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School Break Mini-Camps Winter, spring or summer, we've got you covered! (ages 2.5 - 6 years)

Supplement your child's year-round preschool experience with these hands-on, engaging classes. Children should come prepared for active play with good play shoes and an extra set of clothes. Camp days are filled with songs, games, crafts, dramatic play and sensory activities.

Preschool/Kinder Mini-Camps

Creative Campers - June 18-20

This week is all about process art. Children will make a variety of 3-D sculptures utilizing recycled and natural materials that they collect themselves.

On the Road Again - July 9-11

We're going on a (pretend) adventure! Children will make maps, go on scavenger hunts and even put together a real outdoor picnic.

Crazy Carnival - July 23-25

Play games, earn tickets and win prizes! Children will learn all about the sights and sounds they might find at the circus as they play.

Buggin' Out - August 6-8

From one beautiful butterfly to one hundred roly-polys, children will get outside, play in the dirt and learn about all their favorite, fascinating insects.

Friday FUNdays!

Get involved in some serious play! Each Friday session features a partner project and a group activity to get children and family members working together and solving problems. Registration is for the child only; however, an adult caregiver must be present for the entirety of the program and is encouraged to participate as well.

Puppet Theater - June 14

Make a puppet out of simple materials and take turns putting on a show.

Amazing Architects - June 28

Build a tunnel, build a tower, build a road! Hard hats not required.

Mini Meterologists - July 19

Have a rain dance, form a rainbow and make a cloud jar to take home.

Splish Splash! - August 2

Be ready to get wet! Build a water wall and have fun painting with spray bottles.

Kids' Mornings on the Farm

Schedule a play date with friends and come explore a working farm. Take a tour of the farm, visiting with animals including free-range chickens, potbelly pigs and beautiful alpacas. Little farmers will help to feed and water their new friends and practice doing real farm chores. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy while the kids explore the tree house and horse swings in the Fun Zone. Registration includes 1 child (required, accompanying adult and additional siblings under 2 years are free). Leave pets at home; dress for a working farm. Mondays from 9:30 - 11:30A Location: Zippity Zoo Barnyard, 6921 Ridge Valley Ct.

Joker the Horse - May 13

Jazz-Man the Kissing Llama - June 3

Simon, Paco & the Devilish Ducks - July 1

Ricky & Bobby the Goats - August 5

Mommy & Me Make and Take

All materials and equipment provided. Register only the child; however, an adult caregiver is required to attend and assist their child (1 child/adult).

'How I Grow" Growth Chart Keepsake

Starts June 10. Share special memories with your child as they discover how much they’ve grown and changed since they were born. Bring a few special pictures to include in your handmade, no-sew fabric growth chart.

No-Sew Fashion Design for Dolls & Bears

Starts July 22. Learn age-appropriate principles of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) as you work alongside your child to create fun and easy, no-sew fashion wear for 18” dolls and/or stuffed bears.

Outdoor Family Fun Meetups

Register only the child; however, an adult caregiver is required to attend. Bring sunscreen, a water bottle and good walking shoes. A stroller or wagon is recommended.

Heart of the City Scavenger Hunt

Begins June 24. An evil villain has stolen the heart of Loveland and it’s up to your child to help us find it! Discover inner super-hero qualities, decorate capes and prepare for action. Clues lead the group on scavenger hunts through the Civic Center campus and downtown Loveland. Learn a little about our city, enjoy time outdoors and find the prize at the end.

Teddy Bear Tea Party & Picnic

Begins July 29. Help your child learn basic, age-appropriate table etiquette including place setting, pouring and sharing “family-style”. Bring a stuffed animal friend to help learn to measure and mix no-bake treats. On the last day, practice new skills and set up a fun and fancy decorated outdoor picnic.

Is your child ready for more?

Questions? Call 970.962.2467 or email sarah.gagne@cityofloveland.org for more information or to schedule a tour.

Credits:

Created with images by palichka - "boy child play" • jeniffertn - "toddler child happy" • timkraaijvanger - "park mother girl" • Dorothe Wouters - "untitled image"

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