2018 MKE Kids at Play Summer Series

 We are thrilled to be kicking off our 2nd Annual 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 last year, I’d say you mommas are excited too!} Beginning on June 19th with a huge kickoff event and coming to a close on August 14th, we will host several active, fun and unique playdates throughout the summer. From STEM to gymnastics, a beach party and more, we will have lots of options to choose from in a variety of locations!

The best part of the 2018 MKE Kids at Play Summer Series is that it is FREE. Yes, FREE! Your Free registration guarantees you entrance to the playdate event, plus snack and beverage and access to any swag and/or giveaways each host might choose to offer.*

 *By registering for an event, you consent to share your name and email with MKE Moms Blog, LLC, the Title Sponsor of the MKE Kids at Play Series, and the hosting venue of the event registered.

The Schedule


6/19 – MkeMB presents The Greatest Showman in The Market Square  (Max capacity of 450. REGISTRATION IS FULL)
6/27, 10 am to 11:30 am – Parent/Child Yoga with the Southwest YMCA, Greenfield (Event is FULL)
6/28, 5:30 to 7:30 pm – Spaghetti Storytime with Ebenezer Child Care Centers, West Allis (Event is FULL)


7/11, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Beach Party with The Fun Kids Dentist, Brookfield (Event is FULL) 
7/18, 10 am to 11:00 am – STEM Experience with Bright Horizons, Pewaukee (Event is FULL)
7/23, 9:30 am to 11:30 am – Family Fitness Fun with Elite Sports Clubs, River Glen
7/27, 10:30 am to noon – Gymnastics Party with Waukesha YMCA, Waukesha


8/14, 10:30 am to noon – Kid Zone + HIIT for Moms at West Suburban YMCA, Wauwatosa

Title Sponsors :: MKE Kids at Play

We are extremely thankful to our presenting sponsors, as it is their generosity and support that allows our events to take place! We couldn’t be more excited to meet so many new families all summer long!

The MKE Kids at Play Summer Series is presented by The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County! With Summer Day Camps to Swim Lessons, Youth Sports to Group Classes and Birthday Parties, there truly is something for everyone at the YMCA! 

Summer Playdate Hosts & Sponsors

We hope that you will get to attend several playdates throughout the summer, hosted by these area sponsors. These hosts are ready to roll out the red carpet with fun activities, giveaways, snacks & beverages and more! Try something new, explore a new neighborhood, and have fun! 

*Select playdates will include healthy smoothie samples from Jamba Juice!

Fun Summer Giveaways! 

As an additional perk, ALL REGISTRANTS for the entire summer will be entered to win the prizes listed below! After the whole series wraps up, winners will be selected and contacted via email.

  • $100 Gift Card to Whole Foods Market
  • Summer Fun Prize Package Including: Babo Sunscreen, a pair of Pediped adventure line shoes, GoSili straw to go cup and universal fit straw tops, 2 jars of Pic’s Peanut Butter, Stuck on You bento box
  • 8×8 Crinkle Lovey from Baby Jack & Co.

*Must be registered for an event in the summer series with email and agree for email to be shared with sponsors for marketing purposes to be entered to win


Summer Series Kickoff :: The Greatest Showman on The Market Square

An epic summer series deserves an epic kickoff event! This particular playdate will be the largest of the series, with room for 450 attendees! Featuring a Carnival from 6:00 to 7:30 pm and the movie The Greatest Showman starting at 7:15 pm on the big screen on The Market Square at The Corners of Brookfield, this event will be the perfect way to kick off Summer 2018! 



Featured sponsors at The Greatest Showman on The Market Square include: 

Event Details

The Carnival (6:00 to 7:30 pm)

Enjoy fun activities for the whole family — face painting, balloon artists, sno-cones, henna art, and more — and check out some of the fabulous retailers, food & beverage The Corners of Brookfield has to offer. Baby need a change? Head to the Babyganics Family Care Tent to utilize their tricked out changing station! Enjoy a fun photo booth with Grant Images, LLC

The Greatest Showman (7:15 pm until movie ends!)

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for. The movie starts at 7:15 on the dot, so make sure you have your spot picked out! 

Swag and Giveaways

Make sure you pre-register (limited to first 450) so you are entered to win one of FIVE prizes from The Corners of Brookfield! Only those registered will be eligible to win. Plus, there will be other fun swag & treat items to surprise and delight kids in attendance from The Fun Kids Dentist and other local sponsors. 

**You must be pre-registered to guarantee entrance into the event! Due to venue capacities, we will be cutting off registration at 450 people.


Event Photographer

Thank you to Melissa Morgan Photography, who will be capturing the fun of this event on camera! Be sure to smile and say hello – she will be the one with the bright and smiling face and she would love to connect with you about an upcoming session. 

