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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
3
Fri
Open Art Studio: Explore Paint! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 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 February for this month theme: Emotions!

2/3: Paint

2/10: Collage

2/17: Sculpt

2/24: Fiber Arts

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.

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
Cultural Connections: The ABCs of Black History @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cultural Connections: The ABCs of Black History @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

Celebrate Black History Month with the PlayHouse!

Join us from 2pm-3:30 pm to learn about the ABCs of Black History: 23 moments Historical People and Moments!

Join us for story time and a maker activity! This program is free with museum admission.

Feb
5
Sun
Dungeons & Dragons @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 5 @ 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 consecutive Sundays. From 1:00 – 3:00pm at the PlayHouse.
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
10
Fri
Open Art Studio: Explore Collages! @ Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum
Feb 10 @ 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
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
Maker Workshop: Space Exploration @ The Bonnie Noble Center
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Peoria PlayHouse in the Real Tools Workshop at the Bonnie Noble Center for an “out of this world” maker event! We will be using donated and recycled materials and our imaginations to create Mars “rovers” capable of traveling down steep terrain.

During Maker Workshops, 8-18 year olds explore materials and master new tools in order to create one-of-a-kind projects. Advanced registration is required. Cost: $12 per child for non-member families; $8 per child for PlayHouse member families.

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.

 

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.