March/April 2019
Saturdays, March 2 & 9 
6:30-8:30pm

Ages 3+
RES $20/NR $30 per person
(Mar 2:
#17849   /  Mar 9: #17850 )
Pottawatomie Community Center  

We're rolling out the red carpet for a night filled with all-access glitz and glamour! It's time for some REEL fun. Reserve your seats for an all access pass! Enjoy a night filled with entertainment, dancing, refreshments and fun. Participants must be accompanied by a registered adult. One adult may accompany multiple children from the same household.  Advance registration required.   
 
All programs below held at the farm.
5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles

Coffee & Cows Playgroup  
Ages 1+  
F   Apr 12  |  9-10:30am  (#18149)  
F   May 10  |  9-10:30am  ( #18150 )  
RES $5/NR $8

Need an excuse to get out of the house? Come sip coffee and socialize with other parents while your little farmer plays! Each playgroup will be hosted by a Primrose Farmer and will feature a barnyard tour and either a story, craft or activity in the Summer Kitchen. Snacks and beverages for all.

Click code #s to register.

Enjoy Farm Fun on Select Days!
(Beginning in April, weather permitting) 
 
All ages welcome. Ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive 10 minutes early to register on site.
 
Hands-on Milking  |  RES $5/NR $8 
Every Wed & Sat  |  10am   
Meet the Primrose cows and try
your hand at milking. (Tentatively beginning in May or early June) 
 
Chicken & Egg  |  RES $5/NR $8
Every Wed & Sat  | 11am
Farm fresh eggs for all!
 
Feed the Animals  |  RES $5/NR $8 
2nd & 4th Sat  |  2pm
Get a unique - behind the scenes - opportunity to help feed the farm's  
animal residents
 
Hold Your Horses  |  RES $5/NR $8 
1st & 3rd Sat  |  2pm 
Mingle with some gentle giants, the Primrose Farm Belgian draft horses.
Feed the Goats  |   RES $1/NR $2  
Every Mon & Wed  |  1-2pm 
Get up close and personal with our goats!
Feed the Chickens  |  RES $1/NR $2 
Every Tu & Thu  |  10am-12pm 
Pick up a feeding stick and meet the chickens!
Saturday, April 6  |  12-4pm
 
FREE but please register  ( #18045 )
 
Giddy up and get outside for some springtime fun and learning opportunities.
As winter winds down, farms begin to bustle with activity. Babies are born, planting, begins and spring cleaning starts. Help the Primrose Farmers ready the farm for warmer weather! Shell corn, make butter, prepare the garden for planting and assist with household chores. All ages welcome! Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Held at Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles. 

Register here
 

Wednesday, April 17  | 9-10am 
 
Ages 1-6
RES $10/NR $15 per person  (#17863
 
Hip Hip Hooray... Easter's on its way!

All children will decorate their own bunny-face pancake for breakfast, have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny and end the event with the Bunny Hop!

Children 11 months and younger are free. Participants must be accompanied by a registered parent. One parent may accompany multiple children from the same household. Advance registration required.

Register here

Extend your preschooler's day, or just come for the afternoon! Instructors will escort students to classes at the same facility they attend preschool. The park district does not transport children between centers.
NEW! Spring Fling
Ages 3-6
M    Apr 22  |  11:30am-2:30pm   
RES $30/NR $45  (#18473 )

April showers bring May flowers! It's time to explore the wonderful season of spring. We will learn about caterpillars, flowers, and butterflies. We will plant, paint, sing and create. Enjoy lunch with your friends. Let's get buggy about spring!


NEW! Rodeo Round-up
Ages 3-6
M    May 13  |  11:30am-2:30pm   
RES $30/NR $45  (#18417)

Howdy, partner! Let's round up all cowboys and cowgirls for an afternoon of good chow and heaps of fun. Play rodeo games, like horseshoes, and create some ranch-hand crafts. Enjoy story time and singing songs 'round the pretend campfire.




Wee Can Cook
Ages 3-5
Tu    Apr 9-May 7  |  11:30am-12:30pm   
RES $50/NR $75  (#18336)

Tie on your apron and mix up some ingredients for a fantastic culinary experience. After listening to a story, children will participate in a creative food preparation exercise, and engage in music and movement activities. Your budding chef will come home with a different recipe each week.



Click code #s to register.
Toddler Art
Ages 2-3
Th    Apr 4-May 9  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $45/NR $68  (#19201)

Little hands, big fun! Engage your imagination as you and your toddler create unique artwork together. Various art mediums including paint and glue will be used. Dress for a fun-filled mess!


