Discovery Play Adventure Time Theme of the Week: Easter
Sunday, Sun April 14 through Sat April 20
Easter means a basket-full of fun in Discovery Play all week long!
Adventure Time is one of the best children’s activities in Kansas City. Join us any day of the week at Paradise Park as we explore a theme of the week. In the days leading up to the holiday, here’s what we’ll be doing to help our littlest guests celebrate Easter!
What is Adventure Time?
It’s an additional activity you and your child can participate in during your visit and exploring in Discovery Play. Our friendly Paradise Park Play Facilitator engages our young guests in celebrating the theme of the week through 4 different activities: a story, interactive game, art project and cooking activity. Our curriculum is custom-designed by professionals who have put heart and soul into creating an enriching educational hands-on experience that is so much fun kids don’t even realize they are learning. Our program is inspired by unit studies, sensory play and experiential learning philosophies.
This Week’s Activities:
Imagination-capturing storytelling followed by a unique interactive activity that connects to the story and provides great kinesthetic learning.
This week: We’ll begin with the story of a groovy cat who puts on some bunny ears and helps the Easter Bunny in the book, Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure by Kimberly and James Dean. Afterward we’ll play an interactive game that ties in to the story. This week, kids will choose an Easter egg and act out the surprise instructions inside (like “Hop like a bunny,” or “Pretend to chew on a carrot.”).
Children follow basic instructions to create their own art project that expands on the theme and encourages small motor skill development. We have all the art supplies set up so you don’t have to have a mess at home!
This week: Our featured art project in the Art Studio this week is a Little Easter Surprise made with a die cut box. Children and their grown-ups will follow basic instructions and use their small motor skills to create a gift for someone special.
Additionally, you and your child can get your creative juices flowing even more at the three self-guided art tables. We have all the art supplies set up so you don’t have to make a mess at home! Choose from a variety of projects: an “Easter Bunny Puppet” using a unique Easter Bunny die cut they can decorate with their own flair, a clever “Carrot for the Easter Bunny” they can write a message on and leave for the Easter Bunny himself, and a colorful “Easter Basket” artwork they can use as a decoration for their room!
Kids love to make their own creative treat to eat when it’s finished. The Cooking Station teaches children to try new foods, work together and learn measuring skills. And, it’s just plain fun!
This week: It’s so much fun for youngsters to mix little imagination and creativity with ordinary ingredients and watch them become yummy treats! Kids will enjoy the process involved in making their own Easter Egg Hunt Treat to eat!
And remember, you can always add Foam Factory play to your Discovery Play admission. It’s called a Flex Pass. Just ask our friendly team member when you purchase your wristband.
5 Simple Ideas for Creating Connections with Your Kids Over Easter Break
Whatever you do, remember keeping things simple can often times be the best way to create an environment for connection and bonding.
- Create Together –Just sitting together coloring, drawing or dying eggs can be a great way to slow down and enjoy each other.
- Share the Ordinary – Even though it’s often faster and easier to just do things yourself, kids love to be included in adult activities. Take advantage of the opportunity to communicate and bond in the process of doing everyday chores together—putting groceries away, setting the table, loading the dishwasher.
- Take Time to Unwind – That’s our nice way of saying “unplug.” Turning off technology opens the door to read a book together, play an instrument, talk… Finding ways to turn “boredom” into fun is a great life skill.
- Go Outside – Make some memories together having some old-fashioned outdoor fun. Play tag or catch, fly a kite, hunt for rocks, climb a tree.