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 – 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 kids’ 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 that’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 Prairie’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.

November 24, 2019
  • PUURE Social Justice Holiday Bazaar!
    November 24, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    For the entire fall we've been working on small projects to sell to raise money for The Young Center for Immigration Rights. You can read more about this organization here. They are working to match each immigrant child in custody with their own legal advocate. Today, we'll work to set up our selling stations so we are ready to sell our wares to all the folks who visit us after the service. Feel free to bring any of your own crafts to sell and add the funds to our collection. You can read more about the Bazaar here!

December 1, 2019
  • PUURE Holiday Movie
    December 1, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    It's Thanksgiving weekend, there will be no formal RE classes today, but we'll have a holiday movie in the library and quiet activities available in the service.

December 8, 2019
  • PUURE - NIFTY GIFTY
    December 8, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    It's an annual PRAIRIE TRADITION! Volunteers assemble different gift-making stations for our students to rotate through on Sunday morning. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and make handmade gifts that they can then wrap and take home to brighten someone's holiday season. We'll also have at least one gift that will be donated to local children in need. Snacks & cider round out this festive tradition. This year we will hold Nifty Gifty at the Annex - drop off as early as 9:30. Pick up by noon. Keep an eye out in October & November for supply requests. You don't want to miss this one - it's an annual favorite!

December 15, 2019
  • PUURE Symbol Tree Intergenerational Service
    December 15, 2019  10:00 am - 11:30 am

    Another sweet Prairie tradition. Bring (or make!) a symbol of something meaningful that passed for you this year. Plan to share your brief story and hang your symbol on our community tree. This is an excellent opportunity for our community to share and connect with each other as another year comes to a close. Nursery care outside the meeting room & quiet activities inside the meeting room are provided for this intergenerational service.