Pee Wee Picasso and Play

Ages 2½-3
W    Apr 3-May 8  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $30/NR $45  (#18420)

Calling all future artists! Spend time with your child as they explore and express themselves through art activities. Developing new skills while designing unique creations will inspire your budding artist to appreciate different art materials.

 


Rockin' & Rhymin'
All Ages
M    Apr 1-May 20  |  9:30-10am   
RES $80/NR $120  (#18950)

Make it a musical day! Designed to stimulate development through interactive play and improve and gross motor skills by using rhythm instruments and props. Kid Rock encourages cooperation and following directions. Each session focuses on a new educational theme.
Music Together Family Class
Ages 4 & Under
Th    Apr 4-May 23  |  9:15-10am   
RES $177/NR $227  (#18332)

Enjoy a eight-week session with an experienced instructor guiding you and your child(ren) as you sing, dance, move, laugh, play instruments and more! Your child will practice large and small motor skills, develop emotional, social and classroom skills, expand verbal and cognitive skills-while you bond together through musical play that's fun for everyone! Enrollment includes two CDs and a code for digital download, illustrated songbook, and the Music Together newsletter.
(Siblings under 9 months are FREE)


Tot Rock

Ages 1-2
Tu    Apr 9-May 28  |  9:30-10:10am   
RES $80/NR $120  (#18335)

Maracas, clackers and tambourines make for musical fun! Tot Rock is a unique music and learning program designed specifically for 1 year olds. Each session focuses on a new educational theme that incorporates hand-held instruments, play props, sensory integration and coordination exercises. Sing, dance and play today!


Kid Rock

Ages 2-3
Tu    Apr 9-May 28  |  10:15-10:55am   
RES $80/NR $120  (#18329)

Make it a musical day! Designed to stimulate development through interactive play and improve your fine and gross motor skills by using rhythm instruments and props. Kid Rock encourages cooperation and following directions. Each session focuses on a new educational theme. Sing, dance and play today!

Click code #s to register.
Fun with Your Little One
Ages 1 & Under
M    Apr 1-22  |  9:30-10:15am  (#18461)
M    Apr 29-May 20  |  9:30-10:15am  (#18470)
RES $30/NR $45

Looking for a little one-on-one time with your baby? How about some socializing, laughing and learning, too? Come join Ms. Janice as she shares new topics, songs, poems, and fun activities with you and your child each week. Enjoy the company of others who are experiencing the joys of the first year. This class will have a flexible structure to meet the needs of the babies registered.


Learn with Your Little One
Ages 1-2
M    Apr 1-22  |  10:30-11:15am  (#18466)
M    Apr 29-May 20  |  10:30-11:15am  (#18471)
RES $30/NR $45

Toddlerhood is an exciting and challenging time for both you and your Little One.  Together, come enjoy classes with Ms. Janice created to enhance your toddler's overall development while introducing basic concepts, providing opportunities to explore new topics, and time to practice social skills such as sharing, and listening.  Each week's activities are built around a fun-filled theme including songs, games and creative learning stations.


Just the Two of Us
Ages 2-3
Tu    Apr 2-May 7  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $45/NR $68  (#18328)

Enjoy some special time together by preparing your child for his/her first classroom experience! Participate in story time, engage in activities and play with your friends. Geared for the child who is ready to enjoy preschool activities with the comfort of an adult nearby.
NEW! Just Me & My Dad
Ages 3-6
Th    Apr 4-25  |  6:15-7pm  (#18468)
Th    May 2-23  |  6:15-7pm  (#18474)
RES $30/NR $45

Billed as "the fastest 45 minutes of your week," Kids and Dads will enjoy time together as they explore weekly themes with songs, stories, games and yes--crafts!


NEW! Just Me & My Mom
Ages 3-6
Th    Apr 4-25  |  7:15-8pm  (#18469)
Th    May 2-23  |  7:15-8pm  (#18475)
RES $30/NR $45

Craving some Mom time with your kids? Time when it won't be your responsibility to plan OR clean up the mess? Come join Ms. Janice for a quick, 45-minute, theme-driven break each week exploring topics through songs, stories, crafts and games.


NEW! Playtime Pals
Ages 1½-2
M    Apr 1-May 6  |  9:30-10:15am   
RES $45/NR $68  (#18333)

Looking for something to do that brings a smile to your face and creates happiness? Keep from going stir crazy this spring! Participate with your child in a class designed to foster early social skills, early art experiences, and a simple circle time with stories and songs.


Click code #s to register.
Sessions are shorter and provide young dancers the opportunity to try different disciplines of dance before
making the commitment to the Dance Recital program. Parent observation will be held during the last class.

