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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • Reduced Admission to the Kansas City Zoo: During the month of January, Zoo guests will enjoy reduced admission! The Africa portion of the Zoo, including the Sky Safari ride, will be closed during this time to complete maintenance projects in that area. Reduced admission is $8; Clay and Jackson County residents will receive $5 admission. Africa will re-open on February 1, 2017.
  • Hana’s Suitcase: Past and present mysteries come together in this captivating true story spanning 70 years and crisscrossing three continents.  Fumiko Ishioka, a Japanese Holocaust educator, and her students set out to track down information about a suitcase from Auschwitz.  It is a worldwide search for information about its owner, Hana Brady, whose fate is pieced together from her suitcase and artifacts.  Hana’s story reaches through time into the lives of the young Japanese students in a Holocaust story like no other – providing a contemporary global perspective and a fascinating history of love and tragedy from Hana’s courageous life story. Performance at The Coterie, January 24-February 12, 2017.
  • The Cat Came Back: Based on the folk song, this fun puppet performance tells the tale of Mister Johnson and a mysterious cat who keeps returning to his doorstep. Mister Johnson tries everything he can to get the cat to go away, from giving her to a pilot to sending her into outer space. The cat, however, keeps coming back! Mesner Puppet Theater, 1006 Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64109; Feb. 22-Mar. 12, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  • 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.
  • Little Monkey Bizness New Year’s Day Play: Come jump and play on New Year’s Day! 9am-4pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Monday, January 2, 2017

  • 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
  • Toddler Takeover: Play time that offers space for tots to run and use their big muscles. A few play features are provided and guests are welcome to bring your own trikes and push toys. Parent supervision required. For ages 2-5; 10am-12:30pm; $1 drop-in fee; KC North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch, KCMO
  • 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
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE.
  • 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
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

  • Animal Tales Story Time: Visit the Nature Center for stories, songs, and surprises geared to preschool children. Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. For ages 2-6; 10:30-11am; $2 per person including adults. Ernie Miller Nature Park, 909 KS-7, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Tales of Chinese New Year: Ring in The Year of the Rooster with storyteller Jo Ho and her festive tales from China, and march along as she leads the Lion Dance Parade. Free of charge, registration required, Mid-Continent Public Library-North Oak Branch
    8700 N Oak Trafficway, KCMO  64155
  • 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.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • 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, January 5, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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, January 6, 2017

  • 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
  • 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, January 7, 2017

  • Nature Nuts Storytime In this walk-in storytime for ages 3–8, volunteer naturalists will take your children on a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity. 10am, 11am and 2pm at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
  • Winter Trees: Most trees have dropped their leaves and are in a state of dormancy during the heart of winter. This makes them a bit more challenging to identify, but there are methods we can use to learn about them. Join us for a brisk hike as we explore winter trees and all they have to offer to wildlife. Then we will make tree bark rubbings so you can take home your own piece of wintertime art. All ages; Walk ins; 10am-2:30pm at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.
  • KC Organics Winter Market: The Farmer’s Market in a Park will have an assortment of dried and fresh herbs, fresh peppers, lettuces and greens, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, sprouts, soaps, and more. 9:30-11am at Minor Park, East of Holmes on Red Bridge Rd. in KCMO
  • Brookside Winter Farmers Market: Open first and third Saturdays, December through March! 9am-noon at Research Medical Center – Brookside Campus, 6675 Holmes Rd., KCMO 64131 (at the corner of Rockhill Rd. and Holmes Rd. Use Parking Lot B and enter by either door.
  • Trail Fun: African Americans in the West: Discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent and receive a prize for your exploration findings! 1-3pm, Saturdays through March, free with regular museum admission. 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • 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, January 8, 2017

