Ah, Monday.  It’s hard to wind up a weekend.  Do we need to tell you why we don’t like manic Mondays?    Immortalized in song and lamented by parents worldwide, the beginning of the week is often accompanied by a long to-do list and a big question mark where your imaginative ideas should be.  We’ve got a few to get the wheels turning again and the week off to a smooth start.  So check out some fun things you can only do on a Monday and make Monday morning all you hope it can be (thanks Mamas and Papas!).

Art Zone Studio

The West LA creative studio holds two different drop-in classes for crafty kiddies 4 and up. Drop off for an hour session at 12:30 pm or build both sides of their big brains with Spanish Immersion at 2:30 pm. Advanced reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment and you can sign up for individual classes or monthly (for 25% discounted tuition). Need a longer break? The original Hermosa Beach location offers drop-in, drop-off preschool mornings for ages 2.5 to 6. Check the website for details.

10944 W. Pico Blvd.
West LA
Phone: (310) 899-8598
1102 Aviation Blvd.
Hermosa Beach
Phone (310) 318-6011
Online: artzone4kids

What’s your favorite way to start off the week?

– Kim Orchen Cooper

Photos courtesy of  Art Zone Facebook page, Books and Cookies website, Cow’s End Facebook, Giggles N’ Hugs Facebook, LACMA website, Lollipop Dream website, sackerman519 via Creative Commons, saltaylorkydd via Creative Commons, JBLM MWR via Creative Commons