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    Builder's Extravaganza!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    Get your hard hats on and build some beautiful buildings with this super fun activity filled with lots of tools to help build your dream home (room, building, or tower)!

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    Three, Two, One... SpaceX Blast Off!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    In honor of the SpaceX rocket launch we'll be exploring force, gravity, and trajectory with straw rockets!

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    Ice Cream Shop!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    One of our preschoolers’ favorite dramatic play scenarios is to play ice cream shop. This dramatic play scenario has endless opportunities for fostering math, literacy, language and social skills!

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    Tweet Tweet - Time to Feed the Birds!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    One of the many joys of the warmer weather is the many different kinds of birds that come out to play. It’s been a delight listening to all of their songs! In this activity, we'll give the birds a snack with a fun bird feeder!

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    Spaghetti Worm Painting

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    Think spring and get creative with this fun twist on painting!

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    Pretzels, Goldfish, Apples Galore!

    2 to 3 years

    For Ages:

    Have fun exploring snack time! There is much to discover - taste, sound, color, and more!

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    O-Mazing Obstacle Course!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    Get active and creative in this fun activity that gets you moving, hoping, and skipping!

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    Crawling Caterpillars!

    3 to 6

    For Ages:

    Inspired by spring, this Magic Basket activity finds us creating our own paper caterpillars that crawl!

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    Apple Fruit Donuts!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    Have fun making and designing apple-donuts! Then it's time to eat up your creations!

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    Send-a-hug!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    Spread the love by creating a hug to send in the mail or share with someone you’re thinking of via email, FaceTime or Zoom!

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    Royalty for a day!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    It’s time for some royal treatment! Let's get creative and have a ball!

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    Rainbow Mosaics!

    2 to 3 years

    For Ages:

    Go on a scavenger hunt inside magazines, catalogs, or old mail and create beautiful mosaics!

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    Shadow Puppet Fun!

    2 to 3 years

    For Ages:

    This week you and your playschoolers can discover shapes, shadows, and a story!

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    I-Spy Something Blue!

    2 to 3 years

    For Ages:

    A unique twist on this classic game of I-Spy!

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    Play-Dough Surprise!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    Make your very own Smart Love play dough at home!

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    Puffy Paint

    2 to 3 years

    For Ages:

    Puffy paint is a really fun medium to explore and make together! Not only does it present many new opportunities for painting, but mixing the ingredients together for puffy paint can feel so satisfying!

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    Indoor Bowling

    12 to 36 months

    For Ages:

    In the classroom, toddlers often enjoy stacking blocks and rolling balls. Indoor bowling allows children the opportunity to enjoy both activities together!

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    Whoosh! Explore wind with a Windsock!

    3 to 6 years

    For Ages:

    Have fun exploring wind with your child with this fun craft and activity!

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    A Rainbow Xylophone!

    2 to 3 years

    For Ages:

    Children will have the opportunity to create their own rainbow water xylophone! This is a fun way to experiment with mixing colors and ultimately gives children the chance to create an instrument with many sounds!

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    Marbled Shaving Cream Art!

    2 to 3 years

    For Ages:

    Get creative and explore color in this super fun activity! (Be sure to have lots of towels!)

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Enjoy at-home play-based learning!

Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center

2222 N. Kedzie Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60647

Oak Park Location

1010 Lake Street, Suite 500

Oak Park, IL 60301

Preschool: 773.665.8052 ext. 1

Counseling: 773.665.8052 ext. 4

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