Kids on Campus Grades 3 – 5
American Girl Dolls
A Visit Through History- Over the years, the American Girl company has released 17 featured historical (“Be Forever”) dolls spanning from Kaya of 1764 to Courtney representing 1986. During this week, we will explore over 220 years of American history through crafts, games, activities, local museum tours, video clips, and read aloud story time. Instructor: Mandi Slate. July 18 - 22.
History Detectives - FULL. Please add your child to the waitlist in the registration screen
Seeking junior history detectives in grades 3-5 who love a good mystery! Detectives will be trained in the techniques used by professionals to solve mysteries at museums. They will then use their skills to assist chief detectives with their investigation into a mysterious case involving a buried fortune somewhere in Keene. Adding to the fun will be plenty of walking field trips to explore the Wyman Tavern, the Historical Society of Cheshire County, and our wonderful Walldogs murals. Instructor: Jenna Carroll. July 25 - 29.
Everyone is mystified and mesmerized by things that light up or glow. In this class, we’ll learn about foam puppets and how to build them. We’ll also how to sew with conductive thread, making electrical circuits in our puppets so they light up. Florescence skins on our creations will make them glow in ultraviolet light. This will be a very unique puppetry experience! Instructor: Eric Weiss. July 25 – 29.
In Living Colors (grades 4 - 8, offered as a collaboration with the NH Dance Institute)
Join NHDI teaching Artists at Keene State College’s Kids on Campus for a week of celebrating color and art through dance and movement and the creative nature that resides in all of us. In Living Colors is a dance experience that will explore the science behind color and the ways which we, as human artists express emotion and ideas in our culture and community involvement. Not only will dancers learn energetic and engaging choreography, they will work to create their own as well. Price includes a t-shirt and a performance on the last day. June 27 - July 1.
Do you enjoy learning about other countries? If you do, grab your passport and come on an adventure with us. We will hop around the globe and learn about other countries. We will create a book for you to share what you learned and do some crafts too. We will also visit the Keene International Market on Emerald Street to see many products and spices from other countries that are not available in local grocery stores. Instructor: Tina Thayer. August 1 – 5.
Learn to play and play to learn!
This week will be spent using a variety of simple and classic materials to experience the joys of childhood fun and learning. Activities will include chalk drawings for math challenges, creative building with cardboard, and listening to music to promote movement and self-expression. We will create and tell stories while we explore nature around us. Creativity and joyful exploration await! Instructor: Stephanie Fullmer-Smith. August 1- 5.
Do you love to create with Legos and wish you could show your family and friends? If you do, this is the class for you! Come spend the week building and then I will take photos of the first 4 days of creations and we will put them in a book. Then you will write a little about your creation. This will be a great book you can share long after the summer. Instructor: Tina Thayer. July 11 – 15.
Have you ever wondered what animals call the ocean home? Let’s explore together! Through hands-on activities and crafts, we will investigate the deep blue sea and all that can be found in the ocean! Instructor: Sophie Bushey, July 11 – 15.
What’s your Story?
Have you ever wanted to write your very own book? Well now is your chance to be both authors AND illustrators. We will spend our time writing outside on the beautiful campus of Keene State College, as well as doing group writing workshops, acting out the characters we create, and taking time to learn about the steps it takes to write a finished book. Everyone will have the opportunity to illustrate their story using online illustrating programs, as well as drawing by hand with provided art supplies. At the end of the week, everyone will have a typed and printed copy of their very own book to take home! So, what are you waiting for? What’s your story? Makayla Frazier, July 18 – 22.