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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • Mother Nature Reads: Kids will hear a story, make a craft to take home, and get to see a wildlife interpretation. This fun event takes place 10am every Saturday at Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132. Contact: Debby Barker, folnc@crn.org, 816-513-8960.
  • Tadpole Tales at SEA LIFE: Attention all toddlers! Join SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City for its newest program, Tadpole Tales. This program is designed exclusively for children ages 2-5 years old and they can participate in the program for one low price! Kids will get hands-on story time with a SEA LIFE Educator, make a sea creature craft, and have access to SEA LIFE Aquarium Kansas City, all for one ticket! Guests can book their visit through our special Parent + Toddler ticket, where one adult and one toddler (ages 3-5) can enter the attraction for $21. The Tadpole Tales program will be at 10:30 and 11:30 am every MondayThursday. Click here to book your ticket today!
  • Dinosaurs Invade Powell Gardens! Travel back millions of years to explore the lost world of dinosaurs and prehistoric plant life during Jurassic Garden: A Prehistoric Adventure, open May 21-October 3. Encounter incredibly realistic dinosaur replicas, using fossilized bones and other materials, throughout the park. The lifelike dinosaurs include a 32-foot T Rex, 30-foot Hypsibema—Missouri’s state dinosaur, and many more!
  • The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® at Crown Center is an exciting hands-on traveling exhibit, which features the much-loved silly character, who becomes an explorer, scientist, and adventurer with a change of his “parts.” In addition to building a variety of essential academic skills, the exhibit encourages children to welcome new experiences with confidence, curiosity and humor, to think about all they can be and do, and to always respect themselves and others. No admission fee; open May 28-Sept. 5
  • Madagascar A Musical Adventure at The Coterie: It’s the musical premiere of the madcap journey from New York’s Central Park Zoo to the beaches of Madagascar for Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and hilarious, plotting penguins. Get ready to go wild with King Julien. These crack-a-lackin’ friends are outta the zoo and ready to MOVE IT MOVE IT. For all ages; June 14-August 7
  • 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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Family Storytime: Enjoying stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them develop a love of language, books and learning. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. 6:30-7pm, Johnson County Libraries – Leawood Pioneer Library

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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

Thursday, May 19, 2016

  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Sensory Time at Johnson County Museum: Developed in partnership with Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, Sensory Time at the Museum is a free opportunity for these children with developmental challenges and their families to experience the museum at their own pace before the museum opens to the public. Special activities have been added to the KidScape exhibit to support pretend play while working on fine motor skills along with sensory integration activities. 9-10am, free, registration not required, space is limited to 20 children. Please call (913) 715-2575 to register or 913-715-2550 for availability. Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Rd., Shawnee, KS
  • 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, May 20, 2016

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

Saturday, May 21, 2016

  • Saturday Storytime – Pioneers on the Trails: Join the Alexander Majors Barn for a history-themed story time every third Saturday of the month. Enjoy immersive stories followed by a thematic craft or game, all in a historic barn setting. Family friendly and appropriate for ages 3-8. This month’s theme will focus on pioneers on the trails, 10am-11am.
  • Full Moon Hike at George Owens Nature Center: This free program lets you and your family enjoy a guided  moonlit hike through the park. Reserve your spot by 5pm the day before each hike by calling (816) 325-7115.  Each hike is limited to 15 participants.  Hikes will cover uneven dirt and mulch trails. Please, no baby strollers or light up shoes.  Binoculars recommended and dress for the weather.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

  • 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, May 23, 2016

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

  • Matilda The Musical at Starlight Theatre is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda’s witty lyrics, powerful new music and enchanting story make this a great show for the entire family. 8pm, May 24-28 at Starlight Theatre.
  • 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
  • Family Storytime: Enjoying stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them develop a love of language, books and learning. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. 6:30-7pm, Johnson County Libraries – Leawood Pioneer Library

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Matilda The Musical at Starlight Theatre is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda’s witty lyrics, powerful new music and enchanting story make this a great show for the entire family. 8pm, May 24-28 at Starlight Theatre.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am,  4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun!  Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year$1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, May 26, 2016

