August at Creation Kids

ID-100260408Wow! The summer has flown by. We can’t believe it is about that time to start back to school. We have had a great summer and a great month. The Preschoolers have been busy learning about the jungle, camping and the ocean. They have been spending lots of time outside, with the beautiful weather we have been having, enjoying their bike and swim days. We took all of our Preschoolers on a trip to the Niabi Zoo in Davenport It was a very hot day but the kids had a great time.ID-10091913

Camp Creation Nation has been busy and enjoying their summer as well. The month of July they were busy learning about our community with visits to Fareway and Heyn’s Ice Cream. We also learned about Space and took a trip to the Science Center of Iowa in Des Moines, which was a lot of fun. We celebrated Christmas in July with some roller skating, a Christmas Party and a gift exchange. Our final week was all about Disney. We learned about Disney movies, theme park and the history of Disney. The kids enjoyed a trip to Niabi Zoo this week.

August will finish up the summer preparing for the school year. Camp Creation Nation will be enjoying a Survivor week with a trip to Lost Island and an “Anything Goes” week filled with a lot of fun, creativity, adventures and more. The final week of camp we will have some fun playing TV game shows as well as a field trip bowling. The Preschoolers will be having some fun weeks ending out the summer and taking a trip to a Splash Pad to play and have a picnic. We will then start to prepare for the new school year to begin. Our new classes will start on August 24. We are looking forward to having some new faces join us this year but we sure will miss all of the ones that will be moving on to Kindergarten. It has been a great year and a great summer.ID-100330958

Creation Kids was closed on Monday, August 17 and 18 for Teacher Inservice Day/cleaning days to prepare for the new school year. We had our “Back to School Night” on Tuesday, August 18 at our Coralville location from 6:30—8:00 pm and on Wednesday, August 19 from 6:30—8:00 pm at North Liberty. This was a time for our parents and children to come in and visit with their teachers, meet new friends and see their classrooms. It was a nice time to meet everyone. Creation Kids has had a great summer and we look forward to another great school year.

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June at Creation Kids

June will kick off our summer at Creation Kids! May was a busy and eventful month for us all!

The Preschoolers spent most of there time learning about ocean, bugs, pets, and more. We also celebrated our moms this month and our Preschool Graduation. Many of our Preschoolers will be going to Kindergarten in the fall. We had a fun week getting ready for our Preschool Graduation night. The children did a great job singing songs and putting on a show for their families.
We are sad to see many of our preschoolers leave us for the summer but look forward
to some new faces we will meet for summer and fall.

As we move into June we will learn about summer, celebrate Father’s Day, and more! In June is our annual Adventureland Trip. We are looking forward to a great trip with our families here at Creation Kids North Liberty and Coralville site.

The Preschoolers will be starting there swim and water days here for the summer. The children get to bring in their bikes once a week and ride in the blocked off parking lot. For water days, we put up pools, waterslides and sprinklers for them to play in! Camp Creation Nation will be starting in June! We have full enrollment for the summer with about 40-45 kids every week! There are a lot of fun activities and field trips planned for June. The themes for June are a getting to know each other week, a reading week (focused on books, reading, famous authors, a book fair) and much more!

Also in June we will have a theme on S.T.E.A.M where we will focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math. We will end the month with week in the Great Outdoors with a field trip to Lake MacBride and Kent Park. There will also be field trips to North Liberty and Coralville Pools as well as Cherry Hill Pool in Cedar Rapids.

We look forward to a great summer with everyone!!

Creation Kids May 2015

April was such a fun, busy month for us! We had a lot of events and activities during the month. The Preschoolers were learning about Easter, dinosaurs, the zoo, pets and wild animals.

ID-10031710We had a great week celebrating the Week of the Young Child.  During the week we had a fun science day, a western day filled with a lot of fun activities, movie/pizza/pajama party (they got to make their own pizzas), a fun-in-the-sun sports day, a pancake breakfast and a carnival. We had a great turn out of families that joined us for our pancake breakfast. Our Carnival was a lot of fun, the kids got to play a lot of games and play in the bouncy house. It was a great week and the kids had so much fun.

Easter Icons in color - Vintage filtered

Also this month, during Easter week, we learned all about Jesus and the story of Easter. We had a visit from Ms. Mandy, the Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries. She talked to us about Easter and all the children participated in the living last supper—served with grape juice and bread. Mandy has such an impact on the children here. The children gain so much knowledge and love from her visits. We have all enjoyed watching Ms. Mandy engage with the children and develop great relationships with our kiddos.

The last week in April we took a field trip to Beaver Park in Cedar Rapids, where we visited Old MacDonald’s Farm, played on the playground and had a picnic. We also had a visit from the University of Iowa this month. The children were able to get free vision screenings through the Lions Club. This is a great service that we are able to provide to our families.

ID-100185979The school-agers have been busy playing outside and doing some crafts/activities in the afternoons. We are looking forward to the end of the school year and changing some things around for the start of our Summer Camp. We have a great staff hired for the summer and look forward to some great minds and great knowledge to keep our Summer Camp fun and exciting. Camp Creation Nation

As we move into May we will be focusing a lot on Mother’s Day and Graduation. We will be celebrating Mother’s Day, where all moms are invited in to have muffins with their children before they go to work.ID-10060550We will be having a big Graduation celebration on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 pm. All families are invited to watch their children sing songs, receive a diploma, and enjoy some cupcakes and juice! It is always a great night.

ID-100220356To end out the month of May we will have an end of the year Picnic in the Park for the Preschoolers. So many busy things happening here at Creation Kids to bring out the end of the school year! This year went by so fast and we will miss all the kiddos that will be moving on to Kindergarten. We are looking forward to another fun and busy summer.

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