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2018 Spring & Summer Information
Online Registration Starts April 6th @ Midnight
In Office Registration Starts April 9th @ 8am

 

KIDS YOGA DAY
All around the world schools, yoga studios and child care organizations will be leading students through a simple 5 minute yoga routine. We, here at the Hays Recreation will be doing our part. Join me at 10:45am to prepare for our routine at 11:00am and then we will finish with some fun activities and a lite lunch
Entry Deadline: April 4 
Entry Fee: Event/meal is free
Held on: Friday April 6
Times: 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 5
Location: Gym 3
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 25

REC CHEERLEADING
This class is an introduction to the wonderful world of cheerleading.  This class is for anyone who has the desire to learn about cheerleading.  No previous cheer experience is required.  This is a fun way to learn the basic fundamentals of cheer such as basic motions, jumps and stunts tumbling plus games and activities.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: April 4
 Session 2: May 27
Entry Fee: Session 1: $25.00
 Session 2: $35.00
Held on: Session 1: Monday’s April 9 – May 21
 Session 2: Monday’s June 4 - August 6
Times: 6:00 – 6:30pm
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 5   Max. 20
Instructor: Hannah Sites/Britney Bogner

INSECT STORY & SNACK 
Come read a book about insects, and then make a hands-on insect snack!
Entry Deadline: April 11
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Monday,  April 16
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 7
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt

5 SENSES 
Let the children learn about their 5 senses through 5 weeks each week focusing on senses.  The kids will learn about sight, smell, taste, hearing and touch with fun filled activities for each week.  We will be including food into this program so please list any food allergies.
Entry Deadline: April 11
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Wednesday’s - April 18 – May 16
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12

WEE WIGGLERS
Wee Wigglers is a fun way to develop gross motor skills and social interaction in young boys and girls.  In this fun filled class, children will utilize parachutes, foam balls, bean bags, scooters and more at the HRC gym in fun and exciting ways.
Entry Deadline: April 11
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tues.’s - April 17 - May 8
Times/Ages: 10:30 - 11:15am
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12

WIGGLES AND GIGGLES
Get your child registered for this program and watch your child wiggle and giggle the time away.  This will be a supervised play-time for your child to run around and have fun playing with balls, balloons, dancing and just have fun playing with other kids.
Entry Deadline: April 11
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tues.’s – April 17 - May 8
Times: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 3yr. w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12

PJ PARTY 
Come on kids wear your pajamas to the HRC for a pretend “sleepover!  The morning with be filled with games, snacks, story and a special craft project that will remind them of the fun they had at the HRC pajama party.
Entry Deadline: April 18
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Monday - April 23
Time: 9:30 – 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15

ALL ABOUT THE EARTH 
Help your child learn all about the planet Earth!  During this class, your child will go on a scavenger hunt outside to see what planet Earth is made of.  Your child will also make an Earth day painting and an Earth day crown.  We will end the session by make a special treat, dirt cups.  You don’t want to miss out on this fun class!
Entry Deadline: April 18
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday - April 26
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
Instructor: Amy Shaffer

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEER INFORMATION NIGHT
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time.  Join us for a night of information to learn how you and/or your family can volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Being a Big Brother, Big Sister, Couple or Family Match could be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you’ll ever do. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do. Play sports together, go on a hike, read books, eat your favorite pizza, or just give some advice and inspiration.  Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little-and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.  Volunteering just a few hours a month with a child can start something amazing.  We have many kids waiting for you.  Call Big Brothers Big Sisters at (785)625-6672 with questions or for more information.
Entry Deadline: RSVP encouraged but not required
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on Session 1: Tuesday, April 24
 Session 2: Tuesday, May 22
 Session 3: Tuesday, June 19
 Session 4: Tuesday, July 17
Times: 6:00 – 7:00pm
 *Refreshments provided
Ages: 18 & older
Location: Recreation Center

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children (ages 5-17) facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  Our volunteers are well screened community members.  If you feel your child(ren) could benefit from the extra support and encouragement of a Big, we would like to share more about how your child(ren) can become a Little Brother or Little Sister in our program.  We will have activities available for your children as well.  Call Big Brothers Big Sisters at (785)625-6672 with questions or for more information.
Entry Deadline: RSVP encouraged but not required
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on Session 1: Thursday, April 26
 Session 2: Thursday, May 24
 Session 3: Thursday, June 21
 Session 4: Thursday, July 19
Times: 6:00 – 7:00pm
 *Refreshments provided
Location: Recreation Center

