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St. Louis summer activities for kids

Chess club for St. Louis kids
Chess club for St. Louis kids
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St. Louis is a great place to be a kid. Take a look at the many activities your kids can enjoy this summer and all year long:

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis

Did you know that St. Louis has a Chess Club? It’s located at 4657 Maryland Avenue and membership starts at $10 per month. The club is open seven days per week for casual play and they offer free classes and lectures, weekly tournaments, private lessons and more.

“Chess not only helps young and old alike stay mentally sharp, it also teaches valuable life lessons. Patience, planning, goal setting and strategic thinking are just a few of the great things chess can help you develop, and you'll learn a pastime that will provide you enjoyment for the rest of your life.

The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis offers a great environment for beginning chess players to learn the basics of one of the oldest games in the world. We offer beginning classes for both children and adults, free to members, that will help you learn everything you need to know to get you ready to play chess against live opponents. “

The Missouri History Museum

The Missouri History Museum offers various family activities throughout the year. The Summer Family fun Series offers special guests, storytelling, arts and crafts, family films, theater performances and more. Programs are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

“These programs and events are designed to allow families to interact with each other while learning and enjoying themselves in the museum. “

St. Louis Art Museum

Every Sunday afternoon The St. Louis Art Museum offers family activities from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Each month’s activities focus on a different theme. The theme for July is Reinvented Paintings. Families will enjoy hands-on art activities and a 30-minute family tour through the Galleries. The museum also offers youth classes for 3-5 year olds the third Wednesday of each month. These are free events.

Eckert’s Farm

The Belleville farm is a great place for families to visit. July and August offer fresh blackberries and peaches. On July 18, you can take advantage of Mommy and Me Cooking Class:

“We’ll begin this class by taking a wagon ride to learn what is growing out in the peach orchard and Eckert’s new pick-your-own vegetable garden. Then we’ll return to the classroom where your little chef will use fresh produce to make yummy dishes as we whip up Fresh Peach and Fruit Galettes and BLT Pasta. Fresh is best! Space is limited. Event will take place in the Country Store on Friday, July 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m. $15 per child.”

“Our Belleville Farm offers fun and educational activities throughout the year for all ages. Our Country Restaurant and Country Store are open daily all year, and pick-your-own crops are generally available May through October. “

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