Classes and Event Offerings

Fall Tinkergarten

Week 1: Hello, Earth

Week 2: Caching Treasure

Week 3: Marvelous Mistakes

Week 4: Take Flight

Week 5: Lantern Making

Week 6: Fall Feast

Lantern Walk: November 5th at 4pm. Location TBD. Free event for all! 

Fall Tinkergarten Class 

Join us this fall for our 6-week long Tinkergarten Class. The focus skill for the season is Wellness! Join us as we meet a new feature creature each week and discover our invitation to play. Each class will involve hands-on play, circle time, songs, learning new breathing techniques for wellness, connecting with friends, and of course, tea time.  Some classes will also feature story time and take home crafts.  Class will take place rain or shine. In the event of weather unsafe for play, the class will be rescheduled to the rain date.  You are encouraged to sign up for Tinkergarten Anywhere to gain access to video lesson plans and other activities in the event that you need to miss a class.  See our policies for full details. 

Where: Red Wing Park (located off general booth blvd)

When: Every Thursday 10am-11am, September 7th- October 12th. (rain date: October 26th)

Who: Ages 1.5-5 years old with a participating grown-up (Younger siblings of participants may attend for free)

Cost: $125/child    Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for information about other upcoming classes or check out our other events below. 

Nature Playground Events

This fall we are also excited to offer more one-time only events. Children of all ages welcome unless otherwise noted. Most activities are geared towards children under 8.  All of the fun of Tinkergarten classes without the class structure.  Come for the whole time or come and go as you please.  This is a great option for families wanting to learn what Tinkergarten and child-led play is all about before signing up for a season-long class.   

Wednesday 10/18 10am-11am: Forest Friends

Children will use socks and rice to create their own forest friends! They can then play with them in the forest, take them to the playground, and carry them home.  Toddlers will enjoy scooping and transporting rice while older children will engage in pretend play with their new friend. 

Skills: Creativity, Fine Motor, Sensory

Cost: $10/child

Wednesday 10/25 5pm-6pm: Scavenger Hunt (suggested age: 5-10 years old)

This is one for our older explorers. Please use the suggested age as a guidance however you can sign up any child that you feel would/can participate safely and enjoyably. Upon arrival, children will receive a list of items to find throughout Red Wing Park. Some will be close by and some may require a bit of a trek.  With the help of their guide (grown-up) they will embark on a journey to collect all of the items and return back before time runs out.  This is non-competitive. You will not be competing against others but all children will be encouraged to set a goal for themselves! Cost for this event is per group. Each group must have at least one grown-up but can have as many children as that grown-up can keep up with.    

Cost: $5/group

Tuesday 10/31 10am-11am: Pumpkin Play in the Park (Toddlers ages 1.5-3 years old)

This event is for our toddlers ages 1.5-3. Come out and enjoy some pumpkin fun! We will have seeds for touching, dumping and scooping. Your child will have the chance to explore touching the innards of a pumpkin aka the pumpkin “guts”.  There will also be some pumpkin themed arts and crafts.  If it’s a chilly day, then we will modify activities to help keep everyone active and warm with some fun pumpkin games!    

Cost: $15/child  

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