MAKE-N-TAKE
You don’t have time to make lunch or cook supper.  You and your child can come and create a dish.  You will create a main dish, side dish and a dessert.  All cooking utensils will be available all you need to do is be ready to put it all together.  What better way than to spend time with your child and leave the mess in our kitchen.
Entry Deadline: May 2
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Wednesday, May 9
Times: Session 1: 11:00am
 Session 2: 4:30pm
Ages: Session 1: 3 – 5 w/an adult
 Session 2: 5 - 10 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitation: Min. 6   Max. 12

IT’S SPRING 
It’s Spring! Flowers are blooming!  During this class, your child will plant their own special seed in a pot. They will get to take it home and watch it grow! Your child will also make a homemade bird feeder, and create a beautiful flower bouquet art project. Happy planting!
Entry Deadline: May 2
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, May 10
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
Instructor: Amy Shaffer

STRAW ROCKETS 
Come build a straw rocket and race it across the room! Snacks included!
Entry Deadline: May 9
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Monday - May 14
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 7
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt

SPRING BUSY BODIES 
Join the fun of making crafts, reading stories, doing cooking projects and much more during this 3 week session. What a great way to spend your day.
Entry Deadline: May 9
Entry Fee: $8.00
Held on: Tuesday’s - May 15 – 29
Times: Session 1: 9:30 – 10:15am
 Session 2: 10:30 – 11:15am
Ages: Session 1: 3 – 5
 Session 2: 2 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12

FIT 4 KIZS 
This is a 45 minute class that runs through different games in order to help burn off extra energy and increase balance, endurance and even strength. Your child will do creative movements with music as they get some extra movement into their arms and legs.  We will learn body awareness, motor skill, and control of direction speed and energy. Let the fun begin
Entry Deadline: May 9
Entry Fee: $8.00
Held on: Thursday’s – May 17 - 31
Times/Ages: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15

COLOR MY WORLD
What a great opportunity to expose your child to all of the wonderful colors of the world without making a mess at your home!  Different materials ranging from finger paints, temperas and watercolors will be used to explore and create a variety of painted projects. Something always new will be going on.
Entry Deadline: May 23
Entry Fee: $4.00
Held on: Wednesday, May 30
Times: Session 1: 9:30 – 10:15am
 Session 2: 5:30 - 6:15pm
Ages: Session 1: 2 - 5 w/an adult
 Session 2: 2 - 10 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15

BOOGIE BABIES
Join us for a hoppin’ bobbin’ dance class.  During this class your child will learn the basic of dance steps, participate in across the floor activities and have fun.  The students will learn a dance routine for their family to enjoy.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: May 30
 Session 2: June 27
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Session 1: Thursday’s June – 7- 28
 Session 2: Monday’s July 9 - 30
Times: 9:00 – 9:30am
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
Instructor: Hannah Sites

DADS DAY
Don’t miss this favorite class! Surprise Dad with something specially made for him just in time for Father’s Day.  Gifts and special treats will be wrapped up special for Father’s Day topped off with a handmade card.
Entry Deadline: May 30
Entry Fee: $7.00
Held on: Wednesday, June 6
Times: 9:30 - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 10
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12

FATHERS DAY KEEPSAKE
Bring in your little one to create a Father’s day keepsake for that special daddy or grandpa.  We will use their sweet little handprints or footprints along with a poem to give that special person on Father’s day!
Entry Deadline: May 30
Entry Fee: $7.00 per footprint poem
Held on: Friday, June 8
Time: 10:30 – 11:00 am (come/go)
Ages: 0 - 36 months w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25
Instructor: Jennifer Younger

