Z-pARTy is a celebration of creativity showcasing art by children and youth of the Zimmer Children’s Museum and its youTHink program. There will be plenty of family activities, art, and music from our very own resident rock stars Luis and Ana at 6pm and 7:30pm.
The party takes place on Saturday, December 13th from 5:00pm-9:00pm as part of the NELA Art Walk at the Antigua Coffee House: 3400 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90065.
For more info on the Zimmer Children’s Museum, click here!
For more info on the youTHink program, click here!
Showing respect for others is one of the most important values in the world. It means showing care for another person or thing, like the environment.
Without respect, everything around you would be less peaceful. There would be more wars, more problems and less happiness.
You show respect in many ways everyday that you may not even realize! Respect occurs when you:
- Listen to others
- Play fair
- Use good manners
- Wait your turn
- Compliment someone
- Pick up after yourself
- How you treat others
Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be. Start by checking out some of the great respect quotations below:
- “Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” – U. Thant
- “Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered.” – Stephen Cosgrove
For more inspiring quotes about respect, click here.
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!!)!!!!!
Many of us have made New Year’s resolutions for 2014, so we decided to talk about GOALS! Sometimes a goal can be if you kick a ball in a “goal,” and when you want to do something better or try something new, you are achieving a new GOAL! We reviewed some of our goals this year: some of them are being a good listener, being better at reading, being nice to our peers, and eating healthier foods so that we can grow strong and taller! These are all great goals to try and achieve!
We decorated our own Goal Garlands and fortune cookies to crack open in the future to see if we fulfilled our goals! Stay tuned for more fun activities that we are doing in Winter Camp.
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.
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!!!
Many people are TRAVELing during this time of the year, so we wanted to learn about the different ways that people travel from one place to another. We travel through riding a motorcycle, riding a bicycle, flying a plane, and traveling by boat. We got to build really sophisticated commute systems for our marbles to roll through (this was inspired by Rube Goldberg)! We also made space shuttles that hovered and flew throughout our wind tunnel.
We even had time for a little dance party with glow sticks! We hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, stay tuned for more fun activities that we are doing in camp!
On the 3rd day of Winter Camp we talked about FAMILY! We shared why we enjoy spending this special time of the year with our families, the different ways that we stay in touch with one another, and the importance of listening and building trust in relationships! We learned about different ways people communicate and stay in touch with each other, near and far. We decorated cups with strings to make telephones, we designed and drew special letters to be mailed, and we FaceTimed and Skyped across the room! Finally, we played a game that taught the challenging skill of listening. Our campers were such great listeners and gave wonderful tips to help their friends find bean bags throughout the room!
What a wonderful and heartwarming day this was! Stay tuned for more activities and adventures at Winter Camp!