KSAT Kids: Watch historic SpaceX launch Saturday on KSAT.com; San Antonio summer camp ideas

This week’s kid spotlight highlights youth sports leagues that can resume on Monday

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 image from video made available by SpaceX, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, background left, and Doug Hurley sit in the Crew Dragon capsule as the launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is aborted due to weather problems. (SpaceX via AP) (Uncredited)

Hello parents, teachers and students!

Another week has gone by and that means we are that much closer to summer. Have you figured out what you intend to do to survive the summer heat?

If you are looking for something fun to watch while you stay indoors this weekend, KSAT.com will be showing a livestream of the historic SpaceX launch on Saturday. It was supposed to happen Wednesday, but bad weather changed the launch date. The launch will be the first with astronauts from U.S. soil since 2011.

Watch the historic SpaceX rocket launch on KSAT.com Saturday afternoon

Staff members at some local water parks are scrambling to get grounds ready for reopening after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave the parks the green light to begin operating.

Youth sports leagues will be able to start practice on Monday and that’s a good thing for area kids and the community. Many actually rely on public support and advertising and have had virtually none since the coronavirus shutdown began.

Are you looking for summer camp ideas? While many families don’t use daycare in the summer, it can be hard to make sure children are entertained and learning while you’re working during the day. Here are a few places in San Antonio that are opening up summer camps, with regulations based on CDC and state recommendations.

For the latest KSAT Kids information, KSAT.com is now producing a weekly kids news brief where you can find all the up to date news and most recent stories. To view the latest edition, click the link!

This week’s news brief offers the latest on the reopening of public schools for summer school. Summer school for some students can begin on June 1, but kids are not required to be there in person.

And don’t forget, right now on our website we have a map where you can find free school meals during the closures. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families during the pandemic.

Perhaps you would like to celebrate a high school graduate? KSAT has photo galleries where graduates and their loved ones can upload their pictures and give details you want to share.

Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!

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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, May 28:

Kid Spotlight

Youth leagues eager to resume practice Monday

Youth sports leagues in San Antonio that relied on public support and advertising have had virtually none since the coronavirus shutdown.

Youth leagues eager to resume practice Monday

Do you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Nominate a student, teacher or school by emailing ksatkids@ksat.com.

Stay at home activities

3 wild science experiments you can do at home

Mad Science of Austin and San Antonio have a ton of fun experiments you can do at home. They require minimal supplies but offer lots of learning opportunities.

When science gets messy

Kid recipes: Cake pops for grads

How do you make a cake pop? It’s not as hard as you think.

Kid recipe: Graduation + Memorial Day cake pops l SA Live l KSAT 12

Do you have a junior meteorologist at home?

We’re looking for junior meteorologists! If the kids are bored at home, we’d love to see a video of them giving the weather forecast.

KSAT12's Junior Meteorologist

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About the Author:

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.