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Sep
24
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

This PlayDate is open to everyone! PlayDates, intended for children ages 2-5, include a visit with an animal, a maker activity, and a dance party. 

Starting in October, 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.

Oct
1
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL) @ Zoom
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

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

Oct
5
Mon
Real Tools: Make Something that Moves @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 5 – Oct 11 all-day
Real Tools: Make Something that Moves @ 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 5th: Make Something that Moves. Use wind, gravity, tension, or anything else you can think of to make a vehicle that moves!

Oct
8
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center

Join us to explore construction, meet a spider, and make a house! 

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).

Oct
10
Sat
Be Anything! 2020 Online Auction
Oct 10 – Oct 17 all-day
Be Anything! 2020 Online Auction

Be Anything! is an innovative program that propels “Take Your Child to Work Day” to a new level. All children can be anything; they need only the tools and opportunity to imagine, practice, and become!

This online auction features experiences with 50+ local professionals, ranging from police officers to ballet dancers to Illinois State Representatives. Help a child in your life explore the careers that excite them through Be Anything! experiences.

Pumpkin Carving Workshop @ Glen Oak Park
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pumpkin Carving Workshop @ Glen Oak Park

Start off the spookiest month of the year by coming to Glen Oak Park to carve and paint your own pumpkins! PlayHouse staff will help lead you and your family through carving or painting your own pumpkins, with paints, markers and stencils provided for you to customize your jack-o-lantern just in time for Halloween!

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

 

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

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.

Oct
16
Fri
Real Tools: Make A Costume @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 16 – Oct 17 all-day
Real Tools: Make A Costume @ 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 12th: Make A Costume. Use paper, fabric, and other materials to make a Halloween costume, or just a fun outfit to play in!

Oct
22
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am
PlayHouse PlayDate @ Forest Park Nature Center @ Forest Park Nature Center

Join us to learn about leaves and Fall, meet a bug, and make a collage! 

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).

Oct
23
Fri
Real Tools: Build a Boat @ Real Tools @ Lakeview Park
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day
Real Tools: Build a Boat @ 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 19th: Build a Boat. What sinks? What floats? Experiment with materials and then build a boat that can hold as much weight as possible!

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.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum