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KARE Kits are here! We have 6 weeks of KARE Kits stocked full of arts, recreation and educational activities for your family.


Announcing KARE (Kenan Arts, Recreation & Education) Kits

We are excited to offer a new rendition of summer programming, introducing KARE (Kenan, Arts, Recreation & Education) Kits for participants to pick up and work on at home or in their own creative space! KARE Kits are a weekly subscription box providing craft supplies, play ideas, mental health activities, and cooking fun for ages 3-12. Each box comes equipped with all the materials and instructions needed to complete 6+ crafts based on a specific theme.


KARE Kit Prices:

Each KARE Kit              $30

3 – 5 KARE Kits            $27 ea.

All 6 KARE Kits             $25 ea.

*Scholarships are available. Please fill out the scholarship form here.


KARE Kit Orders:

  1. Please complete the Registration Form and send with payment to Kenan Center Business Office or email to info@kenancenter.org. You can provide payment information on registration form.
  2. We ask that you order the Wednesday before the release of the KARE Kit you are purchasing to ensure availability. Additional KARE Kits may be available after that date based on availability. Please watch Kenan Center social media for announcements.


KARE Kit Pick Up:

Starting July 13, pick up will be available Monday and Wednesday of each week from 10-2pm at the Kenan Center Taylor Theater. If you are unable to pick up during these times, please ask us about local drop off or kit mailings! We are happy to help working family households.


Other ways to support KARE Kits:

  • Purchase a KARE Kit as a gift! Provide us with the family contact information and we will communicate with them for pick up or drop off.
  • Sponsor a child’s KARE Kit! If you do not know any children but want to spread kindness, let us know and we will donate your $30 kit to a family in need. Email info@kenancenter.org.
Box shown: KARE Kit One

What is in each KARE Kit?:

KARE Kit One: The Great Outdoors! [Sponsored by Busy Bee Bookstore]

Are you ready for your kid(s) to take a break from screen time? This KARE Kit allows your child to wrap their imagination around the great outdoors! A trip to the great outdoors is not complete without a seed kit, nature crowns, a sundial, and a twist on s’mores – just to name a few. With everything at your fingertips, your child will be able to design their own adventure and more!


KARE Kit One is available beginning Monday, July 13. Contact us for availability.


KARE Kit Two: Around the World [Sponsored by Bonjour Crepes]

Travel is limited nowadays but young explorers can get away in the comfort of their own home. This KARE Kit focuses on visiting different cultures around the world through art projects, musical instruments and learning about life in third world countries. You will make dream catchers, henna hand art, a family tree, rain sticks and so much more. Your child will be busy exploring the world around them all week.


KARE Kit Two is available beginning Monday, July 20. Contact us for availability.


KARE Kit Three: Under the Big Top [Sponsored by Chenez Popcorn]

A trip to the circus is a dream away during this pandemic. This KARE Kit invites children to create their own circus! They will learn the art of face painting (be careful, they will need a canvas) including making their own face paint. Throw in some juggling balls, make your own rock candy, and pipe cleaner circus animals and they will be running their own circus with or without the clowns!


KARE Kit Three is available beginning Monday, July 27. Please place your order by July 22 to ensure availability.


KARE Kit Four: Imagination Station [Sponsored by Reid’s Drive In]

All aboard for this trip to the land of imagination! This KARE Kit gives your child everything they will need to stretch their imagination for the week. They can be a superhero when they make their own mask, Harry Potter with a homemade magic wand, a science experiment brings them a chance to slay a dragon and more! It’s so much fun packed into a small box your child will think it’s magic!


KARE Kit Four is available beginning Monday, August 3. Please place your order by July 29 to ensure availability.


KARE Kit Five: Lost in Space [Sponsored by Stephanie Moore Verratti Memorial Fund]

Blast off and take a trip to outer space. This KARE Kit takes you from earth to space in the blink of an eye. Your astronaut will have everything they need to stay safe while touring the stars, jumping from planet to planet, blasting rockets off and making their own jet packs. They may even meet some aliens along the way.


KARE Kit Five is available beginning Monday, August 10. Please place your order by August 5 to ensure availability.


KARE Kit Six: Spy Kids [Sponsored by The Neglia Family]

Calling all spies, secret agents, and detectives! This KARE Kit takes creativity, science, and imagination to a new level. Prepare for your house to be a crime scene for this week. Your child will learn the skill of finger printing, DNA, crime scene dusting and more. Do not worry the magnify glass and mustache will be included.


KARE Kit Six is available beginning Monday, August 17. Please place your order by August 15 to ensure availability.


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