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  • Lots of library activities and storytimes – check the Library link over there in the right sidebar!
  • American Royal: The 2017 American Royal kicks off Labor Day weekend with the World Series of Barbecue® at the Kansas Speedway, and runs through December with a variety of livestock, rodeo and equestrian shows and competitions. A KC favorite!
  • Fall Group Hayrides: Enjoy the outdoors by scheduling your group for a hayride through Heritage Park or the beautiful Oak Ridge Parklands in Shawnee Mission Park. Hayrides conclude with a campfire, roasting marshmallows and apple cider. The one-hour hayride and one-hour campfire are just $7 per person, and groups will need to reach an $80 minimum for their ride. Available at Shawnee Mission Park seven days a week and Heritage Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please call (913) 831-3359 to reserve a date and time for your group. Hayrides are available from Sept 6-Nov 19. Two weeks advance registration is required.
  • Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane: Bring some cocoa, cookies and blankets as you view the lights and hear the music from the warmth of your car. Enjoy lots of new animation in the 38-minute show, synchronized to music on 90.5 Rose FM. Nov. 23-Jan. 7 at Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, 13800 Switzer Rd., Overland Park, KS 66221; 5-10pm Mon-Thu; 5-11pm Fri- Sun.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Children’s Corner: Enjoy a free concert featuring Dino O’Dell, 10-11am, Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, 11902 Lowell Ave., Overland Park, KS 66213
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $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, practice their technique, or 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, November 3, 2017

  • Night at the Arboretum: Identify snake habitats safely, then stop by the Visitor Center to learn more about poisonous and non-poisonous snakes and see how many snake habitats you correctly identified. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight! Overland Park Arboretum, 7-9pm
  • 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. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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

Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • Great Pumpkin Smash: Children can watch all kinds of animals interact with – and smash – pumpkins! 9:30am-5pm, Nov. 4 & 5.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • Great Pumpkin Smash: Children can watch all kinds of animals interact with – and smash – pumpkins! 9:30am-5pm, Nov. 4 & 5.
  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Day of the Dead: Join the Nelson-Atkins in the annual Día de los Muertos festival, celebrating Mexican culture with live music, art activities, food, and innovative 3-D art. Activities begin at 10am, free and open to the public.
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053

Monday, November 6, 2017

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, November 9, 2017

  • PJ Masks Live! at the Midland Theatre: Enjoy the action-packed capers of Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets, learning valuable lessons along the way. 6pm, doors open at 5pm.
  • Veterans Day Celebration: An incredible way to celebrate Veterans Day! Kids can explore a variety of of military aircraft and first responder vehicles on display, including historical military vehicles. Aerial performances, local professional athletes and food trucks round out the event, which is free and open to the public. 11am-2pm at Sprint Campus, 6200 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas 66251
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $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, practice their technique, or 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, November 10, 2017

  • Veterans Day Weekend at the WWI Museum & Memorial: Free admission for active duty military/veterans and half-price admission for the general public Nov. 10-12, 2017. Featuring an array of events, including a free public ceremony at 10am and a family-friendly Hands-on History program at 2pm (both on Saturday).
  • 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. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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

Saturday, November 11, 2017

  • LEGO Star Wars Days: Calling all Mini Jedis, come and feel the force at our LEGO Star Wars™ Days this November! Join other fans and participate in Star Wars™ -themed activities throughout the weekend at LegoLand Discovery Center. November 11&12
  • Veterans Day Weekend at the WWI Museum & Memorial: Free admission for active duty military/veterans and half-price admission for the general public Nov. 10-12, 2017. Featuring an array of events, including a free public ceremony at 10am and a family-friendly Hands-on History program at 2pm (both on Saturday).
  • Zootastik Learning Fest – Red Panda: Celebrate International Red Panda Day with red panda learning, crafts, bamboo maze and more! Included in Zoo admission, 10am-3pm, Nov. 11 & 12. Veterans and their families are free Nov. 11 for Veterans Day too!
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

  • Veterans Day Weekend at the WWI Museum & Memorial: Free admission for active duty military/veterans and half-price admission for the general public Nov. 10-12, 2017. Featuring an array of events, including a free public ceremony at 10am and a family-friendly Hands-on History program at 2pm (both on Saturday).
  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • LEGO Star Wars Days: Calling all Mini Jedis, come and feel the force at our LEGO Star Wars™ Days this November! Join other fans and participate in Star Wars™ -themed activities throughout the weekend at LegoLand Discovery Center. November 11&12
  • Zootastik Learning Fest – Red Panda: Celebrate International Red Panda Day with red panda learning, crafts, bamboo maze and more! Included in Zoo admission, 10am-3pm, Nov. 11 & 12.
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053

Monday, November 13, 2017

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

  • Animal Tales Story Time: Visit the Nature Center for stories, songs, and surprises geared to preschool children. Come listen and learn. Meet a special animal friend every time. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. For ages 2-6; 10:30-11am; $2 per person including adults. Ernie Miller Nature Park, 909 KS-7, Olathe, KS 66061
  • JoHo Storyteller:  Local storyteller JoHo dramatically engages with entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art. Pre-registration is required, walk-ins welcome if space available. 10-11am at Johnson County Museum, 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS, 66212, $2/person. Register at http://jcprd.com/activities/catalog-options-sept-dec-2017.cfm
  • 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $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, practice their technique, or 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, November 17, 2017

  • Peppa Pig Live! at the Midland Theatre: Peppa Pig features your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises! 6pm
  • Kid’s Night Out: Come have fun with a variety of activities each evening including KidScape, art, dance, music, and pizza for dinner! For kids ages 5-12, 5-9pm, Pre-registration required, $15/participant. Register at http://jcprd.com/park_admin/registrations.cfm
  • Mayors’ Tree Lightings:
    • North Kansas City: 6pm, Corner of Armour & Gentry, enjoy treats and festive entertainment
    • Independence Square: 6pm, Independence Square, enjoy a visit with Santa, crafts, KidZone, 1849 Christmas Village and more
    • Lee’s Summit: 6 p.m at Howard Station Park; free cider & cookies while supplies last, visits with Santa and carriage rides available
  • 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. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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

Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Holidays Come Alive Kickoff at Union Station: Experience the magical Kansas City tradition at Union Station with the largest indoor tree lighting ceremony, a breathtaking performance by Quixotic, free Holiday mini-train rides, tons of live entertainment and activities for all ages. Activities begin at 10am; tree lighting ceremony at 6:30pm
  • Feline Frenzy: Get wild for cats of all sizes at the Kansas City Zoo with tons of fun Zookeeper chats around the Zoo. Nov. 18 & 19, included with price of admission.
  • Tellebration 2017: Want to hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Ernie Miller Nature Center…along with live animals! For all ages, $3/person, 10:30-11:30am at Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe, Kansas, 66061
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Legends, 5-8pm, includes live holiday music, prize giveaways, kids activities, complimentary refreshments and selfies with Santa!
  • Art Adventures: Kids learn about art through history’s lens! Focus on experimenting with new art techniques and materials. Participants are guided through the process as they learn about the art and history of each theme. 1pm at Johnson County Museum, pre-registration required; $10/person; register at http://jcprd.com/activities/catalog-options-sept-dec-2017.cfm
  • Scavenger Saturdays at the Kemper Museum: Hone your art detective skills and discover something new about contemporary art at the Kemper Museum. The third Saturday of each month is Scavenger Saturdays for families. Children with adults may pick up a self-guided activity at the Visitor Services Desk and follow the clues on this “ART-astic” adventure. When finished with the activity, children may pick up a take-home, art-making activity kit. No reservations required, 10am–3pm; free, good for all ages.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse! Celebrate the most famous mouse’s birthday with cake, a hands-on activity, and Mickey Mouse ears to take home (while supplies last). 2pm; free and open to the public; Shawnee Town 1929
  • Feline Frenzy: Get wild for cats of all sizes at the Kansas City Zoo with tons of fun Zookeeper chats around the Zoo. Nov. 18 & 19, included with price of admission.
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053

Monday, November 20, 2017

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • Free Day at the Johnson County Museum: Free admission includes the 1950s All-Electric House and KidScape experience! 9am-4:30pm at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas, 66212
  • 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Plaza Lighting Ceremony: This KC-favorite begins at 5pm at the Country Club Plaza; tree lighting takes place at 6:54pm at Nichols Road & Pennsylvania (by Brio Tuscan Grille); live concert, fireworks and fun for all!

Friday, November 24, 2017

  • Santa Dives: What’s red and white and swimming with the penguins at Helzberg Penguin Plaza? Santa! Get a one-of-a-kind photo of Santa as penguins torpedo around him. Watch the penguin bubbles trail the man in the red suit. 2 pm at the Kansas City Zoo.
  • Magic Marbles: It’s a day of marble magic with fun for everyone! Explore the National Museum of Toys/Miniatures special marble exhibit, learn to play marbles, then pick out your own marble to turn into a piece of wearable art! Included with museum admission. National Museum of Toys/Miniatures, 5235 Oak Street, KCMO 64112
  • Black Friday Bash: Store sales, family entertainment, live DJ, kids crafts, Santa Claus and more at Summit Fair, 6-9pm, Summit Woods Shopping, 50 Hwy & Chipman Road, Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Holiday Luminary Walk: Enjoy candle-lit trails, holiday lights, live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire, Santa’s Woodland Depot and more at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179 St., Overland Park, KS 66085. 5-9pm, Nov. 24&25, Dec. 1&2, and Dec. 8&9, 2017. eTickets are $9/person; children 5&under free. Purchase tickets online, or purchase tickets on site for $10/person.
  • 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. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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

