PopUpPlay can help you create an amazing parks and rec, community organization, scouts or school event. We promote kind and prosocial communities, reinforce academic skills, and energize young people and families with playful exploration.
Our playful experiences include a featured activity, expert instruction, individual kits and take-home crafts. Play-shops can be adjusted for ability and mapped to curricula, standards and academic goals. PopUpPlay will facilitate a one time session or ongoing play-shop series.
Review our play-shop offerings below or contact us to design your own series.
Construct a Dollhouse
Calling all future architects, builders, designers and model makers! Designers will build and decorate a dollhouse or superhero lair complete with action figures and furniture. Creativity is encouraged! Creators can design anything they'd like: a home, office building, gas station, museum or superhero hideout. Participants will use our starter kit to construct all elements of their house.
Superhero Training Camp
Do your kids know that they have superpowers? In this interactive session young people will design a superhero identity and go through a series of 'superhero training' games and activities to find out how they can go from bystander to upstander and support their friends, classmates and community! Young people will explore their ability to make a difference in the world.
Paint and Print
Make your own paints and then use them to create one of a kind artwork. PopUpPlay staff will lead party guests through new painting techniques to create a personal masterpiece. Painting's not your thing? Don't worry. We'll explore stunning printmaking techniques, shaving cream tie dye and more.
In this multidisciplinary event young people will explore the STEAM concepts of light, shadow and transparency with the world's oldest form of puppetry. Shadow puppetry emerged from China, India and Indonesia and is recognized by UNESCO as a form of intangible cultural heritage. We'll make amazing paper shadow puppets and put on a creative virtual show using only household materials. This event has serious WOW factor and can be scaled for children of all abilities.