IH – December 22: Indoor Camping + S’mores

It’s our last week in our rented space! We’re celebrating the end of the year with some indoor camping, doesn’t everyone? Holidays parties are for the birds. Let’s pretend it’s summer and toast some marshmallows over a propane fire. I’ll bring a tent for play, the propane fire pit* and some s’mores ingredients – but …

IH – December 8: Goat-Milk Extravaganza

We’re making soap today, using Jamie, Autumn + River’s goat milk! This is where the delayed event went! Jamie says we need extra soap molds, if you have one to bring, or you can make them too. I have some rose, calendula and white yarrow to share. If you have flower petals, food coloring, honey …

IH – December 1: Pajama + Pie Day!

We’re going for COZY today, so wear pajamas! Don’t tell the kids yet, but I’m trying to borrow a projector so we can watch a movie on the pull-down screen in the corner. Maybe bring blankets + pillows – comfy stuff for stretching out on the floor. We can watch something seasonal, like Elf, after …

IH – November 10: Role-Playing Adventures!

We’re bringing costumes + wigs this week, so the kids can role-play and explore the world of theater. Bring costumes, stage makeup/face paint, extra sheets to hang from the ceiling to create our stage and any props you like. For performances, we’ll use a five-minute timer to keep both actors and audience happy. Let’s do …

IH – November 3: Free Play

Easiest packing week yet! Bring whatever your kids want to play today, and we’ll try to use it. Want to craft? Great. Want to bake? Awesome. Want to play board games? Yes to it all. Games + Activities TableWe will continue to share a table of games, puzzles and/or crafting materials. Bring whatever your kids …

IH – October 27: Potato Day

Yes, it is National Potato Day! And that deserves all kinds of homage. We’re going to bring potato dishes to bake and share, potluck-style, and use raw potatoes to carve hand stamps to decorate wrapping paper – or whatever else you wish! We’ll aim for a starch-heavy noon meal. Games + Activities TableWe will continue …

IH – October 20: Hand Sewing + Baking

Time to strengthen our finger muscles. Sewing by hand is a challenge for any age, but it’s also fun to bring a drawn character to life, make a sock puppet, or to make the apples the play kitchen set is missing so the stuffies can enjoy autumn. I have some string and lots of buttons …

IH – October 13: Yarn + Stick Art, Stone Soup

Mobiles. Gods eyes. Weaving. These are all crafts we can make with the same ingredients. Let’s bring crafting yarn, twine, string, and a few good sticks, and see what we’re inspired to make. Stone SoupLet’s make stone soup together by bringing ingredients and letting the kids chop and direct our lunch. I will bring a …

IH – October 6: Fairy Houses

Fairy magic is real. Let’s help support the fairy population by making them warm winter houses. We’ll use all the bits of nature we can find to craft a house, plus a collaborative project – a fairy garden somewhere on the property in Indian Hills. Bring nature elements that your kids have found. Sticks, rocks, …

August 23 – Paper Airplanes + a Clay “Donut” Stand

It’s crafty week! The vote was divided between these two activities, and we definitely have the space and time to do both. So we are. It’s also our last session before fall semester. Please let me know if you’ve invited friends to join us. We are expecting a bigger crowd this week before the groups …

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