WAHOO – Another month of summer fun is about to begin. Kids Summer Institute begins Monday, June 3.
Kids Summer Institute Coordinator Colleen Sutton said many of the classes are already full. But there is still time to get enrolled in remaining open classes, as the registration deadline is Friday, May 31.
This year’s KSI has a mix of returning favorites and new offerings.
Pizza Party, for example, has been a KSI offering for years. In this class, kids get to make pizza crafts and games, and make their own personal pizza. Sutton said she wouldn’t consider cutting this out of the program because it’s one of the first ones to fill up every year.
“They still do signup and it’s some of the same kids who are taking it again,” she said.
One of the new classes that filled up fast this year was slime making.
Sutton said she didn’t know if it was just so appealing to kids or if the parents decided this was a messy activity best done outside of the home.
Other messy sessions that are popular this year are giant bubble making and moon sand.
Another new offering this year spins out of robotics that have been introduced in Wahoo Elementary classes during the school year.
Both “Coding Robots” classes filled up quick.
“Kids said they just didn’t get enough time in class to spend with that,” Sutton said.
While most classes take place at Wahoo Elementary, back by popular demand are fishing and other outdoor activities at Lake Wanahoo. Sutton said a few more volunteers could be used for these classes.
The woodworking class at the Wahoo High School industrial shop is back too.
“It still fills up and it’s some of the same kids too,” she said.
A new class has been added at the high school this year – sewing. Sutton said sewing projects have been a part of KSI before, but the instructor had to drag all the sewing machines to class.
This year, the high school family and consumer science room – complete with sewing machines – will be the KSI classroom for making hot dog pillow cases.
“The kids love going up there too,” Sutton added.
Both girls and boys are enrolled in this class.
The coordinator said one of the new classes this year comes in response to requests to learn how to braid hair.
“It’s a sleepover for girls,” Sutton said. “But, we are not actually going to sleep over. We’re not quite that brave yet.”
Those taking the class, however, will learn how to braid hair and will get a sample of games that can be played at a sleepover.
Sutton said attendees will again be coming from multiple schools in multiple communities. There is a minimal fee for some classes to help pay for material. KSI runs through the end of June.
A list of open classes and registration form can be found under the “elementary” tab at www.wahooschools.org.