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!

Fall 2014 Events Announced

Fitness Tuesdays

Tuesday mornings @ 9–10 a.m. beginning October 7, 2014
Saint Peter Community Center Gymnasium

Fitness Fridays

Friday mornings @ 9–10 a.m. beginning October 10, 2014
Saint Peter Community Center Gymnasium

Fitness Tuesdays and Fridays focus specifically on the issue of developing healthy lifestyles. Staff and interns develop obstacle courses and games, as well as provide toys and equipment that encourage children to run and move their bodies. Free of charge; donations welcome.

Note: 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.

Saint Peter Halloween Fun Run and Walk and Lil’ Monster Dash

Are your little monsters ready for the 2014 Saint Peter Halloween Fun Run and Walk? All participants will receive a goody bag, t-shirt, and finishers medal. Dress in your costume, have fun running, and then play in Spookyville! Proceeds from the Lil’ Monster Dash benefit the Creative Play Place.

More information, including registration, is available on the Saint Peter Halloween Fun Run and Walk website: http://stpeterfunrun.com/.

Creative Play Place Hours for 2014-15

We are so pleased to announce our open hours for this school year. New hours begin Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Please also note our policy for closings.

2014-15 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.

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!