Jul. 18, 2016 at 8:00am

Snacks for Summer

Have healthy food ready that you kids will enjoy!

Summer times means long days that are often busy for parents and kids alike. Here are some easy snack ideas to use this summer to help keep your family full of energy and good food.

Healthy Summer Snacks

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Jul. 11, 2016 at 12:40pm

Summer Camp at KidsQuest Children's Museum

By Chauntae Kukowski, KidsQuest Museum Supervisor & Educator

Science Explorers Camps, for children ages 3-5, have just concluded for this summer! This year each of our camps focused on introducing different sciences to young children. We dug into Biology (plant and animal), Chemistry, Paleontology, Geology, and Physics in a variety of ways. While each day camp is packed with rich learning about our topics through exploration and play, the other learning experiences (often unexpected by parents) are improved social skills and greater Executive Function, both of which lead to Kindergarten readiness. 

2016 Camp

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Jul. 4, 2016 at 8:00am

Fireworks Four Ways - Art Activities At Home

by Andi Koller, KidsQuest Museum Supervisor & Educator

Looking for something new to try out with your kids this holiday weekend? Here are some Independence Day inspired crafts that guarantee a full day of fun, rain or shine! 

4th of July Craft

1.    Colorful Spray Bottles
It’s amazing how such a simple action, like using a spray bottle, can turn into hours of exploration for kids! This one can be challenging for toddlers, as they are developing necessary fine motor skills, but with a little encouragement, you can help them succeed.

 Materials: spray bottles, liquid watercolor, a wipe-able surface or the sidewalk

  1. Fill up spray bottles with about 90% water and 10% liquid watercolor 
  2. Show your child where they can spray (we use a plexiglass wall, but easels and the sidewalk work great!)
  3. Spray away! Practice using the trigger on the spray bottle, mixing colors, or wiping away.

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Jun. 27, 2016 at 8:00am

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

See what has been done!

Each day the GLY Construction Crew arrives at KidsQuest Children's Museum's future home. The team is busy working on every room of the new museum. Enjoy this insider look at projects that have been done in the past few weeks.

The inside of the north wall is being built. This wall will become the backdrop to the museum climber and can be seen when you first enter the museum. 

G2G 6.27.16

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Jun. 20, 2016 at 8:00am

Nutrition and Fertility

by Erika DeRooy, RD, CD, Registered Dietitian

So often we think that a baby’s health starts from the moment of conception – however, emerging research shows it actually starts long before. So, let’s learn more about what you can eat to help increase your fertility and the health before you are pregnant. 

Nutrition and Fertility

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Jun. 13, 2016 at 8:00am

The Game of Sorting

Turn a chore into learning!

Sorting. We all use this skill every day. It is also an engaging and educational activity for children 2-6 years old! Let's walk through how to set up a sorting activity and keep it interesting for your little one.

sorting activities

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Jun. 6, 2016 at 8:00am

Listening Ears, Helpful for Parents Too

by Deb Grover, Representative from Community of Mindful Parenting

I consider myself a well-intentioned, and mostly mindful mommy. That said, I can think of a time (or twelve) when I did not practice my best listening skills with my daughters.Yesterday I felt the impatience of the morning routine, of getting out the door. I spend the first part of the day trying to my make my kids ready; fully dressed, backpack stocked, shoes on and (with some luck) hair brushed. My voice raising I asked (no TOLD) my 7-year-old to “PUT ON YOUR SHOES”.

Winter family walk

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May. 29, 2016 at 8:00am

Got a science question?

Ask Dr. Universe, the coolest cat in science.

Kids ask great questions about our world and how it works. But what do you do when an answer is nowhere to be found? Ask Dr. Universe! 

Dr. Wendy Sue Universe is the world’s most inquisitive cat. She teams up with her friends at Washington State University to tackle tough questions from kids around the world. 

Dr. Universe

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May. 23, 2016 at 8:00am

Good to Grow Capital Campaign Update

Take a Hard Hat Tour!

Construction is underway at the future location in downtown Bellevue. Every day progress is made towards completing this amazing state of the art museum. KidsQuest was able to visit this week, once the construction team had finished for the day. The tour showed that the museum space is starting to take shape, and we wanted to share! Check out what the rooms look like right now and learn about our plans for the space. 

G2G work
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May. 16, 2016 at 8:00am

When Washington Gives You Rain, Make Rainbows!

Rainbow themed activities to try at home

Spring is a rain time of year, especially in the northwest, KidsQuest Children's Museum always find a way to make it fun! Here are some simple ideas for rainbow themed activities to try at home! 

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