  • Football Sundays at Paradise Park: It’s a Touchdown! Football Fundays are a winning combination of fun for families who want to keep score of the games and spend some time with the kids. More than 15 TVs are mounted throughout the park so you won’t miss the big games on any game day, all season long. Noon-6pm at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Presto, Mambo: The music of the Americas takes an unexpected turn when Max, an energetic and impulsive young boy, makes his way onto the stage to “help” the orchestra. Soon Max is on a whirlwind adventure with the Kansas City Symphony that takes him from the concert hall to the vibrant lands of Latin America. 2pm; part of the Kansas City Symphony Family Series at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts; tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for children.
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Paw Patrol Toddler Time at Sky Zone: It’s a special Paw Patrol Toddler Time! The little ones enjoy the main court, Foam Zone and Sky Slam for Toddler Time. Toddler Time is specifically for the little ones 7 and under. $9.99 for a child one-hour jump and one parent can jump free. 10-11am, Sky Zone Lee’s Summit, 2801 NE McBaine Dr, Lees Summit, Missouri 64064
  • Whose Scat is That? at Ernie Miller Nature Center: Bring the family to Ernie Miller Nature Center on Sunday afternoons this winter for an entertaining and informative Sunday Family Series. Have you ever stepped in smelly scat from an animal and thought, “Yuck, whose poop is that?” If you want to be scientific, call it scat. Scat tells a story; it unlocks the hidden secrets of an animal’s life. Learn to identify our local critters by their scat and tracks. See live animals that make the nature center their home. $3/person, ages two and under are free; 2-2:45pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Highway 7, Olathe, Kansas, 66061
  • Special Swim: Meet and join other families and people with disabilities in this quiet and semi-private special swim session. Enjoy the pool with your family before the community center opens to the general public. Lifeguards are on duty. This special time brought to you by the City of Overland Park. This event is free and occurs the first Sunday of each month, 9-10am at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS 66204
  • 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, January 9, 2017

  • 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
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE.
  • 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
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

  • Super Hero Toddler Time at Sky Zone: Dress up as a Super Hero and jump to the skies! Toddler Time is specifically for the little ones 7 and under. $9.99 for a child one-hour jump and one parent can jump free. 10am-noon, Sky Zone Lee’s Summit, 2801 NE McBaine Dr, Lees Summit, Missouri 64064
  • 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.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • 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, January 12, 2017

  • 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
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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, January 13, 2017

  • Family Fun Night at Paint Glaze & Fire: Enjoy a family night of pizza, painting and fun – not to mention the great memories you’ll make! $35.00 Package includes: 4 studio fees, 4 soft drinks, large cheese or pepperoni pizza and 15% off pottery painted at the event. Discounts for additional painters available. 5:30-8pm, Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Full Moon Hike: Hike under the full moon at George Owens Nature Park! This hike is on paved trails and is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Reserve your place by 5 pm on the day before the hike at (816) 325 -7115.  Each hike is limited to 15 participants. 7pm at George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd. (North of East 23rd Street and Speck Road intersection), Independence, MO.
  • Jump City Minion Party: Join your friends at Jump City for the fun and get your picture with a minion! 6-8pm, Jump City, 8020 E 171 Street, Belton, MO.
  • Scribble Workshop: A Toddler Pop-Up Art Class: This adult/child class is helps little artists develop their sensory perception, fine, and gross motor skills. They will experience color, texture, and more while experimenting with new , engaging materials. All materials are included. Dress to get messy! Today’s theme is Open Sensory Play (Feb. 4: Dogs and Cats; March 4: Fancy Footwork. Ages: 1-5; $5 drop-in; KC North Community Center, 3930 NE Antioch, KCMO
  • 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, January 14, 2017

