Adventure Time Theme

Family Friendly Indoor Activities in Kansas City

Discovery Play Adventure Time Weekly Themes – January and February

When you are looking for family friendly indoor activities in Kansas City, our Discovery Play center is designed just for families with kids 7 and under. In addition to the 30+ indoor and outdoor play stations, we offer Adventure Time, which combines learning with fun through an educational, fun themed story, art and cooking project facilitated by our friendly Play Facilitators at scheduled times every day all throughout the year.

Adventure Times:
Mon-Thurs: noon, 2pm, 4pm
Fri&Sat: noon, 2pm, 4pm
Sun: 2pm, 4pm

Adventure Time is a quality family-friendly indoor activity in Kansas City

What is Adventure Time? It’s something special at Paradise Park. Our educational specialists have poured their hearts into creating curriculum that is unique, interactive, fun AND educational. Kids don’t even realize they are learning because they’re having so much fun. It lasts about a half hour and is facilitated by our friendly Play Facilitators.

Educational, Experiential, Hands-on, Sensory and Imaginative Learning Activities Included in Adventure Time:

Performance Room

Imagination-capturing storytelling followed by a unique interactive activity that connects to the story and provides great kinesthetic learning.

Art Studio

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!

Cooking Station

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!

 

 

 

Week 3: President’s Day Celebration Week (Feb 16 – 22)

A great indoor activity! As the nation honors two of our nation’s great past presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, we are happy to offer a place for little ones to participate, too, with President’s Day activities for kids in Kansas City designed just for them. Come on in to family-friendly Paradise Park this week as we learn and create to celebrate President’s Day!

Performance – Our friendly Paradise Park Play Facilitator engages our young guests in celebrating the theme of the week, which changes generally every Sunday. This week, let us inspire your child’s enthusiasm for learning with a story in our Performance Room about school kids putting on a play, titled “President’s Day” by Anne Rockwell. Afterward our Play Facilitator will connect the story to an interactive activity—a memory skill game with patriotic items hidden under a red, white and blue hat.

Art Studio – Our group will march right on down to the Art Studio next to follow instructions our Play Facilitator will guide them through to create their very own headband like President Lincoln’s distinctive hat they can wear the rest of the day and pretend to be president themselves.

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 have a mess at home!  They can play with Do-a-Dot paints to decorate a President’s Day Flag to display proudly as they celebrate President’s Day.  We’ll have materials to craft an American Bald Eagle collage with torn-paper feathers, and a tree design with red tissue pieces to recreate George Washington’s Cherry Tree, of course!

Cooking Station – our friendly Play Facilitator will retell the childhood legend of George Washington telling the truth about chopping a cherry tree down to inspire the super fun cooking project kids will love: making their own yummy mini Cherry Pie in honor of President Washington to eat when it’s finished baking!

Everything you create together here at Paradise Park can be taken home and shared. Your memories here make great dinner or bedtime conversation!

 

Week 4: Pirate’s Week (Feb 23 – 29)

Shiver me timbers! The pirates have discovered the treasure here at Paradise Park – you! Come stretch your imagination with us this week in Discovery Play as we find things to do with pirates –like “walk” the plank, bury some “treasure” and make up our own pirate names and play some pirate games! Another great family-friendly indoor activity!

Performance – Our friendly Play Facilitator will take youngsters through a kid-friendly story about pirates. Then, we’ll connect the story to a lively interactive game that will stretch imaginations, and large motor skills! Our little pirates will choose a silly pirate name and then walk an imaginary plank! No worries, we don’t have sharks here at Paradise Park… only the small plastic ones in the Water Play area.

Art Studio – The group will sail on over to the Art Studio in search of their awesome art project. During Adventure Time they’ll follow basic instructions (because that’s what pirates do so well, right?) and make their own “What Be Your Name, Matey” headband to add to their pirate attire. Later at the self-directed tables they can also decorate a cool pirate ship, make their very own treasure chest, and a “Jolly Roger” pirate flag!  Remember, the great thing for parents about our Art Studio is that we have all the materials ready here for you! It’s all included in your Discovery Play admission.

Cooking Station – After all that work, the pirates will be getting hungry so our friendly Play Facilitator will lead them to the Cooking Station where they’ll bury some treasure in cookie dough to make their very own “Buried Treasure Treat” to eat after it bakes.

 

Week 1: Dr. Seuss Week (Mar 1 – 7)

March 2nd* is the birthday of one of the most beloved children’s book authors, Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, so we’ve made him the star of our weekly theme in the Discovery Play center (our version of a children’s museum). If you’re looking for fun indoor activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday in Kansas City, come join us! We will dive into some of the worlds he created with their unique images, characters, words and adventures.

Performance – Our friendly Play Facilitator will begin Adventure Time in the Performance Room with the book, Ten Apples Up on Top.  And in the spirit of the book, we’ll play a fun interactive game with the same name! It will bring the book to life as little ones roll dice, find the characters from the story in the room, and place apples on top of the characters’ heads.

Art Studio – Afterward, Dr. Seuss will continue to stir imaginations with Art Projects that help children experience his stories in tangible ways. Our friendly Play Facilitator will lead the group to make their very own Dr. Seuss Bow Tie, like the Cat in the Hat’s. Later you and your little one can return to the three self-directed tables for more creative time together. They can imagine all “the places they’d like to go” while they create their own artwork with transportation stamps and washable ink pads. They can explore what happens when they mix different colors of finger paints in our “My Many Colored Days” project. And they’ll amaze themselves as they use Do-A-Dot paints to “spot” their dog so he can be “Put in the Zoo!”

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 have a mess at home!  They can play with Do-a-Dot paints to decorate a President’s Day Flag to display proudly as they celebrate President’s Day.  We’ll have materials to craft an American Bald Eagle collage with torn-paper feathers, and a tree design with red tissue pieces to recreate George Washington’s Cherry Tree, of course!

