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Feb
16
Thu
Tot Time: Bedtime @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 4 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. Look for a different theme each week!

Advanced registration is recommended. Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $4 for members, $6 for non-members. Fee does not include cost for museum admission.

 

Health Homeschool: Teeth To Treasure @ The Bonnie Noble Center
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Health Homeschool: Teeth To Treasure @ The Bonnie Noble Center

Health Homeschool: Teeth To Treasure

5-12 years old

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

Join the Peoria Playhouse for a fun and interactive homeschool class where children will explore topics related to the human body. Advance registration is required. Classes will be held at the Bonnie Noble Center from 2pm-4pm.

Third Thursday of the Month: 2pm-4pm

  • January 19th: Brain Boost
  • February 16th: Teeth To Treasure
  • March 16th: Happy Heart
  • April 20th: Eye Look, Eye See

For questions about this program, please contact Jen Stubbs at 309.323.6896 or jstubbs@peoriaparks.org.

 

Feb
17
Fri
Open Art Studio: Explore Sculpting! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create art with us! Each month features a different theme; join us weekly to explore a different art medium and learn about types of art making!

No advance registration required; drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

Join us in February for this month theme: Emotions!

2/3: Paint

2/10: Collage

2/17: Sculpt

2/24: Fiber Arts

Feb
18
Sat
Active Minds at the PlayHouse: The Gratitude Attitude @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This program is for children ages 5-8. However, all children under the age of 12 are welcome. 

Join the PlayHouse and Active Minds for a four-week social-emotional health program that will build a closer connection with your child. While your child engages in play activities centered around understanding their own emotions, you can join us for a separate session to discuss how best to support your child’s range of emotions.

It’s not easy to be thankful every day. Your child will engage in interactive activities that encourage them to recognize the things they’re grateful for every day.

Happening Every Saturday in February from 10 am to 11 am

  • February 4th: The Emotional Me
  • February 11th: You’ve Got a Friend in Me
  • February 18th: The Gratitude Attitude
  • February 25th: My Mind & Me

Advanced Registration is Recommended.

 

Do you need another reason to come?

If you and your child come every week, you are entered into our raffle! If selected, you will win:

  • FREE Admission to four regular programs at the PlayHouse
    • Tot Times
    • Family Workshops
    • Maker Workshops
  • Four FREE guest passes to the PlayHouse to use anytime within the calendar year
  • $60 worth of FREE merchandise from the PlayHouse Gift Shop
Kappa for Kidz- Cultural Connections @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kappa for Kidz- Cultural Connections @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Join the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum and Kappa Alpha Psi for story time and a maker activity in honor of Black History Month!

Happening February 18th from 2pm-3pm.

Feb
19
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to create new worlds at the PlayHouse! Dungeons & Dragons is an open-ended role-playing game. In each session kids ages 8-12 create characters and go on grand adventures in a world that they have a large part in shaping. They will be having so much fun they won’t even know that they are building important social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.
This month’s program is $100 and takes place on five Sundays. From 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Feb
21
Tue
Preschool Parties at Proctor – Keva Plank Play @ Proctor Recreation Center
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Preschool Parties at Proctor - Keva Plank Play @ Proctor Recreation Center

Discover our world through maker and S.T.E.A.M. activities, walks in nature, and stories depending on the location. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents. For some locations, dress for outdoor fun!

This winter join in on the fun every Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Proctor Recreation Center! Each class will include a hands-on STEAM activity, a snack, and play time in our gym.

Accompanying adult(s) can join in the fun, relax, and/or utilize the Proctor Center’s facilities (workout room, TV lounge, computer lab, library) as well as using the kids’ gym with younger siblings during the learning activity.

Register for this program today!

Feb
23
Thu
Tot Time: Animals @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this toddler program for children 1 to 4 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. Look for a different theme each week!

Advanced registration is recommended. Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $4 for members, $6 for non-members. Fee does not include cost for museum admission.

 

Feb
24
Fri
Open Art Studio: Explore Fiber Arts! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create one-of-a-kind artwork with us! Each month features a different theme; join us weekly to explore a different art medium and learn about types of art making!

No advance registration required; drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

Join us in February for this month theme: Emotions!

2/3: Paint

2/10: Collage

2/17: Sculpt

2/24: Fiber Arts

Feb
25
Sat
Active Minds at the PlayHouse: My Mind & Me @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This program is recommended for children ages 5-8, however, all children under the age of 12 are welcome. 

Join the PlayHouse and Active Minds for a four-week social-emotional health program that will build a closer connection with your child. While your child engages in play activities centered around understanding their own emotions, you can join us for a separate session to discuss how best to support your child’s range of emotions.

It can be hard to control our emotions at times. Your child will learn different strategies they can use to keep their emotions under control.

Happening Every Saturday in February from 10 am to 11 am

  • February 4th: The Emotional Me
  • February 11th: You’ve Got a Friend in Me
  • February 18th: The Gratitude Attitude
  • February 25th: My Mind & Me

Advanced Registration is Recommended.

 

Need another reason to come?

If you and your child come every week, you will be entered into our raffle! If selected, you will win:

  • FREE Admission to Four regular programs at the PlayHouse
    • Tot Time
    • Family Workshops
    • Maker Workshops
  • Four FREE guest passes to the PlayHouse to be used anytime within the calendar year
  • $60 worth of FREE merchandise from the PlayHouse Gift Shop
Feb
26
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us to create new worlds at the PlayHouse! Dungeons & Dragons is an open-ended role-playing game. In each session kids ages 8-12 create characters and go on grand adventures in a world that they have a large part in shaping. They will be having so much fun they won’t even know that they are building important social-emotional skills, including teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.
This month’s program is $100 and takes place on five Sundays. From 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
Feb
28
Tue
Preschool Parties at Proctor – Voting is Fun @ Proctor Recreation Center
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Preschool Parties at Proctor - Voting is Fun @ Proctor Recreation Center

Discover our world through maker and S.T.E.A.M. activities, walks in nature, and stories depending on the location. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents. For some locations, dress for outdoor fun!

This winter join in on the fun every Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Proctor Recreation Center! Each class will include a hands-on STEAM activity, a snack, and play time in our gym.

Accompanying adult(s) can join in the fun, relax, and/or utilize the Proctor Center’s facilities (workout room, TV lounge, computer lab, library) as well as using the kids’ gym with younger siblings during the learning activity.

Register for this program today!

Mar
1
Wed
Preschool Party at Peoria Zoo @ The Peoria Zoo
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Come party with the PlayHouse and The Peoria Zoo at a Preschool Party!

Discover our world through maker and S.T.E.A.M. activities, walks in nature, and stories depending on the location. This program is for preschool-aged children and their parents. For some locations, dress for outdoor fun!

Register for this program now!

Mar
2
Thu
Tot Time: Food @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this program for children 1 to 4 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. Look for a different theme each week!

Advanced registration is recommended. Cost (children only; no additional cost for adults accompanying children): $4 for members, $6 for non-members. Fee does not include cost for museum admission.

 

Mar
3
Fri
Open Art: Explore Paint! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us every Friday morning between 10am and noon to create art with us! Each month features a different theme; join us weekly to explore a different art medium and learn about types of art making!

No advance registration required; drop in anytime between 10am and noon. Free with museum admission or membership.

Join us in March for this month theme: Upcycling!

3/3: Paint

3/10: Collage

3/17: Sculpt

3/24: Fiber Arts

3/31: Ephemeral Art:

This program has been made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois, and is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.