Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Sunday, June 15, 2008
Need a Lesson Plan?Monday, June 9, 2008
Are you a teacher working to put together some lesson plans this summer? Are you a parent looking for some fun, educational activities to do with your kids? Check out the website for Teacher Created Resources. They have a section of their site that lists over 400 lesson plans!
Just type in the keyword you are looking for and the appropriate grade level. All matching lesson plans will be listed. Choose the one you like and download it. It's that easy! They have some great ideas for all subject areas for grades PreK-8. Check it out by clicking the link below:
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FREE Things To Do This Summer
Are you looking for some fun things to do with the kids this summer? Here is a list of some of our favorite places to visit during the summer, and the best part is.... EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST IS ABSOLUTELY FREE!
1) St. Louis County Library: They have tons of fun story hours planned with special guests such as magicians, musicians and more. You can pick up a complete schedule at any library. Hang out and read some books or play on the kid computer stations.
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2) Missouri Botanical Garden: Did you know that admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden is free to all St. Louis County and City residents on Wednesdays and Saturdays until noon? In addition, the Whitaker Music Festival returns this summer which means you can also visit the garden for free after 5 PM on Wednesday nights. The Children's Garden stays open for free until 7 PM on Wednesday nights as well.
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3) St. Louis Science Center: The St. Louis Science Center hosts Star Parties on the second Friday of the month at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium. Look at the night sky through telescopes and watch the live star show "The Sky Tonight" inside the planetarium.
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4) St. Louis Art Museum: The art museum hosts Family Sundays throughout the summer. Bring the entire family and take a guided tour through one of the galleries. These tours have been especially designed for kids and always include a fun art project to work on and take home. The museum also has free admission for all special exhibits on Friday nights.
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5) St. Louis Zoo: The Children's Zoo, Conservation Carousel, and Dinorarus are free from 8-9 AM each day during the summer. The zoo also hosts Jungle Boogie on most Friday evenings throughout the summer where you can see great concerts from local performers.
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6) St. Louis Union Station: Visit this historic landmark in St. Louis. Union Station also hosts free outdoor movies in the train shed the first Friday of every month through September. Be sure to check their website for a complete list of movies being shown as some are not appropriate for small children.
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7) Laumeier Sculpture Park: This cool park is filled with interesting sculptures that adults and children will enjoy seeing. The park also hosts Music + Movies on Friday nights in June. Bring the family for a free concert and a free outdoor movie. Be sure to check their website for a complete list of movies being shown as some are not appropriate for small children. (Many people misspell this park "Laumiere".
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8) Sylvan Springs Park: Visit the small water park at Sylvan Springs Park located next to the playground. The kids will have a blast running through all of the sprinklers. Bring some buckets and a towel for hours of fun.
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9) Jefferson Barracks Park: Try playing disc golf at Jefferson Barracks Park. This fun game is played similar to golf, but with a frisbee. You just stand at the tee (the red tee is for beginners) and try to sail your frisbee towards the target (a metal basket). Bring your own frisbee and start at Black Hawk Shelter.
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10) Suson Park: Bring the family to Suson Park to see all of the animals at the barn. Bring a picnic lunch and have a fun afternoon.
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