Have you heard about Camp Creativity at Michael’s? My oldest daughter and I were invited to check it out recently and we’re so excited to report back!
I’m not going to lie – I look forward to summer pretty much all year! (Maybe even more than my kids)! The first few days of sleeping in a little bit later than normal are bliss. It’s a relief for both the girls and I to have a more relaxed schedule.
Then reality sets in: what are we going to do every day for three months??
As a family, we enjoy unstructured free play and daily trips to the neighborhood park. However, sometimes we want to get out of the house and try something new!
When we got the invite to visit Michael’s Camp Creativity, here’s what went through my head:
So you’re telling me Michael’s has a crafting/activity class for kids all summer long?
And it’s only $5 per session??
How have I not heard of this before?!
We are SO there!!
Here’s a quick breakdown of Michael’s Camp Creativity:
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting June 13 – July 29 from 10 a.m. to Noon
- $5 per session or you can purchase 3 sessions for $12
- Ages 3-8
- Each week has a special theme, so you’ll do something new each week you visit
- Each session has two projects, journal entry, and related coloring sheets
- Parents can participate with their kids or go shop in the store (parents must stay inside Michaels)
Our session took place during “Land of the Dinosaurs” week. On the agenda: a dinosaur visor/mask and a flying pterodactyl on a stick.
We signed up and purchased our tickets at the register when we got there. The activity room was at the front of the store (again, how had I missed this before?) and was already filling up with excited kids and their parents. The class size ended up being perfect – all seats filled, but plenty of space and supplies for all.
I thought it looked fun, so I stayed with my daughter throughout the class. Next time we go, we might invite a friend so the kids can craft and the moms can shop!
I liked the pace of the class: the instructor would explain a step and then allow everyone to work at their own speed. When we were all finished with that part of the project, we would move on to the next. In between, my daughter had a blast coloring on the paper table covering and making funny faces – there was always something to do!
The two hour session was just the right amount of time to finish two projects and keep the kids’ interest. Here’s the finished masterpiece – how cool is this hot pink dinosaur visor??
We had a blast and will definitely be back again this summer! Perhaps on princess week?
CLICK HERE for the current Michaels Camp Creativity schedule and to find a Michaels store near you!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Michaels; all opinions are 100% mine.