KIDS DAY OUT FALL/WINTER 23/24
Come have a fun, enriching experience during Kids Day Out! Children will get creative rotating between art and craft stations, have center time, play outside weather permitting, participate in PE class, dance, twirling and/or music theatre. A variety of art materials will be used each day; dress in clothes that can get messy, wear tennis shoes and sunscreen.
Children under Kindergarten age MUST register for half day due to KDHE regulations.
*ALL STUDENTS: Bring a backpack, lunch, snacks, water bottle, we go outside in most weather. Please make sure items are labeled with names. Wear tennis shoes & dress for a mess.*
Geared Towards Students Aged 4 – 12 Years Old
Half Day Option: 9:00-12:30, $30 per person, per day (bring a lunch, we eat lunch at 11:00)
Full Day Option: 9:00-4:00, $45 per person, per day
(only available for students K-12 yrs.)
Oct. 6: Cardboard Builder Day: Perfect for any little maker or builder! Students will be introduced to Makedo tools and create to their hearts content!
Oct. 9: Fall Small World Creation: Come dig through our bins of materials to assemble a miniature world with fall pumpkins, clay snails and interesting foliage.
Oct. 10: Scavenger Hunt: Join us to explore The Art Park campus and surrounding fields to find hidden natural items. We will also paint rocks to hide!
Oct. 11: Tie Dye Day: Students will have fun creating new folds and take home two tie dyed flour sack towels. These would make a great gift!
Oct. 12: Fall Science: Participate in experiments with apple, pumpkin and gourd sink or float stations and draw a silly witch with mixed media.
Oct. 13: Lego Build Day: Build and learn about caves, bats and creepy crawlies that live in caves. Lots of fun buggy crafts too!
Oct. 27: Drawing Day: Draw and learn about nocturnal creatures such as a barn owl and dissect an owl pellet. Enjoy a visit from an owl from the GPNC!
Nov. 20: Turkey Sculpture: Your kiddos will love digging through our bins of materials to create a one of a kind turkey sculpture out of bits and bobs.
Nov. 21: Shrinky Dink Turkey: draw a turkey then shrink it in the oven! Once cool students will make it a forest home with our small world materials.
Nov. 22 (half day only!): Collage Cornucopia: Matisse once called collage ‘drawing with scissors” and we agree! Collage is a great way for kids to improve fine motor skills and direction following, learn proportion and practice a new media.
Dec. 18: Shrinky Dinks Keychains: Draw cute little winter garden gnomes then shrink them in the oven! Once cool we will string them onto beaded keychains.
Dec. 19: Paint Day: Create unique paper for a cardinal flying in a painted birch forest collage. This will make a great gift! Participate in an indoor snowball fight!
Dec. 20: Reindeer day! Draw, paint and create a 3D wooden reindeer sculpture.
Dec. 21: Printmaking extravaganza! Make your own poinsettia wrapping paper!
Dec. 22: Lego Day: Master Builders unite to create a large winter scene with pine trees, forest friends and snowmen. Participate in an indoor snowball fight!
Dec. 27: Clay Day: Make a snowman and wintery scene out of modeling clay.
Dec. 28: Tinker Day: Make a small world sculpture of a sparkly winter wonderland.
Dec. 29: Tinker Day: Learn how to safely cut cardboard to create Nutcracker characters and animals with moveable body parts.
Jan. 2: Nutcracker Paint Day: Draw Clara, the Rat King or a toy soldier then paint with watercolor and wax resist. Participate in an indoor snowball fight!
Jan. 3: Tinker Lab: Build a 3D wintery castle out of recyclables, learn to cut cardboard safely and decorate with tempera paint sticks, fake snow and more!
Jan. 15: Clay Day: Create a modeling clay igloo and polar bear small world and participate in an indoor snowball fight!
Feb. 16: Lego Day: Design and build a fantasy playground! Students will enjoy learning how to use graph paper to sketch their designs. Indoor snowball fight too!
Feb. 19: Lego Day: Travel around the world and build famous landmarks with your friends. Students will also enjoy a special Lego art project.
Mar. 8: Cute Animals Theme: Draw a llama and color in with Copic design markers. Don’t miss out on fun llama crafts too!
Mar. 11: Cute Animals Theme: Paint a fennec fox with acrylic paints and learn about the harsh African desert they call home. Wear clothes that can get messy!
Mar. 12: Cute Animals Theme: Draw an axolotl in an underwater scene with watercolor crayons. Wear your axolotl t-shirts if you have one!
Mar. 13: Cute Animals Theme: Draw a fairy penguin and habitat with oil pastels. Students will also enjoy cute penguin Shrinky Dink crafts.
Mar. 14: Cute Animals Theme: Paint a pygmy hippo with watercolor & wax resist.
Mar. 15: Cute Animal Theme: Students will create their own textured paper to use to collage a cute koala in a eucalyptus tree. Students will also enjoy hearing traditional Australian stories about the creation of the koala.
Mar. 29: Lego Master Builder Day: Create a jungle canopy alive with Lego birds and animals. Students will create a cool cardboard toucan sculpture to take home.
Apr. 1: Tinker Lab: make a duct tape bookmark, bracelet or keychain.
May. 24: Our Natural World: Kiddos will have fun participating in a campus wide scavenger hunt learning about birds, nests and eggs, using a microscope and examining insect and plant specimens with a magnifying glass.
May. 28: Tinker Lab: Super Heroes! Create your own super hero figurine, decorate a felt mask and play imaginative games at afternoon specials.
May. 29: Fun in the sun! Bring your swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for fun water and sensory play on the playground.
May. 30, Mazes, Mandalas and Labyrinths Oh My! We will be learning about and making all three in this fun tinkering day. This day will focus on students’ collaboration and cooperation to achieve massive creations.
May. 31, Dolphin Day: Make a dolphin out of clay and a coral reef out of junk art!