If your children are not already out for summer break, they will be soon but that doesn’t mean that the learning has to stop. As parents, we want to find summer educational programs and activities their children will enjoy. So we don’t have subject our children to summer learning loss or a summer without fun activities, I put together a list with a variety of summer educational programs and activities for kids in Lubbock Texas.
Here are 10 fun summer programs for kids in Lubbock Texas.
1.) Alamo Kids Camps
Every day of the week family movies at 10am are from $1 to $3 a ticket and 100% of the ticket sales will be donated to South Plains Food Bank. You can buy your tickets online.
There are several camps and activities that encourage learning and fun but when you have four kids, it’s easy to end up hauling four children, four different places at four different times. It’s exhausting, not to mention difficult to find fun and educational summer programs for my special needs son. Which is why I’m thrilled to introduce Snapology.
Children learn through play when they are actively engaging hands-on learning and interactive learning activities can help your child build confidence. Children ages 1-14 are engaged using LEGOs, K’Nex, and other awesome technology. All while having fun with toys they’ll love, iPads, laptops, and more. Snapology sneaks in the educational concepts parents want but it’s fun so kids don’t even realize they are learning.
Snapology is a premier partner for program and offers year-round programs in schools, homes, community facilities and in their Discovery Centers. A few programs your children can take part in are: STEM
Robotics programs are offered for kids 3-14 years go age using LEGO bricks. Children in this program will learn to code, robotics, engineering principles and pseudo-coding. They will learn using fun themes and topics like games, space and battle machines and animals. Snapology programs combine fun and education so children have so much fun they don’t realize they are learning.
Video Game Design
We all know technology is an important part of our lives and it’s important to expose our children to technology and tech learning at a young age. This program allows children to explore technology in an interactive environment in a fun and engaging way. Children will learn at their own pace, use their imaginations and learn and grow.
Special Needs Programs are Available.
I cannot tell you how happy I was to learn that Snapology includes programs for children with special needs. My son is special needs it’s difficult to find programs for him and he LOVES technology. So it’s definitely a breath of fresh air to learn that Snapology welcomes children of all capabilities in all their programs.
Snapology offers more programs than I’ve listed, you can find fun class and camp activities for your child to learn STEM/STEAM. And you don’t have to live in Lubbock Texas to take advantage of Snapology’s fun educational programs, to learn more visit Snapology.com.
3.) Boys and Girls Club Summer Camp
The Boys and Girls Club in Lubbock Texas will open for summer camp weekdays on May 31st until Aug 12th, 2018. They offer a variety of summer camps to learn more you can visit your local Boys and Girls club or become a member of the club on their website.
There are several fun summer activities for kids to take part in at Painting With a Twist like Teen Night, Screen Art Summer Daydreams, Sands of Time Supermoon, Texas Night Skies, and plenty more. Reserving a seat for these summer programs is about $35.
5.) Funshine Camp at Lubbock Texas Garden & Arts Center.
Children ages 3 to 5 can explore art, make friends, listen to stories, music and more. Children need to be potty trained, there are different camps starting May 28th until Aug 10th for everything from Father’s Day Fun to Let’s Play with Paint. Camps are Monday–Friday from 9am until 12pm, the cost is $50. Learn more at the City of Lubbock Texas Garden & Arts Center.
Enjoy $5 movies all day at Cinemark every Tuesday at both Tinseltown and Movies 16 Cinemark Theatres locations in Lubbock Texas.
7.) Preschool Storytime at the Mahnon Library
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:30 children 2–5 years old can visit the Mahnon Library to listen to stories, make crafts and sing songs for 45 minutes,and it’s free!
8.) Barnes and Noble Storytime
Children can visit Barnes and Noble in the South Plains Mall for story time from 11am to 12pm on Wednesdays for story time.
9.) Raider Xtremem Fun Friday
On Friday children can head to Raider Xtreme’s Fun Friday in a safe and friendly place where they will enjoy eating pizza, watching movies, playing games and more. Children will be supervised by staff Friday night from 6pm to 10pm for $20 per child.
10.) Tiny Tots Read A Lot Groves & Godeke
Children up to age four and a parent can visit Tiny Tots Read A Lot Groves & Godeke on Wednesdays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm for stories, poems, songs and more. This program is presented by literacy Lubbock and a free book will be given to each family who attends.
11.) The Garden & Arts Center Special Needs Art Workshop
I always get excited when I find programs for children with special needs, because it’s not an easy task. I very much appreciate those who take the time and energy to put together a summer activity for special needs children. Along with Snapology is The Garden & Arts Center Special Needs Workshop which is on the 1st Saturday of each month from 1 to 3pm special needs students can learn about art.
12.) Savant Photography Kids Camp
Savant Photography Kids Camp is for children entering the 4th grade to those who have completed the 8th grade. The camp is four days at the Photography Studio where children will enjoy learning the basics of photography and educational crafts.
Joyful Noise offers several great music camps for a variety of ages. You’ll find piano, guitar, drumming, songwriting, art, cooking and other great summer camps for kids at Joyful Noise Music Studios. They also have fun performing arts day camps like “Superhero Training Academy” and “Glow in the Dark” Day Camps.
14.) Museum of Texas Tech University
This summer the Museum of Texas Tech University will offer a variety of summer camps for kids like arts and crafts camps, wizard camp, space camp, panting camp, and more.
What are some of your kids favorite summer activities and educational programs?