December @ KidsPlay!

December @ KidsPlay!

The Art of Giving and the Gifts of Art

KidsPlay encourages children to express, experiment, and collaborate with language

View our December Calendar .

Big Ideas of the Week

Nov. 28 to Dec. 2: The language of feelings
Dec. 3 to Dec. 9:  Artist Workshop: What do artists do?
Dec. 10 to Dec. 16: Gifts from our hands
Dec. 17 to Dec. 23: Gifts from our hearts
Dec. 24 to Dec. 30: Winter Break: Let's Celebrate STEAM
Dec. 31 to Jan. 6: Take apart, what's inside?

Author Study: 

Carol McCloud and the Bucket Filler books, Bucket Filling from A to Z, The Key to Being Happy

Special Events

KidsPlay Dreidel

Dec. 2 @ 1 and 1:30 pm

Come and learn KidsPlay Dreidel. Celebrate the first evening of Hanukkah and enjoy this tradition with others. Appropriate for ages 3 and up. Limit 15 players per session. Have fun spinning the dreidel and enjoy a tasty prize. (munchkins) Pre registration is suggested. 

Read and Relax with Brady

Dec. 5 & 19, 11:30 am to 12 pm

Spend time with Heidi and her therapy dog, Brady, in our Literacy Tree House. Read a book or just spend some time getting to know Heidi and Brady.

Make It, Take It Gingerbread

Dec. 14, 5 pm to 8 pm

Click here for the flyer.

Create your own gingerbread house, learn to play dreidel, and create gifts from the heart in our Maker Space. Supplies for gingerbread building are limited so please pre-register. Gingerbread House kits are $5 each and building workshops are offered at 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm.

Call (860) 618-7700 to pre-register!

Gifts from the Hands & the Heart Maker Days
Sat., Dec. 15 & Sun., Dec. 16 - Gifts from our Hands
Sat., Dec. 22 & Sun., Dec. 23 - Gifts from our Hearts

Come be a creator and not a consumer. Create gifts from the heart to give to your loved ones for the holiday and wrap them in a special paper too! We will be making jewelry, special boxes, ornaments, frames, cards, poetry, and more.


Dec. 26 to Dec. 30

Science, technology, engineering, and math with special programs all week long.

Print our STEAM flyer !

Countdown to Noon!

Dec. 31, 10 am to 4 pm

Our annual Countdown to Noon Balloon Drop has become one of KidsPlay’s favorite events of the year! Join us for activities, crafts, and noisemakers for your kids to welcome in 2018, without the late night. Balloons Drop at 12 pm and again at 3 pm!

Child and Caregiver Weekly Programs


10:30 am Wonder of Science
Geared toward our youngest ages, explore the wonders of our world..

4:30 pm LEGO Club

Do you love LEGO Bricks? Come try new challenges, games and building with this childhood classic.


9:30 am Caregiver Circle
Meet, relax, and share while children engage in playful learning experiences in our program room.

  • Nov. 1: Encouraging children's language - how to listen so children will talk
  • Nov. 8: Encouraging language & handling stranger danger with a presentation by the Susan B. Anthony Project followed by a puppet show for children.
  • Nov 15: Appreciating children and helping children appreciate others.
  • Nov 29: World languages and 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.

1 pm STEM Club (Ages 5+)
Explore the world of science through collaborative problem solving and hands-on experiments!


10 am Music Playgroup
A fun and interactive experience focusing on teaching child development through music and movement activities.

11 am Messy Art Studio
Using your imagination and our Big Idea of the Week, make messy creations using a variety of art mediums.

12 pm Spanish and English Bilingual Storytime
Los niños y los cuidadores se participan en la diversión interactiva usando historias, canciones, y poemas.
Children and their caregivers participate in interactive fun using stories, songs, and poems.

3 pm Tales with Humphry
Humphry loves to read, do you?


11 am Tales with Humphry
Humphry loves to read, do you?

12:30 am Maker Lab - Experiments to get your gears turning! Join us in the Maker Space for science fun!


12:30 pm STEM Club (Ages 5+)
Explore the world of science through collaborative problem solving and hands-on experiments!


Payment Types Accepted - Cash, Check, and all major credit cards

Languages at KidsPlay - English, Spanish and Sign Language

KidsPlay Children's Museum, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization


Important Announcement!

In support of social-distancing, the Museum is closed until April 1.

Please check our social media and website for updates and for ideas for fun hands-on playful learning activities at home.