Kids Activities

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Need something to keep the kiddies busy? We've compiled a selection of seasonal activities to keep little fingers busy and minds sharp.


Download and print fun coloring pages to keep the kiddos busy. Just click on the Barney, Thomas the Tank Engine or Angelina Ballerina image below to open the PDF.

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Despicable Me2 Activity Sheet

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Despicable Me 2 will be released Dec. 10. Go ahead and download this activity sheet and even watch mini movie clips starring the Minions.


Scavenger hunts are a great activity for kids of all ages (and adults too).

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You can customize them to fit a theme, incorporate one into a birthday celebration or start a tradition by handing your children a list of items to find as they depart the school bus on the last day of school.  What a fun way to kick off summer while providing a hint of the good times to come.
 
We compiled a few some fun scavenger hunt printables. OR, create your own. The possibilities are endless.


Have dreams of being a movie producer?
Check out the Green Screen Adventures website  where you can create your own story and digitally draw pictures or upload their own drawings through the site.

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How about some activities that won’t get your hands sticky with glue?  Local YMCAs are offering some amazing FREE initiatives:

3rd Grade Water Safety Course: It has been determined that each year after the 3rd grade, the fear of water increases and the ability to learn to swim decreases. This fact – coupled with the various outdoor recreation opportunities in this area – calls for the need of water safety. For these reasons, your Y is offering free water safety courses to all 3rd graders. The course will focus on life-saving skills, boating safety and more. Contact Paula Scotchlas at the Greater Scranton YMCA at 342-8115.

7th Grade Initiative: The experts in the child development field have determined that a youth in the 7th grade is being confronted, for the first time, with adult-like decisions, and it is imperative that this group be surrounded with positive people and put in an environment to be supported. For this reason, select YMCA's provide all 7th graders with free memberships to the Y. In order to maintain the membership, the youth must work out twice a week (developing positive self-worth), maintain a minimum of a “C” average in school (academic achievement) and volunteer once a quarter at the Y (developing civic responsibility).  Contact the Wilkes-Barre YMCA at 823-2191 or Paula Scotchlas at the Greater Scranton YMCA at 342-8115 for more information.

Free Tutoring:  Need some assistance in understanding your homework?  The Wilkes-Barre YMCA is now offering free tutoring for children on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm-7pm through May 2013. This service is provided by students from Wilkes University. To register and to schedule times and dates, please call Nicky at 823-2191 ext 5041 to. Space is limited so contact us today.

In addition, for families who are interested in living a healthy lifestyle and who are having difficulties with childhood obesity, the Y offers a free Healthy Families program that may be just perfect for you.

For more information on any of these programs, visit the Wilkes-Barre YMCA or the Greater Scranton YMCA.

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