  • Super Hero Party at Paradise Park: Are you an aspiring Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman? Dress up in your favorite superhero costume and join us for an incredible day of giveaways, photos and marvelous fun! Party is free with admission price, no reservations needed. 11am-2pm, with an optional VIP Breakfast from 8:30-10:30am. The breakfast has limited space, so reservations are required; click here for pricing and availability.  Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Zootastik Learning Fest – Animal Adaptations: Have you ever wondered how animals in the wild can survive the cold, heat or lack of food?  Learn all about the ways that animals adapt to their surroundings, including migration, camouflage and many others.   Discover how different parts of the body are perfectly adapted to help them survive like bird’s beaks, frog’s slime and elephant’s ears. Zootastik Learning Fest activities take place in the Kansas City Zoo lobby and are complimentary with Zoo admission, 10am-2pm, January 14 & 15.
  • Petite Performance:Hello Harp: Say “Hello” to the harp at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts! Children will be joined on stage by Kansas City Symphony Principal Harp Deborah Wells Clark for an exciting and educational introduction to this beautiful instrument. Hands on activities will follow the performance with the Instrument Petting Zoo. 10 & 11am shows; $5 per person.
  • Second Saturdays: An ongoing collection of “edutainment” events for all ages happens the second Saturday of every month at a variety of Johnson County Library locations. Click here for details about upcoming events.
  • Full Moon Hike: Hike under the full moon at George Owens Nature Park! This hike is off trail; no strollers or light up shoes, please. Reserve your place by 5pm on the day before the hike at (816) 325 -7115.  Each hike is limited to 15 participants. 8pm at George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd. (North of East 23rd Street and Speck Road intersection), Independence, MO.

  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Trail Fun: African Americans in the West: Discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent and receive a prize for your exploration findings! 1-3pm, Saturdays through March, free with regular museum admission. 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • 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, January 15, 2017

  • Football Sundays at Paradise Park: It’s a Touchdown! Football Fundays are a winning combination of fun for families who want to keep score of the games and spend some time with the kids. More than 15 TVs are mounted throughout the park so you won’t miss the big games on any game day, all season long. Noon-6pm at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Zootastik Learning Fest – Animal Adaptations: Have you ever wondered how animals in the wild can survive the cold, heat or lack of food?  Learn all about the ways that animals adapt to their surroundings, including migration, camouflage and many others.   Discover how different parts of the body are perfectly adapted to help them survive like bird’s beaks, frog’s slime and elephant’s ears. Zootastik Learning Fest activities take place in the Kansas City Zoo lobby and are complimentary with Zoo admission, 10am-2pm, January 14 & 15.
  • Birds of Prey at Ernie Miller Nature Center: Part of the Ernie Miller Nature Center Sunday Family Series. By day or night, out of the sky flies a rodent’s nightmare, the birds of prey. Join our interpretive staff as they show why rodents fear these great birds. Using live birds, participants will see up close examples of these magnificent raptors and their special adaptations. $3/person, ages two and under are free; 2-2:45pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Highway 7, Olathe, Kansas, 66061
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Super Hero Toddler Time at Sky Zone: Dress up as a Super Hero and jump to the skies! Toddler Time is specifically for the little ones 7 and under. $9.99 for a child one-hour jump and one parent can jump free. 10-11am, Sky Zone Lee’s Summit, 2801 NE McBaine Dr, Lees Summit, Missouri 64064
  • 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, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Day of Service)

  • Click here for some ideas on how to give back to our fantastic community!
  • MLK Day Skate: Public skating open at noon today at Centerpoint Community Ice rink; $6/student skater, skates included.
  • Special Skate at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081; 2-4pm, buy one get one with online coupon.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Open Skate at Skate City (all 3 locations); click here for times and pricing at the Lenexa, Overland Park and Shawnee locations
  • Free Kids Health Fun Fest: Face-painting and puppet show, Dance Revolution performances, no cost health screenings, giveaways and prizes from vendors. Visit booths and activities for a no cost lunch! 11am-2pm at Southeast Community Center, 4201 East 63rd St. RSVP to funandfitness16@mycci.net to reserve your spot, or call (816) 513-0631
  • Olathe Public Library MLK, Jr. Day of Service: Families can join the Olathe Downtown Library on Jan. 16, from 10am-5pm to work with a number of visiting nonprofit agencies for hands-on projects throughout the day.
  • 2017 MLK Nature Walk: The Heartland Conservation Alliance is looking for walkers to join them on the 2017 MLK Nature Walk. The 1.5-mile (paved) nature walk will begin at 1pm at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. It’s a great way to start a conversation with your younger ones about the meaning of this special day.
  • 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
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE.
  • 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
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

