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September 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Mudpies is a structured program for children ages 3-5 that encourages exploration of nature and interaction between a child and their caregiver. Each week, a natural science topic is explored through crafts, outdoor exploration, songs, stories, hikes and more!
Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Forest
Looking for a unique setting in which to have fun with your child while learning about the natural world?
Mudpies is a structured program for children ages 3-5 that encourages exploration of nature and interaction between a child and their caregiver. Each week, a natural science theme is explored through crafts, outdoor exploration, songs, stories, hikes and more! Each session will feature a different craft or activity, along with storytime and a guided hike. Come discover the joy of sharing nature with your child!
This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by a caregiver.
When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Habitat Hollow, *New* Mudpies Education Room (Lower Level)
Member price: $7 per child. Members must sign in to receive discount. Non-member price: $7 per child + daily admission for each accompanying adult(s).
Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to 15 students.
Registration is available by individual session – OR – you can also sign up for a full month of Mudpies at a time (a new feature this year)!
Mudpies will run following the Bellevue Public Schools calendar and will not run during the summer.
Please see our most recent COVID-19 guidelines here.
Tuesday, December 5
Theme: Skunks, Session 1
P U! Learn about the stinkiest scent in the forest as we smell out the world of skunks!
Thursday, December 7
Theme: Skunks, Session 2
Opossums and raccoons and skunks, oh my! Learn about skunks, their homes, and how they differ from other nocturnal animals that roam the forest.
Tuesday, December 12
Theme: Trading Post, Session 1
Explore the roots of Fontelle Forest as we talk about Fontenelle’s Trading Post and the people and animals here before us.
Thursday, December 14
Theme: Trading Post, Session 2
What was life like 200 years ago? Before we had cars, televisions, or grocery stores? Learn about how people used to live during this session of Mudpies!
Tuesday, December 19
Theme: Holiday Celebrations, Session 1
How do you celebrate the holidays? Join us as we explore holiday celebrations, from your neighborhood to people across the world.
Thursday, December 21
Theme: Holiday Celebrations, Session 2
Come celebrate the shortest day of the year.
Note: Mudpies follows the Bellevue Public Schools calendar and will not run during winter break.