A Peoria Park District Facility

Virtual Resources

Illinois Play Channel

In January, a consortium of Illinois Children's Museums launched the Illinois Play Channel. Through our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel, we offer ways for you and your littles to engage with play in its highest form. Check it out and let us know what you think!

PlayHouse-produced Resources

To support families during these challenging times, the Peoria Park District and the Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum are building a list of activity resources to help support parents, and to help keep you and your children busy, happy, and engaged.

Stay safe, and enjoy this time with your children.

These resources are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency as well as support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

PlayHouse Virtual Programs

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great lesson ideas from all over

Below are some of our favorite activities and lesson ideas from websites, social media, and friends! Friends of the PlayHouse also includes teachers, and some of the best lessons come from local teachers. For a local list of lessons, see this list created by Mossville Elementary School 2nd grade teacher, Marijane Trotter.

To see what activities local kids are up to these days, check out the PlayHouse Times! Some of our writers have submitted their activity results from Marijane Trotter's list of activities. Click here to see what they came up with!

resources lists and links

Want more? Here are some lists of resources gathered by others. If you know of other great resources, please let us know and we will add them!

The Genius of Play

Sesame Street #CaringForEachOther Page

We Are Teachers

The American Alliance of Museums

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum