Don’t you wish you were a kid?
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Youths of all ages have a veritable candy shop of classes to choose from this summer, as the Mid-Plains Community College’s Imperial Extended Campus classes are announced.
Candy shop in that there’s almost too much to choose from, and it all looks good.
The Watz Up Wednesday classes once again include a babysitting workshop, to be held in Benkelman this year, and a Like to Move It, Move It class about movement and story time with therapy dog Nestle.
All of the other classes are new, however. Campus Coordinator Brenda Ledall said classes are sometimes created when someone suggests ideas for them.
The Buzz will educate those ages 4-15 about bees and honey, with snacks included.
In Terrarium Design students will learn about terrariums and their plants, and will decorate their own mini landscape. This class is held in Benkelman.
Mud Up! is all about making mud pies and more. Cleanliness is not an option.
Students ages 10-13 will learn how to make a hot pad or wash cloth in Beginning Crochet, and will have a basic understanding of the creation of scarves and afghans.
Simply Snacking teaches quick, healthy and tasty snacks, while Diving into Scuba teaches the basics of scuba diving with tanks and mouthpieces. This class is not held in a pool.
Road Trip takes students to the Dancing Leaf Lodge in Wellfleet for immersion into Indian culture.
Learn about pollinators and why they’re important in What’s the Buzz about Pollinators, or make a sunflower masterpiece in Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers class.
Classes dealing with finances include Save Safely for ages 4-7 and Fun with Budgeting for ages 8-12.
The last class is It’s a Blast with an Estes Rocket, a rocket that’s quickly built and launched.
All classes will be held on Wednesdays from June 3 to July 29. Unless specified, they’re held at the Imperial MPCC campus at 1324 Broadway.
Preregistration for classes may be made at 1:30 p.m. during the Imperial Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Celebration May 21 at the Gazebo on Broadway.
For more information or to register call 308-882-5972 or e-mail