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Reoccurring Programs

Get a sneak peek at our 4th quarter programs!

 

Weekly Programs

 

Act Up

Wednesdays in the Mielke Family Theater – 2:00 pm

Calling all actors! Each week we’ll explore a fairy tale or fable and put a BFK twist on it through acting and re-imagining.


Books & Brushes

Fridays in da Vinci Studio – 11:00 am

We’ll start with a book, then do an art project based on the story.

  • September 27 – Bat’s at the Ball Game

Build It!

Wednesdays in the Innovation Lab – 10:00 am & 3:00 pm

Little engineers will love this drop-in program! Each week we’ll feature a different building challenge and materials.

  • September 25 – Ball Launchers
  • October 2 – Build a Stadium
  • October 9 – Sticky Window Building
  • October 16 – Candy Corn Structures
  • October 23 – Rigamajig
  • October 30 – Spooky Houses

Munchkin & Me

Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Mielke Family Theater – 9:30 am

Munchkin & Me is an early learning program intended for infants, toddlers and their caregivers featuring music, movement, language and storytelling. Each class will consist of munchkin-appropriate, structured activity followed by interactive playtime that includes instruments, balls, sensory bottles and more!

  • September 24 & 26 – Teamwork
  • October 1 & 3 – Sports
  • October 8 & 10 – Trains
  • October 15 & 17 – Bugs
  • October 22 & 24 – Halloween
  • October 29 & 31 – Monsters

*Our Munchkin programs are created specifically for kids 3 and under


Munchkin University (starts in October)

Wednesdays, 9:30 am & Thursdays, 3:00 pm  in the Mielke Family Theater

Each week we’ll explore a different element in early childhood development like language, sensory and motor skills.

Theme: Ocean Animals

  • October 2 & 3 – Language & Literacy
  • October 9 & 10 – Music & Art
  • October 16 & 17 – Sensory
  • October 23 & 24 – Motor Skills
  • October 30 & 31 – Cognitive Development

*Our Munchkin programs are created specifically for kids 3 and under


Non-Stop Art

Tuesdays & Thursdays in da Vinci Studio – 2:00 pm

Join us as we explore the elements of visual art and then create based on what we learn. We’ll explore lines, texture and more!

  • September 24 & 26 – Painting with Sports Balls
  • October 1 & 3 – Sports Mosaics
  • October 8 & 10 – Texture Art
  • October 15 & 17 – Color Collages
  • October 22 & 24 – Line Art, Spiderwebs
  • October 29 & 31 – Shape Painting

Sculptura (starts in October)

Fridays in da Vinci Studio – 10:00 am 

We will be exploring different 3D and sculpture techniques using materials like pipe cleaners, clay, tubes, or tinfoil!

  • October 4 – Tinfoil Statues
  • October 11 – Clay & Popsicle Stick Sculptures
  • October 18 – Pipe Cleaner Sculptures

Slime Time

Every other Friday in the Classrooms – 3:00 pm

Kids love slime and adults love to keep messes out of their houses! We’ll be exploring a different slime each program through scientific properties, texture and more! 


STEM Explorers

Tuesdays & Thursdays in the Innovation Lab – 10:30 am

Investigate with us as we discover different aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Each week will have a new topic and include different STEM hands-on activities.

  • September 24 & 26 – Stadium Shapes
  • October 1 & 3 – Bouncing
  • October 8 & 10 – Fall Math
  • October 15 & 17 – Spiders
  • October 22 & 24 – Makey Makey
  • October 29 & 31 – Squishy Circuits

* Visiting Artist Program

Starting in November, every month we will have local artists sharing their talents at the BFK!

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Monthly Programs

 

Coding Creations

Last Saturday of the month – 10 am – 12 pm

  • No Coding Creations in September – we are closed for Octoberfest!
  • October 26 – Haunted Objects
  • November 30 – Gourd Piano & Pumpkin Drums
  • December 28 – Snowball Game

We will use coded computer programs created by Scratchers in the Fox Valley and around the world to bring interactive stories, games and music to life. With the help of a Makey-Makey, we’ll turn everyday objects into controllers, stomp pads, instruments and more! 

Want to add your own creation to our program? Click here and share your projects to our studio (BFK’s Coding Innovation) or email us your .sb3 files!


Eureka!

Second Saturday of the month – 10 am – 12 pm

Investigate different areas of STEM in our Saturday drop-in program!

  • October 12 – Measurement
  • November 9 – Oil & Water (with visiting artist Stephanie Harvey*)

Sensory Superstars

Third Sunday of the month, 11 am – 1 pm

Join us for a lower sensory experience and a special sensory program created especially for children on the autism spectrum. Free admission for children on the spectrum and their families from 11 am-1 pm.


Storybook Stars

Starts third Wednesday of the month, runs Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Join us for Storybook Stars and listen to stories with the characters, meet the characters and do a hands-on activity.


Studio Saturday

First Saturday of every month, 10 am – 12 pm

This da Vinci Studio drop-in program will get creative with different media, projects and activities!

  • October 5 – Active Art
  • November 2 – Fall Fun Art (with visiting artist Stephanie Harvey*)
  • December 7 – Ornaments!

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