Early Childhood Adventures

Ages 1-5 years

Here at the Channahon Park District, we have designed a variety of programs where your child will learn to play and interact with other children their own age.  Parents will also have a chance to meet others parents. 

Programs include:

  • Physical Programs
  • Social Programs
  • Creative Programs
  • Cooking Programs
  • Parent/Tot Programs

Camp Exploration
Let’s Have Fun Outdoors!

Ages 3-5 years
Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Fee/ResDisc: $101/$78 per session
Min/Max: 10/20

Messy Play

Come make a mess. We will be making all kind of different types of slime, play dough, goop and all things messy! Make sure to dress for a mess.

Date Day Time
June 11-20 TU/W//TH 9-11:30 AM



Come get buggy. We will paint with fly swatters, go on a bug hunt and make all kind of bug crafts! Come join the fun and get buggy with us.

Date Day Time
June 25-July 5 TU/W//TH 9-11:30 AM

*No class July 4

Blast into Outer Space

Blast off into outer space with us! We will make a galaxy bottle, galaxy slime, moon sand and much more! Come join the fun and blast off with us.

Date Day Time
July 9-18 TU/W//TH 9-11:30 AM


Paint and Create

Come join us to paint and create. We will paint with all kinds of things other than paintbrushes. Think kitchen utensils, found objects and more. We will also create some masterpieces by using other objects like recycled items and packaging material to make into something else. Dress for the mess! We will be painting and creating each day.

Date Day Time
July 23-Aug 1 TU/W//TH 9-11:30 AM


Tot Time Open Gym

Ages 1-5 years with adult
Come join us at the Field House gym and let the kids burn off some energy. We have equipment that is age appropriate and designed to let toddlers explore and learn new skills. This is an unstructured class and parents will need to supervise their children.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Fee/ResDisc: $4/$3 per family per visit

Date Day Time
June 13-Aug 1 TH 9:00-11:00 AM

*No class July 4

Fables, Fairytales and Music – NEW!

Ages 1 ½ – 3 years with adult
Come enter a world of imagination with your little reader as we explore some amazing stories. Your child will develop a love of learning as we dive into a different story each week and pair it with projects, songs and playtime to enhance each story. During our special summer session, we will shake maracas, bang drums and tap wood blocks and triangles to a beat. Children will develop listening and motor skills as they play instruments. Instructed by Jill Prokop

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Fee/ResDisc: $33/$25
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
June 6-27 TH 9:15-10:15 AM


Play and Learn

2 ½ – 3 years
This fast-filling class features finger plays, craft projects, stories, rhythm and games. This program focuses on preschool preparedness skills such as use of large and small motor skills, arts and crafts, taking turns, listening, circle time, following directions, sharing and participating in clean up. Emphasis is placed on socialization skills, building self-esteem and fun. Please discuss with your child that mommies and daddies do not stay. We are going to have a great time! Instructed by Molly Babyak and Caitlin Kurtz

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Fee/ResDisc: $75/$58
Min/Max: 8/12

Date Day Time
June 14-July 19 F 9:15-10:00 AM


Messy Art

Ages 2 ½-3 years
Dress for a mess and get ready for fun! In this class you will have fun painting with shaving cream, toothbrushes and more. We will read stories and sing songs. Instructed by Molly Babyak and Caitlin Kurtz.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Fee/ResDisc: $48/$37
Min/Max: 7/12

Date Day Time
May 10-24 F 9:15-10 AM