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Crafting Art & Fun Memories Right Here in the Metro

Good Afternoon, Kansas City! If you’re anything like me, you love crafting fun creations with your little ones but don’t quite have all of the materials (or the space to store everything) it takes to make something truly unique. We’re excited to share a fun iFamilyKC Kids Club event recap with you today that solves that very issue. Sarah, from our Mom Squad team, attended one of the sessions this past Saturday at Create 2 Day and shares her experience with you today on the blog. Take a look…


iFamilyKC Kids Club

iFamilyKC Kids Club Event Recap!

You all know how much I LOVE Pinterest – I think I mention it in almost every week! I am notorious for seeing something and then getting obsessed with making it; the problem is the cost of buying all the materials to make this project probably costs just as much as if I went and bought the finished product at the store. Finally there’s a solution to the problem! On Saturday, the husband was working so my mother-in-law and I took the girls on  a little trip up to Bonner Springs for our iFamilyKC Kids Club event at Create 2 Day.

Create 2 Day Fun!
ifamilykc kids club event

Create 2 Day is a little “old time experience” in “The Big Blue Building” in downtown Bonner Springs. The idea around this creative space is two-fold: being creative and going back in time to when life was just a little slower. As you walk in you are hit with nostalgia. They have knick knacks from the 50’s and 60’s allow you to leave everything else outside the door and just relax.

ifamilykc kids club event

Walking through you will see an old fashioned Soda Jerk (not a person by the way!) which prepares fountain drinks in the traditional way! There is also a stage which is perfect for live music; which they have often! Check out their Facebook page for details! The stage is also great to use for birthday parties or bachelorette parties to make it even more special for the guest of honor. The back of the store is where the creative magic truly happens!

Do you remember that amazing Pinterest post you saw online? Remember how, when you priced it, the materials would cost way too much to justify the expense?  At Create 2 Day you can bring that idea with you, I will almost guarantee they have the majority of the materials you will need to make it!

Everything from wood frames to letters to cut off jeans to make a new purse! And every kind of decoration that you could imagine to decorate them with! If they don’t have the materials readily available they are sure to have something that would work in store or in the storage area. And the best part, everything is done by donation so cost is never an issue!

Create 2 Day is always taking donations of arts and craft supplies for their collection, which is why they consider themselves to be a “make and take” location! When the girls and I went they decided to decorate a cardboard letter for their doors while others in our session made jean purses and one even made a fairy house which could double as a nightlight!

ifamilykc kids club event

After working out some of that creativity it was time for ICE CREAM from the Soda Jerk counter! Kate worked to make sure that every one of us got a cone—even got to test her memory work when a few kids decided to change their minds! We didn’t enjoy the food they prepare on this visit but all the food is made from scratch and is sure to please! Roberta and her family are enthusiastic, so helpful and obviously love a good challenge to their creativity. If you are in the area, I highly suggest a visit and if you want to get out of the city for an afternoon make a day of it and visit downtown Bonner Springs but make sure to finish your trip at The Big Blue Building and Create 2 Day! Be sure to sign up for our iFamilyKC Kids Club online so you don’t miss out on any fun activities happening all around the metro area!

From iFamily to Yours,

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Summer Learning: A Lesson On Telling Time

June 14, 2017 at 11:27 AM • Posted in Educational Fun for KidsNo comments yet

The kids are out of school but that doesn’t mean that summer learning has to stop. Becky, from our iFamilyKC Mom Squad team, has some great tips for continuing that learning for your kids over the summer. Take a look…

summer learning

Summer Learning: A Lesson On Telling Time

It’s summer time and the living is easy—unless you’re in my house and there are lessons to be learned! Chop, chop! Last week, it was all about introducing our 6-year-old to the concept of time. It was time well spent (sorry, had to). Here’s how I did it:

Get A Clock

summer learning

Get a clock, or better yet, make one together with a paper plate, some paper, markers and a brad. We already had this puzzle clock that worked great as a teaching tool. Or, take one right off the wall and take the battery out to use how you please. Hot tip: The Dollar Store also sells signs with moving clock hands like this:

summer learning

Use this clock to demonstrate time, quiz your child on time, and keep it throughout the day for the child to update the time.

Worksheets… I mean FUNsheets!

