Great Outdoors Colorado: Generation Wild
About the Program
Playing outside an important part of a child’s development. Research has shown that children who play outside are more creative, less aggressive, less stressed, and have reduced ADHD symptoms. Plus, spending time in nature as a child helps kids grow up to appreciate the environment as adults. To help get you started, here's a list of 100 things to do before you're 12!
Programs for Grades 1-6
August 30 :: Artist Trading Cards: How to Draw Eyes
Sept. 13 :: Make a Dream Pillow (*pre-registration required*)
Sept. 20 :: Shooting Stars, Asteroids, and Meteors (*pre-registration required*)
Sept. 27 :: Artist Trading Cards: Word Art
Little Coders 2: Following Directions
2nd Tuesday :: 10:30–11:30
Little ones can learn the basics of simple computer coding. Each program will have different games and activities that teach the fundamentals of coding and nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity.
Dates: Sept. 12 & Oct. 10: *pre-register for one date only*
Kids' Code Café (ages 8-12; *pre-registration required*)
4th Monday :: 4–5:30
Come hang with other kids while playing around with code. Use one of our laptops or iPads or bring your own. Feel free to code in whatever you enjoy most. Basic instruction will be provided to get you started.
Dates: August 28; (no program in September)
NEW! Kids' Time :: 3rd TUE :: 6:30
(ages 2-5 and families)
Join friends and neighbors for stories and rhymes in the evening.
Dates: Sept. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 21; Dec. 19
MON, 10:30–11:30 (ages 2-4; *pre-registration required*)
Come in and play with blocks. Research shows that it's an important part of early learning. We’ll provide the blocks and props; kids provide the imagination!
Dates: August 28; Sept. 11
WED, 4–5pm (for families; no registration needed)
If you love LEGOs, please join us for building fun after school! Make the wildest creation you can imagine and we’ll display it in the Library!
Dates: Sept. 6
Construction Club :: 6–7pm (families; no registration)
4th Monday of each month
Listen to stories and then build LEGO creations based on those stories.
Dates: August 28; Sept. 25
Messy Art :: 2pm (ages 2-5; *pre-registration* is required)
Messy art is a great way for your child to learn, explore, and have fun! We will try a new kind of art every session; it’s guaranteed to get messy, so dress for mess!
Dates: Sept. 26
Music & Movement :: 10:30–11:00 (ages 2–5; no registration)
Same dance party, new name and time! We will sing songs, dance, and have fun!
Dates: August 11 & 25; Sept. 22
Yoga for Kids (no pre-registration required)
NOTE: If needed, kid yoga mats will be provided during the classes.
Storybook Yoga 10:45–11:15 (ages 2-5)
Through storytelling, we will explore kids' yoga for improved strength and flexibility. We'll practice kid-friendly yoga poses, do breathing activities, sing songs, and get silly!
Dates: August 21; Sept. 18
Discovery Yoga :: 1:30–2:30 (ages 6-12)
This class is designed to facilitate breathing and relaxation techniques, body and movement awareness, and social skills.
Dates: August 19; Sept. 16
Read to Rover
Every Tuesday :: 4:00–5:00
Look for Something to Read (Reader's Advisory)
This great resource will help you find read-alikes, reviews, award winners, and more.
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Images taken during activities and events sponsored by the Louisville Public Library may be used in Library or City of Louisville promotional and instructional materials. If you do not wish to have your image used, please notify Library staff.