with great food, entertainment, parade, carnival, petting zoo and more! Sept. 16-18
  • Family Tree Nursery Fall Festival: A huge festival for the whole family! Music, food and tons of activities for the kids, and Terrarium & Fairy Garden Workshops, too. 10am-4pm at Family Tree Nursery Shawnee location, 7036 Nieman Rd., Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, September 19, 2016

  • Out-of-Library Storytime: Johnson County Public Library and Mill Creek Activity Center are offering a variety of out-of-library storytimes, especially for pre-schoolers. No registration required for these 30-minute storytimes. 10:15am at Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee, KS 66218
  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

  • Tots on Tuesday: Kemper Museum invites children ages 3-5 to visit with a museum educator and Kansas City librarian to participate in discussion, songs, stories, and art-making inspired by the works of art featured each month. Third Tuesday of each month; Session 1: 10–11am; Session 2: 11am–noon; Drop-in, no registration required
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, September 22, 2016

  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, September 23, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Kids Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! $25.00 package includes pottery (valued up to $18), pizza and soft drink. Sign up with a friend and both receive $2.00 off. Ages 6 +; 6:30-8:30pm; Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Saturday, September 24, 2016

  • Overland Park Fall Festival: This is a true community celebration featuring a hometown parade through Downtown Overland Park, the county’s best arts and crafts fair, classic car show, merchants sales, fantastic food and much, much more! 9am-5pm at Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204
  • Wild West Days at Mahaffie Farmstead: Enjoy this two day annual fall event featuring live entertainment from the Whip Guy, the Wicked Liars, visiting encampments and animals, stagecoach rides and all the other fun things to do at Mahaffie Farmstead! Saturday, Sept. 24 (10am start time) & Sunday, Sept. 25 (11am start time).
  • The Three Billie Goats Gruff meet the mysterious creature: The mysterious creature out means the troll, can he best the goats? Have fun while you’re finding out at the Puppetry Arts Institute! Showtimes are 11am & 2pm at Puppetry Arts Institute, 11025 E. Winner Rd., Independence, MO 64052. Tickets are $6 per person, and available at the door, but reservations are requested, as seating is limited. For reservations, please call 816-833-9777.
  • Species Spotlight – Pachyderms: The KC Zoo is shining the spotlight on pachyderms: hippos, rhinos and elephants! Visit those exhibits for special  Zoo Keeper chats, stop by the lobby for crafts, and learn more about all three species. You can also pick up your elephant, rhino and hippo trading cards. All activities are included with Zoo admission. 10am-3pm, Sept. 24 & 25
  • Looking for American Indians on the Trails: Pick up a special brochure and head out in search of encounters with American Indians.  During your adventure you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.  Perfect for families. 1-3pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

  • Hedge Apple Day: Kids will love this fun, hands on event at the Overland Park Arboretum. Come out to the Leatherwood Depot at the Arboretum and participate in nature crafts to make and take home with you. Our featured craft activity is the Hedge Apple Goblin. Then star in a puppet show! Noon-4pm at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085
  • Wild West Days at Mahaffie Farmstead: Enjoy this two day annual fall event featuring live entertainment from the Whip Guy, the Wicked Liars, visiting encampments and animals, stagecoach rides and all the other fun things to do at Mahaffie Farmstead! Saturday, Sept. 24 (10am start time) & Sunday, Sept. 25 (11am start time).
  • American Indian Cultural CelebrationA Day of Native American Art, Music and Dance: Join the Nelson-Atkins for a day-long celebration which includes the performance artwork Tekcno Powwow, Jr. and performances by the Haskell Indian Nations University Dancers. Enjoy demonstrations, art activities, storytelling and games. 10am-4pm at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, KCMO 64111
  • Species Spotlight – Pachyderms: The KC Zoo is shining the spotlight on pachyderms: hippos, rhinos and elephants! Visit those exhibits for special  Zoo Keeper chats, stop by the lobby for crafts, and learn more about all three species. You can also pick up your elephant, rhino and hippo trading cards. All activities are included with Zoo admission. 10am-3pm, Sept. 24 & 25
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, September 26, 2016

