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Oct
23
Wed
Tot Time: Colors
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

Our world is made of so many wonderful colors! Which crayon do you like to use the most when you make art?

Oct
26
Sat
Haunted PlayHouse
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of Halloween fun! Enjoy spooky story-time, trick-or-treat scavenger hunt, and creepy art and science activities. Strike a pose in our silly photo booth, show off your costume in a parade through the building, make an accessory to go with your costume, and more!

Wear a fantasy costume and receive $1 off museum admission! Please no masks or plastic, metal or wooden weapons.

Feel free to play at the museum before and after Haunted PlayHouse programming (museum hours 9 am – 4 pm). Halloween games will be available throughout the building to play all day!

Limited space activity: Create a Halloween luminary. ($2 per child; sign up at the event before 1 pm).

Oct
28
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Oct
30
Wed
Tot Time: Food
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

There are so many delicious foods at the grocery store, and in our gardens at home! What is your favorite snack?

Nov
1
Fri
National Author’s Day: 2-for-1 Day at the PlayHouse and Zoo
Nov 1 all-day

National Author’s Day: 2-For-1 Day at the Peoria PlayHouse and Peoria Zoo

Discover amazing books about animals and more at the Peoria Zoo AND the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum! Buy admission at one facility and get same-day admission to the other for free.

Join us at the PlayHouse at  10am for Animal Encounters, and meet an animal visiting the PlayHouse with Park District Environmentalists.

At 11am to learn about tree frogs with local author Amy Ward, who will be reading from her book Crunchy, Not Sweet, and leading a related painting activity.

Nov
2
Sat
Maker Workshop: Speed Boat Race
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Making a boat is one thing, but can you make it move?  Families will construct a battery operated boat, as well as one that is self-powered, and see how well they travel on water!

In PlayHouse Maker Workshops, kids and families learn to use tools, experiment with different types of making, and think creatively! This program is designed for kids 3-12 years old. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

 

 

 

How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code:  PH2019MW at checkout online. Current membership status will be verified.
  • Registration closes the Wednesday prior to the workshop.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact Kevin Davis at the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For program questions, please call our Family and Public Programs Educator, Adrienne Huffman, at 309-323-6894.

Nov
4
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Nov
6
Wed
Tot Time: My Body
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

Our bodies are awesome! They let us run, play, dance, and so much more! What’s something your body can do?

Nov
9
Sat
Fossils Rock Workshop: Make a Mini-Exhibit
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: Free (does not include museum admission)

Ages: 6-17

Limit: 10 children

Register by emailing cbaxter@peoriaparks.org or at Peoria PlayHouse by Wednesday, November 6th

Do you collect shells, game cards, or something else interesting! Show us your own special collection and we’ll show you how to become a curator. Working together, we will learn how make our own mini museum exhibit complete with your own labels and a display design. Afterwards, these young curators will be invited to lend their collection to us for display in our Fossils Rock exhibit!

 

Nov
11
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Nov
13
Wed
Tot Time: Dinosaurs
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

Long before people, huge dinosaurs roamed the earth. Let’s find out more about how they looked, lived, and sounded! Rawr!

Nov
14
Thu
STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

STEAM Homeschool: Game Designer

6-12 years old

Explore how to make your own marble maze and board game!

The PlayHouse offers STEAM Homeschool classes in which students explore careers related to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Hands-on activities included!

How to register:

  • Register in person at the PlayHouse, by phone at (309) 323-6900, or online. Those who are Explorer Members must register in person at the PlayHouse.
  • Members will receive their discount by entering the code: PH2019HS at checkout online. Membership will be verified.

The PlayHouse has switched to a new program registration system. If you encounter technical problems in using this new system, please contact the Peoria Park District’s Recreation Desk at 681-1200.  For questions about this program, please contact Courtney Baxter at 309-323-6896 or cbaxter@peoriaparks.org.

 

Nov
18
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

Nov
20
Wed
Tot Time: Going to Sleep
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 3 years of age and their grown-ups, children develop language, small motor skills, and social skills while engaging in hands-on exploration. Each class includes songs and musical instruments, a read-aloud story, time for play, and a visual art activity.

It’s time to take a bath, get on our pajamas, read some bedtime stories, and go to sleep! Let’s think about all the fun things we do to get ready for bed!

Feel free to wear your favorite pajamas to this special Tot Time!

Nov
25
Mon
Yoga for Kids
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Join Vickie from the RiverPlex and explore mindfulness through yoga, play, stories, and games. Everything in these classes can be easily adapted to enjoy at home, too!

Feel free to bring a yoga mat of your own or used one of ours. Comfortable clothing and socks are suggested.

Spaces are first come serve, the class is limited to 10 spaces for children.Best for ages 3 – 10 years old. Children under 8 should have adult supervision. Adults are invited to participate at no cost.

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum