Play Together, Grow Together

We are FREE indoor play area for kids and parents to play together.

Because children learn through play, the Creative Play Place is designed to encourage children to explore movement and the arts through creative play. Children climb, slide and run to exercise their body, while playing in imaginative sets. Children learn theatrical arts through costuming, dramatic play and puppetry, visual arts through hands-on, process-oriented art experiences, music and dance through instrument experimentation and movement. Children learn social skills as they negotiate and share. The Creative Play Place provides parents with a variety of opportunities to play with their children to help them learn and grow. Come play with us!

Storytime Kit Open House

Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 4-7 p.m.
Saint Peter Public Library – Saint Peter, MN

Did you know that you can checkout Storytime Kits from the Saint Peter Public Library? Each kit has several picture books, manipulatives, and family activity ideas all centered around a common theme. With over 35 themes to choose from, there is something for everyone! Stop by the open house on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 4-7 p.m. to see what they are all about! A different bag will be featured at the top and bottom of every hour. Storytime Bags are a project of the Saint Peter Public Library and the Creative Play Place with funding provided by grants from Enventis.

Creative Play Place Oscar Party 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014 @ 5 p.m.
Patrick’s on Third – Saint Peter, MN

Join us for the second annual Creative Play Place Oscar Party!

Watch the 86th Academy Awards in style! Everyone is invited to attend our Oscar Party to eat, drink, and celebrate the most glamorous awards show of the year. There will be contests and games, bingo, exciting entertainment, prizes, and more. It is fun for the whole family!

Tickets:
$30 per couple includes appetizer, red velvet cake, and choice of pitcher of beer or bottle of wine
$10 per child includes red velvet cake and root beer
Purchase tickets in advance at the Creative Play Place, Patrick’s on Third, or through a Creative Play Place board member.

Proceeds from this fundraiser help keep the Creative Play Place open and free for all!

Give to the Max Day – November 14, 2013

As you know, the Creative Play Place is making a difference every day by providing a place for children and their families to play in an environment that develops the whole child. Your generous support makes a meaningful difference to children and families in the Saint Peter Area.

On November 14, Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day, your gift may help us win an extra $1,000 for our work in the community.

Every gift made on November 14 helps our chances of winning a $1,000 Golden Ticket! By partnering with GiveMN, an online giving website for Minnesota nonprofits, the Creative Play Place will have 25 chances to maximize your gift on Give to the Max Day! You can donate anytime though the “Donate Now” link on our website.

Here’s the really exciting part: At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation from across Minnesota will be randomly selected for a $10,000 Super-sized Golden Ticket!

The more gifts we receive online on November 14, the more our chances increase to receive that magical Golden Ticket! All gifts you make to the Creative Play Place on November 14 will increase our impact by allowing us to support our mission “to foster the development of the whole child through play, movement and the arts to promote healthy lifestyles, enhance literacy, and strengthen the parent-child bond.”

Follow us on Facebook so you can share in the excitement of the giving day and remember to give on November 14.

Sincerely,
The Creative Play Place Board

P.S. Remember: At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation from across Minnesota will be randomly selected for a $10,000 Super-sized Golden Ticket! Your gift helps increase our odds on November 14!

CPP Parent Advisory Board

Do you love the Creative Play Place? Are you looking for ways to be more involved? We’d love your input on our Parent Advisory Board!

We also have volunteer opportunities for event planning and fundraising, so if you have skills in a particular area, we would love to work with you!

If you have interest in any of these great opportunities, please email creativeplayplace@gmail.com. Thanks for your support!

Fall 2013 Events Announced

Stories, Songs, and Movement

Thursday mornings @ 10:15 a.m. beginning October 10, 2013
Creative Play Place – Saint Peter, MN

Weekly at the Creative Play Place. October will feature fitness and running stories, songs and movement to get in the groove for the Halloween Fun Run/Lil’ Monster Dash.

Fitness Tuesdays

Tuesday mornings @ 9–10 a.m. beginning October 8, 2013
Saint Peter Community Center Gymnasium

Join other families for a time to run and play. Free of charge; donations welcome.

Fitness Fridays

Friday mornings @ 9–10 a.m. beginning October 11, 2013
Saint Peter Community Center Gymnasium

For children interested in participating in the Lil’ Monster Dash, October Fitness Fridays will include running games, stretching tips and a run around the Lil’ Monster Dash course. Free of charge; donations welcome.

Creative Play Place Hours for 2013-14

We are so pleased to announce our open hours for this school year. New hours begin Saturday, October 5, 2013. Please also note our policy for closings.

2013-14 Open Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 9-10 a.m. Gym for Fitness Tuesday then 10-11:30 a.m. in CPP
Wednesday: 9-11:30 a.m.
Thursday:9-11:30 a.m.
Friday: 9-10 a.m. Gym for Fitness Friday then 10 – 11:30 a.m. in CPP
Saturday: 9 a.m.-Noon

Closings

The Creative Play Place follows the South Elementary (Saint Peter School District) calendar for closings. In addition, if South Elementary is closed or canceled due to the weather, the Creative Play Place will be closed. If there is a school delay, morning hours at CPP are canceled. If there is an early release, afternoon and evening hours are canceled.