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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 Monday-Thursday. 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

Monday, August 15, 2016

  • Missouri State Fair: Have fun with the family at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO. Enjoy a carnival, concerts, tractor pulls, races, a parade, and agriculture demos and a farmer’s market to boot. Admission tickets and carnival wristbands can be purchased online before the fair for a discount. Click here for ticket/carnival pricing and online purchases. Fair runs August 11-21
  • Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead FREE Weekend! No admission charge this weekend!
  • 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, August 16, 2016

  • Missouri State Fair: Have fun with the family at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO. Enjoy a carnival, concerts, tractor pulls, races, a parade, and agriculture demos and a farmer’s market to boot. Admission tickets and carnival wristbands can be purchased online before the fair for a discount. Click here for ticket/carnival pricing and online purchases. Fair runs August 11-21
  • 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.
  • Tots in the Park: Bring the little ones out to Webb Park for some fun play time, a snack, and story time. Each time we will have a special guest bring a book to read to the kids. Registration is required prior to the event. 10-10:45am, for Pre-K and under, Webb Park, 1800 SE Oak Ridge Dr, Oak Grove, MO 64075
  • 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, August 17, 2016

  • Missouri State Fair: Have fun with the family at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO. Enjoy a carnival, concerts, tractor pulls, races, a parade, and agriculture demos and a farmer’s market to boot. Admission tickets and carnival wristbands can be purchased online before the fair for a discount. Click here for ticket/carnival pricing and online purchases. Fair runs August 11-21
  • Storyteller JoHo comes to Johnson County Museum: In storyteller Jo Ho’s Perky Tales From the Picnic Basket, you’re invited to spread a blanket, relax and enjoy a mainstay of silly songs and stories to celebrate this fun summer excursion, The Picnic. A delight for all ages. 10am at Johnson County Museum, $2/person, members are free.
  • 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, August 18, 2016

  • Missouri State Fair: Have fun with the family at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO. Enjoy a carnival, concerts, tractor pulls, races, a parade, and agriculture demos and a farmer’s market to boot. Admission tickets and carnival wristbands can be purchased online before the fair for a discount. Click here for ticket/carnival pricing and online purchases. Fair runs August 11-21
  • 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
  • Hazards of the Trail: The National Frontier Trails Museum takes you through the dangers of trail travel during a 30-minute guided tour. 2:00pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO. Regular museum admission rates apply.
  • 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, August 19, 2016

  • Missouri State Fair: Have fun with the family at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO. Enjoy a carnival, concerts, tractor pulls, races, a parade, and agriculture demos and a farmer’s market to boot. Admission tickets and carnival wristbands can be purchased online before the fair for a discount. Click here for ticket/carnival pricing and online purchases. Fair runs August 11-21
  • Ethnic Enrichment Festival: This event is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country and features more than 60 different cultures selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. Enjoy some delicious food and tons of cultural education and fun at Swope Park (Meyer Blvd. & Swope Parkway), from Aug. 19-21; Friday: 6-10pm, Saturday: Noon-10pm, Sunday: Noon-6pm; Parking is free, Admission for adults is $3; 12 & Under are free. Be sure to bring cash if you plan to taste food from around the world.
  • Parkville Days: One of downtown Parkville’s biggest festivals, this annual event features family entertainment and fun from August 19-21. The carnival begins Friday at 6pm and runs through the weekend. There are also art and craft booths to browse through, as well as food and specialty booths.
  • Concerts in the Park: Enjoy third Fridays in Downtown Overland Park with a free summer concert! Featuring country musicians Hudson Drive Band. 7-8:30pm at Santa Fe Commons Park, 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204
  • 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: 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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

