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Jan
9
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Simple Machines
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Simple Machines

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.

Simple machines are the building blocks of every great invention. Join us at this workshop to learn about what simple machines do, and use them to create an invention of your own, or just have fun using them individually!

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.

Jan
14
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Jan 14 @ 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
16
Sat
Real Tools Workshop: Printmaking
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Real Tools Workshop: Printmaking

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.

Love art? Want to learn a new way to create? Join us at this workshop to learn about how to create monotype prints. Create as many unique prints as you want to showcase your imagination and creativity!

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.

Jan
18
Mon
MLK Day Virtual Volunteering
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Beginning in 1994, the US government recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “day ON, not a day off”. We see no reason that a pandemic should stop us from celebrating the legacy of Dr. King through a community volunteer project! Join the PlayHouse and OSF HealthCare to make cards for children at Children’s Hospital of Illlinois. Learn how to make different type of cards, and make an impact on the lives of children.

Jan
21
Thu
PlayHouse PlayDate (VIRTUAL)
Jan 21 @ 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
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.

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The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum