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Weekly +  Monthly Events

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Weekly Recesses

How It Works

AnySchoolers has a year-round, weekly “hang out and do fun things” schedule! Activities shift around the four seasons, marked by equinox and solstice celebrations. We generally alternate every other week between structured activities and casual, unstructured play. To find a list of recesses on our online calendar, search for "Weekly Recess".


Structured Recess


Structured activities generally require a quick registration on the Calendar (where you can find even more details about the recess/seasonal events) for each date, so we know how many families to plan for. They're listed under our Special Events. Depending on the specific event, some require advanced payment to AnySchoolers, some require payment onsite directly to the venue, and some are absolutely free you just RSVP!  Structured Recess is scheduled from 10am-12pm unless noted otherwise.


Casual, Unstructured Recess


Casual, unstructured recess is open to anyone and “just show up”! It does help us look for you if you RSVP on the Calendar, where the location and dates are listed for the entire year! The unstructured playground locations rotate in five parts of the KC Metro (Central, North, East, Central, South, West). Casual Recess is scheduled from 12pm-3pm. Are you a regular AnySchooler? We have a SignUp Genius for casual recesses to make sure there is a “Warm, Smiling Face” at every playground! 

  • THURSDAY: Burr Oaks Nature Center: Embers Forest Group
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 01
    Burr Oaks Nature Center
    Jun 01, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Burr Oaks Nature Center, Blue Springs, MO 64015, USA
    Let's get outside! Hiking and unstructured play at the Burr Oaks Nature Center. This meetup is aimed for the 5-12 age range. Any and all outdoor adventurers are welcome!
  • MONDAY: Messy Art & Science - East
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jun 05
    Lee McKeighan Park South Shelter
    Jun 05, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lee McKeighan Park South Shelter , 125 NE Chipman Rd, Lee's Summit, MO 64063, USA
    Join us to get messy exploring art and science while enjoying the outdoors with friends!
  • THURSDAY: Parkville Nature Sanctuary: Embers Forest Group
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 08
    Parkville Nature Sanctuary
    Jun 08, 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. Any and all outdoor adventurers are welcome!
  • MONDAY: Deanna Rose Children's Farm Recess Meet Up (0-9 Year Olds)
    Jun 12, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Deanna Rose Children's Farm, 13800 Switzer Rd, Overland Park, KS 66221, USA
    Little ones will get together at Deanna Rose while bigger kids go to Shawnee Mission Park for fishing and paddleboats! Recess is split for ages for this week ONLY.
  • MONDAY: Messy Art & Science - North
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Jun 12
    English L