June 15th, 2018 Newsletter – Summer Activity Classes Start Next Week!

The Learning Tree toy stores 913-385-1234

The Rainbow Room Is Ready!

Are YOU signed up yet?
Create It! Make It! Take It! classes start next week
in the Rainbow Room at Corinth Square.
Don’t miss out!
Sign up NOW.

Watercolor Exploration

This Monday, June 18th – 10:30am


Watercolor Exploration class

Watercolor Exploration Ages 5+ Dragon and butterfly resist templates allow rainbow color exploration with concentrated watercolor paints. Create new colors in the palette mixing tray and watch your design appear before your eyes. It’s technicolor magic!

Squish, Squash, Sculpt!

This Monday, June 18th – 1:00pm


Squish, Squash, Sculpt class

Squish, Squash, Sculpt! Ages 5+ Uncover the Playfoam Pal within and squish and squash your way into sensory fun with mess-free no dry Playfoam! Rollers, cookie cutters and mixing new colors will keep the sculpting and creating going!

Create A Masterpiece!

This Tuesday, June 19th – 10:30am


Create a MasterPiece! class

Create a Masterpiece! Ages 4+ Get inspired from studying some classic artwork, then create your own masterpiece! Vibrantly colored Kwikstix on real artist’s canvas is the perfect way to get creative with no water, no mess and quick drying! Pure mastery!

One Shape, Endless Building!

This Tuesday, June 19th – 1:00pm


One Shape, Endless Building with Plus Plus class

One Shape Endless Building! Ages 5+ Builders and designers, this one’s for you! Dig into our buckets of Plus Plus building bricks and create a 2D mosaic or 3D structure- the possibilities are endless using Plus Plus! When we’re through take home your own 75- piece tube for more building fun.

Thinking Putty Workshops!

Wednesday, June 20th – 10:30am
Friday, June 22nd – 1:00pm


Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Workshop

Thinking Putty Workshop! Ages 5+ Enter into the mind of Crazy Aaron and create your very own unique putties! Start with a clear putty and add colors and mix-ins to come up with a unique stretchable, squeezable, bounce-able Thinking Putty. Mix and match colors and special effects to create your own mini-tins. Then custom design your tin labels. You’ll want to be there for this one…it’ll stretch your mind!!!

Cute Clay Confections!

Thursday, June 21st – 1:00pm


Cute Clay Confections class

Cute Clay Confections Ages 6+ Join our bake shop of cute clay confectionary! Create and decorate your own mini confections with easy-peasy, NO BAKE, air-dry clay. We’ll have all the “ingredients” you’ll need for rolling out clay just like fondant. These treats are so sweet, but please don’t eat them!

Slime Science!

Friday, June 22nd – 10:30am


Make Your Own Slime in Slime Science class

Slime Science! Ages 6+ Slime – who knew it could be so much fun? During our Slime Science class, we’ll mix it up, wait for the magic, and do a hands-on check for sliminess. Then we’ll do some, slimy, science experiments that will get you an A+ for fun.


Create It, Make It, Take It class

Click HERE to see ALL of our fun summer activities for kids!

Click Here to Sign Up for these FANTASTIC Summer Activity classes online or call to register at 913-385-1234.

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Come Play With Us!

Tuesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Kristina at Corinth Square
Wednesdays at 10:30am: Storytime with Miss Elisa at Park Place
Thursdays at 10:30am: Music and Movement with Jenny at Corinth Square, Drop In/$5

Check out our website or our FaceBook page for an up-to-date listing of events and activities. We’ve made it easy to sign up online! Questions? Give us a call 913-385-1234.

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We have Shopkins Season 3 at The Learning Tree

ATTENTION Shopkins shoppers…

Season 3 Shopkins are in!

The Learning Tree has the latest 2-pack, 5-pack and 12-pack.

Shopkins Are At The Learning Tree toy stores

These mini collectable grocery store themed characters are a hit with trend-setters.

Each pack contains a collector’s guide to map out this enchanting world.

Jonny Girson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Astra

It’s been an “Award Winning” summer at The Learning Tree!

Jonny Girson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Astra

We’re privileged and proud to announce that last June, Jonny was honored with The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association’s (ASTRA) Lifetime Achievement Award!

Believe it or not, we’ve been in the toy business for nearly twenty years. When Jonny and Jane Girson opened The Learning Tree in Leawood, Kansas in the mid-1990s they knew they wanted to fill their store with specialty toys, which are designed with a focus on what the child can do, rather that what the toy can do.

Jonny quickly got involved as an ASTRA volunteer leader, serving on its board of directors and as its chair. Being involved with a national, non-profit organization like ASTRA that pulls together people in the industry who are committed to providing children with healthy, quality play materials that have high play value, was very important to the mission of The Learning Tree.  As he received the award, Jonny laughed, “People usually receive Lifetime Achievement awards at the end of their careers. I hope to be around for a long time!”

Visit www.astratoy.org



Suspend Is $15.99 This Week

Suspend game by Melissa and DougAs the package says: “Suspend is the teetering, wobbling, shifting, tipping, unbalanced balance game!” It’s a ton of fun and…

it’s our Learning Tree Toy Of The Week! So, you save 20%!

Like pick-up sticks grown up and twisted, this game will bring forth lots of oohs and aahs and oops and whoops, and some noise as they all fall down.

Enjoy it with kids and adults, and practice to get the “hang” of it!

1-4 players, the more the merrier!

Suspend makes a terrific birthday gift for kids and adults.

Click here for more info or to buy Suspend by Melissa and Doug.

Halloween Storytime with Miss DeDe at Park Place

Put on  your Halloween costume

and come to the Park Place Learning Tree!

Park Place Learning Tree Halloween Storytime with Miss DeDe

Join us for Miss DeDe’s Wing Bang Halloween Storytime!

Wednesday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m.

You’ll hear Miss DeDe read stories, you can make a craft and have a treat.
All ages are welcome. No pre-registration is necessary, just show up.
Best of all, it’s free.
Be sure to wear your costume!

Park Place Learning Tree
11536 Ash St
Leawood KS 66211

Hot Diggity Dog! Diggity Dog is 20% Off

Diggity Dog is our Toy Of The Week at The Learning Tree!

Diggity Dog game by International Playthings

Diggity Dog game by International Playthings

Diggity Dog is a board game for kids 3 to 7 and it’s barktastic! And through July 12th, it’s 20% off!

To play Diggity Dog, you must help your puppy find its bones! Players move around the board by pressing the electronic dog, who then barks the number of spaces your dog can move on your hunt for bones. If your puppy lands next to a bone, have him pick it up using his magnetic nose and if the color of the bone matches the puppy, then he can keep the bone and move it to your doghouse. First player to dig up 3 bones is the winner!

It’s a great indoor game for when the temperatures rise too high outside for comfort during these summer months.

This cute game includes the board, 4 puppies (Sam, Max, Spot, and Toby), 1 electronic barking dog perched in his dog house (batteries included), 12 bones, and game rules.

Diggity Dog is a great counting and matching game for pre-schoolers. It’s for 2-4 players. Ages 3 to 7.

Here’s your link for more information or to buy Diggity Dog