Waiting for spring...Let's play!
All winter long we wait for the joys that spring brings, spring is the season of new discoveries. Fresh flowers bloom, animals awaken from their hibernation and we're all ready to play.
Discovering the wonders of our world, each child needs time to play, to explore, and to share with actions and words. Seeing the world through the eyes of a child, the weeks of March and spring are filled with discovery and a child's sense of play. Come and enjoy together!
View our March Calendar and Flyer !
- Through March 11: Wed. to Fri. 10 am to 6 pm, Sat. & Sun. 10 am to 4 pm
- Starting March 12: Wed. 10 am to 6 pm, Thurs. to Sun. 10 am to 4 pm
- Friday, March 30 :10 am - 7 pm for EggStravaganza!
Big Ideas of the Week
February 26 to March 4: Let's wonder about sound
March 5 to 11: Let's play with air!
March 12 to 18: Spring Party! Let's play with kites
March 19 to 25: Let's play with balloons! Let's play with bubbles!
March 26 to April 1: Music in the air! Wind instruments
Author Study: Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury
Author Michael Rosen, an English poet, scriptwriter, broadcaster, and performer, has been writing for children since 1970. Rosen paired with renowned illustrator Helen Oxenbury to create We’re Going on a Bear Hunt! Come explore our March featured Story Walk in The Literacy Tree House, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Story Walk: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Food for Fish @ All Month
Join us as we teach our children the importance of giving back! All donated foods will go directly to the food pantry at Friends in Service to Humanity right here in Torrington. All participants will be invited to add a hand to our "helpful hands" wall.
Items needed are: Any canned, jarred, or boxed non-perishable food such as peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, jelly, tuna; any toiletries such as deodorants, shaving cream, tooth paste/brushes, shampoo, lotion, conditioner, soap, combs, brushes, diapers, and wipes.
Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!
Sunday, March 4 @ 10 am - 1 pm
Spend your morning at KidsPlay and your afternoon with our friends @ The Warner Theatre enjoying this popular show! Use code “KidsPlay” to receive 10% off tickets to Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!
Friday, March 30 @ 4 pm - 7 pm
Join us for an afternoon full of “egg-cellent” activities! Scavenger hunt, crafts, games on stage, bunny hop dance party and more! Don’t be a chicken, break out of your shell, nothing will beat this egg-citing fun afternoon!
Wednesdays, 4 pm - 6 pm
Eating Smart•Being Active® - Kidsplay is partnering with University of Saint Joseph and the CT Department of Public Health for this special eight week program. The goal of this program is to educate families on how to live a healthier lifestyle. Each week will highlight a different topic with fun activities, tools, and lessons to correlate! **Preregistration required**
Tone Down Thursday
March 1 & 8, 4 pm - 6 pm
KidsPlay is bringing back sensory friendly museum time. All are welcome!
Family Game Time!
March 2 & 9, 4 pm - 6 pm
Friday evening is game time! While the museum is open for free play, we will also be offering a wide variety of games for a fun way for families to bond and unwind after the week.
Monday, April 16– Friday, April 20
Spend your April Stay-cation with us @ KidsPlay! Each day of spring break programming is inspired by themes of The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s “The Week of The Young Child.” The Museum will feature special programs, guests, and activities! From food sampling to dancing, games to performances, art projects to special challenges, there so much to explore!
Monday, April 16 - Music Monday
Tuesday, April 17 - Tasty Tuesday
Wednesday, April 18 - Work Together Wednesday
Thursday, April 19 - Artsy Thursday
Friday, April 20 - Family Friday
Child and Caregiver Weekly Programs
10:30 am Wonder of Science
Let’s be Curious and explore the wonders of our amazing world with special guests and hands-on activities.
12 pm Cuentos en Acción
Los niños y los cuidadores se participan en la diversión interactiva usando historias, canciones, y poemas como inspiración.
9:30 am Caregiver Circle
Meet, relax, and share while children engage in playful learning experiences in our program room.
- Mar. 1: Music and children.
- Mar. 8: Air and children: Protecting a precious resource. Asthma and respiratory challenges.
- Mar. 15: Best outing for you and your children, besides coming to KidsPlay, of course! Let's share ideas.
- Mar. 22: Children's party ideas that work; ideas that were mini-disasters
- Mar. 29: The importance of music to children
10:30 am Kids on Stage
Hop on the Stage for dramatic play inspired by the wonders of our world!
11 am Story and More!
Activities and stories to go with our special programs this month.
4 pm Keep on Reading
Reading is important and fun! Early literacy support, 20 minutes sessions. Please preregister.
10:30 am Messy Art Studio
Using your imagination and our Big Idea of the Week, make messy creations using a variety of art mediums.
3 pm Tree House Tales
Stories in our Literacy Tree House's Story Nest. Can you guess who is coming to read?
11 am Join us for Step into a Story or Tree House Tales in our Story Nest
2 pm Maker Space Challenge