  • Happy Winnie-the-Pooh Day! Your kids can give their favorite cuddly bear an extra hug!
  • Animal Tales Story Time: Visit the Nature Center for stories, songs, and surprises geared to preschool children. Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. For ages 2-6; 10:30-11am; $2 per person including adults. Ernie Miller Nature Park, 909 KS-7, Olathe, KS 66061
  • Toddler Time at Sky Zone: Toddler Time is specifically for the little ones 7 and under. $9.99 for a child one-hour jump and one parent can jump free. 10am-noon, Sky Zone Lee’s Summit, 2801 NE McBaine Dr, Lees Summit, Missouri 64064
  • 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.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • 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, January 19, 2017

  • 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
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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, January 20, 2017

  • Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Weekend: January 24 is the anniversary of the 1848 discovery of gold in California, and National Frontier Trails Museum invites you to celebrate! Visit the museum, talk like a “grizzled prospector,” and get $2.00 off the regular museum admission. You also get a chance to vote for your favorite prospector and get a free gift for voting! 9am-4:30pm Fri & Sat; 12:30-4:30pm Sunday; National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • 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
  • 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, January 21, 2017

  • Prince & Princess Party at Paradise Park: Join the make-believe fun as the enchanted magic unfolds at Paradise Park! Dress up for a royal day of giveaways, photos and whimsical fun while meeting and greeting some of your favorite characters. Party is free with price of admission; 11am-2pm. VIP Breakfast available 8:30-10:30am; limited spaces available so make your reservation today! Click here for pricing and availability. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Story Time: Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh: Did you know that Winnie-the-Pooh was a real-life bear that cheered a regiment during the Great War? Come celebrate this bear who was much more than a “tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff.” Join The National WWI Museum & Memorial educators for a family-friendly craft session and story time! 11am-noon, free with RSVP.
  • Tropical Weekend at the KC Zoo: Battle the winter blues with a Tropical Weekend at the Zoo! Animals in Discovery Barn, Tropics and Helzberg Penguin Plaza will enjoy tropical enrichment items. Paleterias Tropicana will be providing paletas (popsicles) while supplies last! Where else can you experience a tropical getaway this far north of the equator? January 21 & 22, 10am-2pm.
  • Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Weekend: January 24 is the anniversary of the 1848 discovery of gold in California, and National Frontier Trails Museum invites you to celebrate! Visit the museum, talk like a “grizzled prospector,” and get $2.00 off the regular museum admission. You also get a chance to vote for your favorite prospector and get a free gift for voting! 9am-4:30pm Fri & Sat; 12:30-4:30pm Sunday; National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Nature Nuts Storytime In this walk-in storytime for ages 3–8, volunteer naturalists will take your children on a fantastic journey through forests, streams and other magical places as they read select books. Children will participate in a hands-on nature activity. 10am, 11am and 2pm at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
  • Brookside Winter Farmers Market: Open first and third Saturdays, December through March! 9am-noon at Research Medical Center – Brookside Campus, 6675 Holmes Rd., KCMO 64131 (at the corner of Rockhill Rd. and Holmes Rd. Use Parking Lot B and enter by either door.
  • Trail Fun: African Americans in the West: Discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent and receive a prize for your exploration findings! 1-3pm, Saturdays through March, free with regular museum admission. National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • 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, January 22, 2017