Every morning, practice with these FREE clock-themed worksheets here. For an incentive (it is summer) give him/her a bonus 5 minutes of TV/tablet/book time for every final worksheet answer they get correct.

summer learning

Schedule It!

Give your child a schedule to fill out and try and stick with it. They will quickly learn how you really can’t do everything in one day.

summer learning

Stopwatch

Finally, a real answer to “Are we there yet?” Let your child use your stopwatch app on your phone in the car to get a better understanding of how long it will take to get somewhere.

summer learning

Books & Dvds

Get a week’s worth of books and DVDs that are time-related from the library. From educational to silly, there are all kinds of kid books around the theme of time.

summer learning

Reward

Bonus! As an award learning how to tell time, at the end of the week take a field-trip to shop for a watch together. (Feel free to set a time limit on his/her decision.)

From iFamily to Yours,

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Becky Ervin is a creative director, mother of three, and blogs at PartyBoxKC.com/blog

Beat The Summer Slide: A How To Guide

May 31, 2017 at 11:22 PM • Posted in Educational Fun for Kids, Mom ResourcesComments Off on Beat The Summer Slide: A How To Guide

Avoiding the summer slide can be difficult, especially when your children are eager to get out and enjoy pool time, run around with friends, and get away for that much needed family vacation. Make sure that your child doesn’t fall behind before the new school year starts with these six simple (and fun) ideas from Erin. Take a look…

beat the summer slide with six steps

 Beat The Summer Slide: A How To Guide

School is out for the summer!  My kids and I are embracing summertime full force with picnics, parks, pool time, and nature walks. We are loving summer and I know the “official start” to summer may be up for debate but it has definitely started in our house!  I definitely plan on sharing some super fun summer activities and boredom busters later on this season! However, I thought it was important to share with you some tips on beating the summer slide, where knowledge and skills are lost over the course of summer.  I read a statistic recently that said when kids go back to school in the fall that teachers will spend around six weeks re-teaching old material to make up for lost time.  My kids’ education is so important to me, so hearing that stat made me think about some ways to beat that summer slide and keep the kids learning and on track for the next school year.  Take a look at some ideas here and feel free to add your own ideas below in the comments.

#1 Read

Read 20 minutes a day. Read aloud. Have your child read to you. Listen to audio books. Lead by example and encourage your kids to read by enjoying a book yourself. Let your child pick out a book based on their own interests.  Read outside on sunny days or build a fort on rainy days and read inside the fort. Make it fun and engaging!

#2 Visit The Local Library

The MCPL branches have a fantastic summer learning program going on now until July 31st for ages birth to 19 years!  Kids can earn points by reading, doing small various activities at home and attending programs throughout the summer. Book prizes are awarded with each completed level and drawings are taking place throughout the summer for tickets to the Royals, Legoland, Powell Gardens, Coco Key, and much much more! Check it out and sign up online.

#3 Sharpen Math Skills

There are some awesome math apps out there like Reflex, which uses fun games to practice math skills.  You can also create good ole fashioned flash cards for addition and subtraction, multiplication and division facts.  Workbooks and activity books can be fun for road trips or for the daily commute. I’ve found some great flashcards and workbooks at Dollar Tree and Five Below.

#4 Take Field Trips

KC has SO many things to do for kids! Make it fun and educational by visiting fun places: Union Station and Science City, Money Museum, SEALIFE, KC Zoo, Harry S. Truman museum, Burr Oak Woods, National WWI Museum and the list goes on and on.

Pro Tip: Check out FieldTripGuideKC.com for inspiration on enriching activities for your kids! 

#5 Learn Around The House

Use everyday tasks you can encourage your kids to learn different things.  Take the kids grocery store and give them a chance to practice math skills, cook together, do fun science experiments with everyday household items, measure things inside and outside the house, chart the weather highs and lows and different weather patterns.

#6 Play Board Games

Uno, Monopoly, Bananagrams, Battleship, Memory, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Checkers and Chess, Dominoes are all great games to boost brain power!

By providing opportunities for your kiddos to keep learning throughout the summer months, you will give them an excellent head start to school in the fall and have some fun in the meantime!  And the teachers will thank you for it too!

From iFamily to Yours,

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“Camp Out” This Summer at the Nelson Atkins!

