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
Kimbell Art Museum
Free drop-in programs and art camps for ages 6-12. www.kimbellart.org 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
HEALTH AND P.E.
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.
Bike or hike along the Trinity Trail Over 40 miles of trails!
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.
LIBRARY MEDIA SERVICES
Login to your school’s library catalog and access Follett eBooks and TumbleBooks!
Read library books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer!
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.
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?
Have your child sort socks after doing laundry. Match by color, size, and put pairs together. Count the pairs of socks.
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.
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 ….?”
Fort Worth Public Library Story Time
Contact your local library for days and times.
Fort Worth Public Library
Year-Round reading challenge, Worth Reading
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.
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 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.