Toddler, Pres-school Storytime
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler, Pres-school Storytime

Whoever You Are

Welcome the new year with your little ones joining us celebrating humanity in storytime. Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike. Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations. At a time when, unfortunately, the lessons of tolerance still need to be learned, Whoever You Are urges us to accept our differences, to recognize our similarities, and-most importantly-to rejoice in both. After the story children will paint a peace sign window hanger.

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Pre-School Toddler Storytime
Jan
11
10:00 AM10:00

Pre-School Toddler Storytime

Welcome the new year with your little ones joining us celebrating humanity in storytime. Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may not look the same. They may not speak the same language. Their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike. Stirring words and bold paintings weave their way around our earth, across cultures and generations. At a time when, unfortunately, the lessons of tolerance still need to be learned, Whoever You Are urges us to accept our differences, to recognize our similarities, and-most importantly-to rejoice in both. After the story children will paint a peace sign window hanger.

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

It's all in the bucket, that invisible bucket that follows you everywhere. . . teaches young children valuable lessons about giving, sharing, and caring.  We will talk about how to show kindness and “fill other’s buckets” We will also practice rhythm with a fun chant and paint our very own bucket to help us remember to be bucket fillers!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Jan
18
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

It's all in the bucket, that invisible bucket that follows you everywhere. . . teaches young children valuable lessons about giving, sharing, and caring.  We will talk about how to show kindness and “fill other’s buckets” We will also practice rhythm with a fun chant and paint our very own bucket to help us remember to be bucket fillers!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Jan
22
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day

This fun and colorful story helps kids explore, identify, and, even have fun with their ever-changing moods. Silly, cranky, excited, or sad—everyone has moods that can change each day. And that’s okay! Follow the boisterous, bouncing character as she explores her moods and how they change from day to day. After the story we will create our own craft that helps illustrates our feelings!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day

This fun and colorful story helps kids explore, identify, and, even have fun with their ever-changing moods. Silly, cranky, excited, or sad—everyone has moods that can change each day. And that’s okay! Follow the boisterous, bouncing character as she explores her moods and how they change from day to day. After the story we will create our own craft that helps illustrates our feelings!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Jan
29
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

I Like Myself

High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves—inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.  After talking about our unique traits, what is special about us kiddos will paint a handheld mirror.

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Feb
1
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

I Like Myself

High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves—inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.  After talking about our unique traits, what is special about us kiddos will paint a handheld mirror.

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Feb
5
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Love Monster

Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it's hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you're a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it. We will talk about loving others who are different than us and the importance of showing kindness to all! Kids will then create their own brown paper bag Love Monster puppet!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Love Monster

Love Monster is a slightly hairy monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. But as it turns out, it's hard to fit in with the cute and the fluffy when you're a googly-eyed monster. And so, Love Monster sets out to find someone who will love him just the way he is. His journey is not easy―he looks high, low, and even middle-ish. But as he soon finds out, in the blink of a googly eye, love can find you when you least expect it. We will talk about loving others who are different than us and the importance of showing kindness to all! Kids will then create their own brown paper bag Love Monster puppet!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Feb
12
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Plant a Kiss

Little Miss planted a kiss...

One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving. This story shares amessage of hope and to remind us all of the joys to be gained from being open and unselfish. We will paint a flower pot after the story!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Feb
15
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Plant a Kiss

Little Miss planted a kiss...

One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving. This story shares amessage of hope and to remind us all of the joys to be gained from being open and unselfish. We will paint a flower pot after the story!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Mooseltoe

 Moose thinks he has all his Christmas preparations taken care of, but at the last minute he must come up with a substitute for the Christmas tree. Kids will learn about problem solving as Moose works through his event planning. We will paint a fun moustache ornament!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Dec
11
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Mooseltoe 

 Moose thinks he has all his Christmas preparations taken care of, but at the last minute he must come up with a substitute for the Christmas tree. Kids will learn about problem solving as Moose works through his event planning. We will paint a fun moustache ornament!

