AR – December 13: Holiday Party!

It’s our last week, so let’s celebrate together! We’re going to craft it up with allllll of the holiday crafts. Becky’s got some egg crate crafts (or this one, or this one…), and Alison found some beautiful stars to fold from paper bags – so bring any paper bags and paper egg crates and join …

AR – December 6: LEGO Robotics + Sports

Interesting combo, no? You can’t see me, but I am winking. This week we’re exploring LEGO robotics, using Jessica’s kits* – just so we’re not all mixing up our bricks. These STEM kits work by pairing LEGO’s robotics app with a battery-loaded motor. We’ll use the app to code each contraption to move. Kids can …

AR – November 29: Felting + Perlers

We’re supposed to play snow games today, but the weather isn’t feeling it. If snow happens, let’s bring cold-weather gear to play in it. Otherwise… On to Needle Felting! If you have wool roving, wool yarn, fabric and/or “stabbies” to share, please bring them so we have enough for everyone. (Need inspiration? Try here, here, and …

AR – November 15: Performances + Perlers

This week, we’re doing mini performances, 5-minute plays – we’ll use concessions, hair/makeup, a director, music, lights, whatever parts your kids want to play. I thought maybe we could follow a folk tale, like Little Red Riding Hood or a Grimm fairy tale, if everyone wants some guidance. I’m also happy to let them make something …

AR – November 8: Dioramas

Time to build your dream world, shoe-box sized. Please bring the items you’ll need to craft a mini-world of your (or your kid’s) choosing. Bring a few items to share — paper, scissors, glue, tape, and then whatever your fam finds inspiring. We normally use a lot of natural ingredients, like feathers, rocks, shells, and …

AR – November 1: Stuffy Play

It’s Stuffy Play Day! How does your kid play with stuffies? Veterinary play? Farm pretend games? Stuffy school? That’s what we’ll do. Bring your kids’ favorite animals and supplies to support that favorite activity. We’ll also bring extra fabric and sewing supplies/fabric glue. Our craft will be to sew + adorn stuffy sleeping bags, clothing, or …

AR – October 25: Halloween Party!

Time for our Halloween party! Come in costume and bring a themed dish to share. If your family has a favorite decoration idea, craft or party game, please bring it! We are definitely doing the donut-on-a-string activity – because it’s fun! If you’d like to participate, please bring one donut for each family member (or …

AR – October 18: Cupcakes + Masks – Plus an Optional Fishing/Park Excursion!

It’s National Chocolate Cupcake Day! To celebrate, we’ll bake and decorate cupcakes. We’ll use two boxed mixes + I’ll bring some piping bags, some empty, some with homemade frosting. Please bring some icing your kiddos can eat – some of it comes in bags already! – and discuss safe options for decorating without licking communal …

IH – September 1: Forest Games + Foraging

IH = Indian Hills. This week our semester begins, and that means two locations. Please read carefully to ensure you’re going to the right place on the right day with the right stuff. Welcome to fall semester in Indian Hills! Let’s warm up with some Forest Games. If anyone has a copy of Forest School, …

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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