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Out-of-Library Storytime: Johnson County Public Library and Mill Creek Activity Center are offering a variety of out-of-library storytimes, especially for pre-schoolers. No registration required for these 30-minute storytimes. 10:15am at Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee, KS 66218
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, September 29, 2016

  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, September 30, 2016

  • Pumpkin Hollow Opening Day at Deanna Rose Farmstead: Get lost in a corn maze, ride the Pumpkin Hollow Express, climb a hay pyramid, play in a corn box, slide the giant hay slide, and have a great time gathering pumpkins! A horse-drawn wagon ride will take you to and from the patch where each person gets to take home a pumpkin. September 30-October 31, check website for times and admission fees.
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Paint Me a Story: The perfect time for parents, grandparents (or nanny) to enjoy story time and painting fun. $15.00 per child ($13.00 per sibling) includes story time, pottery and snack. Ages 2 -5. Reservations recommended for all events. 10:30-11:30am at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Saturday, October 1, 2016

  • Batman & Superman + Hoots & Howls at the KC Zoo: Batman and Superman are taking a day off from fighting crime to visit the Kansas City Zoo on Oct. 1 & 2, from 10am-3pm. Bring your camera and take a photo with these superheros from 10 am to 3 pm. You can also fall into fun with Hoots & Howls, featuring  some spooky (not scary!) activities and entertainment.
  • Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest: Enjoy delicious hometown apple cider while the kids have fun at the pumpkin patch, the corn maze, a play area, hay romp, Mount Sunflower Slide, spider web climber, kids pallet maze, a corn bin, tricycle track, farm animals, and much more! October 1 & 2, Louisburg Cider Mill, 14730 K68 Highway, Louisburg, KS 66053
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

  • Batman & Superman + Hoots & Howls at the KC Zoo: Batman and Superman are taking a day off from fighting crime to visit the Kansas City Zoo on Oct. 1 & 2, from 10am-3pm. Bring your camera and take a photo with these superheros from 10 am to 3 pm. You can also fall into fun with Hoots & Howls, featuring  some spooky (not scary!) activities and entertainment.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Louisburg Cider Mill Ciderfest: Enjoy delicious hometown apple cider while the kids have fun at the pumpkin patch, the corn maze, a play area, hay romp, Mount Sunflower Slide, spider web climber, kids pallet maze, a corn bin, tricycle track, farm animals, and much more! October 1 & 2, Louisburg Cider Mill, 14730 K68 Highway, Louisburg, KS 66053
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, October 3, 2016

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, October 6, 2016

  • Family Science Night: Candy Chemistry: Join the KC Zoo for this fun-filled, FREE series of hands-on Zoo science nights for families to enjoy. No registration is necessary. All children must be accompanied by an adult and the zoo animals will not be on exhibit. The event is 5:30-7:30pm in the main administration lobby.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, October 7, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Saturday, October 8, 2016

  • 12th Annual Harvest Festival at Shoal Creek: Join Shoal Creek for an old-fashioned County Fair. There will be entertainment for all ages, including a Puppet Show, Historical Games, 19th Century Re-enactors who perform skits and demonstrations around the village, Music, Face Painting, Kettle Corn, Pony Rides, Pumpkins for sale, and much more! $1 horse-drawn wagon rides from noon-4pm; Admission is $5/person (age 5 and under free) 10am-4:30pm at Shoal Creek (located in Hodge Park), 7000 NE Barry Road, KCMO 64156
  • Sprint Family Fun Days at KC Power & Light District:  It’s Fall Festival in October! Bring the kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at shops & restaurants. Enjoy pony rides, inflatables, face painting and more! The event runs 11am-3pm on 14th Street between Main & Walnut Streets in the Power & Light District. Admission to the event is free. Fees apply for premium activities ($5 all-access wristband per child).
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hoots & Howls: Join the KC Zoo for some Halloween fun! From 10am-3pm, cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and have your face painted like your favorite animal. Sing along with our interactive DJ and take a ride on the Scare-o-cel. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo and create a wild craft in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins at scheduled times throughout the day. Weekends in October through October 23.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

  • Hoots & Howls: Join the KC Zoo for some Halloween fun! From 10am-3pm, cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and have your face painted like your favorite animal. Sing along with our interactive DJ and take a ride on the Scare-o-cel. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo and create a wild craft in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins at scheduled times throughout the day. Weekends in October through October 23.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, October 10, 2016

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, October 14, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Saturday, October 15, 2016

  • Hoots & Howls: Join the KC Zoo for some Halloween fun! From 10am-3pm, cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and have your face painted like your favorite animal. Sing along with our interactive DJ and take a ride on the Scare-o-cel. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo and create a wild craft in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins at scheduled times throughout the day. Weekends in October through October 23.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

  • Hoots & Howls: Join the KC Zoo for some Halloween fun! From 10am-3pm, cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and have your face painted like your favorite animal. Sing along with our interactive DJ and take a ride on the Scare-o-cel. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo and create a wild craft in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins at scheduled times throughout the day. Weekends in October through October 23.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, October 17, 2016

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, October 21, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • Pumpkin Palooza: Games, face painting, trunk or treat, and live entertainment to welcome in Halloween! 9am-1pm (or until pumpkins sell out); Sunflower House, 1554 W. 65 Street, Shawnee, KS 66216
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hoots & Howls: Join the KC Zoo for some Halloween fun! From 10am-3pm, cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and have your face painted like your favorite animal. Sing along with our interactive DJ and take a ride on the Scare-o-cel. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo and create a wild craft in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins at scheduled times throughout the day. Weekends in October through October 23.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  • Hoots & Howls: Join the KC Zoo for some Halloween fun! From 10am-3pm, cruise around on a pedal tractor, navigate a hay bale maze and have your face painted like your favorite animal. Sing along with our interactive DJ and take a ride on the Scare-o-cel. Visit the Slitherin Snake Shed, enjoy a hayride around the Zoo and create a wild craft in the lobby. Our animals are joining in the fun by smashing pumpkins at scheduled times throughout the day. Weekends in October through October 23.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, October 24, 2016

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, October 27, 2016

  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, October 28, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Saturday, October 29, 2016

  • Boo at the Zoo: The Zoo has lots of treats to go along with their tricks. Children will trick-or-treat the Zoo while enjoying Halloween themed activities and entertainment. Skip, hop, crawl or waddle to trick or treat stations with the zooiest gooiest treats in town. Put on your favorite costume and join the Zoo animals for a trumpeting great day of not so spooky activities, Oct. 29 & 30, 9:30am-5pm.
  • Kid Safe Halloween at Shoal Creek: Trick or treat  throughout Shoal Creek village! Wear your favorite costume and bring your treat bag. For infants through elementary school age; free admission; 11am-3pm at Shoal Creek (located in Hodge Park), 7000 NE Barry Road, KCMO 64156
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 11am every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

  • Boo at the Zoo: The Zoo has lots of treats to go along with their tricks. Children will trick-or-treat the Zoo while enjoying Halloween themed activities and entertainment. Skip, hop, crawl or waddle to trick or treat stations with the zooiest gooiest treats in town. Put on your favorite costume and join the Zoo animals for a trumpeting great day of not so spooky activities, Oct. 29 & 30, 9:30am-5pm.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at Worlds of Fun: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with tons of not-so-scary activities in Planet Snoopy at Worlds of Fun. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes for Tricks & Treats with the Peanuts gang and Lucy’s Costume Contest. There’s also the hay bale maze, Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch, Sally’s Creepy Crafts, and Spooky Tales with Snoopy for added fun. Runs through October, 11am-5pm each Saturday and Sunday.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new kid’s stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages are welcome

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