MINIATURE HORSE TOUR
Join us for a trip to Blue Sky Farm (located 6 miles north of Hays) to see the registered miniature show horses. See the neat “little farm” designed just for the “littlest horses in Kansas.”  Learn how and why they are groomed and see how they are trained in the lounging (round) pen, the obstacle course and how they are taught to pull a cart and each person will be given a cart ride.
Entry Deadline: May 30
Entry Fee: $8 per person and everyone
 going must be registered.
Held on: Monday, June 4
Times:  6:30 – 8:30pm
Ages:  2 & older w/an adult
Limitations:  Min. 5   Max. 15
Location:  Will meet at the Northeast corner of the Wal-Mart Parking lot and then follow each other to the farm

PLANT YOUR OWN FLOWER 
Come read a story about growing flowers and get to plant your own seed in a take home pot that you created!
Entry Deadline: May 30
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Thursday, June 7
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 7
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt

TINY TOT TU-TUS
This class is designed to introduce your child to basic ballet positions.  Students will dance to sing-along songs, play games and have fun.  Students will also learn a short routine to show their family.
Entry Deadline: Session 1: May 30
 Session 2: June 27
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Session 1: Thursday’s June – 7- 28
 Session 2: Monday’s July 9 - 30
Times: 9:40 – 10:10am
Ages: 2-3
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10
Instructor: Hannah Sites

LADYBUGS LADYBUGS 
What are the red insects with black spots? Ladybugs of course! This class will be focused around Ladybugs. We will read The Grouchy Ladybug  by Eric Carle, and then create our own ladybugs!  We will also count dots on ladybugs wings, as well as play a matching ladybug game.  We will also learn what ladybugs eat and how they fly! This class is going to be so much fun!
Entry Deadline: June 6
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, June 14
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
Instructor:  Amy Shaffer

FREAKY FRIDAYS
Moms or dads, it’s time to drop off your children and spend some time to yourself or with friends.  Children will enjoy the morning doing arts and crafts, playing games, having snacks, and developing social interaction skills with other children.  We request that children be able to use the restroom by themselves. Each month will have a special theme.
Entry Deadline:  Session 1: June 6
 Session 2: July 11
 Session 3: August 8
Entry Fee:  $5.00
Held on:  Session 1: Friday, June 8
 Session 2:  Friday, July 13
 Session 3: Friday, August 10
Times:  9:00 – 11:00am
Ages:   3 - 5
Location:  Leisure Center
Limitations:  Min. 5   Max. 12

CHART FOR KIDS 
Kids love to pretend to read, write and draw pictures.  Through this class we will read a story, chart their thoughts, and let them scribble out their own thoughts onto paper.  They will also experiment with math, and sciences activities.
Entry Deadline: June 6
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Wednesday, June 13 - 27
Times: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 3 – 5w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12

MESSY HANDS (OUTSIDE)
Put your swimming suit on and enjoy of messy hand activities outside. Jump into a pool of shaving cream and a bucket of slime or just paint the sidewalk with beautiful colors.  After you’re done playing wash off with the garden hose or run through the sprinkler.  This will be a picture taking day so don’t forget your camera.
Entry Deadline: June 13
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Monday, June 18
Time: 10:00 – 10:45am
Ages: 3 - 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15

GRAPE SCULPTURES 
Some say, “don’t play with your food.” Others say, “build some awesome towers and designs with grapes”! Let your creativity flow in this hands-on craft day!
Entry Deadline: June 20
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Thursday, June 28
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 7
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt

NATIONAL YOGA DAY 
You are invited to come and celebrate OM International Yoga Day. The event will be filled with yoga poses, yoga games and a lot of fun.  This is a great time for your kids and yourself to experience yoga in a fun way.  Namaste
Entry Deadline: June 20
Entry Fee: FREE
Held on: Thursday, June 21
Times: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 – 12 w/an adult
Location: Outside Park TBA
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 50

FUN IN THE SUN 
Let’s explore the world together especially to a child who is born to wonder and explore.  Activities are designed for the children that encourage, excite, and satisfy these natural tendencies. The day will begin with stories, songs, crafty creation, and cooking together as we discover with a science theme to things that go on in anyone’s backyard.
Entry Deadline: July 4
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Thursday’s – July 12 – 26
Times: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 – 3 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12

GOING TO THE FAIR
Let’s join the fun and create two art projects to be displayed at the fair for all your friends and family to see. Projects will be taken out to the Ellis County Fair to be judged and brought back to the office for pick up. So let’s rope up some fun!
Entry Deadline: July 4
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Wednesday, July 11
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

