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We know more kids than ever are learning at home, whether that is through homeschool, online learning, or hybrid learning.  For caretakers and parents who are looking for activities for their children we have you covered!  Check out what is taking place the next couple weeks in Findlay and Hancock County that will be safe and educational to fill those learning hours!

At-Home Learning Activities, September 14 – 27

Home School Art Class

Findlay Art League
Mondays, 10 – Noon
Register Now!

Classes begin September 14 and will continue weekly through December 14. Time(s) will be determined by availability of students who enroll, but will meet for 75 minutes each week. All materials are supplied. Class is canceled if Findlay Schools do and make-up dates will be offered.  Students will be drawing, painting and learning to manipulate 2 and 3 dimensional media.  Cost per semester is $75.00 or $18.75 per month and are taught by Janealla Killebrew, call 419-306-5720 with any questions.  Register Here! 

Teen Homeschoolers in the Park

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Tuesday, September 15, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Registration Required – Space limited!

Teens ages 12 – 18 will engage in outdoor recreation throughout this twice/month series, which may include hiking, kayaking, disk golf, archery, bird watching, and more. The sessions will take place outdoors as often as possible and at a variety of locations in the Hancock Park System. The goal of the classes is to introduce teens to outdoor recreation activities while they are in a safe, fun environment and where they can make friends and have fun.  Registration is for the entire series; registration will be open until filled.  Register with $35 per child for the series here!

At Home Makerspace

Facebook and Youtube
Tuesdays, 6 p.m.

Make something new – at home!  The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library’s Children’s librarian Miss Sarah will be creating something fun with supplies you can find at home every Tuesday. Watch on the library’s Facebook page or YouTube channel after the presentation and be sure to share with us and the library!

Nature’s Classroom

Youtube
Wednesday, September 16, 8 a.m.
Registration required by 9 a.m. on Sept. 15

Hancock Park District is bringing the classroom outside with this online series!  This week’s video will provide information on this week’s subject, “Who Eats Who”, as well activities that can be done at home. In this class, children will learn what a food chain is and how it works. Students will also take a closer look at the skulls and teeth of a herbivore, omnivore, and carnivore that live in Ohio.  This activity is recommended for children ages 6-10.  You will receive your link and pasword following registration, register now here!

Homeschoolers in the Park

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Wednesday, Sept. 16 & Thursday, Sept. 17
Ages 5 – 8, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 16
Ages 9-12, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Registration Required – Space limited!

Returning to Hancock Parks District for its sixth year is a series for homeschooled students. Homeschoolers will engage in hands-on projects and activities to learn about science and animals. The sessions will take place outdoors as often as possible at a variety of locations in the Hancock Park System. Students will have an opportunity to make friends and gain confidence, utilize problem solving skills and independent thinking, and have fun! Newsletters will be sent out every month with pictures and information about what your student did during the class.  Ages 5 – 8 are open on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and ages 9 – 12 are open on Wednesday afternoons.  Registration is for the entire series; registration will be open until filled.  Register with $35 per child for the series here!

Back in the Day for Homeschoolers

Litzenberg Memorial Woods, McKinnis House
Tuesday, September 22, 10 – 11:30 a.m. or 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Registration Required by Noon on Sept. 21

Find out how pioneers lived in Hancock County about 173 years ago. Take a tour of the 1847 McKinnis House, meet a pioneer, and see how life was different than yours. You’ll also get a chance to tour the workshop and play pioneer games.  Recommended for ages 5-8, register here by Monday, Sept. 21 at Noon!

Nature’s Classroom

Youtube
Wednesday, September 24, 8 a.m.
Registration required by 9 a.m. on Sept. 22

Hancock Park District is bringing the classroom outside with this online series!  This week’s video will provide information on this week’s subject, “Travelin’ Seeds”, as well activities that can be done at home. In this class, children will learn the different means in which seeds travel and which ones they can find outside now. Seed examples will be on hand for children to get a closer look at along with seed craft ideas.  This activity is recommended for children ages 6-10.  You will receive your link and password following registration, register now here!

Book Chandeliers for Teens

Zoom
Saturday, September 26

Get crafty and turn an old book into a piece of hanging art!  The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is teaching teens in grades 6 – 12 to make this craft over Zoom.  Call the children’s desk, 419-434-1077, to register and to get your list of supplies and Zoom link.  

Plan Ahead!  Register for Wee Ones: Fall Colors

Oakwoods Nature Preserve
Monday, September 28, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Register by Noon on Friday, Sept. 25

Hancock Park District invites you and your little ones to learn about the colors of fall. We will read a story, create leaf rubbings, and go on a scavenger hunt to find the colors of fall.  Registration required for all, including children ages 3 and under, adults, and other aged siblings, register here!

One-on-One Art Classes with AMA

Sunshine Institute
Schedule your free meet and greet here

Awakening Minds Art has begun to schedule one-on-one art classes!  These classes focus on whole brain activities, IEP goals, following directions, spatial awareness, coordination, memory, and confidence building.  These classes will be tailored to your student, options include Painting Class, Sculpture Class, Art & Sensory Play, Jewelry Making, Sketching, and Crafts.  Learn more here!

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