June 13, 2013
- Kids Activities in Blue Springs, Lee's Summit and
- Macaroni Kid Calendar
- Macaroni Kid is hosting a VIP Toy Review Party
- Annual Father's Day Tea
- Father's Day Gift Ideas
- Because I'm Your Dad - A New Book by Ahmet Zappa
- This Week's Picks
- This Week's Calendar
- Daddy's Footsteps Gift
- Shadow Picture for Dad
- Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin
- Always Make The Most Of Your Macaroni Kid!
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Happy Father's Day to ALL Macaroni Dads, Stepdads, and Granddads!
A big WELCOME to all the folks who subscribed to the newsletter this week. We enjoyed meeting many new friends at the Little Blue River Art Fest, and it's always great to meet loyal Macaroni Kid readers. This week's edition is jam-packed with info on fun and events taking place in the Blue Springs, Lee's Summit and Independence communities. Make your plans for Father's Day! Double-check the calendar for special events and activities for DAD! We've included some special craft ideas for making DAD a special one-of-a-kind gift!
Be sure to check out our VIP Playtime and Review Party Event. It's a special invitation-only party that we are hosting with US Toy Leawood! If you have attended Macaroni Kid sponsored parties in the past, you know what a great time they are, and every guest leaves with lots of loot! Be sure to check it out and send your RSVP today!
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for YOU and YOUR child!
Macaroni Kid SEKC and Macaroni Kid JoCo are excited to host US Toy's Play Time and Review Party! If you are a mom/dad with kids 3-6 years old, we want YOU to come play with us!
Constructive Playthings (CP), is US Toy's own line of high-quality, durable and creative toys. You and your child/children are invited to play with and review up to 20 BRAND NEW toys, some not even available to the public yet! This is NOT a shopping event, just some playtime to share ...
Our Tradition..What's Yours?
Every Father's Day my girls and I wake up to hurriedly ready the living room for our super special Father's Day Tea Party. We take the old beat up Ikea kids table and quickly haul it into the living room before Daddy wakes up. Then we begin the special preparations!
1. Super beautiful table cloth. CHECK!
2. Mommy pulls out the, GASP, "pretty plates and forks that we aren't allowed to touch on regular days." CHECK.
3. We bust open a can of cinnamon rolls and put ...
Father's Day gifts are always a struggle. Dads have it easy on Mother's Day -- flowers, jewelry, a beautiful trinket, a few hours of quiet time -- we're easy to please. But Father's Day gifts are hard. Do we go sentimental? Do we go manly? Do we encourage a new hobby? (That hardly ever works out for me... the beer making kit is STILL sitting in the basement two years later and don't even get me started on the Dremel tool.)
Just like Moms, Dads just want ...
In this book, “Because I’m Your Dad” is followed up with “You can have spaghetti for dinner.” And other neat things. The dad shares his love, and his wish for a special relationship with his child in a series of rolicing activities. The book is festooned with monsters, robots, mud-forts and more ...
Where: KC Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
KCMOWhen: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMWho: Dad and familyHow: Drop byCost: Admission is FREE for dad!
Where: Harry S Truman Library & Museum
500 W. US 24 Hwy
Independence MOWhen: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: FamiliesHow: Drop inCost: FREE admission for dads
Where: Screenland Crown Center Level 3
2450 Grand Blvd
816-545-8034When: 12:00 PMWho: All ages, FamiliesHow: Purchase tickets at the box officeCost: $5 per person, all ages
Where: Bass Pro Shops
18001 Bass Pro Drive
816795-4300When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: FamilyHow: Drop byCost: FREE
Go dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and channel your inner Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. Enjoy an evening of crafts (origami and making a Wookie puppet or lightsaber), games and photo ops with costumed Imperial Stormtroppers from the 501st Legion.
Where: KCPL Plaza
4801 Main Street
816-701-3481When: 6:30 PMWho: All agesHow: RSVP at the link below.Cost: FREEFor more info: Special Event RSVP | Kansas City Public Library
Where: Click HERE for Michaels locationsWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (on the 1/2 hour)Who: Ages 3 and up.How: See a store associate to join the fun!Cost: $2 per child for 30 minutes
Where: Puppetry Arts Institute
11025 East Winner Road
816-833-9777When: 11:00 AM (repeat performance at 2PM)Who: All agesHow: Reservations recommended by calling 816-833-9777Cost: $5 per person includes a tour of the puppet museum.For more info: Finger puppets of show characters are for sale at the front desk.
Where: Watson Rolladium
513 SW Keystone Drive
Blue Springs MO
816-229-7793When: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMWho: All agesHow: Drop byCost: FREEFor more info: Let's Move Blue Springs website
Theme this week is Barnyard Fun!
Where: US Toy
2008 West 103rd Terrace
Leawood KSWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMWho: Toddlers and PreschoolersHow: Drop byCost: FREEFor more info: Contact Dave Adelman [email protected]
Tonight's performance-The La La's
Where: Fairmount Park
300 North Home Ave.
Independence MOWhen: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: All agesHow: Drop byCost: FREEFor more info: Independence Parks and Rec website
Parents are required to remain with their children.
This event will be canceled in case of severe weather.
Where: Sycamore Hills Park
15208 E. 39th Street
Independence MOWhen: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 2-10How: Drop byCost: FREEFor more info: Call 816-325-7843 for more info.
Where: MCPL Colbern RoadWhen: 6:30 AM - 7:30 PMWho: Teens, Young AdultHow: Register online at the link belowCost: FREEFor more info: Event Registration
Where: Summit Fair Mall
840 NW Blue Parkway
Lee's Summit MOWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Moms with babiesHow: Meet by the fountains with your baby, strollers, water bottle and a blanket!Cost: FREEFor more info:
My mission was to capture my kids wearing their Dad’s shoes! These aren’t just any shoes though… my husband was in the Army and served in Iraq and ...
You will need:
poster board, cardstock or foam board
Using posterboard, cardstock or a sturdier prop, cut or carve out the letters to the message you want to send. You can write out the letters as normal. No need to turn them inside out or backwards!
Notes To Selves:
Don't use paper.
I tried paper first and found it entirely too flimsy in the wind outside.
So we moved on to what I had in my garage ...
Father's Day Dinner!
There’s really no way you can mess up a pork tenderloin! I always buy mine at Costco – comes two to a pack and there are two packs! I cook one pack and freeze the other for another day.
What you need:
Bottled Italian Dressing
What you do:
Line your crock pot with a liner (best tip ever!) and place the pork tenderloin inside.
Shake the bottle of dressing and squirt some in there. I don’t measure – I just give it several squirts. I might use about ...
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