  • Ethnic Enrichment Festival: This event is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country and features more than 60 different cultures selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. Enjoy some delicious food and tons of cultural education and fun at Swope Park (Meyer Blvd. & Swope Parkway), from Aug. 19-21; Friday: 6-10pm, Saturday: Noon-10pm, Sunday: Noon-6pm; Parking is free, Admission for adults is $3; 12 & Under are free. Be sure to bring cash if you plan to taste food from around the world.
  • Parkville Days: One of downtown Parkville’s biggest festivals, this annual event features family entertainment and fun from August 19-21. The carnival begins Friday at 6pm and runs through the weekend. There are also art and craft booths to browse through, as well as food and specialty booths.
  • SnowZoo: Are you ready to cool off? Join the Kansas City Zoo Aug. 20 & 21 to beat the heat with the animals. Berlin the Polar Bear will enjoy an icy paradise when we dump three tons of ice into the Polar Bear Passage. Our river otters will also be enjoying a specially carved ice sculpture. Freeze this moment in time at our polar-rific photo booth.
  • Hike Swope Park with a Naturalist: Learn about nature on this fun hike through Swope Park. All hikes are free and open to the public, and have “early out” options if you want to finish your hike before noon. 10am-noon at Lakeside Nature Center in Swope Park, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., KCMO
  • Missouri State Fair: Have fun with the family at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO. Enjoy a carnival, concerts, tractor pulls, races, a parade, and agriculture demos and a farmer’s market to boot. Admission tickets and carnival wristbands can be purchased online before the fair for a discount. Click here for ticket/carnival pricing and online purchases. Fair runs August 11-21
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Caterpillar Hunt at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center: Break out your magnifying glasses for some fun citizen science and help us survey the butterfly population of Burr Oak Woods! We will be tracking the number and variety of species at our site by looking for all stages of their life cycle, taking special note of the monarchs. Just drop by and join in the fun (create a life cycle craft while supplies last). Walk-ins of all ages welcome. For more information email burr.oak@mdc.mo.gov; 10-11:30am at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center
  • Daily Life on the Oregon Trail: Learn exactly what a typical day was like on the trails. Regular museum admission applies. National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • 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, August 21, 2016

  • Missouri State Fair: Have fun with the family at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, MO. Enjoy a carnival, concerts, tractor pulls, races, a parade, and agriculture demos and a farmer’s market to boot. Admission tickets and carnival wristbands can be purchased online before the fair for a discount. Click here for ticket/carnival pricing and online purchases. Fair runs August 11-21
  • Ethnic Enrichment Festival: This event is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the country and features more than 60 different cultures selling their native foods, crafts and performing ethnic music and dances. Enjoy some delicious food and tons of cultural education and fun at Swope Park (Meyer Blvd. & Swope Parkway), from Aug. 19-21; Friday: 6-10pm, Saturday: Noon-10pm, Sunday: Noon-6pm; Parking is free, Admission for adults is $3; 12 & Under are free. Be sure to bring cash if you plan to taste food from around the world.
  • SnowZoo: Are you ready to cool off? Join the Kansas City Zoo Aug. 20 & 21 to beat the heat with the animals. Berlin the Polar Bear will enjoy an icy paradise when we dump three tons of ice into the Polar Bear Passage. Our river otters will also be enjoying a specially carved ice sculpture. Freeze this moment in time at our polar-rific photo booth.
  • Parkville Days: One of downtown Parkville’s biggest festivals, this annual event features family entertainment and fun from August 19-21. The carnival begins Friday at 6pm and runs through the weekend. There are also art and craft booths to browse through, as well as food and specialty booths.
  • Leisurely Sundays at Mahaffie:Enjoy Leisurely Sundays throughout the month of August at Mahaffie Farmstead. August 21 will introduce visitors to Ice Cream…the first ice cream shop that opened in Olathe in 1870, recipes, and more from that era! Along with ice cream, you and the family can enjoy stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations and a tour of the Mahaffie House.
  • Touch-A-Truck: Get behind the wheel of more than 40 big trucks and heavy equipment! Touch-A-Truck offers dozens of giant trucks and large work vehicles for families to learn about and explore, including Overland Park Fire, Police and Public Works Departments equipment. There will also be bouncy houses, a craft area and more family-friendly activities. Entry is free with the a donation of a new, unwrapped toy or a monetary offering for Toys for Tots. Parking is free. 11am-4pm at the Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS
  • 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, August 22, 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, August 23, 2016

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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, August 24, 2016

  • Doo Dad Mike at Johnson County Museum: Enjoy this KC family favorite with Doo-Dad Mike and his high-energy rock concert! 10am at Johnson County Museum, $3 per person, members are free. Tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited. Advance reservations recommended. (913) 715-2575 to make a reservation.
  • 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, August 25, 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
  • Hazards of the Trail: The National Frontier Trails Museum takes you through the dangers of trail travel during a 30-minute guided tour. 2:00pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO. Regular museum admission rates apply.
  • 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, August 26, 2016

  • Rhythm ‘N Balloons: After six years as a hot air balloon festival with a little music, Rhythm ‘N Balloons is now a music festival featuring area and national artists combined with the magic of hot air balloons. Balloons from all over the country will be competing, flying and glowing! August 26-28 at Hodge Park, 7000 Northeast Barry Road, Kansas City, 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
  • 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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

  • Rhythm ‘N Balloons: After six years as a hot air balloon festival with a little music, Rhythm ‘N Balloons is now a music festival featuring area and national artists combined with the magic of hot air balloons. Balloons from all over the country will be competing, flying and glowing! August 26-28 at Hodge Park, 7000 Northeast Barry Road, Kansas City, MO
  • Species Spotlight: Lions: On the fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month the Kansas City Zoo shines the spotlight on an amazing animal species. This month, it’s all about lions! Stop by the lobby and pick up your lion trading cards and collect them all year long at Species Spotlight. We will also have games and crafts to help kids learn all about lions. All activities are included with Zoo 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.
  • Daily Life on the Oregon Trail: Learn exactly what a typical day was like on the trails. Regular museum admission applies. 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, August 28, 2016

  • Species Spotlight: Lions: On the fourth Saturday and Sunday of each month the Kansas City Zoo shines the spotlight on an amazing animal species. This month, it’s all about lions! Stop by the lobby and pick up your lion trading cards and collect them all year long at Species Spotlight. We will also have games and crafts to help kids learn all about lions. All activities are included with Zoo admission!
  • Rhythm ‘N Balloons: After six years as a hot air balloon festival with a little music, Rhythm ‘N Balloons is now a music festival featuring area and national artists combined with the magic of hot air balloons. Balloons from all over the country will be competing, flying and glowing! August 26-28 at Hodge Park, 7000 Northeast Barry Road, Kansas City, MO
  • Leisurely Sundays at Mahaffie: Enjoy Leisurely Sundays throughout the month of August at Mahaffie Farmstead. August 28 will focus on Bubbles, including making soap bubbles and learning about reproduction bubble pipes. You and the family can also enjoy stagecoach rides, blacksmith and cookstove demonstrations and a tour of the Mahaffie House.
  • 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, August 29, 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, August 30, 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, August 31, 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.
  • Pop ‘n Play at Johnson County Museum: Join us for activities designed especially for your 9 month-3 year olds, 9-11am; $1 per child, members FREE. Drop-in program, registration not required. Maximum of three children per adult. Children must be supervised at all times. At Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Rd., Shawnee, KS
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, September 1, 2016

  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 4th Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 1-4, 2016, at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018. Click here for times and other festival information.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, September 2, 2016

  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Head to Crown Center and celebrate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and a massive Children’s Area, full of fun kids activities! Festival hours: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. Visit KCIrishFest.com for ticket information. The festival runs Sept. 2-4, 2016.
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 4th Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 1-4, 2016, at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018. Click here for times and other festival information.
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 44th annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes tons of entertainment, food and craft booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 2-5, 2016; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • KC Royals vs. Detroit Tigers: 7:15pm at Kauffman Stadium
  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux Falls Canaries: 7:05pm at Community America Ballpark; with an appearance by the Falcon Skydiving Team and $1 hot dog night (hot dogs $1 with purchase of a drink)
  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. After story time, kids get to paint a ceramic item that goes along with the story and finish with a snack. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • Paint Me a Story: The perfect time for parents, grandparents (or nanny) to enjoy story time and painting fun. $15.00 per child ($13.00 per sibling) includes story time, pottery and snack. Ages 2 -5. Reservations recommended for all events. 10:30-11:30am at Paint Glaze & Fire Ceramics & Coffee House, 12683 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66213
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Saturday, September 3, 2016

  • Booms & Blooms (Re-scheduled) at Powell Gardens: Due to heavy rain on July 2, Powell Gardens rescheduled Booms & Blooms to take place on Saturday, September 3, 2016 (the rain date is Sunday, September 4, but let’s hope we don’t need that!). Enjoy live music, kids’ activities, fireworks and more at the re-scheduled event!
  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Head to Crown Center and celebrate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and a massive Children’s Area, full of fun kids activities! Festival hours: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. VisitKCIrishFest.com for ticket information. The festival runs Sept. 2-4, 2016.
  • Science City’s kidFEST: It’s a family-friendly day of science play at Union Station’s Science City. From 10am-5pm, enjoy everything from DigiGlow Lotion to Funky Mama’s music to Bug Exploration with your kids! Discover all kinds of fun things through great music, science demos, sensory activities, maker activities, and more. The day is geared toward early childhood learning, and there is special pricing ($7/child) for kids 12 and under.
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 4th Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 1-4, 2016, at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018. Click here for times and other festival information.
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 44th annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa
    Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes tons of entertainment, food and craft booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 2-5, 2016; click herefor festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • 40th Annual KC Renaissance Festival: Travel back in time to experience the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on 20 stages of non-stop entertainment. There’s something for everyone, including food and drinks from the far reaches of the globe! Open Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 3-Oct. 16, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day; 10am-7pm, rain or shine at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • Superhero Weekend at the KC Zoo: Meet your favorite superhero at the Zoo! On Sept. 3 & 4, from 10am-3pm, meet and take your picture with Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and female superhero Black Widow in our Tropics Tent! Saturday: Ant-Man and Hulk; Sunday: Spider-Man and Black Widow.
  • KC Royals vs. Detroit Tigers: 6:15pm at Kauffman Stadium; Get your Commorative Post Season Salvador Perez Bobblehead!
  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux Falls Canaries: 7:05pm at Community America Ballpark; with Post-Game Fireworks and a special guest appearance by Marlins Man!
  • Looking for American Indians on the Trails: Pick up a special brochure and head out in search of encounters with American Indians.  During your adventure you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.  Perfect for families. 1-3pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

