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Oct
30
Fri
Real Tools: Build a catapult for a pompom @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day
Real Tools: Build a catapult for a pompom @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for the week of October 26th: Build a Pumpkin Chucker for a Pompom. Use the power of simple machines to make a small object fly!

Nov
5
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Nov 5 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom

Join us to meet an animal, make a postcard, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, and are for PlayHouse Everywhere Members only. Advance registration is required (via Zoom).

Live PlayDates are at Forest Park Nature Center; they are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required (via the Park District’s WebTrac system).

Registration link coming soon.

Nov
6
Fri
Real Tools: Create a Monster @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 6 all-day
Real Tools: Create a Monster @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for November 6-7: Create a Monster. 

Nov
9
Mon
Pandemic Parenting Workshop: Put your own Mask on First @ Virtual workshop
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pandemic Parenting Workshop: Put your own Mask on First @ Virtual workshop

Join Play Therapists (and moms) Emily Hagman, LMSW, RPT and Meredith Messina, LCPC, RPT, for a workshop focusing on self care and ways to de-stress during this stressful time. Participants will receive a list of suggested supplies to gather before the workshop.

Must be a PlayHouse Everywhere member to participate – learn more here 

 

Nov
12
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center

Join us to meet a turtle and make a “Creature Sculpture”!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, via Zoom. Live PlayDates the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Forest Park Nature Center.

All PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Nov
13
Fri
Real Tools: Design a Spaceship @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day
Real Tools: Design a Spaceship @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for November 13-14: Design a spaceship to take you to Mars!

Nov
19
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom

Join us to meet an animal, make a standing structure, and have a dance party!

PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Virtual PlayDates are on the first and third Thursdays of each month, via Zoom. Live PlayDates the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Forest Park Nature Center.

All PlayDates are free for PlayHouse Everywhere Members and Forest Park Nature Center Members and $5 for non-members.  Registration is required.

Nov
20
Fri
Real Tools: Make something you can wear @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day
Real Tools: Make something you can wear @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for November 20-21: Make something you can wear

Nov
21
Sat
Wreath Making @ Luthy Botanical Garden
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Wreath Making @ Luthy Botanical Garden

Join Bob Streitmatter at Luthy Botanical Garden to make a wreath! Luthy wreath-making workshops are usually $30, but this special family workshop is exclusive for and free to PlayHouse Everywhere Members!

Advance Registration Required. Must be a PlayHouse Everywhere member to participate – learn more here.

 

Nov
27
Fri
Real Tools: Make a Toy @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day
Real Tools: Make a Toy @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park

Real Tools @ Lakeview Park offers socially distanced workstations stocked with carpentry and craft tools, and a large range of materials to work with. Visitors can choose between making a specific project highlighted that day, or working on anything they chose to make with the tools and materials available.

Highlighted project for November 27-28: Make a toy! 

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum