Jan. 16, 2017 at 8:00am

Favorite Things at the New Museum!

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

KidsQuest is so excited to open the new location in Downtown Bellevue! It is a stand-alone building, with twice as much exhibit space as the Factoria location, and lots of windows and natural light. It is filled with nearly all new exhibits and has an outdoor gallery too! Below are some fun new details about the new museum.

NewKQ Little Details


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Jan. 9, 2017 at 8:00am

3 Easy Healthy Snacks

Noodles

Pasta is a great source of complex carbohydrates. Pick some in your child's favorite shape, and cook up a batch to keep in the refrigerator. At snacktime, microwave a half-cup serving tossed with veggies or cooked chicken and jarred tomato sauce. 

Parent Workshop Eating & Sleeping

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Dec. 27, 2016 at 8:00am

See the Exhibits Being Installed

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

Here is your chance to join us on a hard hat tour and see the exhibits being installed all around the new museum! 

G2G Tour Dec


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Dec. 19, 2016 at 8:00am

Holiday Card Making

The holiday season is finally here! No matter what you and your family are celebrating, these homemade cards are sure to spread some joy. Here is a collection of stamping ideas, that are so simple, even the littlest helpers can join in! 

Stamp

Stamping allows anyone to create the same image over and over again, so it is great for those looking to make relatively uniform cards or for those who want the freedom to create several different images with the same tools.  To make it even easier, you can make your stamp from items you already have around the house, KidsQuest recommends potatoes or sponges.  While they will only last for the day, potatoes are easy to carve and are big enough to hold.  Sponges can be rinsed off and saved for future crafts and projects!


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Dec. 5, 2016 at 8:00am

KidsQuest is Moving!

KQ Move

KidsQuest closed our doors in Factoria Mall at the end of November, but the museum has been very busy each day. Tons of workers and staff are lending a hand to help pack, clean, and move, everything out of this space.

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Nov. 28, 2016 at 8:00am

Memories at KidsQuest Children's Museum

Yesterday, KidsQuest Children's Museum closed our doors at Factoria Mall. We are very excited to be opening soon (early 2017!) in a new location (just 5 miles away). However, we wanted to take a second to look back at some of the many amazing moments that have happened here in the last decade. Thank you to all who played, explored, and learned with us. We can't wait to see you in our new home! 

Goodbye KQ
Families exploring the Backyard (and old Bird's Nest!)

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Nov. 21, 2016 at 8:00am

Winter Activities - Try at Home

Blog by Andi Koller, KidsQuest Museum Supervisor & Educator

If you’re looking for new ways to pass the time while stuck inside, here are a few classic activities with a twist to try this winter (and with basic materials you probably already have on hand!)

Winter Crafts


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Nov. 14, 2016 at 8:00am

10 art projects for under $10

By Emma Mills

Creative subjects have many benefits that can aid a child's development. It has been reported that children who participate in art on a regular basis tend to have increased motor skills, decision-making, languages, visual learning, and cultural awareness. With this in mind, here are ten art projects under $10 you can do with your children.

1. Who doesn’t enjoy seeing their handiwork displayed for all to see?! A simple set of oil paints can be easily purchased allowing your child to get their creative juices flowing. Want to ins print of a sample painting and tape it to the side of their paper.


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Nov. 7, 2016 at 8:00am

3 Easy After School Snacks

After a busy day at school your kids may be hungry the second they get home. Here are three simple snacks that are healthy and filling, but will leave room for dinner a few hours later! 

Snacks


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Oct. 31, 2016 at 8:00am

Should I Have That Conversation (about the Death of a Loved One)?

By Mike Nolan, School Counselor

This can seem like one of the trickiest roads to navigate with your child, especially since you’ll probably have your emotions tied into the grieving process. Figuring out how to proceed might appear confusing - it is, and it isn’t - when you consider that there really aren’t any “rules” to follow; just things to consider.

Death

The first is that everyone - even kids - grieve in their own way, so go into the conversation open-minded, knowing that your child may or may not respond as you expected, or as you would have when you were their age. The most common way for intense sadness to be expressed, of course, is through tears. Be prepared for that. If fact, be prepared for your own. Avoid retreat thinking like, “I decided not to talk to them about it, because I didn’t want to make them cry.” Tears usually come from deep down inside us, and as a natural expression of grief, they are what you would expect. Besides, who better to comfort your child at that moment than mom or dad?


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