  • Football Sundays at Paradise Park: It’s a Touchdown! Football Fundays are a winning combination of fun for families who want to keep score of the games and spend some time with the kids. More than 15 TVs are mounted throughout the park so you won’t miss the big games on any game day, all season long. Noon-6pm at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Tropical Weekend at the KC Zoo: Battle the winter blues with a Tropical Weekend at the Zoo! Animals in Discovery Barn, Tropics and Helzberg Penguin Plaza will enjoy tropical enrichment items. Paleterias Tropicana will be providing paletas (popsicles) while supplies last! Where else can you experience a tropical getaway this far north of the equator? January 21 & 22, 10am-2pm.
  • The Good, the Bad and the Smelly: Part of the Ernie Miller Nature Center Sunday Family Series. Take a different look at some of the not-so-glamorous animals found in our park such as spiders, snakes, and skunks. These critters may not be loveable to all, but learn why they are important to our lifestyles and environment. Live snakes and spiders will be displayed. $3/person, ages two and under are free; 2-2:45pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Highway 7, Olathe, Kansas, 66061
  • Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Weekend: January 24 is the anniversary of the 1848 discovery of gold in California, and National Frontier Trails Museum invites you to celebrate! Visit the museum, talk like a “grizzled prospector,” and get $2.00 off the regular museum admission. You also get a chance to vote for your favorite prospector and get a free gift for voting! 9am-4:30pm Fri & Sat; 12:30-4:30pm Sunday; National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Toddler Time at Sky Zone: Toddler Time is specifically for the little ones 7 and under. $9.99 for a child one-hour jump and one parent can jump free. 10-11am, Sky Zone Lee’s Summit, 2801 NE McBaine Dr, Lees Summit, Missouri 64064
  • 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, January 23, 2017

  • 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
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE.
  • 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
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • 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
  • Paw Patrol Toddler Time at Sky Zone: The little ones enjoy the main court, Foam Zone and Sky Slam for Toddler Time. Toddler Time is specifically for the little ones 7 and under. $9.99 for a child one-hour jump and one parent can jump free. 10am-noon, Sky Zone Lee’s Summit, 2801 NE McBaine Dr, Lees Summit, Missouri 64064
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • 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.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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, January 26, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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, January 27, 2017

  • Full Moon Walk: Come and gaze at the stars and the moon as they light your path. Bring the family and flashlights. After you moon gaze the night time sights and sounds, you’ll enjoy the educational activities available for the whole family. 7-10pm at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085; No pre-registration necessary.
  • Kids Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! Includes pottery, 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
  • 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, January 28, 2017

  • Celebrate Kansas Day: Ditch the drab of winter with a lively birthday party for Kansas at the Overland Park Arboretum. January is the month our state entered the union, and we are celebrating our Kansas heritage with storytelling, reenactments, music, a history fair and more! 10am-2pm at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085
  • Species Spotlight: Penguins: This weekend, the Kansas City Zoo shines the spotlight on an amazing animal species: Penguins! Observe a feeding frenzy, learn from our Keeper chat, and watch our penguins March outside. Various events at the Helzberg Penguin Plaza, and tons of fun in the Zoo lobby from 10am-2pm, January 28 & 29.
  • 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Trail Fun: African Americans in the West: Discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent and receive a prize for your exploration findings! 1-3pm, Saturdays through March, free with regular museum admission. National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • 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, January 29, 2017

  • Football Sundays at Paradise Park: It’s a Touchdown! Football Fundays are a winning combination of fun for families who want to keep score of the games and spend some time with the kids. More than 15 TVs are mounted throughout the park so you won’t miss the big games on any game day, all season long. Noon-6pm at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Kansas Symbols: Celebrate Kansas’ Statehood Day, January 29! Can you name the Kansas Symbols? See some of the natural symbols live and in person, including live animals. $3/person, ages two and under are free; 2-2:45pm at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Highway 7, Olathe, Kansas, 66061
  • Species Spotlight: Penguins: This weekend, the Kansas City Zoo shines the spotlight on an amazing animal species: Penguins! Observe a feeding frenzy, learn from our Keeper chat, and watch our penguins March outside. Various events at the Helzberg Penguin Plaza, and tons of fun in the Zoo lobby from 10am-2pm, January 28 & 29.
  • Paw Patrol Toddler Time at Sky Zone: The little ones enjoy the main court, Foam Zone and Sky Slam for Toddler Time. Toddler Time is specifically for kids ages 7 and under. $9.99 for a child one-hour jump and one parent can jump free. 10-11am, Sky Zone Lee’s Summit, 2801 NE McBaine Dr, Lees Summit, Missouri 64064
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this 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, January 30, 2017

  • 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
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE.
  • 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
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • 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.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • 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, February 2, 2017

  • Gallery Walk: African Americans in the West – From Explorers to Gold Seekers: Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion. Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided gallery walk. 2pm; Thursdays in February at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Winter Bird Banding: Join together at George Owens Nature Park to watch Missouri River Bird Observatory scientists net and band our familiar winter birds. We’ll have a rare chance to learn about and experience these birds up close. Banding is done outside, so please dress for the weather. Call (816)325-7115 for more information. 3-5pm at George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd., Independence, MO
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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, February 3, 2017

  • 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, February 4, 2017

  • 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
  • Brookside Winter Farmers Market: Open first and third Saturdays, December through March! 9am-noon at Research Medical Center – Brookside Campus, 6675 Holmes Rd., KCMO 64131 (at the corner of Rockhill Rd. and Holmes Rd. Use Parking Lot B and enter by either door.
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Trail Fun: African Americans in the West: Discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent and receive a prize for your exploration findings! 1-3pm, Saturdays through March, free with regular museum admission. National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • 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, February 5, 2017

  • Football Sundays at Paradise Park: It’s a Touchdown! Football Fundays are a winning combination of fun for families who want to keep score of the games and spend some time with the kids. More than 15 TVs are mounted throughout the park so you won’t miss the big games on any game day, all season long. Noon-6pm at Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • Special Swim: Meet and join other families and people with disabilities in this quiet and semi-private special swim session. Enjoy the pool with your family before the community center opens to the general public. Lifeguards are on duty. This special time brought to you by the City of Overland Park. This event is free and occurs the first Sunday of each month, 9-10am at Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS 66204
  • Reading Tales from the West: Discover the stories of African American pioneers in this museum Educator-led tour of National Frontier Trails Museum exhibits accompanied by interval readings from the letters of African American Gold Rush widow Rachel Brown and from journals of other pioneers of the time. We will end the activity by writing our own journal entries describing our impressions of the afternoon. 2-3pm; $5.00 for children 6-17; $7.00 for adults; advanced reservations required. National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this 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, February 6, 2017

  • 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
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE.
  • 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
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

  • 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.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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.
  • Gallery Walk: African Americans in the West – From Explorers to Gold Seekers: Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion. Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided gallery walk. 2pm; Thursdays in February at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Full Moon Walk: Enjoy star gazing, nighttime sights and sounds and educational activities. Bring the family and flashlights. No pre-registration necessary. 7-9pm at Overland Park & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085
  • Full Moon Hike: Hike under the full moon at George Owens Nature Park! This hike is on paved trails and is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Reserve your place by 5 pm on the day before the hike at (816) 325 -7115.  Each hike is limited to 15 participants. 6pm at George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd. (North of East 23rd Street and Speck Road intersection), Independence, MO.
  • 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, February 11, 2017

  • 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.
  • Artisans at the Gardens: Come support local artists as they display and sell their hand-made products. Gift selections include jewelry, accessories, pottery, art and apparel. 9am-4pm at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Visitors’ Center, 8909 W. 179 St., Overland Park, KS 66085
  • Zootastik Learning Fest – Animal Locomotion: Animals move in many different ways – this is called animal locomotion.  Animals can move on land, water or through the air.  Join us to learn how animals move and what makes their specific locomotion unique. Zootastik Learning Fest activities are in the lobby and are included in Zoo admission, 10am-2pm, February 11 & 12.
  • Full Moon Hike: Hike under the full moon at George Owens Nature Park! This hike is off trail; no strollers or light up shoes, please. Reserve your place by 5pm on the day before the hike at (816) 325 -7115.  Each hike is limited to 15 participants. 7pm at George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd. (North of East 23rd Street and Speck Road intersection), Independence, MO.
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Trail Fun: African Americans in the West: Discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent and receive a prize for your exploration findings! 1-3pm, Saturdays through March, free with regular museum admission. National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • 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, February 12, 2017

