Play Groups and Activity Groups

Play Groups

We have two different types of playgroups to accommodate many different schedules (including work, school, nap schedules, etc.).  The two types of playgroups are age specific playgroups and activity playgroups that are centered on a theme or activity.  Most playgroups meet once a week while others meet on a monthly basis.  Some playgroups are age specific, while others are open to all ages.  Playgroups may meet at members homes, or at a public location (park, indoor play center, mostly places in or near our Bellevue community).

Age Specific Play Groups

These age specific playgroups are designed for children of the same age to have an opportunity to interact, play and socialize together.  These playgroups also allow for moms with children around the same age to chat.  The three age playgroups we offer are:

Baby Group – 0-walking

Toddler Group – walking to 3 years old

Preschool – 3 years old to 5+ years old

These are flexible groups and of course allow for siblings to join in on the fun too.

Activity Groups

Activity Group Clubs were designed to offer activities for our children in a safe, familiar environment while creating small, intimate groups for mothers to get to know each other better. Some of these activities are designed for kids, some for adults. Most clubs meet once a month.  The groups designed for kids are open to all ages of children.

Book Club – A group that meets once at the end of each month to discuss a book that was read.  Children get to play while listening and learning as their moms discuss great literature.

Cooking Club -A group designed for moms and children of all ages to meet and gather with food at the center.  Moms bring a dish they have prepared in advance, along with the recipe and everyone gets to partake in eating, chatting and playing.  This is a way to exchange tried, true and tasted recipes to build our cookbooks and expand our friendships.

Crafty Kids – MOMS volunteer to host this in-house activity which includes a child centered art project.

Crafty Moms – Do you scrapbook, knit, quilt, or have another craft which you enjoy?  Crafty Moms meet and bring their latest projects, or alternatively, members may decide to all work on a similar project (wreath for the home, decor, etc.)  A member hosts this club at her house or may find another location to fit the amount of participants.

Junior Scientists – A group designed to allow children to explore the world around them in different ways.   Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) is our inspiration and our goal is to provide a hands-on activity each month for children of all ages to learn about the world around them.

Little Explorers – A group designed to get mothers and their little ones out into nature. This group gets babies, toddlers and preschoolers out to explore Nashville’s parks, trails, streams, and more while they learn through experience about nature as well as engage and expand their gross motor skills.

MOMS Night Out – MOMS get together without their children for dinner, movie, pottery, game night, cookie exchange, etc.

Movin’ Mommas – A group designed to connect moms and get them active. It can be hard for moms to find time to take care of themselves. This group helps get moms moving by hosting monthly events and providing ideas to help moms live more active lifestyles.