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June 8, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
The experts from Gibson Woods Nature Preserve are happy to provide interactive nature-based play perfect for children of all ages. Ms. Caryn always arrives with a variety of specimens, stories and adventures. Dig into different nature concepts with each session and discover the wonders of nature through the eyes of your child.
All Spring/Summer: March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14 2020
June 12, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
It’s just what it sounds like. Grab your grown-ups and meet us at the amphitheater! Buckets of chalk and a garden full of inspiration are shown to make this group activity a creative and colorful win. Keep your eyes peeled for visiting artists… There are bound to be some special people working next to you.
June 17, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
You’ve heard of Rock Paintings, right? It’s pretty fun. We like it. But, do you know what we love to do? Paint the boulders! It’s a camp favorite we are happy to grow in this garden art program. (It’s also much safer for the many lawnmowers that help us take care of the garden.) Dip, splatter, dot, swipe- wipe, and start over- it’s up to you! The beauty of art is the process. The rain will eventually wash away these masterpieces to leave us a blank canvas the next time we head to the boulders. Come paint!
June 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Making things and making time with your child’s favorite playmate, YOU! Ignite the creative spark in your child by exposing them to ample opportunities to make. Need more resources—we’ll do it for you! Fully stocked with recycled, building and craft materials- Bellaboo’s is set and ready to go . DIY (Do it yourself) and DIT (Do it together) approaches to making are always welcome.
June 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Each child gets a chance to squish, squeeze and sculpt their very own garden creature this summer. For 5 headed flowers to 17 eyed caterpillars- let’s see what oddities and wonders are unleashed in this highly sensory pleasing (or not-depends on your kiddo!) hands-on, messy and rewarding program. Take home a creature to plant somewhere in your own home or garden.
June 24, 2020, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
Did you know Bellaboo’s New Imagination Garden is dripping with water play? A river, pond, sprayer and squirters will sprinkle the children with joy and keep them cool on the hot summer days! Want more magic? Visit Bellaboo’s on select Wednesdays for unique pretend play and waves of seaside adventures!
11 AM- Pirates in training- Provided by Merrillville High School Thespain Troupe 1692
Ahoy wee pirates! Learn the talk, then walk the walk … or the plank!
12 PM - Under the sea * live performance* & DIY Snack
Get entertained while fishing for Yummy Fun in Children’s Cooking
1:30 PM - Beluga Whale Bubbles
Provided by: Paint on Me, Inc.
Shake a Tail Flipper and start the day with Music Bubbles Play
2 PM- Sea Stories in the Sand
Provided by: Lake County Public Library Lake Station Branch
Dig into the story and sand in this sensory-stimulating Storytime
June 25, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Bellaboo's Play & Discovery Center
The experts at Humane Indiana will be bringing their animal ambassadors for a firsthand look at many of the amazing creatures we can find in our very own back yard. In addition to identifying animals that can be found in Indiana throughout the year, will also learn where to look for them, and how we can help protect these incredible creatures. At this animal encounter we will getting to know a skunk, opossum, and a box turtle.