Preschool Opportunities

Our preschool classes and camps emphasize imagination, storytelling, exploration of materials and the world around us. Authentic, playful and present. Developmentally appropriate challenges and freedoms.

Workshops/Drop-In

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Playful Storytelling

Playful, interactive stories and games that will capture the imagination of children of all ages. We’ll read, sing, move and create in supportive environment. Plus we’ll give you ideas for being playful and making up stories at home!

Ages: All ages welcome, but especially appropriate for 2-6 year-olds and a caregiver.

Admission is limited to 15 kids - cost of admission is one donation to the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Call Kiddywampus to register at 952.926.7871.

Sunday, March 4th & Sunday, March 18th

Noon-1 p.m. @ Kiddywampus (Hopkins)

Classes

Little Monsters Soccer

Age: 3 - 5 years. 

Description: Introduction to basic soccer skills and concepts through a playful approach to sport and group interaction. Weekly 45-minute class includes general athletic movements, exposure to basic soccer skills, free play and fun group activities.

Our playful approach involves storytelling and pretend to engage and capture enthusiasm while we emphasize physical movements and social interaction rather than adherence to rules. Our goal is for your child to love participating in an early sport experience. 

This is a separating class for 3-5 year-olds.

Winter Dates & Location: 2/20-3/27

Tuesday 5-5:45 @ Oak Hill Park (St. Louis Park)

Register

A creative and fun early sports experience - a definite hit for our easily distracted three year old! - Megan M.

Camps

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Camp Create Play Explore

 

 

Age: 3 - 6 years. Child/ren must be potty-trained. 

Summer Dates 

June 4 - June 8 (M-F), 9 a.m. - 12:30 Location: Lynnhurst Park

Register June 4 - June 8

June 11 - 15th (M-F), 9 a.m. - 12:30 Location: Lynnhurst Park

Register June 11 - 15

August 20 - 24th (M-F), 9 a.m. - 12:30 Location: Lyndale Farmstead

Register Aug 20-24

Cost: $155 for Mpls. residents. Sibling discounts available, please email to inquire!

What: Outdoor, nature-based camp and creative projects. We balance free play, child-led and adult-led activities and follow the natural curiosity of the group — maybe one day exploring bark on trees and painting with sticks, another day talking about bugs and making some with legos. We’re all about using our imaginations, engaging our strong bodies and having fun together!

Weather details: This is a nature-based experience so please err on the side of layering. Your child's safety is our priority so in making our decisions about outdoor activities we reference this chart and our experience as educators and parents.

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Harold and the Purple Crayon Camp

A story-and-art-making camp for littles with big imaginations! Inspired by Harold’s purple crayon, we’ll spend each day playing active games, exploring a range of art materials, storytelling, puppeteering and creating imaginary adventures of every sort. We’ll finish the week with mini ‘purple crayon’ books of our very own to take home!

Ages 4-6

Tues, June 19 – Thurs, June 21 9:30 – noon Register

Tues, July 10- Thurs, July 12 1 – 3:30 pm Register 

@ Kiddywampus in Hopkins

$99 per child

My daughters came home so excited about each day with details about what they did - nature walks! Magic Sticks! They love “Keren’s camp”.
— Kate C.
The girls were very excited to share about their day. I appreciated the organization and communication which were both excellent.
— Megan D.