Early Childhood

MONDAYS

FOOD ART

Three Mondays, September 13, 20 & 27, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 2 to 4ish, 3 weeks $24
September 13 – Focaccia decorating. We provide the dough from a well-known bread baker, and you provide the inspiration.  A variety of veggies will be provided for you and your child to create your masterpiece.
September 20 – Graham cracker art and bug snacks.
September 27 – Edible color wheels.

TODDLER ART EXPLORATION PLAYGROUP

Mondays, October 4, 18 & 25, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 2 to 4ish, 3 weeks $24
Each week we’ll enjoy a variety of art centered activities and projects.

FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC with Mallory

Mondays, November 1, 8, & 15, 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Ages 0-5, 3 weeks, $30
Join in the fun at this new program! First Steps in Music is a music and movement class for you and your little one(s). Children and their grown up will be busy experiencing many different musical activities including bounces, wiggles, tickles, circle songs, ball-rolling songs, lullabies, stories, and more. The goal of the class is to help children begin their journey toward becoming tuneful, “beatful,” and artful human beings. The class is taught by Mallory Kokus, a certified First Steps in Music teacher, performing musician, and mother of 3. Join us this November for a three-week mini session. *Look for a full 8-week session to begin in January 2022!

MAKE ‘N TAKE: Dinosaur Sensory Bins

Monday, November 29, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, $10
What is a Make ‘N Take Sensory Bin? It is a self-contained imaginative play experience for your child to be taken home and used over many times. During the group you will create your Sensory Bin with your child to take home. Playgroup friends will do the same. Your child will enjoy hours of exploring, learning, and creating. This month’s theme is DINOSAURS!!

POUR PAINTING HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Monday, December 6, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 2 and up, $8
Create a unique ornament with a variety of acrylic paint squeeze bottles and ceramic ornaments.

TUESDAYS

NEWBIES

Meets the First Tuesday of the Month, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
October 5, November 2, December 7

Ages 0 to 2, free
Are you going to be a new parent? Have a new baby? New to town and would like to reach out to other families? This group is for you. Register for one or all.

MAKE ‘N TAKE: Apple Sensory Bins

Tuesday, September 21, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, $10
What is a Make ‘N Take Sensory Bin? It is a self-contained imaginative play experience for your child to be taken home and used over many times. During the group you will create your Sensory Bin with your child. Playgroup friends will do the same. Your child will enjoy hours of exploring, learning, and creating. This month’s theme is APPLES!!

GINGERBREAD PLAYDOUGH

Tuesday, November 16, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Ages 2 and up, free
In this playgroup we’ll make homemade child safe playdough to take home.

SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL GROUP

Tuesdays, October 12 to November 9, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, 4 weeks, $32
This group is designed to keep your child moving! Dino workout, animal yoga poses, books, and songs will be some of the fun activities.
October 12 – Dino Theme: Dino workout, songs, and book.
October 19 – Apple Shaker Fun: apple shakers, story, and stamping will make this group delicious.
October 26 – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: Bear yoga poses, color hunt, and book will keep you on the lookout!
November 11 – Make and Take Tug Boxes: Does your child like to pull at things? We’ll craft a special colorful toy box for your child to take home and explore over and over.

WEDNESDAYS

ICE CREAM MAKING

Wednesday, September 15, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Ages 2 to 5, $8
Join us in making some healthy “Ice Cream” with bananas and fruit. We will work together as a team to make this yummy snack.

TRIPLEDALE FARM VISIT

Wednesday, September 29, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 2 and up, $10
The farm is coming to LYSB!  We’ll Tripledale Farm’s donkeys, llamas, goats, and sheep. Rain date Thursday 9/30.

AT THE FARM PLAYGROUP

Wednesdays, October 6, 13, 20, & 27, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, 4 weeks $34
Each week your child will explore a variety of farm related activities, including a Farm Make ‘N Take Sensory Bin to create and take home.

BOOK & PLAY PLAYGROUP

Wednesdays, November 3 to December 8, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, 5 weeks $40
Each week this group will start with a special book, followed by book related activities, crafts, and cooking.
Nov. 3 – The Leaf Man by Lois Ehert – Leaf craft
Nov. 10 – If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Numeroff – Muffin making
Nov. 17 – I’m Thankful Each Day by P.K. Hallinan – Turkey fingers craft
Dec. 1 – Going on A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen – Bear hunting
Dec. 8 – All to Build a Snowman by Samuel Tang – Snowman craft

THURSDAYS

PAINT PLAY

Thursday, October 7, 14, & 21, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Ages 2 and up, 3 weeks $24
Keep your house clean and let your child paint at LYSB! Three weeks of messy fun. Dry Paint, Wet paint, & Finger Paint.

MAKE ‘N TAKE: Bugs Sensory Bins

Thursday, October 28, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, $10
What is a Make ‘N Take Sensory Bin? It is a self-contained imaginative play experience for your child to be taken home and used over many times. During the group you will create your Sensory Bin with your child. Playgroup friends will do the same. This month’s theme is BUGS!!

FALL HOLIDAYS PLAYGROUP

Thursdays, November 4 to December 9, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, five weeks, $40
This festive playroup will include holiday activities for you and your child.
November 4 – Turkey Fun with Playdough: This group will includ a story and play dough fun, making turkeys with a kit you can take home.
November 11 – The Old Lady That Swallowed a Pie: We’ll make mini apple pies following a story and centers.
November 18 – Disguise a Turkey
December 2 – Gingerbread House Making
December 9 – Holiday Party & Crafting: popsicle stick reindeer and footprint ornaments, reindeer headbands, and reindeer food.

FRIDAYS

GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING with Jamie

Friday, September 10, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1ish and up, free
An active group for children to explore their bodies and their surroundings.

FALL SENSORY BOTTLE

Friday, September 17, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Ages 1 and up, free
Swish, swirl, and stuff to create a fun fall bottle your child can take home and enjoy for a long time.

FALL FEST with Jamie

Friday, September 24, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, $8
Some of the best of fall. Apples, cider, and kettle corn, with some fall fun!

MONTESSORI MOTOR SKILLS PLAYGROUP

Fridays, October 1, 15, 22, & 29, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, 4 weeks $32
A variety of play opportunities for your child to discover each week.

MAKE ‘N TAKE: Construction Sensory Bins

Friday, November 5, 9:45 t0 10:45 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, $10
What is a Make N Take Sensory Bin? It is a self-contained imaginative play experience for your child to be taken home and used over many times. During the group you will create your Sensory Bin with your child. Playgroup friends will do the same. Your child will enjoy hours of exploring, learning, and creating. This month’s theme is CONSTRUCTION!!

SENSORY CENTERS

Friday, December 3 & 10, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 1.5 and up, Free
Open play and discovery at its best!