Family Programs

Hejsan — Children’s After-school Program

Every First and Third Thursday, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., September – June

hejsan The after-school program is designed for children ages 5 to 10. Younger children are welcome under the supervision of an adult. Cost: $1 per child. Reservations are recommended and can be made via email. Please note that we have changed the time for Hejsan to better accommodate the changes in the CPS school day.

Spring 2014 Hejsan Schedule: Theme – Children’s Literature
Jan. 2: “The Tomten” by Astrid Lindgren (Snowy Painting)
Jan. 16: “Who Will Comfort Toffle?” By Tove Jansson (Friendship Cards)
Feb. 6: “Pippi Goes to the Circus” by Astrid Lindgren (Clown Puppets)
Feb. 20: “The Hat” by Jan Brett (Hedgehog Craft)
March 6: “Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and the Little Dog” by Maj Lindman (Fluffy Dog Pom Pom)
March 20: “Snip, Snapp, Snurr and the Big Surprise” by Maj Lindman (Treasure Box)
April 3: “Children of the Forest” by Elsa Beskow (Mushroom Hat)
April 17: “Pelle’s New Suit” by Elsa Beskow (Illustrating with Fabric)
May 1: “The Fox Hunt” by Sven Nordqvist (Origami Foxes)
May 15: “Reaching for the Moon” by Buzz Aldrin (Moon Painting)
June 5: “Hiccup the Seasick Viking” by Cressida Cowell (Viking Medallion)
June 19: “The Man Who Knew Better” Scandinavian Folk Tale (Making Butter)

Pancakes with Pippi

Join Pippi Longstocking, a popular Swedish character, for Swedish pancakes, crafts, singing and dancing. This is a unique opportunity to meet Pippi and learn how to make pancakes Pippi-style! All ages are welcome. Look at our calendar for more information about the time and cost for this popular program. The next date for this event is:

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pioneer Camp

Travel the world without leaving Chicago! Come and explore the food, dance, folk arts, and cultural identities of a different country each day in our “Pioneer the World” day camp. Campers end the week with their very own “World’s Fair” to show off their work to the public. Pioneer Camp is always packed with fun and adventure for children ages 7 to 10. Cost for 2014 session: $200 members, $250 non-members; extended care is available until 4 p.m. for an additional $75. Registration is not yet open for camp. 2014 “Pioneer the World” Camp dates will be announced soon.

Viking Breakfast

Join Frey the Viking for Swedish Pancakes, crafts, and games. All ages are welcome! Please check our calendar for the latest date for Viking Breakfast.

Please check back for this event in 2014.

Breakfast with Tomten Tomten hear Christmas wishes

Breakfast with Tomten is a Swedish pancake breakfast with traditional crafts, dancing around the Christmas tree and a special visit from Tomten (Santa). It sells out each year and makes for a great family tradition. More information regarding the cost of the event is available on our online calendar. Pre-paid reservations are required and can be made online closer to the date of the event. Dates for this year are:

Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Family Night

Family Night is a free event between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with crafts for children in the gallery space while parents can enjoy the current temporary exhibit. The Children’s Museum is also open during this time. This is currently a quarterly event.

The next Family Night will be on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, 4 – 7 p.m.

Bullerbyn

The Museum is happy to announce a new program for our youngest visitors–Bullerbyn. Taking place in tandem with Svenska Skolan every other Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Bullerbyn is a time for singing cherished children’s songs, reading fun tales, and having lots of fun in Swedish. Children ages 6 months to 5 years are welcome for this mixed class that will be conducted only in Swedish. All children participating should have Swedish spoken regularly at home in order to get the most of of Bullerbyn.

This is a parent-driven initiative and we hope to build our programming around the talents of our many Chicago-based Swedish parents. Bullerbyn is followed by open play at Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration. The classes are free for members. Non-members pay $5 per child/class; payment can be made on site. Reservations are recommended and can be made via email.

Svenska Skolan

Svenskundervisningen i Chicago drivs enligt Skolverkets kursplan för s k kompletterande undervisning. Det innebär att vi koncentrerar oss på sådant som är specifikt svenskt (och nordiskt) och framför allt språkträning. Geografi, historia, samhällskunskap och musik finns också på programmet. Vi tar emot elever i åldrarna 6-18 år som använder svenska som dagligt umgängesspråk. Eleverna måste också kunna läsa något för att tillgodogöra sig undervisningen. Alla elever har undervisning på samma gång varannan söndag 10.15-13.00 på Svensk Amerikansk Museet i Andersonville.

Vi brukar ha ca 20 elever uppdelade i olika ålders/färdighetsgrupper. Även inom grupperna sker individualisering om så behövs. Eleverna har läxa till varje lektion. Det är tack vare föräldrarnas aktiva medverkan som den nuvarande organisationen med alla elever närvarande på en gång kan upprätthållas. Att ha elever i svenskundervisningen innebär därför ett kontinuerligt engagemang även för föräldrarna.

Ny Förskolegrupp: Vi på Svenska Skolan är väldigt sugna på att starta ytterligare en undervisningsgrupp, en förskolegrupp, som kan placeras mellan den yngre gruppen med små läsare och skrivare (5-9 år) och Bullerby-gruppen (0-5 år). Med andra ord en förskolegrupp (4-6 år) med barn som håller på att knäcka läs- och skrivkoderna, och som klarar sig behjälpligt på svenska. Vi har lärarutbildad personal till tjänsten och undervisningen skulle äga rum samtidigt som övriga grupper, 2 söndagar/mån under läsåret. Denna grupp skulle starta efter årsskiftet och vi undrar hur många som vore intresserade. Emejla snarast med info om antal barn och deras ålder till Sofia Wroblewski.

Mer information om Svenska Skolan kan du hittar på www.svenskaskolanchicago.com.

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Hours

General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Museum Store:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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  • 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL 60640

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