Macaroni Kid East Wichita – November 02, 2015

Macaroni Kid – East Wichita […] November 2, 2015 The weekly newsletter of East Wichita activities to entertain, stimulate and exhaust your kids. ## “Day After Halloween” Brownies Make leftovers that your family will devour by adding some of the excess candy you gathered when trick or treating to brownie batter for a treat that makes the “Day After Halloween” just as special. Ingredients Your favorite brownie mix plus all ingredients called for on the box instructions (typically oil, water and eggs) 1½ – 2 cups of Halloween candy, chopped if needed (chocolate works best – mini candy bars, M&Ms, etc.) Instructions Prepare the brownie mix as instructed. Then add all but about ¼ cup of the chopped candy to … Read More […] ## Make a Family “Thankful” Board In a world that is quick to emphasize status, worth and stuff, it’s easy to lose sight of what we DO have and even easier to not make the time to really appreciate it. With the Thanksgiving holiday this month, it’s a great time to be intentional about fostering a grateful spirit in our families. Being intentional about raising kids with an attitude of thanksgiving has long-term benefits.Research has found that middle school students who focused on the things for which they were grateful for just two … Read More […] ## Personalized Gear For Your Little One And a Chance to Win a $500 Philips Avent Gift Basket Have you ever paced the aisles of the store, searching the shelves for the perfect item for your little one? Something that would reflect their individual style, through fun colors and adorable designs? Well good news, it’s your turn to be the designer! From now until November 15th, Philips Avent is leaning on parents to help create the next pacifier design that will join the Philips Avent family of products and be featured on store shelves! But the fun doesn’t stop there, those that enter will have a … Read More […] ## Reading Aloud to Your Kids Can Equal Success If you were told there was one simple thing you could do for your child that has been scientifically demonstrated to lead to greater success in school, wouldn’t you be dying to know what it is? It turns out that the simple acts of speaking and reading aloud to your kids has the power to help them attain early language skills (it even helps activate language development even before a child’s first word), stimulates motivation and memory, and it even helps children cope with stress and tragedy.And … Read More […] ## I finally found the Perfect Sippy Cup Sponsored My son is very very picky about sippy cups. He won’t take them and most of the time he throws a fit until he gets a bottle. Well he is a toddler and he is way too old for a bottle. So I have been on the hunt for the perfect sippy cup for awhile. I have tried out so many different types of cups with no avail. I always would give in and felt completely awful but I didn’t know what else to do. I was very … Read More […] This Week’s Calendar November 3rd through November 10th ## Tuesday, November 3 through Tuesday, November 3 Art Start Families:My Family and Me Art Start engages preschoolers with works of art and artmaking, while emphasizing State of Kansas Early LearningStandards. Where: 1400 West Museum Boulevard Wichita, KS 67203 When: n/a Age Range: Designed for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult. How: For more information about specific dates and to registerfor both May Art Start as well as Art Start goes to CAMP, goto Cost: Free ## Tuesday, November 3 through Tuesday, November 3 Tot Tuesday at Humane Society Children will enjoy listening to fun, thoughtful stories about animals and how important they are to us; meeting KHS pets waiting for adoption and making treats for our pets while practicing their fine motor skills. . Where: 3313 North Hillside Street When: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM 10:30am Age Range: The program is designed for our youngest visitors (from those in strollers to those in preschool) with parent participation in mind. How: Pre-registration is not required Cost: Suggested donation: $4/family ## Tuesday, November 3 through Tuesday, November 3 Tot Tuesday at Sedgwick County Zoo Sedgwick County Zoo, Exploration Place, Wichita WATER Center, and other area museums will be combining the fun to bring you educational activities. Just go to the Cargill learning center before 10:30 a.m. Where: Cargill Learning Center inside Sedgwick County Zoo When: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Age Range: Each half-hour session is free and designed for children ages 3-5 years old. Siblings are also welcome. How: Pre-registration is not required. Cost: Free ## Wednesday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 4 FREE Story Time at the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita The Great Plains Nature Center has a free story time on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Where: The Great Plains Nature Center When: 11:00 am Age Range: The weekly story time is geared toward preschool and kindergarten-age kids, but all ages are welcome to attend. How: Just show up Cost: Free ## Wednesday, November 4 through Wednesday, November 4 FREE: Learn to Crochet Free Crocet class. One-on-one help to learn this super-popular craft Where: Alford Branch Library When: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Age Range: Open to the Community How: Just show up Cost: Free ## Thursday, November 5 through Saturday, November 7 CYT Wichita Performs Disney’s Beauty and the The Beast The Christian Youth Theater of Wichita will be putting on a production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Where: Isley Traditional Magnet School When: 7:00 pm November 5, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. November 6, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. November 7th Age Range: Open to the community How: Visit or call 316-682-1688 Cost: Advance tickets for adults are $12 while student tickets are only $10. Add $2 per ticket if you purchase at door. ## Thursday, November 5 through Thursday, November 5 Family Night at the Museum of World Treasures Experience a trip through time at one of the most interesting and exciting museums in Kansas. Find surprises around every corner, including Ivan the T.Rex, two Egyptian mummies, and an expansive military history exhibit. Where: 835 E 1st St N, Wichita When: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Age Range: Families ๐Ÿ™‚ How: No pre-registration is required Cost: Admission is only $5 on family night ## Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8 $13 Carloads at Starlite Drive-In $13 carloads is back at Starlite Drive In- watch double/triple features for only $13 for a carload- great deal Where: Starlite Drive In When: Open at 7:30 pm Friday & Sat, 7:45 pm on Sundays Age Range: Open to the Public How: To see their features check out their website Cost: $13 ## Saturday, November 7 through Saturday, November 7 2015 Spirit AeroSystems Veterans’ Day Parade & Celebration of Hereos Military display from Ft. Riley’s Big Red One Car Show Food Trucks including The Flying Stove, B.S. Sandwich Press, Funky Monkey Munchies, and The Brown Box Bakery. Collections for Today’s KFDI FM 101.3 Christmas in a Box The American Legion Big Red One “Project North Pole- Christmas for our Children” Toy Collection Just Face It Face Painting Flow Foundry, ICT and many other fun activites! Where: WaterWalk When: Parade 11:00 a.m. Celebration of Heroes 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Age Range: This is a community event How: Just show up Cost: Free to attend ## Saturday, November 7 through Saturday, November 7 China Circus Direct from China, one of the world’s most awarded Acrobatic Troupes will be performing at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, KS on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 8:00 pm. Where: Orpheum Theatre When: 8 pm Age Range: Open to the Public How: Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at, at Select A Seat box office located at Intrust Bank Arena 109 South Main, by calling 316-263-0884, at Orpheum Theatre box office, and at all area Dillons Grocery Stores. Cost: $40/person Orchestra Seating, $35/person Balcony, Ages 2-12 $15. Ticket prices go up $5.00 on the day of the show. ## Saturday, November 7 through Saturday, November 7 Free Admission to the Wichita Art Museum Enjoy free admission on Saturdays to the Art Museum! Take the family! Where: 400 West Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS When: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Age Range: Open to the Public How: The Museum also has numerous free or cheap kidsโ€™ activities/programs. Cost: Free ## Saturday, November 7 through Saturday, November 7 Big Read Wichita: Author Event Join in for an evening with author Luis Alberto Urrea, as he discusses Into the Beautiful North and the themes of Mexican immigration and cultural identity, along with his own story. Urrea is quite familiar with the struggles of families on the border Where: WSU Hughes Metroplex When: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Age Range: Open to the Community How: Just show up Cost: Free ## Tuesday, November 10 through Tuesday, November 10 Garden Sprouts at Botanica Come to the Garden for an opportunity to explore the natural world together. Each month we focus on a theme from the garden using children’s literature, games, eco-art and a scrumptious snack. Where: Botanica Gardens701 Amidon StreetWichita, KS 67203When: 1:00 PM Another When: 00 PM Another class available at 10:00 AM Age Range: Children ages 3-5 with an adult How: Pre-registration is required as sessions are limited. Call 316-264-0448 for reservations. Cost: Fees are $9 for non-members, $6 for members Plan Ahead November 13th through December 13th ## Friday, November 13 through Sunday, November 15 Gingerbread Village The Assistance League of Wichita presents Gingerbread Village. Get creative as you make your own gingerbread houses to take home and enjoy holiday tunes from strolling carolers. Where: Exploration Place When: 11/13 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 11/14 10 am-6 pm, 11/15 11 am-5 pm Age Range: Open to the community How: Just show up Cost: $5 for Assistance League and Exploration Place MembersNon members are $9.50 per person2 and under is Free ## Saturday, November 14 through Saturday, November 14 East Wichita 2015 Macaroni Kid Toy Time Party! Sponsored event. Games, food, fun. Where: Will advise for those attending When: 2:00 pm Age Range: Invite only if you are in intersted in attending there are still spots available, email for details How: Email for details Cost: FREE ## Saturday, November 21 through Sunday, November 22 Toy Train Club Displays Talk with model train enthusiants and see their personal model train collections Where: Exploration Place When: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM 11/21 10 am-5 pm, 11/22 12-5 pm Age Range: Open to the Community How: Just show up Cost: Regular admission cost. ## Saturday, November 21 through Saturday, November 21 Meet Santa Tell Kris Kringle himself what you want for Christmas ๐Ÿ™‚ Where: In the main lobby at Exploration Place When: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Age Range: This is a community Event How: Just show up Cost: Free ## Saturday, November 21 through Saturday, November 21 Read to Rover Children get an opportunity to read aloud to a supportive, non-judgmental listener, a registered therapy dog. Where: 3313 N. Hillside When: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Age Range: Wichita public library’s partners with Kansas human society How: Registration required Cost: Donation of $4.00 per child is requested.all proceeds made will benefit the animals. ## Friday, November 27 through Wednesday, December 23 Illuminations at Botanica Illuminations is a family-friendly event that showcases Botanica’s 17 acres of beautiful gardens in a completely different light. It has become one of the area’s premier holiday events. With hundreds of thousands of lights and new themed displays, Illuminations will be Kansas’ largest holiday light display. Where: Botanica When: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Age Range: The whole family! How: Just show up and purchase tickets Cost: $8 ## Thursday, December 3 through Thursday, December 3 A night with Santa Evening activities include *Visit with Santa*Inflatables*Carnival games with prizes*Cake walk*Bingo*Letters to Santa*Drawings at 8:30 pm for fully decorated live Christmas trees and children’s bicylces Where: Century II Exhibition & Convention Halls When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Age Range: Families are invited to join. Event is geared towards kids 12 and under. How: Just show up Cost: This is a FREE Holiday Celebration ## Sunday, December 13 through Wednesday, December 16 Supper with Santa at Botanica Santa will be taking a break from his holiday preparations to host a special meal at Botanica: Supper with Santa. Where: Botanica When: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Age Range: The whole family! 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