March @ KidsPlay!

March @ KidsPlay!

Blast off! Earth and Space Exploration.

Children are fascinated with Earth and Space. This month at KidsPlay visitors will enjoy a journey beginning with the wind, traveling to space, and then returning to our planet Earth.

View our March Calendar!

Big Ideas of the Week

Mar. 4 to Mar. 10: Wind - Fly It
Mar. 11 to Mar. 17: Rockets and Gravity
Mar. 18 to Mar. 24: Space discovery adventure - sun, stars, and planets!
Mar. 25 to Mar. 31: Now back to planet earth!


Author Study: Pat Hutchins

Storywalk: The Wind Blew


Special Events


Playing with Poetry

Thursdays @ 2 pm, 7 sessions starting March 7

Have some fun exploring poetry! Learn about how it can make the ordinary, extraordinary! Participants will read, discuss, present, and try their hand at writing poems. The program culminates with a presentation. 

Pre-registration required, $40 per family

Cooking with Patty

Space is Limited. Pre-registration required. Supply fee $3

Saturday, March 9 @ 2:30 pm

Create and enjoy Flying Saucer Pizzas 

Saturday, March 16 @ 2:30 pm

Learn to make Sunny Cakes

Read and Relax with Brady

Mar. 13 & 27

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.


Art Adventures

Mar. 21 @ 2 pm

Join executive director, Judy McElhone, from the Five Points Gallery on a visual literacy art adventure featuring a walking field trip to the gallery. Please preregister.


Family Friday - Earth & Space Explorers!

Mar. 22, 5 pm to 8 pm

The museum will be open for play from 10 am to 8 pm! Themed activities will take place from 5 - 8 pm. 

Celebrate Earth and space with hands-on STEM activities based on current NASA research from the NISE Network. You and your child can also make astronaut pudding, show off your moves during an out-of-this-world dance party, and enjoy the Museum's extended hours for play. Bring PJ's for Slumber Story Time to wind down at the end of the evening.

Call 860-618-7700 or email rsvp@kidsplaymuseum.org to pre-register


Letters as Characters

Thursday, March 28 @ 10:30 am

Dr. Carolina Ugurlu presents this engaging program for both caregivers and children using hands-on multi-sensory play to enable children to break the phonemic code, an essential stepping stone in learning to read.


Galaxy Slime

Saturday, March 20 @ 12pm

Practice a little intergalactic chemistry to create this beautiful out-of-this-world slime!

Space is limited. Pre=registration suggested. Supply fee $3.


Child and Caregiver Weekly Programs

Wednesdays

10:30 am Mini Makers
Making and creating geared toward our younger ages.

4:30 pm LEGO Club

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

Thursdays

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

  • Mar. 7: Teaching children about cause and effect/logical consequences
  • Mar. 14: What helps caregivers stay "grounded?" What nourishes this important work?
  • Mar. 21: Do we want our children to be superstars?
  • Mar. 28: How can families take care of the earth? What can kids do? Recycle, upcycle, reuse!

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!

Fridays

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?

Saturdays

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!

2:00 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.

Sundays

12:30 pm STEM Club (Ages 5+)

Explore the world of science through collaborative problem solving and hands-on experiments!

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

Languages at KidsPlay - English, Spanish and Sign Language

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