KHickey's blog

Celebrating Community Through Camp: Bob Baker

Since 1963, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater has been part of the Angeleno Community; since then, imagination and fantasy continue to thrive in Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark #958. With over 200 performances a year, utilizing over 2000 handcrafted puppets, the organization caters to birthday parties, school groups, weddings, and community functions of all sorts. After 50 years of having entertained over one million children of all ages, we are proud and excited for 50 more years of pulling the strings of family fun!

Thank You For a Great Butterfly Season!

Hey Kidspace Kids, Wow, what a weekend. I can't believe our 22nd Annual Butterfly Celebration has come to a close! This year's celebration was super fun - 3281 we celebrated butterflies by creating art and making things that support their life cycle - like soil cakes filled California Poppy seeds to take home and plant for butterfly food and habitat, and Butterfly Puddlers to place outside and fill with water.

Butterfly Bulletin:Caterpillars metamorphosed into a chrysalis

Kidspace Kids - guess what!?

Our butterfly friends have moved on to the next stage of their life cycle, and are now both a chrysalis!

Jenna and I went in to do our regular check in with them this weekend and immediately become suspicious of the TOTAL silence. We didn't hear any sounds of3227 caterpillar munching - which had gotten so loud that you could even listen to it from the pneumatic tubes we use to access the Super-Secret Hush-Hush Headquarters.

Butterfly Bulletin: Caterpillars grow, BIG & FAT

Hey Kidspace Kids,

Our butterfly friends are doing great - they have gone through a couple more instars since our last report (that is, they molted their exoskeleton a couple3221 more times) and are getting HUGE. These caterpillars are the biggest we have ever seen or could even imagine. They are almost the size of us, and their molts look like weird wrinkly basketballs. We can't wait to see what they will look like as adult butterflies!

Butterfly Bulletin:Hatches, caterpillars are very medium

Hey Kidspace Kids,

Kristen here with another Kidspace SSHHH report!

Butterfly Bulletin:Hatches, caterpillars are very small

Hey Kidspace Kids,

Guess what? When we went home last night, we noticed our butterfly eggs had started to become more transparent (see-through). In fact, we could 3203 almost make out a caterpillar-like shape under the shell.

This morning, we came into two VERY teeny caterpillars!

Butterfly Bulletin: eggs getting close to hatching

Hey Kidspace Kids!

Kristen here with a report to update you on our Butterfly friends joining us here at the Kidspace Super Secret Hush-Hush Headquarters (SSHHH). These 3200 two representatives from Spokesbug International came to us as eggs last week and will be present at our annual Butterfly Celebration coming up in May. The two eggs are in our care until they grow into adults, and can fly back home after our celebration to be with their friends and family!

Butterfly Bulletin: Eggs Have Arrived!

Attention Kidspace Kids!

Just in time for the 2018 Butterfly Season, we have two very special Butterfly friends joining us here at the Kidspace's Super Secret Hush-Hush Headquarters (SSHHH). The two butterfly eggs appeared to have been laid late last night, left along with this mysterious note:

Artist Spotlight: Molly Allis


Hi Molly! Can you tell us a little about you and your background?

Music, Motion, & Math - Making Pizza

Making Pizza is part of Music, Motion, & Math, which introduces basic math concepts such as patterns, measurement, shapes, and numbers to your child. Your child’s creativity will be nurtured and math concepts will be reinforced through music, games, hands-on and art activities as they experiment with shapes, rhythms, size, and a variety of art mediums. Music, Motion & Math is a great way to prepare your child for Preschool and Kindergarten and gives her/him the opportunity to practice her/his social skills.