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November is Gratitude Month
 
This month at Portland Children’s Museum we will focus on appreciation of others, acts of kindness, building community, and saying thank you.

Super Ana! Performance with Milagros Theater 
Sunday, November 1 • 11 a.m. in Play it Again Theater

Clay Gift Making 
Wednesday, November 18 and 25 • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Wonder Corner
Sit down with an expert and get some guidance making a clay gift for a special person! Regular firing prices apply, starting at $3, and pieces will be available for pick-up in two weeks.

STAGE: improv workshop + performance
Saturday, November 21 • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in Play it Again Theater
Portland Children’s Museum is the first stop in the West Coast tour of STAGE: Student Theatre, presented by Washington State University. STAGE promotes a love for theatre, bringing strangers together as a family, and demonstrates that art is possible no matter who you are or what your circumstances may be. Join us for improv games and a kid-friendly performance by this lively group.

 
Every Day

Diaper Donation Drive
In the spirit of Gratitude Month, we are collecting donations to support the families served by Raphael House of Portland. Founded in 1977, Raphael House of Portland is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of intimate partner violence in a variety of ways. During the month of November, please drop-off your donations of diapers, pull-ups, and baby wipes at the Museum to support our friends and neighbors in need.

These are the sizes needed most:
Diapers sizes 3 to 6
Pull-ups sizes 2T-3T and 3T-4T
Baby wipes

 
Appreciation Chair + Thank You Cards 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Orientation Hall
Show your appreciation for your loved ones by expressing what makes them great.
 
Thankful Tree 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Outdoor Adventure
What are you thankful for? Write or draw a picture and add it to our community tree of thanks and watch it grow into something truly beautiful.

Thank You Cards 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Wonder Corners
Say ‘Thank You’ with a hand-made card that expresses your feelings of gratitude. 

Monday

Gift Making: Soap Felting 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the Wonder Corner
Did you know felted soap bars last longer, exfoliate better, and look way cooler than just regular old soap? Learn the art of soap felting and then share your unique DIY creation with someone special.
*Fee for materials

Tuesday

Gratitude Yoga 11 a.m. in the Art Gallery
Become an animal, a warrior, or a rainbow. Each yoga class mixes physical movements, breathing techniques, songs, games, storytelling, and an art activity that inspire feelings of gratitude. Students will be both the creators and actors in this class.

November 3: Gratitude to Nature, free class on this day for Gratitude month
November 10: Love to myself and others, class is $18 for non members/$8 for members. 
November 17: Yummy Thanksgiving (Les plaisirs de la table), class is $18 for non members/$8 for members. 

Space available on a first come, first serve basis.

Open to ages 3+ and a caregiver. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Only 15 spots available. 

About the Instructor:
Karine has a BA from La Sorbonne University, she is also a certified yoga instructor and a YogaKids teacher. She currently teaches yoga at the French American international School and at Portland Language Arts.

Wednesday

Gratitude Story Time 11.a.m. in Treehouse Adventure
Get cozy in the Tree House as you enjoy inspiring stories focused on gratitude and giving.
 
Gift making: Friends and Family Frames 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Wonder Corner
Decorate a unique picture frame to honor your friends and family that they will cherish for years to come.

Thursday

Gratitude Stones 2 p.m.-3 p.m. in the Field Station
Connect with nature during this simple craft creating a physical reminder to be thankful.

Friday

Gift Giving: Jewelry Making with Shrinky Dinks 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the
Create a nature inspired charm necklace that you can share with a friend.
*Fee for materials

Saturday

Gratitude Stones 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Field Station
Connect with nature during this simple craft creating a physical reminder to be thankful.
 
Gratitude Story Time 11a.m. in Treehouse Adventure
Get cozy in the Tree House as you enjoy inspiring stories focused on gratitude and giving.

 

 

Upcoming Schedule

November 02, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 03, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 04, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 05, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 06, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 07, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 08, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 09, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 10, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
November 11, 2015 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm