Friday, September 10, 2010

September Happenings

Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a wonderful summer. It's time for playgroup to start back up again. I'm so excited for this time of year. Here's a list of some fun things coming up this month that you won't want to miss.

11th- Taste of Falls Church Festival
12th- Adams Morgan Day Festival
15th- Doodlehopper: Fold and play airplanes 4pm *Sign-up required Ages 4+
15th- Tyson's Corner Kids Club 11-11:45 FREE
17th- Sunset Cinema: The Frog and the Princess
18th- Kaydee Puppets are coming to Doodlehopper 10:30am FREE, no sign-up required. Performance will be "Back to School: Down on the Farm"
21st- Fun with Yoga at Doodlehopper 4pm No sign-up required (Ages 4+)
Book reading, game and yoga poses
22nd- Doodlehopper: Thumb Art 4pm *Sign-up required (Ages 4+)
22nd- Tyson's Corner Kids Club 11-11:45
24th- Sunset Cinema: Where the Wild Things Are
25th- Harvest Happenings at the Mclean Communtiy Center $5 per child (includes popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, face painting, arts and crafts, tot games, and inflatable amusements)
29th- Doodlehopper: Paper Bag Puppets 4pm *Sign-up required

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fun at Clemyjontri

If any of your little ones have taken Music Together classes at the community center with Maddy O'neil you'll know how fun this sounds. Maddy will be at the Clemyjontri park this Friday (the 15th) from 10am-noon with her guitar.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Doodlehoppers Activites for the Month

June 10th: Paper Bag Puppets
June 17th: Rock-a-doodle
June 24th: Thumb Art

All Free. Just call to register in advance. 703-241-2262

Free Family Film Festival

Just a reminder that the Free Family Film Festival will be starting at the end of June. We went several times last year and it was a lot of fun---and FREE!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fiest Asia Street Fair

This Saturday is the Fiesta Asia Street Fair from 10am-7pm on Pennsylvannia Ave NW between 3rd St and 6th St. Food, dance, music, crafts, culture, martial arts, games, and Bollywood flash mob. Everything but that last one sounds like a lot of fun. Check out the link for more info.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Butterfly Craft

Thanks for coming to playgroup today everyone! We had a lot of fun reading about butterflies and making these little treat bags. I've attached the link so that those of you who couldn't make it today can make it at home. Another fun idea- put a magnet on the back to hold artwork on the fridge.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Upcoming Events

Hello eveyone. Here are just a few events coming up that I have come across recently. Let me know if you know of any others and we can add them to the list.

Doddlehopper has lots of fun things going on this month.
Sat. May 1st: 11 am Kaydee puppets puppet show (Free!- no registration required)
Thurs. May 6th: 4 pm Making I love Mom keychains
Thurs. May 13th: 4 pm Collage Art
Sat. May 15th: 2 pm Fabulous Fancy Nancy Spring Fling. They will have Fancy Spring crafts and storytime
Thurs. May 20th: 4 pm Foam Bead Necklace
Thurs. May 27th: 4 pm Sand Art
Sat. May 29th: 2 pm Painting wooden Thomas trains and reading a Thomas story

All of the Doodlehopper events are FREE! We go every Thursday and have loved all of the little projects that they have done. You DO have to register for Saturday events (except for the puppet show this Sat). They like it when you call ahead to sign up for the Thursday crafts as well just so they know how many crafts they will need.

I was at Micheals this morning and saw that they are having events from May2-8 for Mother's Day.For several of these you DO have to purchase the item for the craft.
May 2nd: 1-3pm Mother's Day Mug Make-it Take-it (must purchase a mug)
May 3rd: 6-8pm Mother's Day Corsage Make-it Take-it (must purchase a flower)
May 4th: 6-8pm Mother's Day Free Spa Clay Pot Event (no purchase necessary for this one)
May 6th: 6-8pm Mother's Day T-shirt Event (with purchase of T-shirt)
May 7th: 6-8pm Mother's Day Frame Make-it Take-it Event (with purchase of a frame)
May 8th: 10am-noon Free Mother's Day Card Event (no purchase necessary)
May 8th: Noon- 1pm Free Mother's Day Wilton Cookie Demo

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Library Events

I was just looking around at other libraries in the area and thought I would post their upcoming storytimes.

Thomas Jefferson Library: Next Wednesday, April 7th, they will be having a special storytime at 10:30am called "Let's Dig." The program will consist of stories, songs, fingerplays, and a craft. You must call to register for this class. Ages 1-5 welcome with parent.

Tyson Pimmit Regional Library: A couple of times a month they do a children's storytime. The next one will be on April 13th. It's called "Celebrate Library Week." There will be stories, fingerplays, and songs. You must call to register. All ages welcome.

Mary Riley Styles Library: Then of course Mary Riley Styles has open storytime every Tues and Thurs at 10:30am for preschoolers. No registration required. They also have a drop in craft on the third Saturday of every month from 11am-2pm. This month it is on April 17th. It's free.

If anyone has information about another library or activity in the area please let us know!