Required Attire: All dancers should have hair up (out of face). Hip Hop classes may wear athletic wear and clean athletic shoes. All other classes should wear a leotard and tights with ballet or
tap shoes. Boys may wear athletic wear with appropriate dance shoes; black shoes for ballet.

Pre-Ballet
- Dancers will be introduced to ballet steps and
concepts in a fun, encouraging environment.

Creative Movement - Dancers will be introduced to body awareness and dance
concepts using their own creativity, props and fun music.

Tip Toes & Me - A parent-child class. Young dancers are
introduced to creative movement, music, props, and peers
in a classroom setting.

Hip Hop Tumble - A combination of sports and tumbling skills
with the upbeat, exciting world of hip hop dance.

Lil' Hip Hop - An introduction to the fun that can be
had with popular dance moves and music.

Click here to register for Spring Session classes.

Classes start April 4!
 
  Jr. Flag Football   |  Ages 4-6 
Jr. Basketball   |  Ages 3-6
Jr. Soccer  |  Ages 3-6
Jr. T-Ball  |  Ages 3-6
Jr. Golf  |  Ages Ages 3-6 
Jr. Floor Hockey  |  Ages 4-6
Multi-Sports  |  Ages 3-6
Parent/Tot Super Sports  |  Ages 2-3 (w/parent)

All classes are taught by All Star Sports Staff.
For full class descriptions, fees, times, locations and to register online, click sports listed above. 

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ChildBlossom Yoga: Mindful ME Spring Series
Ages 3-6
M    Apr 8-May 20  |  5:30-6:15pm   
RES $67/NR $101  (#18284 )


Provide your child with the tools to Blossom. Using yoga poses and activities, students will incorporate breath work, music, art, teamwork and FUN! These young yogis will begin to explore topics such as creativity, confidence, self-care and mind and body relaxation. Participants will also learn the importance of sharing kindness and compassion with themselves as well as each other. Taught by a learning behavioral specialist and certified yoga instructor. Join us each session as new themes and activities are taught.

T-Ball League
Ages 3-4
F     Apr 5-May 17  |  4:45-6:45pm  (#19165)
Ages 5-6
F     Apr 5-May 17  |  4:45-6:45pm  (#19166)
RES $108/NR $158

Here's a fun, action-packed and challenging sport! Play every position to learn about the whole game. Focus on catching, fielding, throwing, batting and base running. Participants receive a hat, t-shirt and trophy. Bring a glove. Held at Sportsplex.


Developmental Soccer League
Ages 4-6
Sa    Apr 6-May 18  |  1-2:10pm   
RES $100/NR $150  (#18545)

Based on the U.S. Soccer National Youth Module, this program is designed to improve a player's ability to dribble and move or pass the soccer ball in a team environment. Fee includes t-shirt and trophy. Bring soccer cleats, soccer ball size 4, shin guards and a water bottle. Held at East Side Sports Complex.


Jelly Bean Soccer Prep 
Ages 3-5 
W    Apr 3-24  |  10:30-11:15am   (#18354)
W    May 1-22  |  10:30-11:15am  (#18353)
RES $72/NR $108 
   
Keeping soccer simple and by making learning fun, Jelly Bean Sports integrates all your child's favorite touches like bubbles, parachutes, rings, dots, beach balls and cones to help children of every skill level learn how to take to coaching and work both individually and collectively within a group. You will watch your child's attitude and confidence grow as he or she starts owning the soccer process taught the Jelly Bean Way! 

All nature programs below are held at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles.
Bunny Bedtime Bash
Ages 1+
W    Apr 17    6:30-7:15pm   
RES $5/NR $8  (#18345) 

Join in some bunny bedtime amusements complete with sweet stories and treats. Peter has picked out his favorite tales and has invited you to wiggle your tail over to join in the fun. Adults are free.



  
Supermoon- Jr. Astronauts 
Ages 1-6
Th    Mar 21    10-11am   
RES $10/NR $15  (#18365)


Come face to face the man in moon as we blast off in our pretend rocket ships! Use your imagination for this "space-tacular" adventure that celebrates the day when the moon is closest to the Earth. The rise of the moon might be passed bedtime, but this down to Earth version will let you blast off for some fun. Adults are free. 

Click code #s to register.
International Mud Day
Sunday, May 19  |  1-2:30pm
RES $5/NR $8 per person ( Register Here)
Primrose Farm
Tiny Tots Track Meet 
Saturday, June 1  |  10am
RES $12/NR $18 per person ( Register Here)
Wredling Middle School
HAVE AN IDEA?
Is there a skill, topic or experience you'd like to have offered for your children? New program ideas are always welcome!
Contact Kara at kguizzetti@stcparks.org