Cooking Station – Kids create one of our favorite kitchen projects of the entire year: a Cat in the Hat treat. It’s an absolutely adorable version of the Cat’s hat, that also tastes terrific!

 

Week 2: Celebrate Your Name Week (Mar 8 – 14)

Come let us celebrate your child and everything that makes THEM special, during Celebrate Your Name week, a great indoor activity for kids in Kansas City!

Performance – Our friendly Play Facilitator will read a wonderful book by Karen Beaumont, I Like Myself, an energetic and imaginative ode to self-esteem that encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves–inside and out. Afterward kids will connect with the story again through an activity they participate in, by inventing their own creative and musical way to introduce themselves while the group celebrates their name with cheers.

Art Studio

Our Play Facilitator will then lead the children to the Art Studio where they follow basic instructions and use their small motor skills to create their own work of “name art” using alphabet stampers.

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 have a mess at home!  They can create an I Love My Name paper t-shirt with their name on it, a celebratory name flag filled with words they choose to describe themselves, and a wonderful balloon collage that spells out their name using balloon die cuts (nothing says “celebrate” like balloons, right?!).

Cooking Station – Kids will love making their own homemade “What’s in a Name” treat using ceramics principles to form the first initial of their name with dough and decorate it with yummy chocolate chips!

You’re welcome to take everything you make at Paradise Park home to share with family and friends. Our hope is that your day at the Park creates memories you’ll want to talk about at dinner, bedtime and for days to come!

 

Week 3: St. Patrick’s Day Week (Mar 15 – 21)

Looking for things to do in Kansas City for St. Patrick’s Day with little ones? Well, don your green, put a little Irish lilt in your voice and come play with us in our version of a children’s museum. Discovery Play is a great indoor activity for kids in Kansas City.

Performance – Our friendly Play Facilitator begins with a charming tale called How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace. Afterward, we connect the story to an interactive game. This week, children will enjoy the enchantment of our St. Patty’s Day version of “I SPY” as they work together to find various St. Patrick’s Day items around the room.

Art Studio – Our featured art project in the Art Studio for this celebration is a “Pot at the End of the Rainbow” project.  Using a special die cut, our favorite rainbow crayons and a “lucky coin,” kids and their grown-ups will follow basic instructions and use their small motor skills to create a decoration to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

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 have a mess at home!  Choose from a variety of projects that can also double as decorations: a “Leprechaun Wand,” a “Luck of the Irish” stamp and paint collage, and a “Kiss the Blarney Stone!”

Cooking Station – Kids love to create things in the kitchen, which is why we have our Cooking Station. This week little ones will get enjoy experiencing the magic of mixing up green icing to decorate their own Lucky Leprechaun Cookies with “Emerald Green Sprinkles” as a tasty treat!

 

Week 4: Healthy Lifestyles Week (Mar 22 – 28)

Our theme focuses on making healthy choices this week for our friends in Discovery Play, our version of a children’s museum. When you’re looking for things to do in Kansas City, Paradise Park offers this premier play opportunity for kids 7 and under. Throughout each day, our friendly Play Facilitators lead Adventure Time, curriculum custom designed by educational 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.

Performance – Adventure Time begins with imagination-capturing storytelling. This week kids will read Fast Food by Susan Freyman and Joost Elffers, a picture book that will inspire creative ways to enjoy some healthy foods. Following the story, everyone will enjoy a marvelous interactive activity that brings the book to life with the help of our life-sized stuff toy friend, “Stuffee.” He will help children see how their bodies work to get healthy energy from what they eat!

Art Studio – The group will then move on to our Art Studio, where the children will follow basic instructions to create their own art projects that encourage creativity and small motor skill development. Together as a group, we will make a ‘Doctor’s Bag” to help little ones imagine how doctors help sick patients in need. After Adventure Time, you can return to the Art Studio and enjoy the 3 self-directed projects: 1) Build an imaginative “Stethoscope” to use in pretend play. 2) Use cotton swabs as brushes to paint a picture. 3) Make your very own “Band-Aid Man” collage using first aid materials!

Cooking Station – We’ll finish our fun in the Cooking Station, where kids will love making their own healthy treat to eat when it’s finished. This week the doctor has ordered some Healthy Kabobs!

At every opportunity, we stir imaginations, spark curiosity and encourage enthusiasm for learning.

 

 

Week 5: Dinosaur Week (Mar 29 – Apr 4)

When it comes to educational and fun indoor children’s activities in Kansas City, our Discovery Play center offers a combination of quality “together time” as children do what they do best: learn through play that allows them to discover, imagine and experience the world around them. This week you can explore dinosaurs together at Paradise Park during Adventure Time!

Performance – Starting in our Performance Room, kids and their grown-ups will delight in a story about bedtime struggles kids will relate to, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen.  Our “Meet & Greet” game will challenge their minds as they play “detective” and try to identify dinosaurs based on the Play Facilitator’s clues.

Art Studio – The group will stomp on over like dinosaurs to the Art Studio, where our art projects stimulate creative thinking. As a group, children will love making a “Dinosaur Egg Hatching.” They’ll choose their favorite baby dinosaur stamp and sponge paint a speckle effect on a 2-part cracked egg die. The three self-guided projects include making “Prehistoric Impression” rubbings, decorating a dinosaur by “stomping” colorful Do-a-Dot paints on their artwork, and gluing tissue paper “scales” on a brontosaurus.

Cooking Station – Dinosaur fans will devour a Dinosaur Duo treat they make themselves, creating “scales” on a dinosaur cookie with chocolate chips, and a rolling leftover dough to form a special dinosaur egg!

 

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