Children’s Programs on hold due to COVID-19

Children’s Programs on hold due to COVID-19

Due to the city’s safety recommendations for the current health issue, we have been instructed to cancel all events and programming through April 12th. We feel it is of the utmost importance to encourage families to practice social distancing as much as possible during this time.

Here’s a rundown

Little Saplings, Spring Session MARCH/APRIL CANCELED

  • Every other Tuesday, May 12, 26; June 9, 10am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Individual tickets: Member $3; Nonmember $4
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Join us in the Children’s Garden for an hour of songs, games and interactive nature fun. Toddlers (and parents!) will get to learn about the exciting world of gardens in an engaging and educational way. Each week features a new theme with corresponding activities and learning opportunities. Every Little Saplings event begins with a song, ends with a sensory bin and includes a hands-on craft.

Reading Wednesdays ON HOLD UNTIL MAY

  • The Visitor Center
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 0 to 5

Bring your toddler for story time each Wednesday at 10 am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft after the story. Join us the last Wednesday of the month for reading and craft time with the Downtown Library. For groups of 10 or more please call Kodi Clifford at (405) 835-6789. 

Sprouting Chefs: Easy Flatbread Pizzas AWAITING A NEW DATE

Tasty, homemade pizza doesn’t require a fancy pizza oven. We’ll learn how to make two quick flatbread doughs that can be prepared on the stovetop. Then, we will mix up a raw pizza sauce and cook up simple pizzas to enjoy. Recipe ideas will also be shared to continue the tasty fun at home.

These classes are still on these dates, for now. We will keep you posted.

Family Workshop: Kitchen Pizza Garden

  • Saturday, May 2, 10-11 am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $8; Nonmember $10
  • Instructor: Taylor Conner, Family & Consumer Sciences Educator & Registered Dietitian, Oklahoma County OSU Extension
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Tuesday, April 28
  • REGISTER HERE

Learn how to use healthier ingredients to up your family pizza night game. We’ll learn about nutrition with a few hands-on activities, including practicing kneading dough using homemade playdough, and then go over some homemade pizza recipe ideas to take home. Finish the class by learning about easy-to-grow plants in your kitchen and pot up a few of those seeds to take home.

Seed Engineering Extravaganza

  • Thursday, May 7, 6-7:30 pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8
  • Best for ages 7 to 11
  • Register by Friday, May 1
  • REGISTER HERE

Seeds travel in wild ways. We’ll start with some fun games to learn all about how seeds travel in different habitats, including a trip out to the Prairie Garden to see a unique plant environment. Then we’ll put our engineering skills to the test by designing seeds using all kinds of unique and recycled materials and ending with a seed Olympics.

Family Workshop: Monarch Gardens 101

  • Saturday, May 16, 10-11 am
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $16; Nonmember $18
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Monday, May 4
  • REGISTER HERE

The monarchs are coming. Are you ready to help them make their long journey? We will learn a bit about monarch butterflies, visit some example habitats in the Gardens and learn how to help monarchs in your backyard and neighborhood. Everyone will head home with one milkweed plant and one nectar plant for their home garden.

Family Workshop: Marvelous Mallards

  • Wednesday, May 20, 6-7 pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • Member $7; Nonmember $9
  • Best for ages 6 to 10
  • Register by Friday, May 22
  • REGISTER HERE

Do you and your kids love feeding the ducks at the Gardens? This is the perfect class for your family. We will learn about our resident water birds and what foods are best for their health and happiness. Then we’ll visit our feathered friends and feed them a healthy little feast.

The Journey of a Book

  • Saturday, June 20, 1-2pm
  • The Garden Classroom
  • M$8; NM$10
  • Instructors:
    • Dorothy Shaw, local author, and illustrator
    • Marla Jones, local author, and owner of Doodle and Peck Publishing
  • Best for ages 8 and up
  • Register by Tuesday, June 16
  • REGISTER HERE

Join local authors Dorothy Shaw and Marla Jones as they teach the creative process of bookmaking and help kids do it themselves. We’ll read a few books for inspiration, learn the steps of book publishing and then flex our creative muscles as we each begin creating our own books. Each child will get their journal to continue crafting stories at home.

Weekly Walk-Ups

  • June 22 – August 7, Monday – Friday, 10 am -Noon
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Drop-in activities; $2 suggested donation per child

Come to the Children’s Garden for some fun activities that explore the world of plants. Groups of 10 or more please contact Lily Peppers at (405) 445.5162 for information about group activities.

Make-it Mondays, Tasty Tuesdays, Reading Wednesdays, “Think Green” Thursdays, and Find-it Fridays.