LITTLE LOTUS YOGA
You and your child can get fit and improve inner balance in this animal/nature themed yoga class. Learn poses such as tree, camel, cat and mountain pose.  Yoga games will be included as well.  Everyone will receive a t-shirt. Parents are encouraged to participate.
Entry Deadline: July 4
Entry Fee: $10.00
Held on: Tuesday’s - July 10 –31
Time: 9:30 - 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 6
Location: Fitness Center Studio 1
Limitations: Min. 5   Max 12

BUTTERFLIES 
Butterflies are beautiful and so fun to catch!  Your child will create their own butterflies, learn about symmetry through painting, and learn how a butterfly eats!  They will also be counting, learning a butterfly song, and acting out the life cycle of a butterfly!  If we are lucky, we will get to also observe real butterflies!
Entry Deadline: July 11
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Wednesday,  July 18
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
Instructor: Amy Shaffer

MUD PIES & MUD PAINTINGS
Experiment with mud and what you can create with it.  Your child will have fun making an old-fashioned, messy mud pie and a mud painting.  This ooey-gooey class is great fun for any kid.
Entry Deadline: July 18
Entry Fee: $2.00
Held on: Monday, July 23
Times: 10:00 - 10:45am
Ages: 2 - 5
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15

EATING THE ALPHABET 
Come listen to this class story about our alphabet and make snacks that go with it!
Entry Deadline: July 25
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Thursday, August 2
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 7
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15
Instructor: Jessica Moffitt

LITTLE TYKE GYM TIME
Does your little one need time just to run and play inside with balls, bikes and other equipment? Your child will explore and develop motor skills through these activities while building social skills with other kids their age.
Entry Deadline: August 1
Entry Fee: $8.00
Held on: Thursday’s – August 9 - 30
Times: 10:00 – 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 5 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 25

MYSTERY CLASS
Doesn’t your child love surprises?  You won’t know what fun you’ll end up having in this mystery class.  Will we be playing with scooters? Making crafts? Singing songs? Who knows! Be brave and come explore your options in this exciting new class!
Entry Deadline: August 1
Entry Fee: $8.00
Held on: Wednesday’s - August 8 - 29
Times: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12

ART IN THE PARK
Meet in the park, and make an art project. Does that sound like a perfect morning to you? Join us for a mid morning in the park and we will supply materials for a variety of ages to create a fun project.
Entry Deadline: August 1
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Tuesday, August 7
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 3 - 10 w/an adult
Location: Frontier Park East – 183 By-Pass East of Main
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 15

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH PETE THE CAT 
It’s back to school time!  During this class we will use our fine motor skills by playing with different kinds of buttons, graphing buttons, cutting out a puzzle, and making a headband craft.  We will also use our gross motor skills by playing musical feet, jumping to find Pete the Cat, and tossing bean bags to music.  What fun!
Entry Deadline: August 8
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday, August 16
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
Instructor: Amy Shaffer

PETE THE CAT 
Does your child love Pete the Cat stories?  Have them join me for three weeks of stories and activities with Pete’s adventure.  Be surprise every week with new story and adventures.
Entry Deadline: August 8
Entry Fee: $6.00
Held on: Tuesday’s - August 14 - 28
Times: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 10

DON’T PULL MY TAIL 
With my own two dogs and three cats I know what it is like to teach the importance of respect and love to animals. Let’s read a story, eat some homemade cookies for both humans and dogs, and enjoy the green grass for our animals to run and play. More details on this class when the time gets closer.
Entry Deadline: August 8
Entry Fee: $3.00
Held on: Monday, August 13
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 10 w/an adult
Location: Bickle-Schmidt Sport Complex
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 20

APPLES 
It’s apple picking time!  We will taste 3 kinds of apples during this class, and make an apple smile treat!  We will also make apple prints, sort objects by colors, write in applesauce, and make applesauce flavored play dough.  It’s going to be a great class!
Entry Deadline: August 29
Entry Fee: $5.00
Held on: Thursday,  September 6
Time: 9:30 – 10:15am
Ages: 2 - 4 w/an adult
Location: Leisure Center
Limitations: Min. 5   Max. 12
Instructor: Amy Shaffer

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