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Nov
29
Fri
Open Art Studio: Black Friday Art Sale
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us on Black Friday to try it before you buy it!

Make a project with the art supplies that we sell in the gift shop.

All Faber-Castell art items in our gift shop will be on sale November 29, 2019 only.

 

Open Art Studio is free with museum admission or membership

Oct
10
Sat
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.

 

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
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. 

 

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
21
Mon
Winter Break Maker Challenge
Dec 21 all-day
Winter Break Maker Challenge
Make things with your kids over winter break!

We know winter vacation is harder than usual these days. With this in mind, we invite PlayHouse Everywhere Members to pick up a FREE Maker Kit from us December 21-23. This kit includes a collection of recycled items from Real Tools and a Maker Challenge. Save these for a rainy day, and then join us on December 29th at 1pm by Zoom to share what you made!

Please order your kits by December 17th. This offer is exclusive for children in PlayHouse Everywhere member households.

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

 

Jan
4
Mon
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Wearable Art
Jan 4 all-day
Deadline to order KidTastic Kit: Wearable Art

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 “Wearable Art” kit by January 4th!

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

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

 

Feb
7
Sun
Kappas for Kidz
Feb 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud.

We will kick this off on February 7th with Dr. Marwin Spiller reading the book “I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do ANYTHING?” by Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young, and illustrated by Nneka Myers.

You can find these Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/peoriaplayhouse

 

 

 

Feb
11
Thu
Pizza Night with Sugar
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pizza Night with Sugar

Join Nikki from Sugar to make your own pizza! Use dough and toppings from Sugar to make a version of their delicious pizzas at home.

Registrants will be able to purchase all ingredients at Sugar the week of the workshop.

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

 

Feb
14
Sun
Kappas for Kidz
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud.

We will kick this off on February 7th with Dr. Marwin Spiller reading the book “I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do ANYTHING?” by Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young, and illustrated by Nneka Myers.

You can find these Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/peoriaplayhouse

 

 

 

Feb
21
Sun
Kappas for Kidz
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud.

We will kick this off on February 7th with Dr. Marwin Spiller reading the book “I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do ANYTHING?” by Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young, and illustrated by Nneka Myers.

You can find these Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/peoriaplayhouse

 

 

 

Feb
22
Mon
Pizza Night with The Cookery
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pizza Night with The Cookery

Join Chef Amanda Pyle from The Cookery to try out a delicious recipe, just in time for dinner (or perhaps dessert). In this family friendly cooking demonstration, you will make adorable sugar cookie fruit pizzas that are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults!

Registrants will receive a list of ingredients to purchase in advance, as well as a printed recipe to keep so you can make this again and again. And if you love this workshop, learn how you can join The Cookery for more!

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

 

Feb
28
Sun
Kappas for Kidz
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Kappas for Kidz

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum is proud to partner with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to present “Kappas for Kidz.” In February, join us every Sunday at 2pm on Facebook for a read-aloud.

We will kick this off on February 7th with Dr. Marwin Spiller reading the book “I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do ANYTHING?” by Alissa Holder & Zulekha Holder-Young, and illustrated by Nneka Myers.

You can find these Facebook events at https://www.facebook.com/peoriaplayhouse

 

 

 

Apr
17
Sat
Mural Workshop with Big Picture Peoria @ Glen Oak Park
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mural Workshop with Big Picture Peoria @ Glen Oak Park

Join us in Glen Oak Park to make 4′ x 4′ murals for display near the PlayHouse, with our friends Jaci Musec and Megan Couri, mural artists from Big Picture Peoria. Make sure to wear old clothes so you can get messy while you paint big, abstract, beautiful art!

Pre-registration is required. More information and a registration link coming soon!

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum