Do you know a person under the age of 10 making a big difference? Nominate them for the first ever
Zimmer Children’s Museum Random Acts of Kid-ness (RAK) Award!
The RAK Award recognizes acts of service, compassion and altruism from our youngest society members instilling in them the understanding that giving of our time and talent is just as important as the giving of our treasure. The award will be given annually to Los Angeles young people under the age of 10.
Nominations are being accepted now through February 3rd
For further information contact Kaila Jackson at Kaila@zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8910
Students at San Marcos High School are helping kids raise thousands of dollars for their community! This group of students are in the non-profit group Kids Helping Kids on the school campus. “The goal is to teach the students responsibility and business skills while helping others…” especially since they are hoping to raise $100,000.00 for five years. This amazing group of kids have already raised thousands of dollars to “help students pay for needs such as advanced placement and SAT exams or even a wheelchair for a disabled student. They have also sent money to help young people in Africa.” When we read about these Random Acts of Kid-ness we are touched by the compassion and enthusiasm these kids share for helping other kids less fortunate than they are!
Click here to read the entire article.
On our last day of Winter Camp we learned about OPPOSITES. What are some opposites that you know? Some that come to the top of our mind are Big & Small, Tall & Short. We also mentioned that Winter is the opposite of Summer! We spent lots of time summer funning and made sculpted sand dough, seascapes, octopi puppets, and so much more. Thank you for joining us in Winter Camp and hopefully …
We’ll see you again soon (maybe during SPRING CAMP or SUMMER CAMP if not sooner!!)!!!!!
What an amazing story! This article talks about a Houston toddler that is fighting for his life and “is helping other children who must wage health battles of their own, and his actions have earned him recognition as a real-life “hero.”..” Bennet Nester was diagnosed with a brain tumor two Christmas’s ago. While he was at the hospital two strangers visited Bennet and brought him a bear. He never let the bear out of his sight, and even said that the bear helped eased the pain. Bennet and his mother decided to form “Bennet Bears” and collected 250 of the stuffed animals to give to sick children at area hospitals. This year, they’ve collected more than 900.
A Vietnam veteran heard of Bennet’s Acts of Kid-ness, and he gave Bennett his Bronze Star — “the fourth-highest individual military award given in recognition of acts of heroism, acts of merit or meritorious service in a combat zone.”
This is an INCREDIBLE story! Please share with us a story, person, article, or child that has made a world of difference in your eyes. Read entire article & watch the video here.
Today we had a parrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-tay celebrating the New Year! Our campers were great event planners, and helped decorate the room. We also got to decorate party hats, make hula skirts, twisted balloon animals, and created spin art fireworks with glitter! We also made noise makers to take home, so they can ring in the new year with you!! 🙂
Stay tuned for more fun activities, and see you again next year! 🙂 Have a safe and happy New Year!
With the new year approaching, we introduced our campers to the concept of TIME! We got to make our own watches, and we decorated time capsules to put special treasures in to find or dig up in the future. We also made our travel luggage and put all the things we need to time travel! The best part of the day was when we worked together to build a HUGE time machine. We added the most essential parts of a time machine, satellites, clocks, buttons, telescopes, storage compartments, and our campers reminded us all to make sure we “must wear seatbelts”! We even got the opportunity to travel into the future.
Join us for more fun activities at camp!
Spring Camp &
Summer Camp Registration Opens in February!!!
During our 2nd day of Winter Camp, we fluffed and floated! We continued our investigation of snow and the feeling of fluffiness. We created a magical mixture of shaving cream and glue that dries into a solid but still stays magically soft and fluffy! We also observed ice bergs melting and attempted to create boats that float, but it was way more fun trying to keep our penguins afloat! Many of us also created our own fluffy texture collages that included felt pieces, sparkly gems, fabric squares, and even cotton balls that apparently “look like tater tots!”
Stay tuned for more Winter Camp activities and adventures!