  • 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.
  • Zootastik Learning Fest – Animal Locomotion: Animals move in many different ways – this is called animal locomotion.  Animals can move on land, water or through the air.  Join us to learn how animals move and what makes their specific locomotion unique. Zootastik Learning Fest activities are in the lobby and are included in Zoo admission, 10am-2pm, February 11 & 12.
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • 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
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE.
  • 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
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • 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.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, February 16, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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.
  • Gallery Walk: African Americans in the West – From Explorers to Gold Seekers: Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion. Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided gallery walk. 2pm; Thursdays in February at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • 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, February 18, 2017

  • Teddy Bear Clinic at the Kansas City Zoo: Do you have a teddy bear or stuffed animal in need of some TLC? Bring your favorite friends to the Teddy Bear Clinic and let the volunteers from Kansas City Young Matrons nurse them back to health. We will fix rips, tears and holes and give them a good fluff. Once they are back to tip-top shape, they will receive a clean bill of health. 10am-2pm at the Kansas City Zoo.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Brookside Winter Farmers Market: Open first and third Saturdays, December through March! 9am-noon at Research Medical Center – Brookside Campus, 6675 Holmes Rd., KCMO 64131 (at the corner of Rockhill Rd. and Holmes Rd. Use Parking Lot B and enter by either door.
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Trail Fun: African Americans in the West: Discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent and receive a prize for your exploration findings! 1-3pm, Saturdays through March, free with regular museum admission. National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • 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, February 19, 2017

  • 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.
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, February 20, 2017

  • 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
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE.
  • 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
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • 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.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
  • 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, February 23, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • 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.
  • Gallery Walk: African Americans in the West – From Explorers to Gold Seekers: Diversity is a hallmark of westward expansion. Discover how African Americans participated in one of the greatest chapters of American history during this thirty-minute guided gallery walk. 2pm; Thursdays in February at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • 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, February 25, 2017

  • 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
  • Species Spotlight: Polar Bears: In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, the KC Zoo is turning the spotlight on polar gal pal, Berlin. Watch her devour  giant ice treats and then stick around to hear Zookeepers share fun facts about Berlin. Touch polar bear biofacts and learn how you can help polar bears in the wild; 10am-2pm, February 25 & 26.
  • 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.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Winter hours are 11am-3pm, with a 2pm feeding time. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.
  • Trail Fun: African Americans in the West: Discover how African Americans contributed in settling the western reaches of our continent and receive a prize for your exploration findings! 1-3pm, Saturdays through March, free with regular museum admission. National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • 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, February 26, 2017

  • Species Spotlight: Polar Bears: In celebration of International Polar Bear Day, the KC Zoo is turning the spotlight on polar gal pal, Berlin. Watch her devour  giant ice treats and then stick around to hear Zookeepers share fun facts about Berlin. Touch polar bear biofacts and learn how you can help polar bears in the wild; 10am-2pm, February 25 & 26.
  • 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.
  • Penguin March: Stop by the Kansas City Zoo’s Helzberg Penguin Plaza to see these cold weather birds march from the back of the exhibit, outside and then back inside the building, weather permitting. See king and gentoo penguins up close at the Penguin March, 11am, this Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • 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
  • Toddle Time: Bring your kids in for two hours of fun on Mondays and Thursdays. Children 9 months to 5 years old (with parent/guardian supervision) can enjoy a large assortment of toys in the gym. 10am-noon; $2/child per visit at Bonner Springs Community Center, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Crown Center Ice Terrace Two-for-One Tuesdays! After 5 p.m., pay one full price admission and receive a second for FREE.
  • 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
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. Parent/guardian supervision required; special activities included near the holidays. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

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