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Jan
28
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

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. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

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

Jan
30
Sat
Cardboard Challenge
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cardboard Challenge

Don’t throw out your holiday boxes – use them to create something amazing and new and unique to your family!

The Cardboard Challenge is an annual event in October – but this year, we thought we could use a little of that cardboard challenge spirit in January.

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

 

Feb
4
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

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. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

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

Feb
6
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Light and Shadow
Feb 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Light and Shadow

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

Artists can use light and shadow to add special effects to their art pieces. In this Real Tools Workshop we will be creating an art piece that is affected by light or shadow. How will it change if you shine light on it? What does its shadow look like? Use your imagination to create a piece of art that is affected by light and shadow!

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Feb
11
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Feb 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

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. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

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

Feb
13
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Valentine’s Day Cards
Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Valentine's Day Cards

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

Everyone loves getting cards on Valentine’s Day! Join us for our Real Tools Workshop to make handmade Valentine’s Cards for your loved ones to let them know how much they mean to you.

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Feb
18
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

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. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

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

Feb
20
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Make a Board Game
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Make a Board Game

Real Tools workshops teach children how to make and how to invent. They show children how to solve problems — and it compels them to find the problems they want to solve.

Do you love playing board games? Have you ever thought about what it would be like to design your own? Come join us at our Real Tools Workshop where you’ll be able to do exactly that! Will your game be a card game, like UNO? Or will it be a turn based game, like Candy Land or Sorry? It’s up to you!

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Please note, adult help is often required, and we do ask that an adult be available / participating for the duration of the workshop. Registration is required; registration closes the Friday prior to the workshop at noon. 

Materials pick up: Friday afternoons from the Noble Center, 1125 W Lake Avenue

Tools may be picked up at the same time; they must be returned within 3 days of the workshop.

Feb
25
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

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. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

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

Mar
4
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)

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. When you register, you will receive a PDF with a Zoom link and information about items around your house you may want to gather in advance. 

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

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum