Flint Children's Museum

Children learned about nocturnal animals at the Flint Children's Museum on Sunday, October 27, 2019.  They used loose parts to create their own versions of an owl.  This event was definately a hoot!

Flint Development Center

Wednesday mornings are spent with children who are attending the summer program at the Flint Development Center. Hands-on activites and art projects stimiluate the students and promote imagination.

For Mar Nature Preserve

Families of all ages and sizes froliced in the mud at For Mar Nature Preserve on Saturday, June 29, 2019, in celebration of International Mud Day. The Pop-Up School provided pots, pans, measuring cups, baking pans, and bowls so that children could use their imaginations when cooking in the "mud kitchen."   

Crossroads Village

The effects of gravity were explored at Crossroads Village on Saturday, June 15, 2019, as children created and flew straw space ships and batted around Junior Float R Parachutes.

Positive Start Child Development Center

The topic of discussion at Positive Start Child Development Center this May centered around life cycles. After reading the book titled, The Wide Mouthed Frog, students fashioned their own frogs using pool noodles and a party favor. 

For Mar Nature Preserve

Everyone had a great time at For Mar Nature Preserve on Saturday, May 11, 2019, for their second annual Superhero Run. Children and their families played with the parachute, ran through our obstacle course, and played a friendly game of Cornhole. After the run, some families relaxed by reading books provided by the Pop-Up School.


The Pop-Up School joined Story Time at Applewood on Friday, May 3, 2019.  The book of the day, Lola Plants a Garden, by Anna McQuinn inspired our "create your own flower craft."  Children designed their own flowers with all sorts of loose parts.

UM-Flint Nursing Program - Service Learning Project

The UM-Flint Pop-Up School has teamed up with the UM-Flint Nursing Program to provide preschoolers with lessons on nutrition, personal hygeine, and physical fitness.  Hands-on activities, games, and dramatic play allow the children to learn and practie life skills.  Mrs. Walker's preschool class at Sunny Patch Learning Center (Donaldson Location) is seen here enjoying a lesson on nutrition.

Sunny Patch Learning Center - Donaldson location

Children at Sunny Patch enjoy building with all sorts of materials.  This ball maze can be constructed in different configurations.  When the ball goes into the tube, it can travel down several paths and exit through several openings.  This is a great activity for problem solving and probability.