Busy Kids are Happy Kids!

Today is the big day!….for all those Fayette County students, (and teachers) that is.  It’s the last day of school before winter break (finally!).  We think many parents/sitters might looking for activities to keep children occupied during this break.  Well, look no further! There are plenty of Lexington organizations providing activities that will keep your tots entertained. After all, how many hours of video games can they really play? Hmm, maybe we shouldn’t go there.

First, I just happen to know that there is a wonderful exhibit at the Headley-Whitney Museum (yes, i have the inside scoop) featuring faux-bibelots by Fayette County middle school students- like the one seen to the right by Audrey Lankford from Lexington Christian Academy.   The Improbable Baubles exhibit will be on display this weekend (12/17&18) (noon to 5) and Tuesday- Thursday of next week (10-5)(12/20-22) . This could be some great inspiration if you plan on any crafting this holiday season!

Plenty of other organizations have planned workshops and classes…here are a few that I think are note worthy.  P.S. please feel free to comment and share other activities that you know about! Or, check communities calendars for other good finds (such as http://calendar.kentucky.com)

The Arboretum  is holding A Winter Wonderland Workshop on Monday, December 19th- 11AM. They will be working together to make an indoor igloo. Then children can make a holiday card using natural materials to take home with them. Check out more information here!

Living Arts and Science Center has a slew of classes offered this winter break starting December 19th-December 30th. These classes are geared towards K-8th graders. Check out more information here!

Lexington Public Library also has a great list of events happening at the end of December.

The Village Branch is holding winter crafts on December 20th 2-3pm the . More info.
The North-side Branch is hosting Christmas at Hogwarts on December 21 from 2-3 open for ages 8 and up.  More info.
Beaumont Branch is hosting Holiday Fun on December 21st from 2:30-3:25. Open to grades K-5th. More info.

The Exploruim is offering a Winter Break Camp- Ready, Set, Recycle on December 29th. Explore about what can and can’t be recycled, how to make good consumer choices, and create arts and crafts from recycled materials.  Open to children grades K-5. Check out more information here!

Don’t forget to check out Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights at the Kentucky Horse Park.  There are a ton of activities going on  inside the park  a petting zoo, pony rides, camel rides, model trains, holiday and craft vendors, refreshments and the Mini-Train Express.  The lights are on each night through December 31, and the indoor attractions will be open each night until December 24th. More info.

And in case you are planning to stay indoors this break…here is a list of cold weather crafts to keep you busy!

Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday break!

-Shayna Shia

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About Headley Whitney Museum

We are a decorative arts museum located in the heart of the Bluegrass. Opened in 1968 by George Headley III, a noted jewelry designer from the mid-twentieth century. Our permanent collection includes the Marylou Whitney Estate dollhouses, Library, Jewel Room and galleries for temporary exhibitions.
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