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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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Starting a Garden
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Starting a Garden

Need a little inspiration to get started on this year’s garden? Look no further! Child-Led Gardening Learn about this laid-back approach to getting kids exploring,...
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April: Spring and Gardening
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April: Spring and Gardening

Let’s welcome April, warmer weather, and longer days with a new monthly blog theme-- Spring and Gardening. This week let’s have some fun with spring...
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Free eBooks
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Free eBooks

As we wrap up our storytelling theme this month, peruse these sites for free books online. Who doesn’t love free books? Short Stories for Children...
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Meet Christy!
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Meet Christy!

Instructor Name: Christy Wilson Community you live in: I live in L’Anse, out in Zeba area What do you teach at Kaleidoscope? I teach Art...
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Storytelling Tools
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Storytelling Tools

Keep those stories coming with this week’s storytelling tools. Journey Sticks Have your child make a journey stick on their next adventure. Making a journey...
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When Books Come to Life
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When Books Come to Life

This week, we continue our storytelling theme with book activities and resources. Keweenaw Land Trust: A Day So Gray Story Trail Follow A Day so...
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Storytelling Prompts
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Storytelling Prompts

Need some help getting the creative juices flowing? Try these tools to help your kiddos kickstart their next story. Printable Storytelling Sets Use these “Elinor...
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Storytelling
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Storytelling

Oh the weather outside is still frightful, so why not get cozy and indulge in some delightful storytelling activities this month? Fairy Tales at Storyberries...
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