Celebrate PLAY with Laurie Berkner! 

We have just 5 days left until we bring Laurie Berkner and over 250 free Capes for Kids to Children’s National Medical Center for our first Celebrate PLAY event. We are super excited to be able to offer this free PLAY event because of your generosity and support of our mission to help kids and their families PLAY LEARN & CREATE together! Everyone is invited to join us Tuesday June 27th from 10am-1pm at Childrens National Medical Center in Washington DC as we bring smiles and fun to kids and their families. We hope we see you there! 

If you want more information or you want to purchase or donate a cape please visit the website. Capes will only be available to purchase until the day of the event. 

http://sophieandmadigansplayground.org/celebrateplay.php

SaMP Kids – Bird House Project

Today, we completed our birdhouse project for the month of June by visiting the Catoctin Creek Nature Center in Middletown. We delivered our birdhouses made from recyclable materials that the kids painted last week! They will display our bird houses as well as a note on why our kids chose the project and how they completed it and how other kids can get involved! 

We took a walk on the trails to look at all of the various bird houses that the nature center has and what kinds of birds inhabit them! We also walked the sensory trail and tried to guess what birds use the biggest box and what birds use the smaller boxes! Then we saw two turtles and the kids were enthralled! 

If you haven’t been there, come check out our birdhouses Catoctin Creek Nature center, walk the trails, play the instruments in the music garden, play on the playground, or play in the creek down the hill and through the trees! There’s really so much to do for all ages! SaMP Kids Club appreciates them teaming up with us for this months project. I can’t wait to see what the kids come up with in July.

Our next meeting is July 3rd 4:30pm at Common Market. SaMP Kids is a weekly service based group with the goal of teaching kids that their acts of compassion both big and small can make a big difference in their community. The kids work together to choose the project for the month and work on each step over 3-4 weeks to figure out how to make the project successful. All are welcome to come for some or all of the project. For more information you can check in on our Facebook group page


Sophie & Madigan’s PLAY Trail! 

Today we had the kick off party for this years PLAY Trail! Have I mentioned how much I love PLAY Trail! We had so much fun today meeting new families – playing cornhole – giant Jenga – and painting rocks to check off #frederickrocks! stop on our PLAY Trail map!

Nice to meet all of these teams today! 

#Autterlicious #teamieng #teamcheese #thunderwin #wanderwoods #goofygirls #MillersMunchkins #LaughingLillards
Hope to see more check ins – if you took any pictures please go drop them in the Facebook group with your team hashtag! Can’t wait for the next meet up! 

 If you didn’t make it out today you can still join us – register below and check out our Facebook group linked above for the most up to date information! 

http://sophieandmadigansplayground.org/playtrail.php

Spring Swing Auction and Raffle Items!

Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing, and fun. We will have an amazing DJ, light fare, sweet treats, a photo booth, a raffle with unique family friendly items, crafts, kid friendly activities and more. It’s a beautiful day to bring the whole family, dress up in your most fantastical attire and be swept away on a whimsical adventure in an enchanted garden.

 

Sat, June 3, 2017     2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Surrey Brooke Garden Center

8610 Baltimore National Pike

Middletown, MD 21769

Purchase your tickets here

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sophie-madigans-spring-swing-tickets-34562766164?aff=ehomesaved

 

This is a great opportunity for parent child dates, a full family outing, or a day with the grandparents. Attire is whimsical semi formal and we encourage comfortable shoes as the paths from the parking areas are not paved.

Children under the age of 24 months are free

The money raised at this event will help us build a memorial park and allows us to offer free programs in our community to encourage kids and families to PLAY, LEARN, and CREATE together.

  • The dress is semi-formal, but formal wear is welcomed.
  • There will be a photographer on site, so dress to impress. Couples will receive one Free digital image through social media with additional images available for purchase
  • Light refreshments will be provided and including fruit, cheese and veggie platters, marshmallows, pretzel rods, rice crispy treats, cookies, cake, and punch and water to drink.

Thank you to all of our sponsors for the auction and raffle items!

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Purchase your tickets for Sophie & Madigan’s Spring Swing! 

Join us for an afternoon of music, dancing, and fun. We will have an amazing DJ, light fare, sweet treats, a photo booth, a raffle with unique family friendly items, crafts, kid friendly activities and more. It’s a beautiful day to bring the whole family, dress up in your most fantastical attire and be swept away on a whimsical adventure in an enchanted garden.

This is a great opportunity for parent child dates, a full family outing, or a day with the grandparents. Attire is whimsical semi formal and we encourage comfortable shoes as the paths from the parking areas are not paved.

Children under the age of 24 months are free

The money raised at this event will help us build a memorial park and allows us to offer free programs in our community to encourage kids and families to PLAY, LEARN, and CREATE together.

The dress is semi-formal, but formal wear is welcomed.

There will be a photographer on site, so dress to impress. Couples will receive one Free digital image through social media with additional images available for purchase

Light refreshments will be provided and includingfruit, cheese and veggie platters, marshmallows, pretzel rods, rice crispy treats, cookies, cake, and punch and water to drink.

Space is limited. Purchase your tickets today. 

Sophie & Madigan’s Spring Swing

Consider this your invitation for the perfect date day with your kids! 
We will have an amazing DJ, light fare, sweet treats, a photo booth, a raffle with unique family friendly items, crafts, kid friendly activities and more. It’s a beautiful day to bring the whole family, dress up in your most fantastical attire and be swept away on a whimsical adventure in an enchanted garden.

This is a great opportunity for parent child dates, a full family outing, or a day with the grandparents. 

Attire is whimsical semi formal but formal is welcome and we encourage comfortable shoes as the paths from the parking areas are not paved.

Children under the age of 24 months are free

The money raised at this event will help us build a memorial park and allows us to offer free programs in our community to encourage kids and families to PLAY, LEARN, and CREATE together.

There will be a photographer on site, so dress to impress. Individuals will receive one free digital image through social media with additional images may be available for purchase

Light refreshments will be provided and includingfruit, cheese and veggie platters, marshmallows, pretzel rods, rice crispy treats, cookies, cake, and punch and water to drink.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sophie-madigans-spring-swing-tickets-34562766164

SaMP Kids

SaMP Kids – Compassionate Kids Club was very busy this weekend. They completed completed their project this past month by helping to mulch, pick up litter and weed as a part of Bring a Broom Saturday 2017 in Downtown Frederick! Everyone did an amazing job helping for three hours and E 2nd Street looks beautiful thanks to all their hard work! 

Monday, we met and held our weekly meeting at The Common Market Co-op at 4:30 (this is a recurring event location and time unless otherwise noted) We wrapped up our gratitude and spring cleaning session with an activity to have the kids share what they are grateful for and filling a jar with their works. The kids also picked chose their project for the new month. They had a ton of great ideas from building homes for the homeless and sending letter to soldiers. The finally voted to spread random acts of kindness this month. When we meet next week we can finalize what we can do as a group to spread acts of kindness and the kids will work on a group poster so we can create a shareable printout for those who want to join us. 

SaMP Kids is a weekly service based group with the goal of teaching kids that their acts of compassion both big and small can make a big difference in their community. The kids choose the project for the month and work together on each step to figure out how to make the project a success! 

SaMP Kids group is open to everyone, even if you didn’t start this months project we have a place for you! We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming number of kids who come out to help and look forward to our group continuing to grow. 

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For more information on the group or how to help please join our Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1499117946771748/

SaMP Kids – weekly meeting 

Last week the kids met to pick this months project and write thank you’d from the previous month. The kids are working on gratitude along side their compassion project. The kids project for this month is to help clean the streets in Frederick! To prepare for this activity, we will participate in a discussion on the importance to do our part in helping the environment! We will also have a craft to celebrate Earth Day and tie into our environment discussion! Please share with your friends! All ages are welcome to any meeting! 
If you would like to participate in the cleanup Saturday April 29th from 8:30-11:30 downtown Frederick, please send me a message with your name, email and how many people will be coming with you! Thank you!
SaMP Kids is a weekly service based group with the goal of teaching kids that their acts of compassion both big and small can make a big difference in their community. The kids choose the project for the month and work together on each step to figure out how to make the project a success! 
SaMP Kids group is open to everyone, even if you didn’t start this months project we have a place for you! We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming number of kids who come out to help and look forward to our group continuing to grow. 
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For more information on the group or how to help please contact one of the hosts.

Rose Hill Easter Egg Roll

We want to say a big thank you to Frederick County Parks and Rec for having us out to help kids and parents PLAY LEARN & CREATE at their Easter Egg Roll! It’s was a beautiful day and we loved helping everyone make their flowers. Make sure to keep your eye out for this event if you haven’t been it’s definitely worth the entry. There is so much to do, a small petting area,  crafts, historic tours of the out buildings, all the bounce houses to tons of amazing food vendors and crafters.