Saturday, November 25, 2017

  • Shopkins Live! at the Midland Theatre: Your kids’ beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more! Shopkins come to life through fun, urban music, song and dance. 1pm, doors open at noon
  • Holiday Luminary Walk: Enjoy candle-lit trails, holiday lights, live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire, Santa’s Woodland Depot and more at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179 St., Overland Park, KS 66085. 5-9pm, Nov. 24&25, Dec. 1&2, and Dec. 8&9, 2017. eTickets are $9/person; children 5&under free. Purchase tickets online, or purchase tickets on site for $10/person.
  • Lanesfield School Country Christmas: Experience a traditional 1904 old-fashioned Christmas with pen & ink letter writing to Santa, ornament making and more! Free event is 1-5pm at Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Rd., Edgerton, Kansas, 66021
  • Santa Dives: What’s red and white and swimming with the penguins at Helzberg Penguin Plaza? Santa! Get a one-of-a-kind photo of Santa as penguins torpedo around him. Watch the penguin bubbles trail the man in the red suit. 2 pm at the Kansas City Zoo.
  • Species Spotlight: Tigers & Cheetahs: Meet the KC Zoo’s tigers and cheetahs, learn all about them and watch these graceful cats enjoy special enrichment items. Included with Zoo admission, Nov. 25 & 26.
  • Breakfast with Santa: Enjoy breakfast, make an ornament, listen to holiday music and enjoy family time at Mahaffie Farmstead, plus visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. All ages welcome! Admission is $8/person ages 3 & up. 8:30-10am at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Species Spotlight: Tigers & Cheetahs: Meet the KC Zoo’s tigers and cheetahs, learn all about them and watch these graceful cats enjoy special enrichment items. Included with Zoo admission, Nov. 25 & 26.
  • Santa Dives: What’s red and white and swimming with the penguins at Helzberg Penguin Plaza? Santa! Get a one-of-a-kind photo of Santa as penguins torpedo around him. Watch the penguin bubbles trail the man in the red suit. 2 pm at the Kansas City Zoo.
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053

Monday, November 27, 2017

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

  • DooDad Mike at the Johnson County Museum: Doo-Dad Mike brings his high-energy rock concert for one show only! 10am at the Johnson County Museum, for ages 2-10 with an adult. $5/person; pre-registration is required, register at https://online.activenetwork.com/jcprd/Start/Start.asp, code 40527; walk-ins welcome if space available.
  • 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, November 30, 2017

  • Learning Tree Holiday Open House: Both Corinth Square and Park Place locations will welcome in the holiday season with holiday music, refreshments and the opportunity to receive a gift certificate for $20 with a $100 purchase. The Corinth location will celebrate a 6pm Corinth Square 2017 Holiday Tree Lighting this evening with candy cane treats!
  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $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, practice their technique, or 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

Friday, December 1, 2017

  • Holiday Luminary Walk: Enjoy candle-lit trails, holiday lights, live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire, Santa’s Woodland Depot and more at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179 St., Overland Park, KS 66085. 5-9pm, Nov. 24&25, Dec. 1&2, and Dec. 8&9, 2017. eTickets are $9/person; children 5&under free. Purchase tickets online, or purchase tickets on site for $10/person.
  • 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. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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

Saturday, December 2, 2017

  • Holiday Luminary Walk: Enjoy candle-lit trails, holiday lights, live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire, Santa’s Woodland Depot and more at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179 St., Overland Park, KS 66085. 5-9pm, Nov. 24&25, Dec. 1&2, and Dec. 8&9, 2017. eTickets are $9/person; children 5&under free. Purchase tickets online, or purchase tickets on site for $10/person.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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, December 3, 2017

  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Free Weekend 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, December 4, 2017

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $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, practice their technique, or 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

Friday, December 8, 2017

  • Holiday Luminary Walk: Enjoy candle-lit trails, holiday lights, live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire, Santa’s Woodland Depot and more at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179 St., Overland Park, KS 66085. 5-9pm, Nov. 24&25, Dec. 1&2, and Dec. 8&9, 2017. eTickets are $9/person; children 5&under free. Purchase tickets online, or purchase tickets on site for $10/person.
  • Puppets for PAWS with Santa Claus: Come out for a FREE, holiday themed version of the Mesner Puppet Theater’s, Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and help us support Furry Kids’ Refuge in the process! Kiddos get to sit with Santa Claus during the show too! 6pm at  Summit Fair Shopping, 860 NW Blue Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
  • 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. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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

Saturday, December 9, 2017

  • Holiday Luminary Walk: Enjoy candle-lit trails, holiday lights, live entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire, Santa’s Woodland Depot and more at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179 St., Overland Park, KS 66085. 5-9pm, Nov. 24&25, Dec. 1&2, and Dec. 8&9, 2017. eTickets are $9/person; children 5&under free. Purchase tickets online, or purchase tickets on site for $10/person.
  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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, December 10, 2017

  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Free Weekend 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, December 11, 2017

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, December 14, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $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, practice their technique, or 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

Friday, December 15, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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

Saturday, December 16, 2017

  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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, December 17, 2017

  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Free Weekend 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, December 18, 2017

  • Moms FREE Monday@Paradise Park: Moms get a free admission to the Edutainment Center with the purchase of a full priced child admission! The children’s edutainment center emphasizes hands-on discovery learning through developmentally-appropriate spontaneous play, and it includes some elements of pure entertainment. Paradise Park, 1021 NE Colbern Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086. (Not valid on holidays. Promotion honored 9:30 AM-Noon on stated days throughout the year. Promotional days are not valid with any other coupon or discount.)
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Reading Time with Miss Beth: Miss Beth at the Corinth Square Learning Tree reads classic and new stories and may even do a craft or two every Monday. 10:30-11am; All ages welcome
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, December 21, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $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, practice their technique, or 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

Friday, December 22, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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

Saturday, December 23, 2017

  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend 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, December 24, 2017

  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Free Weekend 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, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. 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, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Preschool Story Time: If you have a little one join us for a story time; 10am at the KC Public Library Westport Branch, 118 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $2/child, year round (weather permitting) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am-5pm
  • Preschool Indoor Playground: Tons of toys to play with each Tuesday at Irene B. French Community Center. $2/child; 9:30-11:30am at Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr., Merriam, KS 66203

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! Noon-1, $5/person
  • Toddle Time: Blending timeless classics, such as an obstacle course and push-carts, with trendy new toys, this indoor open play space is available to for kids 5 & under on Tue & Wed at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park, KS; 9-11am; $1/member, $2 non-member, no admission fee for parents.
  • Wonderscope Music Time: Each Wednesday, enjoy Music Time at Wonderscope! 10:30am in the Tinkerspace; limit 20 people. Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Little Monkey Bizness Power Hour: Enjoy all that Little Monkey Bizness has to offer! $6 admission every Monday & Wednesday 1-3pm; 12219 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee Mission, KS 66216
  • Baby Bounce Story Time: The KC Public Library Plaza Branch provides stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age; 9:30am & 10:30am, 4801 Main Street; Kansas City, MO 64112
  • Family Skate Night: Just $12/family for a family of 4 ($3.75/individual); 6:30-8:30pm each Wednesday at Landmark2 Skate Center, 701 SE Oldham Court, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Thursday, December 28, 2017

  • Wonderscope Art Time: Each Thursday, enjoy a special art time with creative and fun activities to keep little hands and minds engaged. 10:30am in ArtWorks; Wonderscope, 5700 King St. Shawnee, KS 66203
  • Backyard Specialists Pay for Play: Outdoor fun at its best! Play on tons of play sets, rest at picnic tables & stay as long as you want. $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, practice their technique, or 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

Friday, December 29, 2017

  • Creative Story Time@Ceramics Cafe: Do you have a pre-schooler who loves to paint? Ceramic Cafe offers a fun story & paint time every Tuesday and Friday. Tuesdays at 11am, Fridays at 10:30am, $9.50 per child. No reservations unless you want to come with a large group.
  • 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

Saturday, December 30, 2017

  • Hands On History: History is brought to life in this family-friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. 2pm every Saturday at the National WWI Museum and Memorial; complimentary with paid admission
  • Free Weekend Fun at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm for FREE activities for all ages! 1-4pm, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak, KCMO.
  • Cedar Cove Big Cat Feeding: Learn about big cats at Kansas City’s own big cat conservatory & education center. Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center, 3783 K68 Highway, Louisburg, Kansas, 66053
  • Open Gym: Integrity Gymnastics offers a great opportunity for all children to get familiar with the gym or practice their technique. It is also a great opportunity for children to release all that built up energy! 12:30-2pm, $6/person
  • Free craft workshop: Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft workshop each Saturday! 11am at Lakeshore Learning at Merriam Town Center, 5670 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year!

  • Football Fundays: Paradise Park is a great place to go if you’re a football fanatic! The kids get to play while you get to watch the games on one of 15 TVs mounted throughout the Park. Every Sunday through SuperBowl Sunday.
  • Free Weekend 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.

All calendar items subject to change, especially during the holidays! Please check the organization hosting the event to ensure event details have not changed.