  • Matilda The Musical at Starlight Theatre is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda’s witty lyrics, powerful new music and enchanting story make this a great show for the entire family. 8pm, May 24-28 at Starlight Theatre.
  • 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, May 27, 2016

  • Matilda The Musical at Starlight Theatre is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda’s witty lyrics, powerful new music and enchanting story make this a great show for the entire family. 8pm, May 24-28 at Starlight Theatre.
  • Lawrence Busker Festival: If you’re looking for something truly off the beaten path this weekend, take a short drive to Lawrence, KS for the Lawrence Busker Festival. Featuring more than 25 different acts on 5 stages, the festival runs May 27-29. Click here for a schedule of performances.
  • 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
  • Paint Me a Story at Paint Glaze & Fire: 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
  • Kids Night Out at Paint Glaze & Fire: Drop your kids off for pizza, painting and fun! $25.00 package includes pottery (valued up to $18), pizza and soft drink. Sign up with a friend and both receive $2.00 off. Ages 6 +; 6:30-8:30pm; Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Fourth Friday Concert Series: Great local bands, free hot dog dinner and lots of kid fun, including face painting! This month features Moon City Big Band; 6:30-8:30pm at Franklin Park, Roe Ave. & Somerset Drive in Prairie Village, KS.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

  • Matilda The Musical at Starlight Theatre is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda’s witty lyrics, powerful new music and enchanting story make this a great show for the entire family. 8pm, May 24-28 at Starlight Theatre.
  • The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® opening day at Crown Center! Enjoy this exciting hands-on traveling exhibit, which features the much-loved silly character, who becomes an explorer, scientist, and adventurer with a change of his “parts.” In addition to building a variety of essential academic skills, the exhibit encourages children to welcome new experiences with confidence, curiosity and humor, to think about all they can be and do, and to always respect themselves and others. No admission fee; open May 28-Sept. 5
  • Learning Tree’s 8th Annual Kids Flea Market: This family friendly, community event gives kids a chance to run their own business for a few hours and adults the opportunity to do a little spring-cleaning in the playroom! Kids can reserve their booth, collect their out-grown and gently used toys, books and games to re-sell and to plan their ‘booth’ space. 10-noon; $10/booth space; Corinth Square, 83rd & Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS
  • Lawrence Busker Festival: If you’re looking for something truly off the beaten path this weekend, take a short drive to Lawrence, KS for the Lawrence Busker Festival. Featuring more than 25 different acts on 5 stages, the festival runs May 27-29. Click here for a schedule of performances.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Archery for Families: Re-discover the ancient art of archery! Discover the fun at this family activity as parents and kids learn together. Learn and practice the basics to help perfect your stance to shoot more consistently and accurately. 10am-noon at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center. Registration required by calling 816-228-3766 (for families with children ages 8+). For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov. Register by May 26
  • Rockin’ & Readin’ Nature Tales: Join Burr Oak Woods Nature Center for story hour as we lead you on fantastic nature adventures! We will meet birds, mammals and all sorts of magnificent creatures. We will cross rivers, discover mysteries within the forest and fly across the prairies. Noon, walk-in program for ages 2+
  • Species Spotlight at the KC Zoo: Marsupials: Learn all about koalas, kangaroos, and more! Stop by the zoo lobby and pick up your marsupial trading cards and collect them all year long at Species Spotlight. We will also have games and crafts to help kids learn all about these fascinating animals. All activities are included with Zoo admission.
  • World Ocean Day: Learn all about water conservation, including how much animals and people depend upon water; activities and so much more in store! 10am-3pm; all activities included with Zoo admission.
  • Digging for Dinos at Powell Gardens: Join the Jurassic Garden, on exhibit through October 3, for a special fossil digging expedition! 11am-2pm, May 28-29

Sunday, May 29, 2016

  • Celebration at the Station: Enjoy this annual free concert, presented by the Kansas City Symphony at Union Station at 8pm. Led by conductor Aram Demirjian, the Kansas City Symphony will perform a two-hour concert, along with special guests saxophonist Bobby Watson and vocalist Kevin Mahogany. And, of course, the grand finale includes a stunning display of fireworks and patriotic music!
  • Lawrence Busker Festival: If you’re looking for something truly off the beaten path this weekend, take a short drive to Lawrence, KS for the Lawrence Busker Festival. Featuring more than 25 different acts on 5 stages, the festival runs May 27-29. Click here for a schedule of performances.
  • 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.
  • Species Spotlight at the KC Zoo: Marsupials: Learn all about koalas, kangaroos, and more! Stop by the zoo lobby and pick up your marsupial trading cards and collect them all year long at Species Spotlight. We will also have games and crafts to help kids learn all about these fascinating animals. All activities are included with Zoo admission.
  • World Ocean Day: Learn all about water conservation, including how much animals and people depend upon water; activities and so much more in store! 10am-3pm; all activities included with Zoo admission.
  • Digging for Dinos at Powell Gardens: Join the Jurassic Garden, on exhibit through October 3, for a special fossil digging expedition! 11am-2pm, May 28-29

Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

  • Outdoor Pools open across the KC Metro Area! Click here for a listing of pools near you.
  • 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
  • World Ocean Day: Learn all about water conservation, including how much animals and people depend upon water; activities and so much more in store! 10am-3pm; all activities included with Zoo admission.
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun!  Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year$1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Family Storytime: Enjoying stories is a great way to spend time with your kids and help them develop a love of language, books and learning. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities foster pre-reading skills. 6:30-7pm, Johnson County Libraries – Leawood Pioneer Library
  • Preschool Storytime and Dance Party: Kids love stories and music. Enjoy them both during our Preschool Storytime & Dance Party! Fun stories and music to get you moving – expect shaker eggs, movement scarves and a few surprises! Go to jocolibrary.org for a list of all Storytime and Dance Party times, dates and locations across the Johnson County Libraries! 10-11am at Oak Park Library

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

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

Thursday, June 2, 2016

  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.
  • Sensory Time at Johnson County Museum: Developed in partnership with Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, Sensory Time at the Museum is a free opportunity for these children with developmental challenges and their families to experience the museum at their own pace before the museum opens to the public. Special activities have been added to the KidScape exhibit to support pretend play while working on fine motor skills along with sensory integration activities. 9-10am, free, registration not required, space is limited to 20 children. Please call (913) 715-2575 to register or 913-715-2550 for availability. Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Rd., Shawnee, KS

Friday, June 3, 2016

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

Saturday, June 4, 2016

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • 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 1pm at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
  • Leafy Tees All ages are welcome at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery center to learn about the printing of natural objects as an ancient expression of art. Walk the Discovery Center trails identifying native trees and prairie plants, then use the leaves and grasses collected to create a wearable work of art using fabric inks. Tee shirts provided. 10am-2:30pm

Sunday, June 5, 2016

  • 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, June 6, 2016

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

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

Friday, June 10, 2016

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

Saturday, June 11, 2016

  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Sithering Snakes: Meet some Missouri native snakes and learn some fun snake facts. They are not as scary as you think… unless you are a mouse! Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1-2pm; No registration required, for all ages For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

  • 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, June 13, 2016

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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

Thursday, June 16, 2016

  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.
  • Sensory Time at Johnson County Museum: Developed in partnership with Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, Sensory Time at the Museum is a free opportunity for these children with developmental challenges and their families to experience the museum at their own pace before the museum opens to the public. Special activities have been added to the KidScape exhibit to support pretend play while working on fine motor skills along with sensory integration activities. 9-10am, free, registration not required, space is limited to 20 children. Please call (913) 715-2575 to register or 913-715-2550 for availability. Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Rd., Shawnee, KS

