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 …

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 …

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 …

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 – 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 …

AR – October 11: Stop-Motion + Squishees

To the movies! This week, we’re going to collaborate to make stop-motion videos. This task will include design + props, story, narration, and whatever else the kids want to add, as well as a “show” at the end with concessions. Your child is welcome to devise a vision that includes other kids or to work …

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, …

AR – October 4: Sensory Play

This week, we’re playing with all things squishy, slimy, and dough-y. If you have a 6-inch deep clean plastic bin for play, please bring it to house your sensory activity of choice, plus the tools + toys your kids like to use with it. Ideas, anyone? I know it sometimes seems like baby stuff, but …

AR – September 27: LARPing

LARP stands for live action role play. We are going to pick and choose from this wide world. We’ll build a story, weaponry, and then define terms for battle play. If your kids are super into it, there can be roles assigned and costumes – whatever, as far as they want to go. Here’s a …

IH – September 22: Papier-Mache

An accessible goal? Haha – reference It’s mess week! We’re doing papier-mache, using the basic paper-glue concoction to craft masks. Annie is buying a stack of masks for us to use, so bring cash to reimburse her. (Maybe $3-5/kid? Price tbd…). We need newspaper for this project! We’ll also need cardboard for building out the …

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