  • Kansas City Irish Fest: Head to Crown Center and celebrate Kansas City’s proud Celtic heritage with three days of music, dancing and a massive Children’s Area, full of fun kids activities! Festival hours: Friday, 5-11pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am-11pm. VisitKCIrishFest.com for ticket information. The festival runs Sept. 2-4, 2016.
  • De Soto Days Festival: Enjoy a parade, Classic Car Show, De Soto Days’ 4th Annual Dog Walk, a carnival, live music and food & craft vendors in De Soto’s Hometown Community! Sept. 1-4, 2016, at Miller Memorial Park, 32400 W. 83rd St., De Soto, KS 66018. Click here for times and other festival information.
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 44th annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes tons of entertainment, food and craft booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 2-5, 2016; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • 40th Annual KC Renaissance Festival: Travel back in time to experience the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on 20 stages of non-stop entertainment. There’s something for everyone, including food and drinks from the far reaches of the globe! Open Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 3-Oct. 16, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day; 10am-7pm, rain or shine at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • Superhero Weekend at the KC Zoo: Meet your favorite superhero at the Zoo! On Sept. 3 & 4, from 10am-3pm, meet and take your picture with Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Hulk and female superhero Black Widow in our Tropics Tent! Saturday: Ant-Man and Hulk; Sunday: Spider-Man and Black Widow.
  • KC Royals vs. Detroit Tigers: 1:15pm; Featuring Family Fun Day Sunday at the K!
  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux Falls Canaries: 7:05pm at Community America Ballpark; with Post-Game Fireworks, a special Labor Day weekend celebration, and pre-game player autographs!
  • 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, September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day!

  • Pops in the Park: Join the Kansas City Symphony and welcome new assistant conductor Jason Seber as he leads the free Labor Day concert at Theatre in the Park. Bring a picnic and blankets or chairs and enjoy the Instrument Petting Zoo, the Youth Symphony of Kansas City, and a beautiful KC Symphony concert is filled with familiar classics and fun movie music. Gates open at 5pm for this free event, the concert begins at 6pm. Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS
  • 40th Annual KC Renaissance Festival: Travel back in time to experience the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds, roam the village shops for unique crafts, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on 20 stages of non-stop entertainment. There’s something for everyone, including food and drinks from the far reaches of the globe! Open Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 3-Oct. 16, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day; 10am-7pm, rain or shine at 633 N 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012
  • SantaCaliGon Days: The 44th annual SantaCaliGon Days Festival in Independence, MO, commemorates the origin of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon trails during the country’s great westward expansion by early pioneers. The region’s oldest and largest festival includes tons of entertainment, food and craft booths, and a large carnival, for fun for the whole family. Runs Sept. 2-5, 2016; click here for festival hours. Admission is free, though fees apply to carnival rides and games. Located at Historic Independence Square, Independence, Mo 64050 (Osage to Memorial Drive, between Truman and Walnut streets)
  • Kansas City T-Bones vs. Sioux Falls Canaries: 1:05pm at Community America Ballpark; features Fan Appreciation Day, first 1000 kids eat free!
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

  • Children’s Corner: Bring your little ones for a fun, free morning of happy entertainment. A City of Overland Park event; 10am at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, Toddle Time is a program that will captivate your toddler’s imagination and attention for hours. This indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 and under every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Gym for Me: Designed to provide children a place to run, ride, and play while exercising, making new friends and having fun! Kids enjoy push toys, riding toys, balls, and inflatables. Most Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-11am during the school year; $1/child ages 12 months-5 years; under 12 months free; adult supervision required. Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
  • Mom & Me Bumper Bowling: Summit Lanes offers bumper bowling for moms and their little ones, 9:30-11:30am, every Monday and Wednesday. 803 SW Oldham Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, September 8, 2016

