Weekday Picks: 'Tis the Season Storytimes, Science Experiments & The Grinch! December 12-16,
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In case there was any doubt, (not if you've been around my children!), it's officially the holiday season all around the Tri-County area. Everywhere you look, there seems to be some kind of Christmas fun going on. From a sneaky elf at the library, to a zootastic holiday lights show, to crafting wooden peg ornaments for your tree, there's a lot packed into this week!
There's tons of fun to be had at storytimes this week. Usually a mix of stories and songs, this week we mix in the seasonal fun, too! Don't miss the fun re-telling of The Grinch along with hot cocoa and a holiday craft, and a holiday-themed pj storytime, and a storytime sprinkled with frosting for cookie decorating!
Need a break from all the frenzied focus on Christmas? Get your littles moving at a rompin' stompin' playgroup, get your goggles on for cool science experiments, and cuddle, bounce, and bop with your baby.
Read on for some of the highlights for this week, and be sure to click over to our jam-packed Event Calendar for all the area fun! Want to stay in the Christmas spirit? Check out our Holiday Festivities Guide. And follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to be sure you don't miss a thing.
Monday, December 12
Toddler Time—New Holstein
Stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays for your toddlers. All ages welcome, with a focus on ages 2 and under. Pssst....did you see who's sneaking around the library?? Free.
Cuddle and Bounce—Manitowoc
Cuddle, bounce, and bop with your baby in Kindermusik’s newest curriculum. Whether your baby is five weeks or five months, this class will be perfect for you! You and your baby will enjoy instrument play, dance, exploration time, and together time—and you’ll get expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in baby development.
Special Needs Nightl—Sheboygan
Welcome to a fun night out for families of children with special needs! Enjoy reduced numbers of visitors, space and freedom to explore at your own pace, adapted exhibits, a quiet area, fun craft & sensory activities and the opportunity to connect with other families.
Making Spirits Bright Holiday Light Show—Sheboygan
Drive through holiday lights show choreographed to holiday music in Evergreen Park. Drive your own car or jump on a trolley to enjoy this unique community event. No charge but donations of pantry goods are encouraged for the Sheboygan County Food Bank. Presented by the Rotary Clubs of Sheboygan County.
Tuesday, December 13
Who's ready for Christmas? Join Miss Sheila for music, stories, rhyms and more, with a special activity to celebrate the holidays! Decorate cookies with yummy frosting and sprinkles and get in the holiday spirit! Free.
Stories, music, finger plays, flannel board stories, movement activities and puppets that enhance early literacy skills.Stories are chosen for preschoolers but children of all ages are welcome. Story Time concludes with a simple story-based project.. Free.
Read to Therapy Dogs—Manitowoc
Kids meet with certified Therapy Dogs and read to them 1-on-1. Dogs sit patiently as the children read or tell stories to improve their reading and verbalization skills. The dogs love the kids and are very gentle, letting the children pet them and touch them. Fun for all!
Wednesday, December 14
Little Movers Facilitated Playgroup—Plymouth
Little Movers is a facilitated play group that offers many fun activities, guided by the physical therapy staff at Rehab Resources, Inc. These activities promote strength, endurance, body awareness, balance and coordination. Parents/caretakers learn about the benefits of play through movement and may also learn some new activities to try at home. Come join the fun!Free.
Join Dr. Angelika Henke of Elementastic Science for hands-on experiments. Join in and be curious! Space is limited; children must be on time to participate. Free.
Lights in Lincoln Park—Manitowoc
Get your holidays off to a twinkly bright start with a drive-thru tour of holiday wonder!Make your plans now to head through our brilliantly lit tunnel, be dazzled by more than 40 lighted displays, and stop by to give Santa your wishlist!
Thursday, December 15
The Grinch & Mrs. Q—Manitowoc
Wear your pajamas and join us for a special retelling of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Who Stole Christmas featuring Two Rivers School District Administrator Lisa Quistorf. After the story, create your own holiday ornament and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Fun for the whole family! No registration required..Free.
Drop in between 4-7 pm! All supplies are provided, along with helpers to make it a fun wooden peg ornaments perfect for your tree...or as gifts! Free.
'Tis the Season Sundown Storytime—Sheboygan
Grab your PJ’s and favorite stuffie and listen to stories as the sun sets! 30 minutes of fun and learning for kids of all ages and their families. Tonight it's all about the holidays! Free.
Friday, December 16
Shopping Extravaganza with the Alpacas—Two Rivers
Shop for the holidays, in our repurposed store, where we sell everything alpaca! Remember alpaca is warmer, lighter, softer and non allergenic compared to sheep wool. We have SOCKS, hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, sweaters, teddy bears, rugs and jackets. Shop where you can find the most unique and warming products, while the alpacas are watching you….
Enjoy storytime at the library! All the stories will be themed around Santa Claus - get ready for some holiday fun!Free.
Friday Fun Club—Sheboygan Friday Fun club Kids, meet at the Y each week for an evening of fun! Games will be played, followed by open swim in the pools