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KC Easter Activities

Posted April 09, 2014 10:21pm by Jane

Easter is a fun time for all of us — spring is emerging, dreams of chocolate bunnies and Easter egg hunts are in the air, and we get to look forward to spending time with friends and family.

If you’re looking for some fun pre-Easter activities to enjoy, here are some great ones we’ve found:

  • The Easter Bunny visits Crown Center! The Easter Bunny will be on a special meet and greet at Crown Center Shops. A professional photographer will be taking pictures for a fee, but visitors are welcome to bring their cameras. April 12-13 & April 18-19, noon-4pm.
  • Simon Kidgits Club Easter ‘Egg’stravaganza: Enjoy festive interactive activities, arts and crafts and more! Members will receive a Kidgits® Easter bucket and Kidgits bunny ears as a keepsake to take home. Kids can also get their photo with the Easter Bunny. April 12, 8-10am; Independence Center (Children’s Play Area), 18801 E. 39th Street South, Independence, MO 64057; free for Kidgits Club members/$5 for annual membership. Click here or call 816-795-8600 for more information.
  • Egg Dive @ Blue Valley Recreation Center: Peter Rabbit is hiding eggs in BVRC’s pool! Kids get to dive for special eggs which they can redeem for big prizes, and all kids receive a treat bag stuffed with lots of goodies. Children under 5 must be accompanied by a swimming adult. April 12; 3 sessions: 8:30-9:45am, 10-11:15am, 11:30am-12:45 pm for ages 1-12. Registration deadline is April 10. $14/child; $18/non-resident
  • YMCA Easter Eggstravaganza @ Paul Henson Family YMCA: This free annual community Easter egg hunt includes a Mr. Stinky Feet concert at 10:30am, games, art projects, a bounce house and snacks leading up to the egg hunt at 11:45am. 4200 W. 79 St., Prairie Village, KS  66208, April 12 @ 10am. Click here for information on other YMCA area Easter Eggstravaganzas

Photos with the Easter Bunny: To get your child’s photo taken with the Easter Bunny, check out your closest shopping mall. Many of them offer a wide variety of photo packages with the Easter Bunny! Besides Crown Center, and Independence Center, Oak Park Mall and Town Center in Leawood  (among many others) have Easter Bunny photography sessions available.

Photo courtesy of http://www.mrwallpaper.com/

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Crown Center Celebrates Wizard of Oz

Posted March 05, 2014 10:16pm by Jane

Whether you’re a die-hard fan, or want to introduce your children to the magic of The Wizard of Oz for the first time, Crown Center has some fun ways to celebrate the 75th anniversary of this iconic movie.

At 75 Years of Oz, Oh My!, kids can trace Dorothy’s footsteps through the Land of Oz. An adventure awaits on the path, which begins where Dorothy’s house plops down in Munchkin Land and ends where she clicks her ruby red slippers to return to Kansas. Along the yellow brick road, families can tour the enchanting world of the Munchkins, meet up with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, as well as locate the Wizard in the Emerald City and sneak inside the Wicked Witch’s eerie castle. A section of the exhibit features a small sampling of local collector Jane Albright’s vast Oz collection.

Visit CrownCenter.com/Oz to register to win a party at the exhibit!

The exhibit is located in the Crown Center Shops Showplace, Level 1, and runs through May 4, 2014. Open Mon-Wed 10am-6pm; Thu-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-6pm.

But the fun times at Oz don’t end there!

Glinda the Good Witch!, Mar. 8: This Saturday, guests at Crown Center can enjoy Glinda the Good Witch, noon–4pm in the Level 1 Atrium, posing for photos and visiting with fans, at Crown Center and the 75 Years of Oz, Oh My! exhibit.

Wizard of Oz characters, March 15, 22, & 29: Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion in the Level 1 Atrium for photos and more Wizard of Oz fun. Characters will appear noon-4 pm.

For more information about The Wizard of Oz activities, go to www.crowncenter.com.

*Image courtesy of Crown Center.

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75 Years of Oz, Oh My!

Posted February 21, 2014 8:45am by Jane

Head out with the kids to Crown Center to celebrate the 75th anniversary of America’s favorite family movie, The Wizard of Oz. You and your kids can trace Dorothy’s footsteps through the Land of Oz: from the moment her house plops down in Munchkin Land until she clicks her ruby red slippers to return to Kansas.

Along the yellow brick road, families can tour the enchanting world of the Munchkins, meet up with the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, as well as locate the Wizard in the Emerald City and sneak inside the Wicked Witch’s eerie castle. A section of the exhibit will showcase Oz memorabilia from local Oz enthusiast Jane Albright.

This free exhibit is located in Crown Center Shops Showplace, Level 1, and is open through May 4, 2014. Hours are: Mon-Wed 10am-6pm; Thu-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-6pm.

For some additional fun, visit CrownCenter.com/Oz to register to win a party at the exhibit!

Photo courtesy of Crown Center.

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