Preschoolers in the Flint Hills (ages 3-5)

Preschool-age children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with the ecology and the history of the area. Every session includes a story time, snack, and themed craft or activity!

Times, Cost & Registration

The session runs from 10 to 11 a.m. Enrollment is a maximum of 12 children, minimum of 5.

Pre-registration is required either online, by phone at 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

All parents or guardians must complete a release form for their child to participate. Click here to fill out the form, or complete a copy upon arrival.
FHDC members: $8 | Non-members: $10

Fall/Winter 2022

Date Theme Description
September 6 Let’s Get Growing         The tallgrass prairie is full of fun plants! Let's find out about the different parts of a plant. Taste fruits and vegetables, and paint with plants!
September 20     Wacky Weather What is weather? How does it change? Let's find out and do some weather experiments! We will make our own windsocks to watch the wind!
October 4 Messy Makes Celebrate our new temporary exhibit: How People Make Things. We will make a few messes with bubble snakes and homemade modeling dough.
October 18 Opposites Happy to sad, stop to go, and big to small. Let’s play in the world of opposites! We will play games and make an opposites craft!
November 1      What Is Wild? Let's learn the difference between wild and tame animals. We will feel fur and make a wild animal puppet. Get ready for a wild day!
November 15 Five Senses Have fun feeling, smelling, looking, tasting, and listening! We will explore the flint hills with our five senses and make a homemade noise maker!
December 6 Slither, Hop,
and Crawl!
Reptiles move in funny ways. Show us how you can slither, hop, and crawl like a reptile. We will meet a live reptile and make a dancing snake!