March 8, 2019

Keep Your Keiki Busy with These Fun and Educational Spring Break Programs

Spring Break is coming up and LHES Foundation has put together two fun and educational week-long programs to keep your keiki busy while they break from school. Kindergarten, first and second graders can jump into the world of science, technology, engineering and math, while third, fourth and fifth graders will stay active taking part in fun sports activities. Both programs run from Monday, March 18th through Friday, March 22nd.

STEM Program for Kindergarten, First and Second Graders

The STEM program, held at the LHES computer lab, is designed to introduce science, technology, engineering and math concepts to kindergarteners, first and second graders in a fun and engaging way.

This week of hands-on learning starts on Monday with foil boat building. After making the boats, students will see the boats float on water and use them to carry objects.

Tuesday’s activities will include light up boxes from an innovative kid’s activity company called KiwiCo. Similar to paper lanterns, the light up boxes will be used along with disc launchers for a morning of fun and games.

Wednesday’s theme is the letter “B” and will feature beads, books and bingo. This day will also include a reading workshop.

A carnival of slime, paper airplanes, Legos and a construction workshop will be part of Thursday’s activities.

This jam-packed week of science and exploration will conclude with a ferry ride over to the Maui Ocean Center on Friday.

Let’s Stay Active Spring Break

Third, fourth, and fifth graders are invited to attend the Let’s Stay Active spring break program, which will consist of indoor and outdoor activities. The week starts with flag football on Monday, and continues with basketball on Tuesday, volleyball on Wednesday, and baseball and softball on Thursday. On the last day, keiki will go on a scavenger hunt around the LHES playground and the football field. Kids will also be able to cool off on Friday in the pool.

How to Register

The deadline for registration is approaching for the STEM Week and Let’s Stay Active spring break programs. The final day to register for either program is Wednesday, March 13th.

The number of spots is limited, so be sure to apply soon.

To register your child, send in the pre-application (links below) along with the registration donation to the LHES Foundation, to Eric Nakano at LHES or Natalie Ropa at UHMC.

Pre-applications and more information on how to register and what to bring each day can be found here:

These programs are made possible by Kahua Hoonauao o Lanai and Pulama Lanai. For more information please email Natalie Ropa at

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