KC Businesses Offer Play, Art, Theater and Cooking Fun

With Kansas City shutting down this month, local businesses are getting creative in offering art and play options that comply with social distancing rules. It’s a great way to add something new to your at-home routines (or lack of routines…) and support a small business.

** Please let us know of businesses you know offering creative solutions for KC families, and we will add them to our list!

Art

Ceramic Cafe selling Pottery Kits to Go

Order a pottery kit to go from Ceramic Cafe! Pick up all of the materials you need right outside Ceramic Cafe’s doors. Make your order online or call directly at 913-383-0222. An associate will be in store to prepare and package all of the materials you need, then hand it off to you for the opportunity to paint in the comfort of your own home. Drop off for your creation to be fired!

Draw Live on Facebook with Moxie Art Parties

Join Moxie Art Parties on weekdays at 1 p.m. for a Facebook Live Drawing Party including horses, unicorns, butterflies, gumboil machines and more!

Online Art Classes with Orange Easel

Stick with your activities routine with Orange Easel School of Art’s online courses, meeting weekly. Classes available for preschoolers thorough teens.

Online Art Classes with Wee Create Studio

Wee Create Studio in Prairie Village is offering their spring session classes in online format for toddlers through fifth grade. They are also offering take-home art and play-dough kits for pickup. Must order online in advance; they sell out fast!

Play

Purpose Play is organizing nightly Facebook videos to help you prepare the next day’s
activities. Follow their hostage #purposeplayathome for tons of doable, easy prep activities for home. You can also purchase their sensory play and kits with porch pick up in Olathe. We love their creative and messy play ideas.

Lemon Squeezey offers both large and small sensory kits with 20+ custom themes and dough colors. Free shipping on their website.

Wonderscope is offering their programs online beginning Tuesday, March 24. Check them out at 10:30 a.m. for programs for 4 and under and at 2 p.m. for ages 8 and under. All broadcasts will be saved for viewing anytime!

Cooking

Taste Buds KitchenJoin the FREE At-Home Cooking Club by Taste Buds Kitchen.

A new recipe video will be released every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m., made with simple ingredients you probably have in your pantry. Sign up here.

Theater

Online, Interactive Drama Classes at Theatre of the Imagination

Kids get to engage with a trained acting teacher in a fun and supportive environment while learning drama games, improv, scripted plays and movie making classes. No prerecorded videos, all classes are live, (and lively!).Many different time slots available to work around any schedule and small class sizes to ensure every student gets a chance to shine! Visit dramakc.com for class schedules and to register.

The Coterie Theatre Offers Live, Interactive Virtual Classes

The Coterie Theatre School is offering its spring session of drama classes as live, interactive online instruction. Now available to youth nationwide, The Coterie’s classes are led by our staff of trained teaching artists and are focused on a process-based curriculum. Classes for age three through grade 12 begin on Saturday, April 4, with additional classes starting on a staggered schedule throughout April 2020. For more info, visit The Coterie online!

STEAM Activities

Code Ninja Offers Online Learning Options

Code Ninja is offering FREE intro to coding classes each Monday including weekly Code-a-thon Challenge projects with three levels: Junior, Scratch and Roblox! For $49/month, you get access to the weekly classes as well as access to Python, JavaScript, Unity and Roblox Lessons and Live Sensei Coding Sessions! Sign up here.

Sarah
Sarah is mama to 9-year-old, Henry, 6-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and is currently in the Kansas City Centurions program. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, travel (but never to the same place twice), and experience all things Kansas City!