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Children’s Programs

Apple Head Carving  

Have some fun with a yummy and versatile apple. Since the Oswego area was settled, apples have been baked, canned, dried, and pressed. Now you can carve your own apple head complete with eyes, nose, and a mouth. This traditional folk art is a great fall decoration and can be used as a ‘spooky’ addition to your Halloween fun. Children must attend with an adult. Stop in anytime between 12:30-3:30pm to create your apple head. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration the day of the program is welcome. Suitable for ages 5 and up with an adult. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association. There is no charge for this program.

Saturday, September 30 , 12:30-3:30pm
Sunday, October 1, 12:30-3:30pm

Storytime Yoga: Day Off School

Learn a classic story with a moral lesson and discover the magic of yoga all in one class! Children will incorporate movement, kindness, and reflection in each Storytime Yoga session. Each class is themed around a cultural folktale and includes a yoga sequence, meditation, and class discussion to get your little one thinking BIG. On September 22 we will read the Rabbit in the Moon a story from India, on October 9 Raven Brings the Light a folktale from Inuit, and the Dragon Mother Awakens on November 3. Suitable for ages 5-8.  Pre-register through the Oswegoland Park District. $10.00 (R)/$15.00 (N)

Monday, October 9, 11:00-11:45am

Celebrating the Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder turns 150 this year! Celebrate this milestone at the Little White School Museum with prairie and pioneer themed stories, crafts and activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration the day of the program is welcome. Suitable for ages 5 and up with an adult. Presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. There is no charge for this program.

Saturday, October 14 1:30pm-3:30pm

Scavenger Snap – Fall Finds

Show us the world through your lens! This is a self-guided scavenger hunt for photographers of all ages, levels and abilities. You will receive a list of items to photograph by the deadline. Turn in your photos for judging and have them showcased in a gallery. Win prizes in different categories based upon your creativity and vision. Scavenger hunt lists and additional directions will be sent via email before the hunt begins October 1. Gallery showing and awards will be held October 29. All participants must pre-register for this snappy event! Suitable for ages 5 and up. $5.00 (R)/$7.00 (N)

Sunday, October 29, 2017 Gallery Show 12:00pm-5:00pm

Hudson the Elf’s Very Merry Party

Santa is sending Hudson the Elf to the Little White School Museum this holiday season and you are invited to welcome Hudson to Oswego! Delight in the Elf on the Shelf story, create cool crafts, play holly jolly games, indulge in a festive treat and expect a visit from a very famous guest! Bring your camera to capture all the merry moments. Pre-registration is required. Everyone attending must pre-register. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 3 and up. $12.00(R)/$17.00(N)

Thursday, November 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Dear Soldier…

Thank a soldier or veteran by creating a handmade card just for them. All stationary and supplies will be provided and cards will be mailed following this program. . Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration the day of the program at the door is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for ages 7 and up. $5.00 (R)/(N)

Saturday, December 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Christmas Decorations Victorian Style 

Stop by the Little White School Museum between 12:30 and 3:30pm and make holiday decorations that you can take home and share. These Victorian themed crafts will add a special touch to any celebration. Children must attend with an adult. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-in registration the day of the program is welcome. Suitable for ages 3 and up with an adult. Hosted by the Oswegoland Heritage Association There is no charge for this program.

Saturday, December 9, 12:30-3:30pm
Sunday, December 10, 12:30-3:30pm

Nutcracker Holiday Story Time

Listen to an adapted version of the Nutcracker story and participate in holiday themed crafts and activities to celebrate the season. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is recommended but walk-in registration at the door is welcome. Presented in partnership with the Oswego Public Library District. Suitable for ages 3-7 with an adult. There is no charge for this program.

Monday December 11, 10:30-11:30am

Calling All Elves! Gift Making Workshop

Create unique gifts for Christmas specially made by you! You will have the opportunity to make eight different items including ceramic coasters, soup in a jar, a photo album, and more. Take each item home wrapped and ready to place under the tree for someone special. Please bring a sack lunch and drink to this workshop. Pre-registrations is required. Suitable for ages 6-12. $38.00 (R)/$47.00 (N)

Saturday December 16, 10:30am-3:00pm

Homeschool Enrichment

Join us each month as we explore a different educational program with hands on activities! Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension 4-H School Enrichment through Kendall County. September : Space Geologist, October : National Youth Science Day – Incredible Wearables: Build Your own Fitness Tracker, November : Sea Otter Rescue, December : Rainforest Ecologist. Suitable for ages 7-14.  Pre-registration required for each month through the Oswegoland Park District. $12.00 (R)/(N)

Homeschool Workshop: Sewing

Join us once per month at Little White School for sewing workshops. The fee includes all materials and supplies, and machines. Suitable for ages 7-14.  Pre-registration required for each month through the Oswegoland Park District. $14.00 (R)/(N)