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Paint with Santa
Dec
9
4:30 PM16:30

Paint with Santa

Join us at the Bayou getting into the Christmas spirit with none other than Saint Nick himself!

Kids will decorate cookies, paint two ornaments, write letters to Santa and visit with him too! He will read “The Night Before Christmas” aloud and spend time listening to your children’s Christmas wishes!

Registration is $20

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Paint with Santa
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Paint with Santa

Join us at the Bayou getting into the Christmas spirit with none other than Saint Nick himself!

Kids will decorate cookies, paint two ornaments, write letters to Santa and visit with him too! He will read “The Night Before Christmas” aloud and spend time listening to your children’s Christmas wishes!

Registration is $20

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

How the Grinch Who Stole Christmas  _Tues Dec 4th __ Fri Dec 7th

 Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old.

 

And don't forget to celebrate Grinch-mas this Christmas season, the annual holiday tradition inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas that encourages readers to grow their hearts three sizes by doing good deeds! We will make an ornament representing the growth of the grinch’s heart! With extra time kiddos will make a handprint Grinch that they can take home with them that day!

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Toddler Pre School Storytime
Dec
4
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre School Storytime

 Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!” This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for young and old.

 

And don't forget to celebrate Grinch-mas this Christmas season, the annual holiday tradition inspired by How the Grinch Stole Christmas that encourages readers to grow their hearts three sizes by doing good deeds! We will make an ornament representing the growth of the grinch’s heart! With extra time kiddos will make a handprint Grinch that they can take home with them that day!

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Ornament Party
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Ornament Party

Join us for an evening of early Christmas fun! We will be teaching several different techniques for you to use when decorating your ornaments! You are also more than welcome to come up with your own designs! We will have hot coco and cookies to share!

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Christmas Board Art
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas Board Art

Ladies Night in November! We are introducing board art at the studio! Join us for a night of creative Christmas fun!

Learn how to use our vinyl stencils to create a sign to decorate your home for the holidays! Registration is required in advance! Choose from the 3 options below at sign up!

Registration covers your event fee, the price of your piece, board art technique training, and snacks.

HO HO HO 10x30” $35

DON’T GET YOUR TINSEL IN A TANGLE 14x16” $40

MERRY AND BRIGHT -with Christmas lights 14x16” $40

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Paint with Santa
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Paint with Santa

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”

Join us for our first paint with Santa of the season! We are holding it during Friday’s storytime hour with Santa Claus himself reading our story “The Night Before Christmas”

Children will have time to write letters to Santa, eat cookies, and paint ornaments to deck your tree with!

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Toddler Pre-School Story Time
Nov
27
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Story Time

Chicken Soup With Rice

This rhyming book cleverly uses a little boy’s love for soup to teach children the months of the year. Who says you can only slurp chicken soup with rice in freezing December or cold January? Chicken soup is nice all year round! Your children will paint a soup mug for their very won chicken soup with rice! This class is only offered Tuesday as Friday will be our first paint with Santa of the season!

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Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Story Time

The Giving Tree

As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, this book reminds us what generous and u selfish love looks like. We can remember how to be grateful for the things we are given in life and remember it is better to give than to receive! After the story children will paint a tree stump box.

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Toddler Pre-School Story Time
Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Story Time

The Giving Tree

As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, this book reminds us what generous and u selfish love looks like. We can remember how to be grateful for the things we are given in life and remember it is better to give than to receive! After the story children will paint a tree stump box.

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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Story Time

The Little Yellow Leaf

As all the other leaves float off and fly past, Little Yellow Leaf thinks “I’m not ready yet” The seasons change all around, and Little Leaf holds on to the oak tree still. Will Little Yellow Leaf ever be ready? This is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid of facing the unknown-and a celebration of those who help us take the leap! After the story we will take a nature walk outside (depending on weather) and collect fallen leaves. When we return we will make leaf impressions in clay!

