Imagination At Its Best

Imagine you’re a five-year-old wandering into the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for the first time.
You’re drawn to the miniature Great Lakes filled with water and kids “sailing” little boats. You see colorful flowers everywhere and paths leading in all directions. Then suddenly, you hear singing. You wander down into the Storytelling area and come upon Kevin Kammeraad waving his arms about and asking you to sing along

“Can we stay for this, Mom?”

moving with music 2013

Full of kid-friendly songs— like Old McDonald, The Ants Go Marching, Boom, Boom, Ain’t it Great to be Crazy and many others—Moving to the Music is full of surprise, humor and suggestions from the audience.

It’s “kid improv” at its best.

Moving to the Music is presented by Kevin Kammeraad every Monday at 2:00 pm all summer and is included with admission. No tickets are needed, but space is limited, so come early.


Now that you’ve had fun singing songs, you beg your parents to see Dorothy and Toto in the Children’s Garden on Thursday (and every Thursday) at 11 am.

The Wicked Witch called in on her cell phone to tell Dorothy she’ll use her magic powers to close the Children’s Garden because kids can learn using technology; they don’t need to be outside in a garden at all. But clever Dorothy convinces her if kids show courage, heart and brains by solving three challenges then the Children’s Garden can stay open.

Together with Dorothy, kids can enjoy being outdoors without needing technology.

What fun it is to be a kid again! Especially at the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden this summer.