  • Fall Home School Day at Mahaffie Farmstead: Come learn about Kansas Cowboys! Home school families are invited to participate in 1860s hands-on living history activities – including chuck wagon cooking, roping, and cowboy gear – from our school programs with other home school families. This open house format allows students to participate in each activity at their own pace. Two sessions: 10am-noon or 1-3pm at Mahaffie Farmstead.
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Looking for some outdoor fun? Plan a play date for your children and their friends at our amazing Olathe location. Featuring many sets to play on, picnic tables to enjoy a treat, and stay as long as you want (during hours of operation. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Tales for Tiny Tykes: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 9:30am & 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Music and Movement with Jenny: Drop in for one class or come visit Jenny each Thursday at the Learning Tree, Corinth Square from 10:30-11am! No reservations necessary; $5/class, punch cards are available.

Friday, September 9, 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.
  • 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! $25.00 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
  • Fine Art Friday at Kemper Museum: Interactive experiences in the Museum’s galleries encourage students to examine objects and ideas through observation, discussion, and activities. Fine Art Friday also includes an interactive tour with an experienced Museum Docent. 1:00–2:30pm, for ages 6–12; Free, no registration required
  • UrbanAir JumpeRoo: Toddler time is happening at UrbanAir for just $10/child (ages 3&up) and $5/child (ages 2&under) for 3 hours of jump time, 9am-noon, UrbanAir, 14401 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223
  • Little Monkey Bizness Family Night: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $7 admission every Friday night, 4-9pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a story time; 10:30am at the KC Public Library Plaza Branch; 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112

Saturday, September 10, 2016

  • Looking for American Indians on the Trails: Pick up a special brochure and head out in search of encounters with American Indians.  During your adventure you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.  Perfect for families. 1-3pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

  • Celebrate Grandparents at Overland Park Arboretum! This fun for the whole family event includes children’s entertainment for extended families to help celebrate Grandparents Day. 4-6pm at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085
  • Grandparents Day at Mahaffie Farmstead: Enjoy 1860s hands-on living history activities such as stagecoach rides, blacksmith demonstrations and see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie’s cookstove. Fill out a family tree with your grandparents to learn more about your family! One grandparent admitted FREE with every paid grandchild admission. Begins at noon; Regular site admission applies $7/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $2/off 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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 16, 2016

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME: The circus is coming, and taking its entertainment to new heights! High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2 ½ hours of thrilling entertainment. At Sprint Center, Sep 15 – Sep 18, 2016; show times and ticket prices vary.
  • Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper Museum: Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations required, 10am–3pm; free, good for all ages.
  • Looking for American Indians on the Trails: Pick up a special brochure and head out in search of encounters with American Indians.  During your adventure you will discover how various American Indians lived, worked and played.  Perfect for families. 1-3pm at the National Frontier Trails Museum, 318 W. Pacific, Independence, MO
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREME: The circus is coming, and taking its entertainment to new heights! High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2 ½ hours of thrilling entertainment. At Sprint Center, Sep 15 – Sep 18, 2016; show times and ticket prices vary.
  • Buckets N Boards: The Kansas City Symphony Family Series begins for another year of family fun! This hilarious, high-energy show handcrafted is full of precise percussion, ridiculous songs, spectacular tap dancing, inventive instrumentation and unique musical talent, straight from Branson. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for children. 2pm at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, September 19, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

Friday, September 23, 2016

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

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

Sunday, September 25, 2016

  • Hedge Apple Day: Kids will love this fun, hands on event at the Overland Park Arboretum. Come out to the Leatherwood Depot at the Arboretum and participate in nature crafts to make and take home with you. Our featured craft activity is the Hedge Apple Goblin. Then star in a puppet show! Noon-4pm at Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park, KS 66085
  • Wild West Days at Mahaffie Farmstead: Enjoy this two day annual fall event featuring live entertainment from the Whip Guy, the Wicked Liars, visiting encampments and animals, stagecoach rides and all the other fun things to do at Mahaffie Farmstead! Saturday, Sept. 24 (10am start time) & Sunday, Sept. 25 (11am start time).
  • Art + Family = FUN at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.

Monday, September 26, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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

Friday, September 30, 2016

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

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