MKE Kids at Play Summer Series :: You’re Invited!

We at MKE Moms Blog are absolutely thrilled to present something brand new for 2017 — our MKE Kids at Play Summer Series! {And by the looks of our Event group on Facebook and the hundreds of you who have joined us there, I’d say you mommas are excited too!} Beginning the week of June 12th and coming to a close the week of August 14th, we will host a new and unique play date almost each and every week. From STEM to sports to music and more, we will have something for every age and will hit all parts of this great city throughout the series too.

I don’t know about you, but while I am certainly excited about all the potential those summer days bring after the rigors of the school year, before long I am on the hunt for fun, different, and inexpensive activities for my kid! We have worked tirelessly to put together some fabulous options just for YOU! And by inexpensive, we mean it — tickets for each play date are just $5 per child. Yes, $5 and that includes all of the fun below PLUS snacks/treats for every locale and a fun goody bag at several events! 

MKE Kids at PlayHow to Get Tickets

Each week, we will be highlighting a particular play date and a form to purchase your ticket will be embedded in that post. Just a heads up, tickets will be available in INCREDIBLY limited amounts, so be sure to jump just as soon as they go live. {Pro Tip :: We have denoted below exactly when tickets will go on sale for each event, so write it on your calendar, tell all of your friends, and stay tuned to the Facebook event group for updates and alerts as those ticket releases near!}

We are grateful to our incredibly generous title sponsor, The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County! The YMCA nurtures a child’s development by providing a safe place to learn fundamental skills, build self-reliance, and develop healthy, trusting relationships. Most of all, kids have fun, while parents can have peace of mind knowing their children are in a safe and enriching environment with activities led by highly trained, role-model staff.

All children need a ticket to attend these events. Parents and caregivers are FREE! 

Each child attending the MKE Kids at Play series will also receive treats from our friends at Simply Snackin and Lifeway Kefir! Additional summer series swag and giveaways for various events will be provided by: 

MKE Kids at Play

Let’s get this party around Milwaukee started! Without further ado, check out our entire list of fun-filled play dates below and save the dates! We can’t wait to see you and make Summer 2017 the most memorable yet!

JUNE

Artists’ Studio with Uptown Art

Monday, June 12th
10 am – noon
Ages :: 6 – 12

Uptown Art will provide three art stations for the kids to enjoy during their time at the studio.  Station one will include rock painting, station two to include 5×5″ canvas painting, station three to include community collage painting on our large canvas!  Colored pencils and coloring sheets will be placed out for the younger siblings and adults to enjoy.  Uptown Art is the perfect spot for family painting, birthday parties, kids classes and summer camps!

W249N5267 Executive Dr
Sussex, WI 53089
(262) 246-9400
[email protected]
Website | Facebook

**Tickets for this play date go on sale Monday, 6/5 @ 6pm!**


Storytime and Yoga with the Tri-County YMCA

Tuesday, June 20th
10 am – 11:30 am
Ages :: 3 – 7

This fun play date will be geared towards children ages 3-7 and will be held in the brand new Youth Development studio at the Tri-County YMCA in Menomonee Falls. Families will hear a story and interact with it through yoga and movement. No experience is necessary! Enjoy the calming motions of yoga and storytime to slow down from the crazy first couple weeks of summer. We do ask that parents are willing to participate and assist their children, and should come dressed to do so.

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
(262) 255-9622
[email protected]
Website | Facebook

**Tickets for this play date go on sale Monday, 6/12 @ 6pm!**


A Super Royal Play Date with Bright Horizons – Watertown Plank

Wednesday, June 28th
10 am – noon
Ages :: 2 -4 

Join us for a morning of creativity and fun at Bright Horizons filled with opportunities for your child to engage in dramatic play, literacy and art activities! Your little one is welcome to attend dressed as their favorite superhero or fairy tale princess or we will have dress up clothes for your child to wear if you would prefer. Capture the magic of your superhero or princess in our fairy tale themed photo booth. Using their creative super powers, your child can make a superhero cape and/or mask and bedazzle a fairy tale crown and/or wand. Light snacks will be provided for your child to enjoy during our interactive storytelling activity.

8624 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 771-2034
[email protected]
Website | Facebook

**Tickets for this play date go on sale Monday, 6/19 @ 6pm!**


JULY

 Gymnastics Fun with the Waukesha YMCA

Thursday, July 13th 
11 am – 12:30 pm
Ages :: 4 – 7

This active play date will be held in the Waukesha YMCA’s full gymnastics center. When the weather heats up, come cool down in our fun, indoor gymnastics center and learn all about the bars, balance beam, Tumble Track and try out our spring floor too. This will be the perfect playdate for kids who are interested in gymnastics or just love to jump and tumble around the house. Our trained coaches and staff will provide safety and guidance to children as they explore the world of gymnastics. The Y is proud to serve hundreds of kids each year in our gymnastics program that ranges from beginning tumbling classes for all ages to a full, competitive multi-level, nationally recognized gymnastics team.

320 E Broadway 
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 542-2557
[email protected]
Website | Facebook

**Tickets for this play date go on sale Monday, 7/3 @ 6pm!**


Movie in Market Square with The Corners of Brookfield – FREE!! 

Monday, July 17th  
6 – 8:30 pm
Ages :: All Ages

Movie :: Moana

Enjoy a family movie night with The Corners of Brookfield! Hosted in the beautiful new Market Square, bring camp chairs and picnic blankets to watch Moana on a HUGE LED SCREEN with a special appearance from the future chief herself! Your ticket also gets you popcorn and a beverage from Sendik’s, plus snacks from Lifeway Kefir and Simply Snackin’! Parents, pop in next door at Bel Air Cantina to grab tacos during the movie! Need to explore a bit? We’ll have a fun SCAVENGER HUNT for you to go on a treasure hunt around The Corners of Brookfield! 

This event is FREE, but only the first 50 families to register will receive the swag bag, snacks and goodies! Follow along on Facebook for updates. 

20111 W Bluemound Rd 
Brookfield, WI 53045
(262) 784-2555
Website | Facebook

**Registration opens Monday, 7/10 @ 6pm!**


Garden & Nature Play Date with The Prairie School

Tuesday, July 25th 
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages :: 3 – 5

The MKE Kids at Play Summer Series is thrilled to visit The Prairie School in scenic Wind Point for this interactive play date for kids ages three to five. Led by Prairie’s master faculty and conducted in the outdoor Giving Garden that sits in the center of campus*, this fun morning will encourage creative, hands-on exploration, as well as an appreciation for nature and science as attendees participate in a garden-themed art project. Lunch will be provided — and be sure to stick around after the picnic to play on Prairie’s amazing playground!

*In the event of inclement weather, the play date will be held in Prairie’s Music Room…where opportunities abound for creative play and fantastic noise-making!

4050 Lighthouse Dr
Wind Point, WI 53402
(262) 752-2500
Website | Facebook

**Tickets for this play date go on sale Monday, 7/17 @ 6pm!**


MKE Kids at Play with Little Sprouts Play Cafe

Monday, July 31st
Time :: 12:30 – 2:30 pm 
Ages :: Birth – 5 years

Kick off summer at Milwaukee’s favorite play cafe. Perfect for the littles, young kids will love their imagination inspired play. While the kids engage in safe, creative play, parents can relax with a drink from their espresso bar, enjoy free wifi, and snack on a fresh pastry. Little Sprouts Play Cafe is a well-loved spot for birthday parties, children’s class, and family events. Plus this summer, they’re offering Summer a la Carte programs! In addition to play, this play date will also feature a summer craft lead by their art staff. It’s going to be awesome. 

4606 N Wilson Dr
Shorewood, WI 53211
(414) 563-7529
[email protected]
Website | Facebook

**Tickets for this play date go on sale Monday, 7/24 @ 6pm!**


AUGUST

A STEM Play Date with Bright Horizons – Pewaukee

Wednesday, August 2nd
10 am – noon
Ages :: 2 -5 

A morning of hands-on, kid-focused fun! Join Bright Horizons Early Education & Preschool for a Family STEM in Motion Day! Expand your child’s thinking and lead them to exciting discoveries by exposing them to all things STEM! At this special family day…there will be a variety of hands-on experiences for your child to explore, gravity, movement, friction, and all things motion!

Science = A Way of Thinking
…kids will predict, observe, experiment, share discoveries, and wonder how things move!
Technology = A Way of Doing
…kids will use tools, be inventive, identify problems, and make things move!
Engineering = Another Way of Doing
…kids will problem-solve to design, create, and build!
Math = A Way of Measuring
…kids will explore shape, volume, and size at an exciting estimation station!

Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool is a NAEYC Accredited and 5 Star-rated YoungStar Child Care and Preschool situated in a beautiful natural setting with easy on and off access to I 94. We provide new, innovative part and full-time programs for children, including a part-day preschool program where we nurture highly confident, self-motivated learners who are well prepared for their elementary school years and beyond!

2240 Golf Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53226
(262) 701-9300
[email protected]
Website | Facebook

**Tickets for this play date go on sale Monday, 7/24 @ 6pm!**


A Mom & Daughter Girls’ Night Out with Tailored Salon

Monday, August 14th
Time :: 6 – 8 pm
Ages :: 7 – 13

Do you want to learn how to braid your daughter’s hair? Is your daughter just learning how to wear makeup and in need of a little guidance? Do you need a little advice on freshening up your own look? Come join Tailored Salon for a fun Mom/Daughter girls night out. Enjoy a few stations of makeup and hair tutorials geared for all ages. The ladies of Tailored will walk you through their favorite tips and tricks to help you express your story through your unique image. 

234 W Florida St
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 810-0812
[email protected]
Website | Facebook

**Tickets for this event go on sale Monday, 8/7 @ 6pm!**


A Cooking Healthy Play Date with the West Suburban YMCA – Wauwatosa

Wednesday, August 16th
10 am – 11:30 am
Ages :: 6 – 12

Join the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County and Whole Foods Tosa to prepare for the upcoming school year with healthy snack and lunch ideas. Kids and parents will leave armed with new foods to try to combat the back to school lunchbox blues, and ideas in how to incorporate healthy snacks for kids on the go or just those hungry after a long day in the classroom. This is a fun, interactive hands-on demonstration of back to school foods.

2420 N 124th St
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 302-9622
[email protected]
Website | Facebook

**Tickets for this play date go on sale Monday, 8/7 @ 7pm!**


So who feels like summer is manageable now with all of these fun and unique play dates???

We are super excited to see you all out and about as we enjoy MKE Kids at Play! A HUGE thank you to our generous sponsors and event hosts for making these locations available and welcoming MKE Moms Blog with open arms.

Be sure to watch our site and follow along on our Facebook event group for updates and details about specific MKE Kids at Play events.  Tickets will be included in the post each week, but as we warned – we know that they will go QUICK!  See you soon…and be ready for some memorable days!!!

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