March/April 2020
Saturdays, March 7 & 14 
6:30-8:30pm
 
RES $22/NR $33 per person 
March 7 - Full
March 14: #20571 - Space Available!
Pottawatomie Community Center   
 
Get all gussied up in your favorite 20's ritzy, glitzy attire for a swinging good time!
Come as a flapper or just as you are. Dress as a gangster or silent screen star. It's going to be fun no matter the dress. Just bring yourself and party with the best! 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 require.
 
Click here to register.  
All programs below held at the farm.
5N726 Crane Road, St. Charles
Coffee & Cows Playgroup  
Ages 1+  
F   Apr 24  |  9:30-11am  (#21141)  
F   May 29  |  9:30-11am  ( #21142 )  
RES $5/NR $8

Need an excuse to get out of the house? Come 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 the little farmers. Parents bring your own beverages to enjoy!

Click code #s to register.

Enjoy Farm Fun on Select Days!
(March-November , 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!
Thursday, March 26  | 6:30-7pm 
 
Ages 1½ & Under
RES $5/NR $8 (#21214
 
Hop on over with your little bunny for your first egg hunt, designed for those little ones crawling. Eggs will be hidden in an indoor obstacle course that's just their size--even your littlest bunny will find some treats! Visit with the Easter Bunny. Take pictures, too!

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Saturday, April 4  |  12-4pm
 
FREE but please register  ( #21147 )
 
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. 

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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.


Spring Fling
Ages 3-6
M    Apr 20  |  11:30am-2:30pm   
RES $30/NR $45  (#21743 )

April showers bring May flowers! It's time to explore the wo nderful 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!


Rodeo Round-up
Ages 3-6
M    May 11  |  11:30am-2:30pm   
RES $30/NR $45  (#21740)

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.
Lunch Bunch
Ages 3-5

W Apr 8-May 6  |  11:30am-1:30pm

RES $60/NR $90  (#21732)

Th Apr 9-May 7  |  11:30am-1:30pm
RES $60/NR $90  (#21733)

Pack your lunchbox - it's time to share a mealtime with your friends! Learn important social and kindergarten readiness skills, and participate in planned enrichment activities. Engage in story time, art, science, math and free play. Activities change each week. Here's a great way to extend your preschooler's day!
 


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Bunny's Brothers and Sisters
Ages 3-8
M     Mar 30  |  11:30am-1:30pm  
RES $20/NR $30   (#21151) 
 
Everything is eggs-cellent! Hop on over with your brother or sister for this new sibling class, full of spring flings and Easter things. Eat lunch then create Easter treats, decorate Easter eggs, play games, sing songs and read stories in celebration of Easter. Bring a sack lunch. 
  
       

NEW! Let's Get Messy
Ages 1½-2½
F     Apr 17-May 8  |  9:30-10:15am
RES $30/NR $45   (#21856)

Children who get their fingers into mess, get their brains into gear! Spend some sensory time with your child exploring messy, sticky, gooey concoctions such as shaving cream, finger paint, slime, silly putty, and mud, and see their creativity grow!
This is a parent/tot class.


NEW! Growing to School
Ages 2-3
Tu     Apr 7-May 12  |  9:30-10:15am
RES $45/NR $68   (#21559)

Enjoy some special time together while 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.
This is a parent/tot class.

 
NEW! Art Lab
Ages 2-3
Th     Apr 9-May 14  |  9:30-10:15am
RES $45/NR $68  (#21760)

Small hands, big fun! Ignite your imagination while you and your toddler create unique artwork together. Experiment with different art mediums and techniques each week. Dress for a fun-filled mess that you don't have to clean up!
Pee Wee Picasso and Play
Ages 2½-3
W     Apr 8-May 13  |  9:30-10:15am
RES $45/NR $68  (#21735)

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.


Music Together Family Class
Ages Less than 5
Th    Apr 9-May 28  |  9:15-10am   (#21734)
Th    Apr 9-May 28  |  10:15-11am   (#22203)
RES $177/NR $227

Enjoy a eight-week session with an experienced instructor guiding you and your child(ren) as you sing, dance, move, laugh, play ins truments 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. This is a parent/tot class.
(Siblings under 9 months are FREE)


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Ages 4-6
M     Mar 2-Apr 20  |  4-5pm
$135  (#22102)

This scrumdidilyumptious class is the golden ticket to learning the musical theater basics of singing, dancing and acting in order to build a foundation for playing for an audience. Family and friends are invited to a showcase on the last day of class. Held at Marquee Youth Stage.
 
 
  Click code #s to register.
Click here to register:   Learn with Your Little One    |    Let's Have a Ball
Young Scientists
Ages 3-5
F     Apr 17-May 8  |  9:30-10:30am
RES $40/NR $60  (#21763)

Grab your goggles lab coat - it's time to embark on a super science journey. Using hands on experiments, kids practice the 7 preschool science concepts: observing, comparing, classifying, measuring, inferring, predicting and communication. See how fun science can be!
NEW! Making Memories
Ages 3-6
W     Apr 8-May 13  |  6:15-7pm
RES $45/NR $68  (#21557)

Craving some one-on-one time with your little one? Time that you don't have to plan or clean up after. Time where you can just cherish the moment. Explore weekly themes with songs, stories, games and crafts. This is a parent/tot class.

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.

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

NEW! Dance with Me - A parent-child class. Introduction to
creative movement, music, props and peers

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

A Little Ballet - Introduction to ballet positions, steps, coordination, musicality and rhythm while using creative imagery to inspire young minds and bodies.

Spring Session begins April 6.
 

Classes start April 8!
 
  Jr. Basketball   |  Ages 3-7
Jr. Soccer  |  Ages 3-6
Jr. Floor Hockey  |  Ages 4-6
Jr. T-Ball  |  Ages 4-6 
Multi-Sports  |  Ages 3-5
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:
Core Strength for Mind and Body

Ages 3-6
M    Apr 6-May 18  |  5:30-6:15pm   
RES $74/NR $111  (#21791)


A strong core creates a confident kid! Provide your child with the tools to Blossom. Using yoga poses and activities, students will incorporate core strengthening techniques, breath work, music, art, teamwork and FUN! Young yogis will explore topics such as creativity, confidence, self-care and mind and body relaxation. Participants will also learn the importance of having a strong core. New themes and activities each session. Taught by a learning behavioral specialist and certified yoga instructor.

 
Developmental Soccer League 
Ages 4-5
Sa    Apr 4-May 16  |  1-2:10pm   
RES $108/NR $158  (#20926)

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.  
 
 
T-Ball League 
Ages 3-5
Th     Apr 9-May 28  |  5:15-6:15pm
RES $108/NR $158  (#22198)
 
 
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.

Adult/Tot Basketball
Ages 2-3
Th Apr 9-May 21 4-4:30pm
RES $90/NR $135  (#22052)

This special class offers an opportunity for parents and their child to work together and develop basic basketball fundamentals. The class focuses on drills that parents can do one on one with their child. Basketball fundamentals covered include shooting, passing and dribbling. This is a parent/tot class.


Adult/Tot T-Ball
Ages 2-3
W Apr 8-May 20 4-4:30pm
RES $90/NR $135  (#22053)

Work together to learn the basics of baseball. Young children will develop motor skills while having fun learning fielding, base running and hitting of a tee. Teamwork and parent/child interaction will be emphasized along with basic motor skills. A variety of activities will be played each week. This is a parent/tot class.


T-Ball Skills 
Ages 4-6
W Apr 8-May 20 4:30-5:15pm
RES $70/NR $105  (#22056)


This introductory T-ball program is perfect for a child who wants to have fun, make new friends and be introduced to baseball. Participants enjoy learning the skills needed to play baseball including the offense and defense, as well as the rules and philosophies of the game. The program stresses teamwork over competition. All you need to being is a glove! 


 
Lil' Dribblers 
Ages 4-6
Th Apr 9-May 21 4:30-5:15pm
RES $60/NR $90  (#22054)


The Lil' Dribblers Basketball program introduces children to the game of basketball in a safe, fun and exciting environment. Our curriculum uses age appropriate activities and games specifically designed to increase balance, body awareness, motor skills, hand eye coordination, listening skills and the ability to follow directions. 
Butterfly Ball
Friday, May 15  |  6-7:30pm
RES $15/NR $23 per person ( Register Here)
Hickory Knolls Discovery Center
Tiny Tots Track Meet 
Saturday, June 6  |  10am
RES $12/NR $18 per person ( Register Here)
Thompson 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