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!

CPP Board

“It is the mission of the Creative Play Place 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.”

Do you love the Creative Play Place? Are the goals in our mission statement ones you agree with? If the Creative Play Place has been important in your life, please consider joining the board of directors. We are looking for volunteers to help sustain, direct, and grow the Creative Play Place in our community. If you are interesting in joining the board, please contact Jane at jane@saintpetermn.gov or send us a message on Facebook. Help us keep this community a wonderful place for kids!

Give to the Max Day – November 13, 2014

Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making your online donation on GiveMN.org. Your generosity on this day makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event!

Please join us on November 13, 2014, for Give to the Max Day and help the Creative Play Place make a difference 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.

Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us receive an additional donation of $1,000. How? On November 13, every gift made on GiveMN.org will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket to be awarded to a nonprofit organization. That adds up to 24 opportunities for you to help us receive an extra $1,000!

Here’s the really exciting part: At the end of Give to the Max Day, one donation made on GiveMN.org will be randomly selected to receive a $10,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you can share in the excitement of the giving day and remember to give on November 13, and don’t forget you can donate anytime though the “Donate Now” link on our website. The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org on November 13, the more our chances increase to receive that additional $10,000 donation. Imagine what we could do with $10,000!

Be sure to mark your calendar and make your gift on November 13 by visiting GiveMN.org and searching for our organization.

Sincerely,
The Creative Play Place Board

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.