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Toddler Pre-School Story Time
Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Story Time

The Little Yellow Leaf

As all the other leaves float off and fly past, Little Yellow Leaf thinks “I’m not ready yet” The seasons change all around, and Little Leaf holds on to the oak tree still. Will Little Yellow Leaf ever be ready? This is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid of facing the unknown-and a celebration of those who help us take the leap! After the story we will take a nature walk outside (depending on weather) and collect fallen leaves. When we return we will make leaf impressions in clay!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Ten Timid Ghosts

Get ready for Halloween and practice counting! Count back from ten to one with this colorful rhyming book. The story is about 10 timid ghosts who live in a haunted house, but a witch moves in and scares them out. After practicing our counting skills we will paint our own little witch figurine. Sign your kiddos up for $15.

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Ten Timid Ghosts

Get ready for Halloween and practice counting! Count back from ten to one with this colorful rhyming book. The story is about 10 timid ghosts who live in a haunted house, but a witch moves in and scares them out. After practicing our counting skills we will paint our own little witch figurine. Sign your kiddos up for $15.

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Sweetest Day
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Sweetest Day

Make a memory with your sweetie here at Pottery Bayou!
  To honor Sweetest Day we will be offering buy one get one free studio fees!                        Saturday October 20th 2018

Sweetest Day is observed the third Saturday in October by the Great Lakes region and involves giving presents such as greeting cards and candy to loved ones. It is a day to share romantic deeds or expressions.

Buy one get one free studio fee when you bring in your sweetie for a date!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown bear is out on a walk and sees a red bird. That red bird sees another animal looking at him. What other creatures will they see? Practice fine motor skills lacing animal cards and make a handprint animal on a plate! Please sign up in advance! This event is $12

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown bear is out on a walk and sees a red bird. That red bird sees another animal looking at him. What other creatures will they see? Practice fine motor skills lacing animal cards and make a handprint animal on a plate! Please sign up in advance! This event is $12

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Ladies Night
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Ladies Night

Ladies night is back! Grab your gal pals and join us for a night of creativity! We will have snacks and apple cider to share. Other drinks are BYOB and we ask participants to be 21+

Learn how to use our silkscreens with your lady friends October 12th. Registration is $15 and covers snacks, and studio or slumping fees as well  as technique training! The event goes from 6-9. We will be teaching the technique of using silkscreens on pottery pieces at 7pm.

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

In this Dr. Seuss story we talk about how colors go with our emotions. Maybe if we are blue we are feeling a little sad. Emotions are good and help us understand the world around us. We will build a self-portrait sculpture. Call or stop by the store to register. This event is $12

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

My Many Colored Days

In this Dr. Seuss story we talk about how colors go with our emotions. Maybe if we are blue we are feeling a little sad. Emotions are good and help us understand the world around us. We will build a self-portrait sculpture. Call or stop by the store to register. This event is $12

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

 Mouse Paint

Little white mice discover three jars of paint and paint themselves and a new picture discovering how to mix primary colors to make new colors! Join us for a day of sensory and colorful fun. Children will mix colors in sensory bags and then paint a mouse their own favorite color! This event is $12 please call or stop by to sign up in advance

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Oct
2
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

 Mouse Paint

Little white mice discover three jars of paint and paint themselves and a new picture discovering how to mix primary colors to make new colors! Join us for a day of sensory and colorful fun. Children will mix colors in sensory bags and then paint a mouse their own favorite color! Please register ahead of time by calling the store or stopping in! This event is $12

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BUY ONE GET ONE FREE STUDIO FEES
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE STUDIO FEES

It’s time to celebrate the end of summer! The Village and The Garden are putting on Oktoberfest and we hope you’ll join us in the village for the festivities! During the day we will hold a special, buy one get one free with studio fees! So come on down with a friend, whether it is beer or coffee we have a vessel for you! Are you going to be busy with the day’s festivities? No worries! For those of you short on time you can paint a mug with a pottery glaze with just 3 coats of paint and end up with a fantastic piece! See you there!

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Toddler Pre-School Storytime
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Toddler Pre-School Storytime

Story: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Practice counting down with Pete the Cat as his buttons start to disappear. We will discover together that some things come and go but we can keep on singing. We will have a scavenger hunt looking for the buttons and then paint our very own Pete the Cat with some groovy buttons!

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