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5 - 9 Years Old

Homeschooling Kids + Elementary

Homeschooling elementary aged kids in kindergarten through roughly 5th or 6th grade is fun! When kids are in these younger years, they are eager to learn, curious, ready to move and explore. All you have to do is encourage it and create the opportunities for new learning to scaffold in their hungry little brains! 

The elementary years are ideal for forming the basic social groups for kids that will carry them through the tween and teen years, and in elementary years, parents are responsible for guiding and setting up social norms between families that will set them up for healthy relationships as teens and adults. Important social norms are ways to invite play, ways to set boundaries, conflict resolution when there is a ruptured relationship, constructive ways to express both positive and negative emotions. 

AnySchoolers social pods cohorts of similar elementary aged children to connect and build friendships. Similarities that are the basis of a group can be anything from simple same age groups to similar interest groups - the iterations are infinite! 

  • Adventure Club: Lakeside Nature Center!
    Wed, Feb 01
    Lakeside Nature Center
    Feb 01, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132, USA
    “Adventure Club is a bi-weekly invitation to explore the great outdoors while building community + engaging in experiential learning: hikes, nature centers, playgrounds, sprinkled with occasional field-trips and a pinch of volunteering. Everyone is welcome— come adventure with us!”
  • Circle Round Virtual Folktale Club: Socio-Emotional Learning with a Counselor
    Feb 01, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Just being together! Sit down with your lunch or right before an afternoon nap, and listen to a folk or fairy tale. Parents print a coloring page, and we color together while talking with a professional counselor about the socio-emotional lessons in the story, and show your beautiful work!
  • "Underground," Storling Dance Theater - Group Buy
    Feb 02, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Kansas City, 1601 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Join us for a group buy to Storling Dance Theater’s powerful and historically accurate presentation of the Underground Railroad in the United States. Educator packet in our event details!
  • Winter Casual Recess Meetup (Loose Park, Central in the Metro)
    Feb 03, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
    Loose Park, 5200 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64112, USA
    Get fresh air and friends! Meet up with cold winter months at playgrounds with friends all over Kansas City!
  • Group Indoor Swim Meetup @ Legacy Park Community Center
    Thu, Feb 09
    Legacy Park Community Center
    Feb 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Legacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64086, USA
    Let’s go swimming! This pool includes a 141' long figure-eight water slide. Spray features, large play area, and a zero-depth beach entrance, four 20-yard lap lanes, current channel and hot tub.
  • Parkville Nature Sanctuary: Embers Forest Group!
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 09
    Parkville Nature Sanctuary
    Feb 09, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Parkville Nature Sanctuary, 100 E 12 St, Parkville, MO 64152, USA
    Let's get outside! Hiking and unstructured play at Parkville Nature Sanctuary. This meetup is aimed for the 5-12 age range. Any and all outdoor adventurers are welcome!
  • Above All Trampoline Park Meet Up!
    Fri, Feb 10
    Above All Trampoline
    Feb 10, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Above All Trampoline , 1927 Industrial Dr, Liberty, MO 64068, USA
    Enjoy all of the trampolines at the park for a fun-filled time of play, laughs and exercise!
  • Valentine's Party! (Kansas City Metro)
    Membership Offer
    Tue, Feb 14
    Lakeside Nature Center Indoor Group Room
    Feb 14, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Lakeside Nature Center Indoor Group Room, 4701 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132, USA
    Open to any homeschoolers and a great pod group activity for subscribers! Make and bring a Valentine's shoebox to receive your mail, and each participating child/teen should bring Valentines for 75 children. We will provide the crafts, friends, and music.
  • Storytime: There's Nobody Here But Us Chickens!
    Wed, Feb 22
    Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath
    Feb 22, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    Mid-Continent Public Library: Woodneath , 8900 NE Flintlock Rd, Kansas City, MO 64157, USA
    Join storyteller Joyce Slater as she shares chicken stories for all ages. Hear tales about chickens of all sizes, shapes, and colors – from the little red hen to the chicken who crossed the road.
  • Indoor Rock Climbing Single Meetup @ IBEX
    Thu, Feb 23
    IBEX Rock Climbing Gym
    Feb 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    IBEX Rock Climbing Gym, 801 NW S Outer Rd, Blue Springs, MO 64015, USA
    It's cold outside, but we can still play and climb inside at IBEX! AnySchoolers is meeting up at IBEX for group rock climbing. $15 day pass, $18 adult day pass on Fridays includes one child free.
  • Ernie Miller Nature Center: Embers Forest Group!
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 23
    Ernie Miller Nature Center
    Feb 23, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North, KS-7, Olathe, KS 66061, USA
    Let's get outside! Hiking and unstructured play at Ernie Miller Nature Center. This meetup is aimed for the 5-12 age range. Any and all outdoor adventurers are welcome!
  • Mission KS: Pokémon Meetup!
    Fri, Feb 24
    Mission Board Games
    Feb 24, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Mission Board Games, 5606a Johnson Dr, Mission, KS 66202, USA
    Stop: Pokémon Time!
  • Saint Patrick's Day Parade Meetup (and Recess Activity/Picnic/Restaurant Afterparty)
    Mar 17, 12:00 AM
    Location is TBD
    Let’s meet up to watch, or maybe even participate in, the parade! Details to come in October 2022!
  • Northland: Fire Station Tour with Gladstone Fire/EMS!
    Mon, Mar 20
    Gladstone Fire Station #1
    Mar 20, 10:00 AM
    Gladstone Fire Station #1, 6118 N Oak Trafficway, Gladstone, MO 64118, USA
    Join us for a Fire Station tour with Gladstone Fire / EMS! We will tour the fire station and of course check out the fire trucks-- as well as review some fire safety.
  • Spring Equinox Celebration
    Thu, Mar 23
    Cave Springs Park
    Mar 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Cave Springs Park, 8701 E Gregory Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133, USA
    Join us at Cave Springs Park for the turn of the season!
  • Spring Casual Recess Meetup (Rosedale Park, Central in the Metro)
    Multiple Dates