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KEEPING YOUR KIDS BUSY ALL WINTER

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ABOUT ME

I am a wife and stay-at-home Mom of Ben (6th grade) and Grace (4th grade).

I am Gail Keller, the publisher of Macaroni Kid JoCo.  We relocated to Overland Park, KS 10 years ago. I left the world of international travel and corporate training to become a full-time, stay-at-home mom.

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ABOUT ME

I love meeting parents and kids, entrepreneurs, business owners, and community groups who share my passion to make our community one of the best in the country!  

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ABOUT ME

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WINTER FUN FOR YOUR 0-6 YEAR OLDIt doesn’t need to look like this:

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WINTER FUN FOR YOUR 0-6 YEAR OLD…or this:

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WINTER FUN FOR YOUR 0-6 YEAR OLDIn the Community – Ideas for $5 or less• Physical Play – get those muscles moving and

burn off some energy

• Story Time – encourage speech and reading skills

• Music – sing and dance

• Museums, Plays & Puppet Shows – encourage imagination

• Science, Nature and Animals – learn about the world around us

• Art – get creative and messy

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WINTER FUN FOR YOUR 0-6 YEAR OLD

At Home:

• Games• Crafts• Science• Cooking

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WINTER FUN FOR YOUR 0-6 YEAR OLD

Take A Day Trip

• Kansas City, MO• Kaleidoscope• Crown Center• Union Station, TYA and Science City*• LEGOLAND*• Sealife Aquarium*• Paul Mesner Puppets

• Lawrence, KS• KU Natural History Museum

• Independence• Puppetry Arts Institute

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PHYSICAL PLAY - OPEN GYMS

• Parks and Rec Centers• Lenexa Community Center• Matt Ross Community Center• Blue Valley Rec• Irene B. French Community

Center, Merriam• Sylvester Powell Jr. Community

Center, Mission• Shawnee Civic Centre

• Churches• Indian Creek Community Church• Overland Park First Assembly of

God – Coffee Playground • Cedar Ridge Christian Church -

Parkside Coffee Shop, Lenexa

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PHYSICAL PLAY

• Gyms• Pinnacle Gymnastics,

Shawnee• 360 Gymnastics, Olathe

• Bounce & Trampoline Places*• Little Monkey Bizness,

Shawnee• Pump it Up, Shawnee• Sky Zone, Shawnee

• IKEA, Merriam

• Backyard Specialists, Olathe (outdoors)

• Rainbow Play Systems

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PHYSICAL PLAY

• Bowling at Pinstripes Tots Playtime, Overland Park

• Bowling at Mission Bowl ‘N Olathe

• Roller Skating at Skate City Pixie Skate, Shawnee

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PHYSICAL PLAY - CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS

• Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City

• Johnson County Museum Pop ‘n Play Sessions

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STORYTIME SESSIONS

• Libraries• JoCo Libraries• Olathe Libraries

• Museums• JoCo Museum• Wonderscope

• Stores• Mommyshop• Barnes & Noble• PBK• American Girl• Learning Tree

• Other• Pinnacle Gym

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MUSIC

• Wonderpalooza monthly concerts at Wonderscope*

• Music with Mar

• Little Rockers at School of Rock Overland Park

• Community Centers

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MUSEUMS, THEATERS & PUPPETS

• Museums• Lanesfield School, Edgerton• Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm,

Olathe• Leglar Barn, Lenexa• Shawnee Indian Mission, Fairway• Wonderscope• Johnson County• Museum at Prairifire

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MUSEUMS, THEATERS & PUPPETS

• Theaters*• The Barn Players Jr. Productions,

Mission• CYT• White Theatre• JCCC

• Puppets*• Paul Mesner• StoneLion and Picadilly Productions

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SCIENCE, NATURE & ANIMALS

• The Discovery Room at the Museum at Prairiefire*, Overland Park

• Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe

• Prairie Oak Nature Center, Leawood

• Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory*, Louisburg

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MAKE-AND-TAKE SESSIONS

• Kids Club at Whole Foods Market, Overland Park

• Lakeshore Learning Resources, Merriam

• The Learning Tree, Leawood• Michael’s Stores• LEGO Store• Bass Pro Shops, Olathe• *American Girl Store,

Overland Park• *Home Depot• *Lowe’s Build and Grow

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COOKING

• Kids Club at Whole Foods Market and the Cooking Studio

• Williams-Sonoma

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MACARONI KIDMacaroni Kid is a weekly e-newsletter, online calendar and website where Moms, Dads, Grandparents and Childcare Providers learn about activities and events happening for kids and families in their community.

Macaroni Kid JoCo brings a valuable, free and unique service to local families. There is no comparable hyper-local digital publication. We proactively search hundreds of local websites to compile the most comprehensive activities and events calendar.

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WHY?

Macaroni Kid answers the question:

“Mom, what are we going to do today”

In more than 500 local communities

across the U.S.

What are we doing today?

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FROM OUR READERS

"Thanks so much for putting Macaroni Kid together. Can you imagine how many thousands of kids and parents that have had fun together thanks to you? I know our family has made so many memories doing the activities found on your calendar!" ~Amanda

"Thanks for always having great ideas for fun things to do with my family in the area, saves gas and let's us unwind!" ~Rachel 

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CONTACT ME

[email protected](913) 634.8608

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MBA with distinction, Hofstra UniversityBA, Rutgers College