Smart fun in the summertime: Elementary School


    Dare to Discover Summer Camp, Entering Gr. 1-5
    This is a one week long summer enrichment camp offering classes for students who enjoy being academically and creatively engaged.  Several performance-based and hands-on classes are offered.  The camp culminates with a family open house including demonstrations, project displays and performances by participants.  The Elementary School Camp will be held July 9-12, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, at McLean Middle School.  There is also a Middle School Camp offered in the afternoons. Registration forms and additional information can be found here. Registration forms are due by June 28, 2018.


    VanGrow Studio of the Arts
    Art classes and art camps for ages 2-18

    Amon Carter Museum
    Family-friendly activities

    Kimbell Art Museum
    Free drop-in programs and art camps for ages 6-12.  817.332.8451

    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
    Art camps for ages 4-13 and 14-17. www.themodern.ort/summer-art-camp-art-art-study-modern-2018. 817.738.9215


    Dare to Discover 
    Let's sing and dance to some of the best music from stage and screen! If you love music and want to perform - this class is for you! Come "dance to the music!" 

    • "This is Me!" - Choral Music
    • Grades 1-3 (8:00 A.M.)
    • Grades 3-5 (10:00 A.M.)
    • Grades 6-8 (12:00 & 2:00 P.M.)
    • July 9-12 at McLean MS 

    Arts Fifth Ave.

    Free Beginner TAP Classes

    Ages 8 to adult the 1st Saturday of most months. 2018; May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4. Class time 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. - it's FREE but reservations are required. Please call 817.923.9500 to reserve YOUR spot.  

    Free Vocal Chorus Classes

    Arts Fifth Avenue is proud to offer a FREE weekl class in Vocal Chorus directed by Peggy Bott Kirby. A group of people who just love to sing for the joy of singing. No prior knowledge or reading of music is required. There are opportunities to perform (if you wish) in outreach programs to the community. 

    Private Music Lessons

    Arts Fifth Avenue offers private lessons with many


    Get outside
    Pack a healthy lunch, invite your family or friends, and walk or bike to a local park for a picnic. Take a Frisbee or jump rope. Visit a city park and challenge your friends to a game.

    Contact the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Clayton or City of Fort Worth Don’t forget your sunscreen!

    Bike or hike along the Trinity Trail Over 40 miles of trails!

    Visit Fort Worth’s Nature Center and Refuge
    Take hikes, look for birds and other wildlife, and see the baby buffaloes.

    Visit one of the city’s three aquatic centers
    Grab a bathing suit and a towel and check out the newly reopened Forest Park Pool, or the Marine Park Pool or the Sycamore Spray Ground. Check website for location, prices, and hours.


    Login to your school’s library catalog and access Follett eBooks and TumbleBooks!

    Read library books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer!

    WorthReading #wr365
    Participate in Fort Worth’s citywide summer reading and activities and become eligible to win great prizes!

    Texas Library Association encourages reading at all ages with lists for children, teens, and adults.


    Computer Programs 
    Practice math skills with these interactive computer programs:

    CR Smith Museum
    Participate in hands-on activities at Saturdays at the Smith, or take a self-guided tour for a museum scavenger hunt. Camps are available for grades 3-5.

    Cowtown Cattle Pen Maze
    Over 54,000 square feet of pathways challenge you to compete against the clock. How fast was your time? Who was the slowest? What is the difference between the slowest and fastest person to complete the maze?

    Sock Sort
    Have your child sort socks after doing laundry. Match by color, size, and put pairs together. Count the pairs of socks.

    Play ‘Store’
    Select and label a few grocery items with prices from $.01 to $.50. Give your child 2 quarters, 5 dimes, 10 nickels and 50 pennies. Take turns counting out the correct coins to buy different items at the store. Increase the amount with older children.

    Play ‘More or Less Than’
    Estimate the weight of various fruits and vegetables at the store. Take turns asking, “Do you think this weighs more or less than ... pounds?”

    Pay Bills Together
    Have your child check your subtraction as you pay household bills.

    Play Board Games
    Favorites include Battleship, Monopoly, and Candy Land.

    Time Schedules
    Have children do activities that require them to tell time or figure elapsed time. Have your child develop daily and/or weekly schedules. Ask questions such as, “How many minutes/hours until we go to ….?”


    FWISD Summer Reading List

    Fort Worth Public Library Story Time
    Contact your local library for days and times.

    Fort Worth Public Library
    Year-Round reading challenge, Worth Reading

    Ready Rosie
    Fort Worth ISD offers just that---a free service that teaches YOU how to help your child developmentally and academically from birth through 3rd grade! Sign up for free.


    Go Geocaching

    A chance to get outside – walk and hike, and play “hide and seek.”

    Tandy Hills Natural Area
    Explore the Texas wild fauna and flora. Draw food webs.

    Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
    Draw and label as many plants as you can. Group them by their features like size or color.

    Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
    Enjoy the newly renovated Omni Theater and Noble Planetarium.

    Fort Worth Zoo
    List the carnivores and herbivores that you see there.

    Botanical Research Institute of Texas
    Saturdays at BRIT, Camp BRIT, Bella’s Story Time

    Fort Worth Nature Center
    Compare similarities & differences of forests, prairies, and wetlands habitats.

    Fort Worth Astronomical Society
    Attend a free public star party and observe the universe with your own eyes.

    Texas Parks & Wildlife
    Explore activities for kids to play and learn outside.


    National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum • 817.336.4475

    Fort Worth Fire and Police Departments or the Chamber of Commerce.

    Fort Worth Log Cabin Village • 817.392.5881

    Texas Civil War Museum • 817.246.2323

    National Multiultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame • 817.534.8801

    Fort Worth Museum of Science and History • 817.255.9300

    Fort Worth Aviation Museum • 855.733.8627


    Kimbell Art Museum Kimbell Kids Drop in Studio 12 and younger ž Limited to 20 students + one adult per student 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.; Wearable Art - June 16, June 30, July 7, July 28; Boogie-Woogie with Mondrian – August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25. 

    Modern Art Museum
    Tours in Spanish the first Sunday of every month. Tours available in French, German, Mandarin Chinese, and American Sign Language if requested 2 weeks in advance.

    Fort Worth Public Library
    Bilingual Story Time (Spanish and English) offered at every branch. See individual branch for specific time and day of the week.