Archive for Month: April

Gaming on the Go

What kind of on-the-go gamer are you? By Brian Huntley • Official Kids Mag Passing the time on a long summer car trip used to be difficult. You would bring lots of crayons and coloring books, card games to play and CDs to listen to. These days, there are...

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Sprouting a healthier generation

Local not-for-profit devoted to inspiring healthy habits in area kids By Dave Woods – Official Kids Mag Lily Scharnhorst, a student at Fayetteville, enjoyed her Apple Seeds experience. “It was really fun,” she said.  “I loved the people teaching it. They were really nice and helped you understand what was happening....

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Kid heroes come in all kinds

No bad days Kid ambassador leads by example Special to Official Kids Mag * Photos by Beth Hall Evan Lee, never meets a stranger. From the moment you see him, his bright smile, positive personality and bright green walker instantly draw you into conversation with him. Before you know...

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It’s never too early’

Kid Heroes volunteer at NWA Food Bank to learn, earn War Eagle credit By Dave Woods | Official Kids Mag Jasmin Henry knows that people are going without food in Northwest Arkansas. That’s one reason she volunteers at the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. “People having enough food is a...

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On track for summer fun

Branson’s Track Family Fun Parks pack in the excitement Hey kids! If you have a need for speed, then The Track Family Fun Parks in Branson have you covered. “We specialize in high-rise go-karting,” Julie Wilson said. “We have three high rise tracks that are unique to the Midwest.  They are...

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Electrifying

Ferris wheel turning on Branson tourists Want to feel like you are on top of the world? If you haven’t seen Branson from atop The Branson Ferris Wheel… you haven’t seen Branson at all. It’s been open almost two years at The Track Family Fun Parks. The Branson Ferris...

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‘It’s real money’

Bankers offer advice to kids about saving, spending money By Dave Woods | Official Kids Mag Jamie Vaughn and Annette King know a lot about banking. They also know a lot about kids. The two moms, who both work for First Security Bank, often counsel their kids (and adults)...

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‘A job for everyone’

NWA Food Bank offers volunteer opportunities for all ages By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag Trina Wilson likes her job. She is the volunteer coordinator and senior mobile pantry coordinator for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. She gets excited working with her kid volunteers. “That’s one of my favorite...

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Celebrating Shiloh

By Dave Woods • Official Kids Mag With more than five years under her belt as Shiloh Museum’s education manager, Judy Costello is still having fun. “I get to interact with kids,” she said. “I get to help them learn and bring history to life.  I get to see...

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