Wednesday, July 17, 2024

45 Enrichment Opportunities for KC Homeschoolers

Updated 7/17/24

Check out this piece on our very own local parenting publication, Kansas City Parent, titled "How Arts and Enrichment Benefit Kids" by Stephanie Loux.

Sports is definitely an enrichment activity, but it's too vast to be contained in this post alone. Please click on 105+ Sports and Physical Fitness Opportunities for Kansas City Homeschoolers.

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BRAKES driving program — Amazing program to teach kids valuable driving skills, including defensive driving, what to do if a tire blows, crash avoidance, panic stops, distractions, and more! The program is free, but a $99 charge is held on your credit/debit card and after the training, you can ask for a refund or leave the charge as a donation to help others benefit from the program. Register ASAP when registration opens!

Classical Conversations Groups — There are multiple Classical Conversations groups in the metro as well including Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, Overland Park, Lee's Summit, and others. 

Horses of Hope Riding Academy

Kansas City Zoo Homeschool Classes

Knot Hole (woodworking)

Seams to Me — Roxanne R. Durando, Seamstress (Alterations, Sewing Instruction Age 8 & Up, Costume Design/Construction). Email rxd9gch@gmail.com. Phone 816-724-9478.

Tech Career Home School — Home school faith-based tech career classes – profitable for work and life.

TeenPact Leadership School

Tick Tock Escape Rooms in Overland Park, KS. We took three of our kids here in 2017 in exchange for a blog post review, and you can find that review over at The Kerrie Show.




Art

Ceramic Cafe in Overland Park, KS

Johnson County Community College Dual Credit Art Classes (Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, so much more!) for college credit

Johnson County Community College Dual Credit Art History Classes for college credit (8 different offerings)

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Youth and Adult Studio Classes (adult seems to be 16+)

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Free Weekend Fun

Choir

Allegro Choirs of KC — My daughter and I went to hear her friend sing in this choir and it was OUTSTANDING.

Crescendo Collective in Independence, MO. They have two groups: beginners ages 6-10 and intermediate ages 11-18. They meet on Friday mornings. Price is $85 per student per year. Contact email is kcmetrohomeschoolchoir@gmail.com.

Debate


NCFCA Christian Speech and Debate League

Foreign Language

Latin

Spanish — Mariposas Spanish Language Experience
Lenexa, KS. Kristen Ely is a homeschooling mom who graduated her youngest this year (2023). She teaches homeschool Spanish classes in her home in Lenexa, KS. kristenelypianostudio@yahoo.com. 
913-433-4463. I use a "comprehensible input"-based approach to second language acquisition. This means using a lot of Spanish in context, slowly and with lots of repetition so that everyone understands what's going on. The goal is to have meaningful interactions in Spanish, hearing it a lot and using it as the kids become comfortable with it. We move around, play games, sing and listen to songs, tell and act out stories, and have a lot of fun! For ages 8 and up.

Music


Piano — Kristen's Piano StudioKristen Ely is a homeschooling mom who graduated her youngest this year (2023). She gives creative private or partner piano lessons in her home studio in Lenexa, KS. kristenelypianostudio@yahoo.com. 913-433-4463. "I take a creative and individualized approach to learning piano through games, improvisation, and more along with a solid foundation in technique and note reading. For ages 5 to adult."


Violin — KC Violinist (Miss Katie)

Performing Arts


Coterie (The) Theatre School (Kansas City's Premiere Acting School) with two locations: Crown Center or Miller Marley School of Dance in Overland Park, KS

Culture House (The) in Olathe, KS


Green Leaf Performing Arts in West KCK with 2 more locations in Olathe

In the Light Performing Arts Center in Peculiar, MO

Reed Performing Arts Company in Lee's Summit, MO

Social Cabaret in Overland Park, KS — Theater and music instruction opportunities at a new venue in Overland Park. Specifically for 16+. Check out Cabaret Arts & Social Theatre on Facebook to see opportunities for older kids (16+). They have an improv class coming up and an audition workshop series as well.

Starlight Theater Education Programs

Storling Conservatory of Dance in Olathe, KS — "Störling Conservatory of Dance, in partnership with Visible Music College, offers a three-year Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a one-year Certificate in Dance as well as audit/non-degree-seeking and dual-enrollment options for higher education with classes both in-person and online."

STEM


Other Homeschooling Helps:


On Mission Bible Quizzing runs August thru February for ages 8 and up. Teams work together on study through New Testament books of the Bible and compete monthly with other teams in Ks. and Mo. Weekly practices on Monday nights. This year's study is the Book of Acts. Curriculum is the Esv text. Learning God's Word, knowing Him more, Christian fellowship, teamwork, reinforcing grammar rules and competition. Located in Olathe. Private message Vicky Gunkel on Facebook. She and her husband are ministry leaders

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