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Welcome to the Shine Kids Corner!โ˜€๏ธ

~ 2023 Shine Storytime Dates ~


This is our little corner of sunshine created for our favorite kids and families!

Here you will find a mixture of upcoming events, Shine Story Time updates, recipes, kids’ activities, and more!

Shine Story Time with Ms. Adriane

โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ“– Thursday, September 14 @ 9:30 a.m. at RE/MAX Shine in Jefferson

Shine Story Time is held monthly on the community side of RE/MAX Shine located at 101 N. Main St, Jefferson, WI.

Children and caregivers enjoy an hour of fun with a story, creative activities, and playtime. Sip a cup of coffee while connecting with other parents and kids from Jefferson County.


Upcoming Local Events for Families

Here are just a few of the MANY activities, festivals, and markets going on this month. We can’t possibly highlight them all, but Facebook events and local community pages to be great resources if you’re looking for more family-friendly things to do!

โ˜€๏ธ September โ˜€๏ธ

8 – Starry Night on the Marsh in Horicon: Learn about nocturnal animals & astronomy with activities and hands-on experiences

8-10 Sheep & Wool Festival in Jefferson: Watch, learn, and enjoy all thins sheep & wool at the Jefferson County Fair Park

9 – Wildlife in the Park in Dousman: Games, face-painting, music, food & more at Cory Municipal Park

9 – Touch-A-Truck & CAP 20th Anniversary in Cambridge: Tons of trucks, bouncy house, music, food, games, Pickleball and Cornhole tournaments at Ripley Park

9 – 12th Annual Fall Fest in Oconomowoc: Fun for the whole family in Downtown Oconomowoc

10 – Airport Community Day in Watertown: Plane rides, pancakes, drone demos & more at the Watertown Municipal Airport

13 – Hula Hoop Hoopla in Lake Mills: Learn hula hoop tricks to impress at the Farmer’s Market in Lake Mills (4-8 pm)

14 – Shine Story Time in Jefferson: Story & activities with Ms. Adriane at RE/MAX Shine

15-17 – Gemuetlichkeit Days in Jefferson: Enjoy all things German, including parade, music, food & contests in downtown Jefferson

16 – World of Wheels in Fort Atkinson: Explore a variety of trucks & cars at Ralph Park

16 – Free Sunflower September at Waldvogel’s Farm: Enjoy thousands of blooming sunflowers in addition to over 80 attractions at Wisconsin’s Largest Pumpkin Farm east of Beaver Dam

16 – Fiesta at the Park in Watertown: Celebrate Latino culture with music, food, & dance in downtown Watertown

17 – Deerfield Apple Festival in Deerfield: Over 200 vendors, food trucks, family activities & more at Bittersweet Blessings Farm

17 – A Day for the Dogs in Verona: Fundraise for guide dogs with a fun day for the whole family, including nail trims, microchipping, vendors, lunch & beer at Wisconsin Brewing Company

21 – Family Geology Night in Cambridge: A night for rock lovers to discover the Earth at Ruby Rose Gallery

23 – Music in the Mills in Lake Mills: A day of live music, food, and community at the Seljan grounds in Lake Mills

23 – Touch-a-Truck in Cottage Grove: Explore big, fun, & unique vehicles and heavy machinery

Be sure to check out local library programs too! Many have opportunities to Read to Dogs, Play Pokemon and Build with LEGO, Craft, and attend Toddler Story Times.

Story Time & Other Fun Activities

Touch-A-Truck (or Staging Van ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿš™โ˜€๏ธ) in Lake Mills was so much fun!

We got to see so many friendly faces from the community and do crafts together in front of the iconic RE/MAX Shine Staging Van!

We hope this becomes an annual summertime event.


August Shine Storytime Teddy Bear Picnic

We had such a fun Teddy Bear Picnic with stuffed animals for our August Storytime at St. Paul’s School in Lake Mills.

We love seeing our story time friends & meeting new ones each month!


May was a Special Mother’s Day Storytime


November’s Fall & Veteran’s Day Storytime

REMAX Shine November Story Time Veterans Day Thanksgiving Jefferson WI

Ms. Adriane’s Homemade Play-dough Recipe

Love the play-dough that was at November Story Time? This play-dough recipe feels great, smells great, and lasts a long time.

homemade playdough recipe


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • food coloring (optional)
  • essential oils or spices (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients except the food coloring and oils/spices in a pot of lukewarm water.
  2. Stir over low heat until it’s a good dough consistency – it will be hard to stir.
  3. Remove dough from pot and allow it to cool a few minutes.
  4. Kneed in optional food coloring/essential oil/spices. Cinnamon and pumpkin spice are great for fall, but there are many other options, like lavender and orange!
  5. Now it’s ready for your kids (and you) to enjoy hours of creative play! ๐Ÿงก

DIY Playdough Video

Ms. Adriane woke up super early to make this playdough for story time. Here’s a video so you can see how simple it is to make. Enjoy!

September Storytime

We had such a wonderful time with the families who attended Shine Storytime! We read a silly story, played with Calico Critters, babies, and trucks, put together an alphabet puzzle, and made fall creations with Play-Doh. Moms enjoyed iced coffee and the kids went home with a yummy snack. Thank you for coming!

Hooway for Wodney Wat Reading by Ms. Adriane

If you were unable to attend storytime, we missed you! Here’s Ms. Adriane reading Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester to your kids. This way your child can still enjoy a special piece of Shine Storytime (and maybe you can enjoy a few moments of peace ๐Ÿ˜‰).

Shine Kids’ Activity Pages

Tap the button below to access Free Activity Pages we created to help you keep the kids’ hands and minds busy.

Mazes, Word Searches, and Coloring Sheets can be helpful while you’re viewing houses, if you need to leave for showings, or if it’s just been a long day and you need a little sunshine in your life!

School Supply Drive for Kids in Jefferson County, WI


โ˜€๏ธ School Supply Drive with Jefferson County Board of Realtors

Thank you to everyone who helped us stuff the shine van with donated school supplies to help local youth get ready for the school year!

School Supply Drive Stuff Shine Van