make a mess at the manatee
Feb
26
10:00 AM10:00

make a mess at the manatee

This week's make a mess will be inspired by Stuck by Oliver Jeffers! 

This week's make a mess will be inspired by Stuck by Oliver Jeffers! 

Join blue manatee's Miss Kelli and enjoy this wonderful outlet for your child's creative side. Have fun listening to a good book and participating in an art-making activity with your child.
• $6 per child
• Ages 2-4
• Pre-registration is required, as space is limited

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blue manatee + CMC!
Feb
20
2:00 PM14:00

blue manatee + CMC!

Description:

2-2:30: Our friends from the Cincinnati Museum Center will bring a variety of materials to blue manatee for our preschool-aged friends to explore. 

2:30-3: Dance party! Missing the Dance Parties at the Museum Center? Bust a move in the story time space at blue manatee! 

• Free events for ages 2 to 5 

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make a mess with Brazee (at the manatee)
Feb
19
10:00 AM10:00

make a mess with Brazee (at the manatee)

Brazee Street School of Glass comes to blue manatee! During this art class for children ages 3-6, we will read The Alphabet Tree by Leo Lionni, and create a piece of art to take home as well as a project using safe fused glass components to be picked up later!

• Ages 3-6
• $25 per child
• To register for this event, visit brazee's website
• Registration is required, as space is limited

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sensory story time
Feb
14
2:30 PM14:30

sensory story time

Join our friend Miss Jesika for stories and fun sensory play on Valentine's Day! We'll listen to some great stories, and make some LOVEly crafts
• $4 per child
• Ages 18mos to 3 years
• Pre-registration is required, as space is limited
• Use the handy button below or call blue manatee at 513.731.2665 to register

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make a mess at the manatee
Feb
12
10:00 AM10:00

make a mess at the manatee

This week's make a mess will be inspired by My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall. 

This week's make a mess will be inspired by My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall. 

Join blue manatee's Miss Kelli and enjoy this wonderful outlet for your child's creative side. Have fun listening to a good book and participating in an art-making activity with your child.
• $6 per child
• Ages 2-4
• Pre-registration is required, as space is limited

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Read to a therapy pet
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Read to a therapy pet

Our furry friends from Therapy Pets of Greater Cincinnati will be in the store for customers of all ages to read to and pet! This is a fantastic way for kids to practice their reading skills with a sweet, nonjudgmental listener!

For non-readers, one of our booksellers will share a few animal books so you can hang out with an animal and hear a great story. 

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Big kid story time
Feb
5
4:00 PM16:00

Big kid story time

blue manatee's Erin Barker will read aloud from a chapter book in this new event at blue manatee. This month, she'll be reading Oddity by Sarah Cannon. 

• Free event (no registration required)
• Book content most appropriate for ages 8 and up

About Oddity:
Welcome to Oddity, New Mexico, where normal is odd and odd is normal.
Ada Roundtree is no stranger to dodging carnivorous dumpsters, distracting zombie rabbits with marshmallows, and instigating games of alien punkball. But things haven’t been the same since her twin sister, Pearl, won the town’s yearly Sweepstakes and disappeared . . .
Along with her best friend, Raymond, and new-kid-from-Chicago Cayden (whose inability to accept being locked in the gym with live leopards is honestly quite laughable), Ada leads a self-given quest to discover Oddity’s secrets, even evading the invisible Blurmonster terrorizing the outskirts of town.
But one of their missions goes sideways, revealing something hinky with the Sweepstakes . . . and Ada can’t let it go. Because, if the Sweepstakes is bad, then what happened to Pearl?

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make a mess at the manatee
Feb
5
10:00 AM10:00

make a mess at the manatee

This week's make a mess will be inspired by The Donut Chef by Bob Staake! 

This week's make a mess will be inspired by The Donut Chef by Bob Staake! 

Join blue manatee's Miss Kelli and enjoy this wonderful outlet for your child's creative side. Have fun listening to a good book and participating in an art-making activity with your child.
• $6 per child
• Ages 2-4
• Pre-registration is required, as space is limited

 

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Create a word collection!
Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Create a word collection!

Create a word collection inspired by "The Word Collector" by Peter Reynolds. In this extraordinary new tale from Peter H. Reynolds, Jerome discovers the magic of the words all around him -- short and sweet words, two-syllable treats, and multisyllable words that sound like little songs. Words that connect, transform, and empower. We'll read the story, share some of our favorite words, and decorate a jar in which to collect our favorite words, old and new!
• $6 per child (includes all supplies)
• Ages 5 and up
• Pre-registration is required, as space and supplies are limited.

 

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