Take-Home Activity Kits for Kids in the Lakeland area

Take Home Activity Kits

Take-home kits, at-home activities, curbside pick-up kits… we aren’t sure what exactly to call these options, but local businesses and organizations have some great options for your kids this summer!

These are take home activity boxes that you can order from a LOCAL organization to complete at your own pace this summer OR use alongside their online videos and virtual camp information.

Stay tuned as we expect this list will continue to grow! Next week we’ll also be coming out with a list of online local camps and other virtual activities.

Interested in being added to this list and our directory of online and virtual resources? Click here to submit your information

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Art(Un)Boxed from the Polk Museum of Art
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Welcome to Art (Un)Boxed, a program where YOU can create artwork in the comfort of your own home inspired by Polk Museum of Art’s permanent collection of American art.

Designed by Polk Museum educators, Art (Un)Boxed is a self-paced art program and set of art kits to-go based on the popular art classes for children and families normally held at the Museum during Summer and Spring breaks. These kits include easy-to-follow instructions, prompts that foster creative thinking, art supplies, and special kit-specific video links featuring some of your favorite Museum instructors. Each Art (Un)Boxed kit — 12 available for Summer 2020 — promises hours of inspiration, exploration, and creativity from the comfort of home. Topics to include printmaking, mixed media, painting, sculpture, drawing, etc. For ages 7+.

Each Art (Un)Boxed Kit Includes:

  • All art materials required for activity
  • Art Activity Cards with all necessary directions
  • One of 10 Collectible Polk Museum Artist Cards, with featured artist bios, artwork details and histories, and fun facts! COLLECT them all to create complete Artist Card Series set!
  • Online Video Links with helpful tips from the Museum’s talented instructors
  • Special Online Gallery link to share your Art (Un)Boxed creation on the Museum’s website with an automatic entry to potentially be featured in our Student Gallery in September
  • Exclusive Art (Un)Boxed tote bag to hold each kit

Available by Subscription or À la Carte

10-Box Subscription – Plus a FREE “Art Challenge Specialty Box” for delivery or pickup.
Special Discount Price: $350 (members) | $400 (non-members)

5-Box Subscription:
Special Discount Price: $200 (members) | $225 (non-members)

À la Carte Kits – Individual kits for delivery or pickup.
$45 each (members) | $55 each (non-members)

CreateAskate Specialty Box – Individual kits for delivery or pickup.
$75 kit (members) | $85 per kit (non-members)

Pre-orders begin Friday, May 22, 2020.

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WonderHere Virtual Camps
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WonderHere is bringing summer camp to YOU! Virtual Summer Camps and Kits are designed for your child to do in the comfort of your home!

Camps will include…
• At-Home Parent Guide with details on 5 fun activities
• 5 Kid-Friendly Instructional Videos
• Mini-Kit full of materials needed for activities available for pick-up

Themes include Virtual Spy Camp, Video Game Vintage Camp, Shark Week Camp, and Candyland Palooza Camp. 

Cost:

$25 per camp / box

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Destination Aviation Virtual Summer Camp from Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) & SUN 'n FUN
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The Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. (ACE), home of the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, is pleased to announce that it will host its world-renowned Destination Aviation Summer Camp for participants online for the summer of 2020.

The ACE Team will be delivering content designed for campers 11-17 years old covering aviation lessons, field trips, and interviews with aerospace professionals. Scheduled to begin June 15th, this six-week camp is being presented in partnership with GLEIM Aviation.

The Destination Aviation Virtual Summer Camp schedule will deliver content three mornings a week via the Aerospace Center for Excellence Facebook page and website:

  • Mondays will cover Virtual Aviation Lessons such as Fundamentals of Flight, Flight Operations, and Aviation Weather.
  • Wednesdays will take campers on virtual field trips to destinations such the Lakeland Linder International Airport’s Air Traffic Control Tower and NOAA’s Aircraft Operation Center. Interviews with aviation professionals will be a
  • Friday highlight for campers including Caroline Dougherty, Crew Chief for Dougherty Airshows, Captain Aaron Rajanen of Delta Air Lines, and Commander Rebecca Waddington, pilot with NOAA Corps.

Visit the website to see more details on the schedule.

Destination Aviation Virtual Summer Camp is FREE for all to participate with the online lessons, virtual field trips and interviews with aviation professionals.

Those interested in a more robust experience can order a Summer Camp Kit which includes lesson supplies and materials, Destination Aviation Camp Shirt, GLEIM Aviation hat, Pilot logbook and more for a nominal fee of $49. A Discovery Flight Certificate is also available to those that register that will be scheduled at a later date.

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It is FREE to interact with Destination Aviation Virtual Camp lessons, field trips, and interviews.
A Summer Camp Kit and a Discovery Flight is $49.00 and requires advance registration.

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First United Methodist Chuch Compassion Camp VBS
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Compassion Camp begins in late June or early July and will be available through July 24th. Families can opt to run their camp as a traditional 5-day experience or spread out over a few weeks, for a more extended program. If comfortable, families can opt to invite friends to participate with them, if restrictions allow.

Registration is required but is FREE! If you sign up for the kit in a box, you will receive most (if not all) the supplies needed for Compassion Camp. More information to come regarding when and where to pick up the kits.  Like and follow our Facebook page (Children’s Ministries at First UMC – Lakeland, FL) to stay up to date with new information.

T-shirts will be available for purchase – link coming soon.

Cracker Country: Summer Camp in a Box
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Announcing History {Summer Camp} in a Box! 🐮 🐊🍓
Cracker Country welcomes you to explore Florida history at the museum and at home!

Designed for ages 6-12.

Each summer camp box includes 2 admission tickets to visit Cracker Country on a select Saturday, a book, stuffed animal, toy, snack and activity packet so you can continue your adventure at home.

Price: $35 per box, advanced reservations required

There are limited boxes available. Reserve yours now!
🐮June 27, 10am,-12pm: A Land Remembered
🐊July 11, 10am-12pm: Swampland
🍓July 25, 10am-12pm: Strawberry Girl

https://floridastatefair.ticketspice.com/summer-camp-in-a-box

Cost:

$35 per box

That Farm Charm Virtual Summer Kid's Camp
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Crafting, painting, and having fun. That’s what That Farm Charm’s Virtual Summer Kid’s Camp is all about!

DAY ONE we will be painting a Pineapple. DAY TWO we will be decoupaging a paper mache cross box. You can purchase both days or each day separately. Visit the website to see a full list of materials that will be shipped to your door.

The classes will be LIVE from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, and Thursday, July 2. Don’t worry, if you miss the LIVE you’ll be able to replay it as many times as you like. We will meet up in a private Facebook group, and hang out for the full two hours where Jen and Jewell Clara will be painting right along with your little ones and instructing your little ones how to create their pineapple.

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$34.95 for both days OR $24.95 for any one day.