Cold weather is settling in and now is the time to plan ahead and beat the winter blues! We all know that the long Iowa winters can be socially isolating when you have children at home — unlike the warm summer months, it seems like playdates are few and far between, so we have set out to change that!
The Iowa City Moms Blog is excited to announce the return of our Indoor Playdate Series for the 2017-2018 season. We’ve lined up a unique play-date for each month this winter and we know you AND your kids are going to have a blast at each and every one! Each play-date will feature a 1-hour activity aimed to provide you and your children with an exclusive experience featuring some of our favorite local partners — your kids can blow off some steam, laugh, play, learn, create memories, meet new friends and enjoy a snack while you enjoy a break from their “boredom” and connect with other parents. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets must be purchased in advance for each play-date and will not be available at the door.
2017-2018 ICMB Indoor Playdate Series Schedule:
November Playdate: West Music Sing and Play and Learn Today!
Join us at West Music in Coralville on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 10:00am for Indoor Playdate #1! Designed for ages 6 months – 6 years, the Sing & Play & Learn Today! program helps your child experience the amazing musical and non-musical life skills outcomes of early childhood music and movement! Playdate will include singing, listening, vocal and rhythmic practice, dancing, bouncing, exploring simple instruments and experiencing a wide variety of musical examples.
Get your tickets here!
December Playdate: ICMB Pancakes & Pajamas
Bring the whole family out to enjoy a full holiday breakfast and an impressive line-up of festive and fun holiday games, crafts and activities at South Slope Co-Op in North Liberty on Saturday, December 9, 2017, anytime between 8:30am-10:00am. Don’t forget to wear your festive PJ’s!
Get your tickets here!January Playdate: Big Picture Gallery Young Artist Studio
Join us for a special class to Come see us and immerse yourself in a world of creativity at Big Picture Gallery & Studio in North Liberty on Monday, January 15, 2018, at either 10:00am or 1:00pm. Many area schools are closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day, so it’s a great day to enjoy a special activity with all your kids! This playdate is designed for ages 3 and up, and space is limited so please note the available time slots. Children and parents will work together to enjoy a hands-on art project and each child will leave with a fun new masterpiece to display at home! Get your tickets here!
February Playdate: Debut Dance
Dance is a great way to explore movement, develop musicality, and build friendships that will last a lifetime! Join us at Debut Dance in North Liberty on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 10:00am for a playdate full of music and movement for all ages and abilities! Get your tickets here!
Play your way to prizes!
New this year, you can download and print the ICMB Indoor Playdate Passport (or pick one up at any of the events) and your kids will receive a special sticker at each play-date to celebrate their participation. Each sticker will earn an entry into a grand prize drawing this spring and if your child completes the passport by attending all four events you will receive FIVE extra entries!
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! All events are ticketed in advance and tickets will not be available at the door. Connect with these events on Facebook to invite friends and follow along for announcements and reminders:
Playdate #1 – West Music
Playdate #2 – Pancakes & PJ’s
Playdate #3 – Big Picture Gallery & Studio
Playdate #4 – Debut Dance