April 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM • Posted in Creative Fun, Educational Fun for KidsComments Off on “Camp Out” This Summer at the Nelson Atkins!

It’s that time of year, Kansas City! The time of year that you realize summer will be here before you know it! If you have a little family member who loves all things art, consider a summer camp at the Nelson-Atkins this summer. They have something for nearly all ages (3 and up), so get on it and check out what they have to offer!

“Camp Out’ This Summer at the Nelson-Atkins!

From knights, dragons, and animation, to cartoons, animals and nature, camp and classes at the
museum have something for everyone!
Full-day camps, multiple week classes and one-time workshops allow you to personalize your art-making experience.
Complete listings and details available at:
*Museum members receive a discount

From iFamily to Yours,

iFamilyKC Team

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

April 6, 2017 at 8:23 AM • Posted in Educational Fun for KidsComments Off on 10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

Howdy, Kansas City! It can be easy to get complacent in learning with the kiddos. Our Mom Squad Ambassador, Brigette (and homeschooling mom extraordinaire) has some great ideas to have fun AND facilitate learning at home. Check it out..

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

As a homeschooling parent, curriculums, supplies and everything that goes along with it can really start to add up! So when my husband and I decided to homeschool, I scoured the internet for affordable curriculums and how I could easily keep the kids interested. Then I headed to the Dollar Tree and compiled lists of items that I could use to pair with lessons or just to use for added practice.
These are some of our favorite learning activities that we have done our first year of homeschooling.

 

#1 Rice tray letter

 

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

Place a small amount of rice/sand/sprinkles on a small tray. You can point to letters on a poster like I do, write the letters down or print off flash cards. Have your child write each letter in the rice to practice their hand writing and letter recognition.

#2 Dot game

 

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

 

A classic game that uses pure brain power! On a sheet of paper, create a grid of dots using a marker or pen. Then if you have younger kiddos, demonstrate how they each take turns connection lines so that they are the one to make a square. It took my 5 year old a few tries and given squares to fully get the hang of it. However, this keeps my older two busy for hours!

#3 Healthy food collage

 

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

 

Physical and Health is very important in school curriculums. One of the kid’s favorite things to do is projects. So instead of letting those weekly ads go to waste, let them look through and find items that cover the selected topic and use them to make collages!

#4 Lego maze

This is great for practicing STEM. Grab a marble and all those Legos! Measure the width of the marble and have your child create a maze for the marble to roam through! Make it challenging by requiring so many “turns” of the base. Check out this example.

#5 Popsicle sentence structure

 

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

 

This is one of my favorite games. It has helped Baltimore easily create full sentences. Grab a piece of paper and colored Popsicle sticks. Then on the paper, take 4 different color markers and write who, what, where and when. Then on the colored Popsicle sticks write a who, what, where and when on the corresponding colored sticks. Then pick one from each color and lay them in the same order as the WWWW.

#6 Make 10

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

 

This game only requires a deck of cards! Taking out the face cards and jokers, pass out four cards face up. Have your child look at the cards and see which two or three cards add up to 10. If they can add up tp 10, set the cards aside in a new pile and deal out new cards to replace the ones that made 10. If they can’t make 10, let them hand you one card, place it at the bottom of the deck and deal a new card. This is also great for helping with quick adding and memorizing fact families!

#7 Kaboom

Grab some more popsicle sticks! 29 to be exact. On each stick write a letter until you have reached all 26. Then on the last three write the word KABOOM. Place the sticks letter/word side down and mix them up. Take turns drawing a stick and reading the letter and saying a word that starts with that letter. When someone grabs the KABOOM stick, all their sticks must go back into the jar and they have to start all over again. First one to get the most letters (when 3 kabooms left) wins!

#8 Shape sticks

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

 

As you can see we use a lot of these lol! You can get 100 for $1 so why not lol. Take the sticks and write the shape and number of sides. Then have your kiddo sort through the sticks and place them in place to make shapes!

#9 Straw maze

10 Super Fun & Easy DIY Learning Activities

 

Like the Lego maze, this is great to practice many things but this time, the straws add a special element. The straws are longer and cannot be manipulated the same way as a Lego. This will get their brains churning with ideas on how they can manipulate them!

#10 State trading cards

These are always cool when learning about the US and even other countries! You can print these off  or make your own!

