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Jan
5
Thu
Tot Time: Colors @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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.

Jan
12
Thu
Tot Time: Letters @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 12 @ 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.

 

Jan
19
Thu
Tot Time: Trains @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 19 @ 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.

 

Jan
24
Tue
Preschool Parties at Proctor – Lego Mania @ Proctor Recreation Center
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Preschool Parties at Proctor - Lego Mania @ 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!

Jan
26
Thu
Tot Time: Weather @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Jan 26 @ 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.

 

Jan
31
Tue
Preschool Parties at Proctor – Feed the Birds @ Proctor Recreation Center
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Preschool Parties at Proctor - Feed the Birds @ 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
2
Thu
Tot Time: Bugs @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this tot 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.

All the cool bugs are outside playing in the summer, just like us! Spiders, ladybugs, butterflies, ants, and more are flying and crawling all around us. What is your favorite bug?

Advanced registration is recommended for our Tot time program. Open toddlers and preschool age kids. 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. This program is geared towards children who

Looking for other things to do with your little ones, check out our Fun for Younger Kids page: The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s MuseumFun for Younger Kids – The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum

Discover more Peoria Park District programs for younger kids here: Youth Programs Archives – Peoria Park District (peoriaparks.org)

Feb
4
Sat
Active Minds at the PlayHouse: The Emotional Me @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 4 @ 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.

Emotions can be big, but that doesn’t mean they have to be scary. The Emotional Me allows your child to engage in interactive activities that will give them the ability to recognize and respond to their emotions.

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
Feb
9
Thu
Tot Time: Boats @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 9 @ 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.

 

Feb
11
Sat
Active Minds at the PlayHouse: You’ve Got a Friend in Me @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 11 @ 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.

Friends make life fun and exciting. Your child will engage in interactive activities to teach them how to recognize the feelings of others and be an empathetic friend.

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
Feb
14
Tue
Preschool Parties at Proctor – I Heart Valentine’s Day @ Proctor Recreation Center
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Preschool Parties at Proctor - I Heart Valentine's Day @ 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
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.

 

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