Kids

New! Check out our Summer 2019 RE Activities.

We are a welcoming congregation that strives to provide responsive, inclusive, and engaging programming for kids ages 6 months โ€“ 18 years. Our foremost goal is to empower students to find their own voices and develop their own power to make change.

Visit us! New children are always welcome. Dress your kids for messy projects and spending time outside, so they can join in all the fun. Typically, children begin the morning in the Meeting Room with their families and move to kidsโ€™ activities after a story for all ages. At any time, you are welcome to join your children in activities downstairs. Your children are welcome to be with you in the Meeting Room (upstairs) if thatโ€™s more comfortable for your family. We have activity bags at the entrance to the Meeting Room for anybody who wants to keep their hands busy.

Holly Tellander has been Prairieโ€™s Director of Religious Education (DRE) since 2014. She has a BA in Elementary Education and a MA in Multicultural and Bilingual Education, with 15 years of public school classroom experience. She is also an RYT-200 registered yoga & mindfulness instructor. Holly believes that education should be responsive and student-centered and strives to create programming at Prairie that is progressive and inclusive. You can reach Holly at dre@uuprairie.org.

Please see our calendar below for upcoming RE events, and check our Activities and Annual Events pages for lots more activities where kids are welcomed and involved.

July 6, 2020
  • Dungeons and Dragons (beginner) (online)
    July 6, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Looking for a fun way to get social with friends? Want to know more about the wildly popular, collaborative, world-building, storytelling, decision-making game that inspires invention, research, calculations, negotiation, role-play, and active spatial visualization called Dungeons & Dragons? Well, this is the group for you! Join us on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. No prior experience necessary - though a camera & microphone will be required for full participation. Regular attendance is not required either. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up!

July 8, 2020
  • Wednesday Fun - Voter's Choice!
    July 8, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

    On Wednesday evenings we come together to focus our activities around our youngest learners - grades 3 and under. But ALL are welcome. We let the kids decide what to do, but common activities are read aloud, show & tell, virtual hide & seek, talent shows, pet demonstrations, sing-a-longs, or general tomfoolery. Actually, the tomfoolery is guaranteed. Hope to see you there! Check our website each week for the Zoom link ๐Ÿ™‚ Room opens at 6:20!

July 10, 2020
  • Dungeons and Dragons (advanced) (online)
    July 10, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Bring your character and immerse yourself in a virtual world of storytelling and decision-making. Join us on Friday nights from 4:30-6:30 for our Advanced level Dungeons & Dragons group. If you have a D&D character ready to go and have a little experience playing this game, this is the group for you! Camera & microphone will be necessary to interact fully.  Regular attendance is not required either. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up!

July 13, 2020
  • Dungeons and Dragons (beginner) (online)
    July 13, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Looking for a fun way to get social with friends? Want to know more about the wildly popular, collaborative, world-building, storytelling, decision-making game that inspires invention, research, calculations, negotiation, role-play, and active spatial visualization called Dungeons & Dragons? Well, this is the group for you! Join us on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. No prior experience necessary - though a camera & microphone will be required for full participation. Regular attendance is not required either. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up!

July 15, 2020
  • Wednesday Fun - Voter's Choice!
    July 15, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

    On Wednesday evenings we come together to focus our activities around our youngest learners - grades 3 and under. But ALL are welcome. We let the kids decide what to do, but common activities are read aloud, show & tell, virtual hide & seek, talent shows, pet demonstrations, sing-a-longs, or general tomfoolery. Actually, the tomfoolery is guaranteed. Hope to see you there! Check our website each week for the Zoom link ๐Ÿ™‚ Room opens at 6:20!

July 17, 2020
  • Dungeons and Dragons (advanced) (online)
    July 17, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Bring your character and immerse yourself in a virtual world of storytelling and decision-making. Join us on Friday nights from 4:30-6:30 for our Advanced level Dungeons & Dragons group. If you have a D&D character ready to go and have a little experience playing this game, this is the group for you! Camera & microphone will be necessary to interact fully.  Regular attendance is not required either. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up!