 

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In Case You Missed It: All Around Child

March 16, 2017 at 8:32 AM • Posted in Educational Fun for KidsComments Off on In Case You Missed It: All Around Child

Happy Thursday, KC! How great would it be to have an email, delivered conveniently to your inbox, that gave you the inside scoop of all things FAMILY (including discounts and deals)?! Well, friends, we have got the answer – be sure to sign up for our newsletter here, so you never miss a chance at a great deal, including this email from All Around Child, a preschool focused on a child’s “innate investigative nature.” Take a look…

 

Your Family Gets FREE Registration
when you mention this email!
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Do you know Reggio? 
Reggio Emilia inspired schools have a strong appreciation for each child’s innate investigative nature.  They know that children learn by doingasking questions, and reflecting on the outcomes.  They support the ideals that children need choices, risk-taking opportunities, opportunities to problem solve, and encouragement to use their potential to think creatively.  When given these opportunities, children can develop a lifelong love of learning.

How do we support their investigative nature? 

To stay genuine to the ideals of true Reggio Inspired programs, there are no “pre-determined” lesson plans.  Rather, each day is a new opportunity to build on yesterday’s connections.  The children have the opportunity to use their relationships with their multi-aged peers and the guidance of their teachers to work on a masterpiece; a project.  One that they discoverinvestigateand build upon through science, math, literacy, social experiences, physical movement, and exploration of the arts.

Where does the journey start?

All Around Child is a family owned, operated and oriented early childhood program that has been serving children ages 2 weeks to 12 years since 2004.  Our curriculum is strongly based on educational achievement, the development of well-rounded social skills, and an introduction to the arts.  Our state-of-the-art facility, workshops, gardens and playgrounds are not only child friendly, safe, and inviting but also fun and full of constant adventure. Each space is a place of research, invention, and empathy expressed through what is often referred to as the “Hundred Languages” of the child.

Schedule an appointment to learn about programs for:

Infants

Toddlers

2-3 Years Pre-Preschool

3-5 Years Preschool

Private Kindergarten

Before and After-School

Your child will create, discover, learn, imagine, interact, and experience… in a hundred different ways. 

And every day, there will be joy in their discovery.

(913) 239-9798
Share this email with your friends and be sure to mention iFamilyKC to get free registration for your student!

 

From iFamily to Yours,
iFamilyKC Team

Spend Your Spring Break at Legoland and SeaLife Kansas City

March 15, 2017 at 3:06 PM • Posted in Educational Fun for Kids, Family Events & ActivitiesComments Off on Spend Your Spring Break at Legoland and SeaLife Kansas City

Happy Spring(ish?) Break, Kansas City! March is that great month of the year where the kiddos get a week off, and families a chance to take advantage of all the great activities in the metro. Legoland just opened their BRAND NEW Ideas Studio – a one of a kind opportunity to build. Then, their neighbors, SeaLifeKC has their brand new Claws exhibit, which includes the giant Japanese sea crab! Make a day of it down at Crown Center, and enjoy these new chances for fun at Legoland & SeaLife!

Spend Your Spring Break at Legoland & SeaLife Kansas City

Build an Awesome Spring Break! 

Step inside the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground for your Spring Break Adventure!
The ALL-NEW LEGO Ideas Studio transports into a world of imagination by building brand new, unique builds… And is found only at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City!
With LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s Master Model Builder as your guide, you can become a brick engineer, architect or artist in this brand new attraction!
Buying online is the ONLY way to guarantee your entry inside your Spring Break Headquarters! 
BUY NOW! 
Have a Jaw Dropping Spring Break at SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium!  
With thousands of sea creatures, you can discover something amazing at SEA LIFE… including our
This exhibit showcases incredible crustaceans from around the world, featuring the giant Japanese spider crab. Learn about the amazing anatomy of crabs and find out what makes them one of the most powerful predators of the sea bed!
Don’t forget – double the fun and get 2 attractions, 1 price with our Combination Experience! This includes entry into LEGOLAND Discovery Center AND SEA LIFE Aquarium! CLICK HERE to learn more about our tickets! 

 

From iFamily to Yours,
Your iFamilyKC Team

 

A Simple & Sweet Pi Day Recipe: Mini Cherry Pies

March 14, 2017 at 7:23 AM • Posted in Educational Fun for Kids, FoodComments Off on A Simple & Sweet Pi Day Recipe: Mini Cherry Pies

Happy Pi Day, Kansas City! To celebrate this mathematical holiday, we’re bringing you some more pie recipes. Our Mom Squad Ambassador, Becky, has a simple and sweet recipe for MINI cherry pies. They’ll be sure to satisfy that sweet tooth (and hopefully warm you up a bit too!) Take a look..

A Pi Day Recipe: Mini Cherry Pies

 

A Simple & Sweet Pi Day Recipe: Mini Cherry Pies

 

Celebrating the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (did I get that right?) is easy as pie.

 

Mini Cherry Pies (makes 4)

What you’ll need:

• 1 refrigerated pie crust
• 1 large can of cherry pie filling
• 4 ramekins
• Cookie sheet
• Cutting boards for work surfaces
• Pizza cutter

A Pi Day Recipe: Mini Cherry Pies

 

What to do:

• Preheat oven to 375.

• Cut both the crusts in ¼ pieces.

• Have your kids roll each ¼ piece into a ball.

• Help them roll out each ball until round and flat.

• Take a rolled out piece of dough and place it in the bottom of the ramekin. Pinching the dough around the top edge. Repeat x3.

• Have the kids scoop the cherry pie filling into each ramekin until it is full.

• Using the pizza cutter, cut the remaining round and flat pieces into thick strips (about 6).

• Criss cross the strips of dough over the cherry pie filing in the ramekins. Pinch dough around the sides so all the dough is sticking together.

• Place all the ramekins on a cookie sheet (the pies may bubble over, so you can thank me later) and bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes on the center rack. If the top crust begins to get too dark, cover pieces with tinfoil.

• Cool about 1 hour before serving (especially to little ones). They also taste great cold!

 

Becky Ervin is a creative director, mother of three and blogs at PartyBoxKC.com/blog.

 

From iFamily to Yours,

 

 

 

Spring Break Fun For Kansas City Families!

March 10, 2017 at 11:02 AM • Posted in Creative Fun, Educational Fun for Kids, Family Events & Activities, Mom ResourcesComments Off on Spring Break Fun For Kansas City Families!

Happy (Brisk) Friday Morning, Kansas City! It’s hard to believe that Spring (BREAK) is almost upon us here in the metro. I got a text this morning from a friend who was looking for ideas for where she could send her kids over break this year. Like many of you, she’s balancing work and parenthood and there simply haven’t been enough hours in the day to plan out activities until now. You’re in luck, Erin, one of our iFamilyKC Mom Squad Ambassadors, has come up with a list of fun camps and activities that your family can take advantage of this month. Be sure to also check out the current issue of iFamilyKC as well as our online events calendar for more fun ideas of family outings and activities going on around the metro. Take a look…

Spring Break Activities For Kansas City

Spring has almost arrived in Kansas City! Ignore the fact that this is the Midwest and we have snow in the forecast over the weekend! Along with spring comes spring break for the kiddos. If you’re like me you’re probably looking for some activities and ideas to entertain them (our break is 10 days long) for the duration.   Check out these fantastic places around the KC Metro area offering spring break camps and/or activities:

Union Station  – Spring Break Blast! Da Vinci: The Exhibition, Science City, Planetarium Shows, Zootopia, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice at KC’s BIGGEST SCREEN, Junie B Jones The Musical, Model Rail Experience

Science CityInternationally awarded science center featuring 80,000 sq feet of activities to explore. Will be open every day through March 27th.

We Rock the Spectrum  – Spring Break Day Camp offered March 20th-March 24th. The deadline for registration is March 10th at 7pm. Call 816-844-9580

Sunset TrailsSpring Break horseback riding camp offered March 20th-March 24th. Campers will learn safety, horse care, play games and be able to show off their skills at the fun show at the end of the week. http://www.sunsettrailsstables.com/kids-horseback-riding-spring-break-camp

Champion Gymnastics AcademySpring Break camps offered March 13th-March 17th, Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

Elite Gymnastics and AquaticsSpring Break Swim and Gym offered March 13th-March 16th, 1pm-3pm.

Learning2FlySpring Break camp offered March 13th-March 16th. Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-3:30pm.

