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Kickoff to Kaleidoscope 2021-2022!
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Kickoff to Kaleidoscope 2021-2022!

This week begins Week 1 of all Kaleidoscope Virtual Electives and in-person classes in L'Anse and Houghton! If you know of anyone who would like...
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Summer Adventure #14: Little Mountain
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Summer Adventure #14: Little Mountain

Just south of L'Anse and only a few miles off Hwy 41 is Little Mountain. At only about 2 miles round trip to the summit...
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Summer Adventure #13: Eagle Harbor Lighthouse
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Summer Adventure #13: Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

After copper mining in the Keweenaw began in the 1840s, Eagle Harbor needed a lighthouse to guide ships to safety in this especially treacherous area...
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Summer Adventure #12: Canyon Falls
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Summer Adventure #12: Canyon Falls

Only in the UP....  Only in the UP will you find such an impressive waterfall that is so easily visited as an offshoot of a...
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Summer Adventure #11: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
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Summer Adventure #11: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

It seems to me that it is easy to daydream about vacations in far off places, while overlooking local opportunities for adventure. Did you know...
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Summer Adventure #10: Nara Nature Park
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Summer Adventure #10: Nara Nature Park

Whether you are up for a short, easy hike or a long bike ride, there should be a trail for you at the Nara Nature...
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How We Homeschool: The Cadeau Family
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How We Homeschool: The Cadeau Family

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...
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Summer Adventure #9: Hungarian Falls
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Summer Adventure #9: Hungarian Falls

If you seek a bit of rugged wildness, but without too much strenuous hiking, this might be the waterfall trip for you. Located in the...
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Summer Adventure #8: Point Abbaye
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Summer Adventure #8: Point Abbaye

This week, we head off the beaten path to Point Abbaye. The Abbaye Peninsula borders the eastern side of Keweenaw Bay, jutting into Lake Superior...
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Summer Adventure #7: Chutes and Ladders
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Summer Adventure #7: Chutes and Ladders

This week on the blog, we give a shout out to what is quite possibly the most epic playground in Michigan. Chutes and Ladders playground,...
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Summer Adventure #6: It’s Rodeo Time!
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Summer Adventure #6: It’s Rodeo Time!

Grab your boots, cowboy hat, and your cheering voice and get ready to head on down to the Iron County Fairgrounds in Iron River. Next...
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Summer Adventure #5: Paavola Wetlands Nature Area
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Summer Adventure #5: Paavola Wetlands Nature Area

This week, it's time to hit the trail again. The Paavola Wetlands Nature Area boasts miles of easy trails for hikers with young children or...
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Summer Adventure #4: Hanka Homestead Finnish Museum
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Summer Adventure #4: Hanka Homestead Finnish Museum

What was life like on a local homestead 100 years ago? Visit the Hanka Homestead Finnish Museum and find out. Located at the end of...
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How We Homeschool: The Knapp Family
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How We Homeschool: The Knapp Family

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...
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Summer Adventure #3: L’Anse Waterfront Park
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Summer Adventure #3: L’Anse Waterfront Park

Nestled at the base of the Keweenaw is L'Anse, home to the L'Anse Waterfront Park. The park boasts a playground, a splash pad, boat access,...
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Summer Adventure #2: Fort Wilkins
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Summer Adventure #2: Fort Wilkins

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...
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Summer Adventures in the Keweenaw
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Summer Adventures in the Keweenaw

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...
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Paper Crafts
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Paper Crafts

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,...
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Earth Friendly Crafting
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Earth Friendly Crafting

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...
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Summer 2021 Martial Arts
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Summer 2021 Martial Arts

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...
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Introducing Battle of the Books!
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Introducing Battle of the Books!

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...
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Fabric Crafts
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Fabric Crafts

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...
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How we Homeschool: SommerSchool
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How we Homeschool: SommerSchool

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...
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Practical Crafting
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Practical Crafting

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....
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Crafty May
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Crafty May

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...
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