July 20, 2020
  • Dungeons and Dragons (beginner) (online)
    July 20, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Looking for a fun way to get social with friends? Want to know more about the wildly popular, collaborative, world-building, storytelling, decision-making game that inspires invention, research, calculations, negotiation, role-play, and active spatial visualization called Dungeons & Dragons? Well, this is the group for you! Join us on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. No prior experience necessary - though a camera & microphone will be required for full participation. Regular attendance is not required either. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up!

July 22, 2020
  • Wednesday Fun - Voter's Choice!
    July 22, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

    On Wednesday evenings we come together to focus our activities around our youngest learners - grades 3 and under. But ALL are welcome. We let the kids decide what to do, but common activities are read aloud, show & tell, virtual hide & seek, talent shows, pet demonstrations, sing-a-longs, or general tomfoolery. Actually, the tomfoolery is guaranteed. Hope to see you there! Check our website each week for the Zoom link ๐Ÿ™‚ Room opens at 6:20!

July 24, 2020
  • Dungeons and Dragons (advanced) (online)
    July 24, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Bring your character and immerse yourself in a virtual world of storytelling and decision-making. Join us on Friday nights from 4:30-6:30 for our Advanced level Dungeons & Dragons group. If you have a D&D character ready to go and have a little experience playing this game, this is the group for you! Camera & microphone will be necessary to interact fully.  Regular attendance is not required either. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up!

July 27, 2020
  • Dungeons and Dragons (beginner) (online)
    July 27, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Looking for a fun way to get social with friends? Want to know more about the wildly popular, collaborative, world-building, storytelling, decision-making game that inspires invention, research, calculations, negotiation, role-play, and active spatial visualization called Dungeons & Dragons? Well, this is the group for you! Join us on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. No prior experience necessary - though a camera & microphone will be required for full participation. Regular attendance is not required either. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up!

July 29, 2020
  • Wednesday Fun - Voter's Choice!
    July 29, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

    On Wednesday evenings we come together to focus our activities around our youngest learners - grades 3 and under. But ALL are welcome. We let the kids decide what to do, but common activities are read aloud, show & tell, virtual hide & seek, talent shows, pet demonstrations, sing-a-longs, or general tomfoolery. Actually, the tomfoolery is guaranteed. Hope to see you there! Check our website each week for the Zoom link ๐Ÿ™‚ Room opens at 6:20!

July 31, 2020
  • Dungeons and Dragons (advanced) (online)
    July 31, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Bring your character and immerse yourself in a virtual world of storytelling and decision-making. Join us on Friday nights from 4:30-6:30 for our Advanced level Dungeons & Dragons group. If you have a D&D character ready to go and have a little experience playing this game, this is the group for you! Camera & microphone will be necessary to interact fully.  Regular attendance is not required either. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up!

August 3, 2020
  • Dungeons and Dragons (beginner) (online)
    August 3, 2020  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Looking for a fun way to get social with friends? Want to know more about the wildly popular, collaborative, world-building, storytelling, decision-making game that inspires invention, research, calculations, negotiation, role-play, and active spatial visualization called Dungeons & Dragons? Well, this is the group for you! Join us on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. No prior experience necessary - though a camera & microphone will be required for full participation. Regular attendance is not required either. This group is open to anyone ages 9 & up!

August 5, 2020
  • Wednesday Fun - Voter's Choice!
    August 5, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

    On Wednesday evenings we come together to focus our activities around our youngest learners - grades 3 and under. But ALL are welcome. We let the kids decide what to do, but common activities are read aloud, show & tell, virtual hide & seek, talent shows, pet demonstrations, sing-a-longs, or general tomfoolery. Actually, the tomfoolery is guaranteed. Hope to see you there! Check our website each week for the Zoom link ๐Ÿ™‚ Room opens at 6:20!