Author: Erin Lempkowski

Summer Adventure #2: Fort Wilkins

Author: Erin Lempkowski June 13, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
An aerial view of Fort Wilkins in the summer.
Our next stop on our summer adventure list is not only an attraction, not only a hike, and not only an event–it can be all three!  Fort Wilkins, located on the northern shore of the Keweenaw, has a restored 1844 […]

Summer Adventures in the Keweenaw

Author: Erin Lempkowski June 7, 2021 In Blog Comments (3)
O Kun de Kun Falls as viewed from the south bank.
This summer, we are taking a break from the monthly theme and activity resources. Instead, each week we will highlight a free or low-cost local attraction, hike, or event recommended by Kaleidoscope staff members. Whether you are new to the […]

Paper Crafts

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 30, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Let’s finish off this month’s batch of craft projects with some whimsical paper crafts! Paper Plate Dragons If you have a dragon lover at home, then you’ll love this craft. There is even a template to make sure your dragons […]

Earth Friendly Crafting

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 24, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
From upcycling wine corks as paintbrushes, turning water bottles into art, and making your own eco-friendly paint, this week’s crafts are all creative ways to have some non-toxic crafting fun with items that might otherwise end up in a landfill. […]

Summer 2021 Martial Arts

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 23, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Keep up your skills over the summer or pick up a new sport! Join us for Martial Arts at Kaleidoscope L’Anse and learn from the best with Master Dan. Master Dan holds the rank of Master in two types of […]

Introducing Battle of the Books!

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 20, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
America’s Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for students in grades 2-12. The goal is to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers. Students compete in teams similar to the style […]

Fabric Crafts

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 16, 2021 In Blog Comments (0)
Create something special from various textures and colors of fabric with these textile-based crafts. Homemade Paper Dolls Make a set of Homemade Paper Dolls out of a cereal box, fabric scraps, buttons and ribbons. They’re fun for preschoolers to decorate […]

How we Homeschool: SommerSchool

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 13, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
There are so many different ways homeschooling can work for individual families. Kaleidoscope strives to support each family in their homeschooling journey, and we understand there is not just one right way to achieve a well-rounded home education. In this […]

Practical Crafting

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 10, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
This week, let’s all make things we can use.  Popsicle Stick Coasters Super useful, super easy, these Popsicle Stick Coasters are both cute and practical. Cardboard Beads All you need to make your own beads is some corrugated paper. Don’t […]

Crafty May

Author: Erin Lempkowski May 8, 2021 In Blog Comments (1)
May is time to get crafty with Kaleidoscope! Let’s have some fun with paint-themed crafts. Story Stones Story stones can be used in a variety of ways to spark imagination–as storytelling prompts, sorting games, creative play, or anything your kids […]