Reoccurring Programs

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Weekly Programs

 

Act Up

Friday, May 31 at 3:30

Starting in June: 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.


Adventurers Assemble

Every other Friday – 4:00 pm

Based on role-playing games and choose your own adventures, this imaginative storytelling program puts the adventure in the hands of the kids!

June 14: The Bigfoot Adventure

June 28: The Northern Lights Adventure

July 12: The Hawaiian Volcano Adventure

July 26: The Blue Morpho Adventure

August 9: The Mummy Adventure

August 23: The Yeti Adventure


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.

  • May 31 – Five Little Monkeys
  • June 7 – Firefighter Frank
  • June 14 – The Terrible Hodag & Animal Catchers
  • June 21 – Color Kittens
  • June 28 – Daniel’s Day at the Beach

Build It!

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

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

  • May 29 – Macaroni Monuments
  • June 5 – Strawbees
  • June 12 – Noodles & Shaving Cream
  • June 19: Wedgits
  • June 26: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

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!

  • May 28 & 30: Dinos
  • June 4 & 6: On the Road
  • June 11 & 13: Ocean
  • June 18 & 20: Summer
  • June 25 & 27: Friends are the best

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!

  • May 28 & 30: Pour Painting
  • June 4 & 6: Spin Painting
  • June 11 & 13: Marbling with Oil
  • June 18 & 20: Tissue Paper Painting
  • June 25 & 27: Crayon Melting

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.

  • May 28 & 30: Airplanes
  • June 4 & 6: What is Science?
  • June 11 & 13: Ozobots
  • June 18 & 20: Tree House Building
  • June 25 & 27: A Duckling for Daniel

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Monthly Programs

 

Coding Creations (starts in June!)

Last Saturday of the month – 10 am – 12 pm

June 29: Games & Puzzles

July 27: Art & Storytelling

August 31: Music & Dance

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!

  • June 8 – Amazing Mazes
  • July 13: Build a Paper Cup
  • August 10: Microscopes
  • September 14: Puff Mobiles

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!

  • June 1 – Summer Fun
  • July 6 – Patriotic Art
  • August 3 – Back to School Crafts

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