Sky Zone SkyCamp is offered during spring, summer and fall breaks. Half day and full day camp available.

Looking for some more ideas? Look no further!

Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt

Details HERE!

Make a bird feeder

Bird Feeder, DIY Projects, Kids Crafts

Learn How HERE!

Explore the City Market  – Shop all the seasonal produce and homemade goodies! And while you’re at it take a ride on the KC Streetcar  which runs daily and offers FREE rides around the area!

And you won’t want to miss out on these amazing places:

College Basketball Experience

Gymboree Schedule a FREE class for your little one

Xtreme Gymnastics  Every Friday night is kids night out from 7pm-10pm, $13

Emerald City Gymnastics  Friday, March 17th is a special open play session from 1-3pm, ages 4-12

Paradise Park Has fun activities and special savings all month long! Take advantage of their exclusive coupons in this month’s issue of iFamilyKC!

Urban Air has an array of fun activities going on during Spring break and all month long. Be sure to check out their online calendar for family fun details.

KidsPark St. Patrick’s Day party March 17th, Don’t Bug Me March 25th

SEA LIFE Check out Doodle Reef and the new CLAWS exhibit! Kids go FREE with promo code: iFAMKC         

LEGOLAND Open daily

WWI Museum  Check out Hands on History family event every Sat at 2pm

Ceramic Cafe  Check out their fun classes!

Paint, Glaze & Fire  Family Fun Night 2nd Friday of the month!

Summit Lanes Back to the 50s every Sun 12-5pm AND be sure to check out Mommy & Me Bowling specials on Mondays and Wednesdays (details are in the current issue of iFamilyKC!)

Create2Day  Family, Friend, and Fun Friday

Jump City Ninja Turtles Party! March 24th 5:30pm

From iFamily to Yours,

Erin

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Sharing Our History: Meeting Mamie “Peanut” Johnson at the Negro League Museum

February 28, 2017 at 2:21 PM • Posted in Educational Fun for Kids, Enter to Win, Family Events & ActivitiesComments Off on Sharing Our History: Meeting Mamie “Peanut” Johnson at the Negro League Museum

Hello, Kansas City! We have a GREAT giveaway going on right now at iFamilyKC — you can enter to win Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson’s book, “A Strong Right Arm.” Peanut was the first women pitcher in the Negro Leagues and is an inspiration to us all. Our Mom Squad Ambassador, Brigette, was able to get a glimpse into her life at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Check it out and be sure to enter to win an autographed copy of “A Strong Right Arm.”

Sharing Our History: Meeting Mamie "Peanut" Johnson at the Negro League Museum

Sharing Our History: Meeting Mamie “Peanut” Johnson at the Negro League Museum

If you have been in Kansas City for more than a month or so, I am sure you have heard of the iconic Negro League Baseball Museum. I remember when I was growing up, our school would take a yearly trip to the museum and we would get to see the world famous Buck O’Neil! It was like history was taking us by the hand and guiding us through remarkable times.
Sharing Our History: Meeting Mamie "Peanut" Johnson at the Negro League Museum

 

The Negro League Museum is so rich in history and full of legends but there is one in particular I would like to introduce you to! iFamily please meet Mrs. Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, the first ever WOMAN pitcher to play in the Negro Leagues. Mrs. Johnson along with 2 other women not only played in the league, but they played with and against the men as well!
Mamie was one remarkable player! She lead the Indianapolis Clowns to a 33-8 win/loss record from 1953-1955 and standing at only 5’3 and around 100 pounds, she was given the new nickname “Peanut.” Not to mention, she had a hand that gave all of her opponents a little added competition.

 

Sharing Our History: Meeting Mamie "Peanut" Johnson at the Negro League Museum

 

After her time playing in the Negro League, Peanut became a nurse for over 25 years. Peanut has since then had a book written about her life called “A Strong Right Arm”. And we just so happen to have an actual autograph copy available for one lucky readers! Go to iFamilyKC.com to Enter2Win our autographed copy now!

Sharing Our History: Meeting Mamie "Peanut" Johnson at the Negro League Museum

 

The Negro League Baseball Museum has been an icon staple in the Kansas City area! With so many schools, families and historians visiting, it has not only been educational but empowering. Teaching everyone at any age, that you can do anything!

 

From iFamily to Yours,