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Naper Settlement, DuPage Children's Museum team for day of play

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  • Children can test their skill at games that amused the children who first settled in Naperville during Naperville Plays! on Sunday at Naper Settlement.

      Children can test their skill at games that amused the children who first settled in Naperville during Naperville Plays! on Sunday at Naper Settlement.
    Daily Herald File Photo

  • Hoop rolling, and even hula hooping, are among the games families can try during Naperville Plays!, an afternoon of vintage games and outdoor fun planned by Naper Settlement and DuPage Children's Museum.

       Hoop rolling, and even hula hooping, are among the games families can try during Naperville Plays!, an afternoon of vintage games and outdoor fun planned by Naper Settlement and DuPage Children's Museum.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer, JUNE 2013

  • Naperville Plays! offers a variety of activities, including a little Sunday afternoon croquet on the lawn of the Martin Mitchell Mansion at Naper Settlement.

      Naperville Plays! offers a variety of activities, including a little Sunday afternoon croquet on the lawn of the Martin Mitchell Mansion at Naper Settlement.
    Daily Herald File Photo

 
By Brianne Bromberek
DuPage Children’s Museum

Double your fun when Naper Settlement and DuPage Children's Museum team up to present Naperville Plays!, a timeless day of play for all ages.

Activities run from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St., Naperville, and coincide with the Settlement Sunday events that include free ice cream sundaes.

During Naperville Plays! visitors can discover the wonder of play and innovation in a historical setting. Activities include:

• Games through the ages (vintage games station);

• Hula hoop station, along with hoops and sticks;

• Cookie walk;

• Musical performance by children's recording artist Joel Frankel from 2:30 to 3 p.m.;

• "Pop-up" exhibit featuring community members' vintage toy and memorabilia collections;

• Storytelling;

• Hobby horse obstacle course;

• Croquet at the Martin Mitchell Mansion;

• Relay races;

• Firehouse station, bucket brigade, and Joe Naper Pumper demonstration;

• Vintage photo booth;

• Quilt Make-It-and-Take-It station;

• Naperville Public Library craft station; and

• Free ice cream sundae for Settlement Sundays.

Admission is $12 adults, $11 seniors 62 and older, $8 ages 4 to 12, and free for younger children, Naperville residents, Naperville Settlement members, and DuPage Children's Museum members.

The next Naperville Plays! will be Jan. 24 at DuPage Children's Museum. For information, visit napersettlement.org or dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

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