Friday, June 17, 2016

  • Friday Crafternoons at The Learning Tree: We’ll open the downstairs Rainbow Room at our Corinth location from 2-3:30pm for walk-in craft-sessions. Come when you want during the session, pick your project and decide how long you stay! Great for families with different ages and stages. $10 per project. No sign-up necessary. Please call and let us know if you have a group larger than three kiddos so we can plan ahead! For ages 4+
  • Fiesta Kansas City: Celebrate Hispanic culture at this 16th annual event, which features great music, food, dancing and exhibits. Sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City. At Crown Center; festival hours are 5-11pm, June 17; 10am-11pm, June 18. Go to FiestaKansasCity.com for ticket prices and additional information.
  • 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, June 18, 2016

  • 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.
  • Fiesta Kansas City: Celebrate Hispanic culture at this 16th annual event, which features great music, food, dancing and exhibits. Sponsored by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City. At Crown Center; festival hours are 5-11pm, June 17; 10am-11pm, June 18. Go to FiestaKansasCity.com for ticket prices and additional information.
  • 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.
  • 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 1pm at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
  • Insects of the Prairie: A prairie is home to thousands of different insect species. They play an important role in pollination, decomposition and in food chains. Join us as we investigate the bountiful prairie insects that can be found in the soil, on plants and in the air. We’ll practice our identification skills and you’ll create insect art to take home with you. 10am-2:30pm at Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center; walk-in program for all ages.
  • Firefly Experience: Blinking and dancing in the evening sky, the magic and beauty of fireflies is breathtaking. Use this evening to learn more about these favorite insects. Then hike into the darkening forest to watch the fireflies. 7:30-9:30pm at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center; Registration required by calling 816-228-3766 (all ages); For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov; reserve by June 16

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father’s Day!

  • 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.
  • The Dinosaur Show: Paul Mesner Puppets takes part in the Jurassic fun at Powell Gardens with The Dinosaur Show puppet experience at Powell Gardens. A great way to celebrate Father’s Day! 2pm at Powell Gardens.

Monday, June 20, 2016

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

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

Friday, June 24, 2016

  • Fourth Friday Concert Series: Great local bands, free hot dog dinner and lots of kid fun, including face painting! This month features Moon City Big Band; 6:30-8:30pm at Franklin Park, Roe Ave. & Somerset Drive in Prairie Village, KS.
  • Friday Crafternoons at The Learning Tree: We’ll open the downstairs Rainbow Room at our Corinth location from 2-3:30pm for walk-in craft-sessions. Come when you want during the session, pick your project and decide how long you stay! Great for families with different ages and stages. $10 per project. No sign-up necessary. Please call and let us know if you have a group larger than three kiddos so we can plan ahead! For ages 4+
  • 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
  • Preschool Storytime and Dance Party: Kids love stories and music. Enjoy them both during our Preschool Storytime & Dance Party! Fun stories and music to get you moving – expect shaker eggs, movement scarves and a few surprises! Go to jocolibrary.org for a list of all Storytime and Dance Party times, dates and locations across the Johnson County Libraries! 9:30-11:30am at Cedar Roe Library

Saturday, June 25, 2016

  • Maker Faire Kansas City at Union Station: Celebrate all things that people create themselves…from new technology to urban farming and “slow” foods. Take the kids to learn how things are made and what new items are being invented. Leave inspired with a few ideas of your own! June 25, 10am-6pm; June 26, 10am-5pm; a variety of individual and family ticket options available.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.
  • Create a Fossil at Powell Gardens: Join the Jurassic Garden at Powell Gardens to view tons of life-like dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes! This weekend’s Discovery Station focuses on creating your own fossil. 11am-2pm, June 25-26

Sunday, June 26, 2016

  • Maker Faire Kansas City at Union Station: Celebrate all things that people create themselves…from new technology to urban farming and “slow” foods. Take the kids to learn how things are made and what new items are being invented. Leave inspired with a few ideas of your own! June 25, 10am-6pm; June 26, 10am-5pm; a variety of individual and family ticket options available.
  • 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.
  • Create a Fossil at Powell Gardens: Join the Jurassic Garden at Powell Gardens to view tons of life-like dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes! This weekend’s Discovery Station focuses on creating your own fossil. 11am-2pm, June 25-26

Monday, June 27, 2016

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

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

All calendar items subject to change. Please check the organization hosting the event to ensure event details have not changed.