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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)
Nov 19 @ 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.

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

Join Bob Streitmatter from 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.

Please note, due to COVID-related restrictions, this is now a virtual workshop, with supplies to be picked up in advance. 

 

Real Tools Workshop: Build a House (And Light it Up!)
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Build a House (And Light it Up!)

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.

This workshop gives children the opportunity to invent, build, and learn basic circuitry. 

Real Tools workshops are $10 per child. PlayHouse Everywhere members receive one free workshop per month per child. Materials are included. Registration is required.

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.

Dec
3
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Dec 3 @ 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.

Dec
5
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: 3D Modeling with iSTEAM
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: 3D Modeling with iSTEAM

For this special Real Tools Workshop, we are working with the iSTEAM studio to celebrate Computer Science!  This workshop will teach children the basics of 3D modeling. Younger participants (ages 5-8) will start with playdough, so they understand three-dimensionality. This workshop is for children ages 5 and up. 

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

Please note, a laptop is required for this workshop. 

Dec
10
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Dec 10 @ 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.

Dec
11
Fri
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Monsters and Superheroes
Dec 11 all-day
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Monsters and Superheroes

Each KidTastic kit includes three art project lesson plans, the materials for these three projects, and a booklet with additional ideas for cultural connections, extending making ideas, and a STEM extension. Kits ship the first Monday of every month. Order your “Monsters and Superheroes” kit by December 11th!

If you missed a past KitTastic Kit, a limited number of each kit is available at Bushbaby

Kidtastic Kits for Kids are a joint project of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and ART Inc

Dec
12
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Gingerbread Houses

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.

During this workshop children will use graham crackers, icing, and candy to make glorious structures of their own design. A “gingerbread house” is just a starting place! 

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.

Dec
17
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Dec 17 @ 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