JUNE Playdates

Parent/Child Yoga with the Southwest YMCA

Wednesday, June 27th
10 am – 11:30 am
Ages :: 3 – 7


This fun play date will be geared towards children ages 3-7 and will be held at the Southwest YMCA in Greenfield. Join us for a morning of fun and imaginative stretching and yoga for the whole family. Learn to twist yourself into a pretzel and turn your body into an animal while discovering how fun yoga can be! Enjoy a healthy snack after and check out the Y. No experience is necessary! We do ask that parents are willing to participate and assist their children, and should come dressed to do so.

Featuring healthy smoothie samples from Jamba Juice Milwaukee!

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228
[email protected]


Registration is FULL!

Spaghetti Storytime with Ebenezer Childcare Center

Thursday, June 28th
5:30 to 7:30 pm 
Ages: 8 and under

Come join the fun on Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm as MKE Moms Blog Hosts a Playdate at Ebenezer Child Care Center’s New West Allis/Wauwatosa Center at 1136 S. 108th Street. The night will begin with story time when we read  “Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun” by author Maria Dismondy.  Following that, we will serve up a spaghetti dinner with garlic sticks, apple slices and cookies. Then it will be onto some fun art activities and exploring around in our new playground.

Featuring healthy smoothie samples from Jamba Juice Milwaukee!

1136 S. 108th St. 
West AllisWI 53214

Registration is FULL!

*By registering for an event, you consent to share your name and email with MKE Moms Blog, LLC, the Title Sponsor of the MKE Kids at Play Series, and the hosting venue of the event registered.

JULY Playdates

The Fun Kids Dentist

Summer Beach Party with The Fun Kids Dentist

Wednesday, July 11th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 
Ages :: 2 – 5

Join us for a Beach Party with fabulous smiles! This fun play date will be geared towards children ages 2 – 5. Kids will be creating finger-print impressions that they will be able to take home. The Fun Kids Dentist will also be featuring a dentist dress-up and kids will get to “play dentist” on Molar the Lion! Plus, enjoy a treasure hunt through the beach-themed space. Kids will also be provided with a healthy snack to enjoy.

16655 W Bluemound Rd.
Ste 380
Brookfield, WI 53005

Registration is FULL.

S.T.E.M Experience Playdate with Bright Horizons

Wednesday, July 18th
10:00 am to 11:00 am 
Ages :: 2 to 5 years only, please

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! During this STEM play date, children will explore Magnetic Force.  They will have the opportunity to explore magnets through art, science, math, engineering and sensory exploration.  Using magnets, children will design structures, participate in a magnetic sensory experience, build on our magnetic wall, and use the creativity through magnetic art.

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]

Registration is FULL.

Fit and Fun Playdate with Elite Sports Club River Glen

Monday, July 23rd
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Ideal Age: 4+

Come play! Hang out with friends! Meet new friends! Have fun! Get active! Join us for endless fun and activities at our multi-use activities campus! The QUAD includes countless games and activities to keep you and your family entertained and provides a cool place for people to hang out that is healthy and safe. Kids will get exercise while having fun and adults can become kids again! 

Elite Sports Club – River Glen
(414) 352-4900

Registration is FULL.

Gymnastics Party with the Waukesha YMCA

Friday, July 27th
10:30 am to noon
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. Join the Waukesha Y for a fun morning of gymnastics flips and fun! 

Featuring healthy smoothie samples from Jamba Juice Milwaukee!

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

Registration is FULL. 

*By registering for an event, you consent to share your name and email with MKE Moms Blog, LLC, the Title Sponsor of the MKE Kids at Play Series, and the hosting venue of the event registered.

AUGUST Playdates


Kid Zone + HIIT for Moms at West Suburban YMCA

Tuesday, August 14th
10:30 am to noon
Ages :: Up to Age 7

Moms, if you need to release some stress and check out a fast-paced workout, this playdate is for you! While your kids enjoy fun and games in the Kid Zone at the West Suburban YMCA,  you’ll be able to work out in our new High Intensity Interval Training studio.  

Featuring healthy smoothie samples from Jamba Juice Milwaukee!

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Registration Opens on Tuesday, July 31st at 8 am

*By registering for an event, you consent to share your name and email with MKE Moms Blog, LLC, the Title Sponsor of the MKE Kids at Play Series, and the hosting venue of the event registered.

Disclaimers: ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAIN CHECKS. THIS EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE. By registering for an event, the user is consenting to share their email for marketing purposes with MKE Moms Blog LLC, the YMCA of Greater Waukesha County and the business that is hosting the event they register for. User will have the option to opt out. In the event of an act of God (such as a tornado or giant lizard attack) we may not be able to reschedule the event.  MkeMB nor the hosting venues will be responsible and/or liable for any attendees who leave the event area. Photos may be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by the MKE Moms Blog and sponsors. 

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