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Constitutional Precinct Johannesburg
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Tuesday to Friday 9:30 AM - 3:30PM
Saturday 9:30 - 12:30
Schools and groups are welcome but please phone ahead to book for groups of over 5 children.
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|| From Birth - 11 years old
Stimulating exhibits & programs for kids at Constitutional Hill
Play Africa's exhibits and programmes stimulate physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of young children from birth – 10 years. Each exhibit is fun and captivating for both children as well as the adults who love them, allowing families to spend quality time learning, playing, dreaming and discovering together.
All programs are tailor made for the age groups and numbers of children we expect, therefore pre-bookings are essential.
Imagination Playground - Creative ideas come alive as children and families use special big blue blocks to make and build whatever their minds can imagine. From time machines to castles, motorcycles to kitchens, children take the lead as they innovate on one another’s ideas
Rigamajig - This large-scale building kit for hands-on free play and playful STE(A)M learning lets children use wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope to follow their curiosity through play while learning 21st century skills. There are no right or wrong answers; the act of playing and building is the goal
Marble Run - Children learn the basic design and testing concepts critical to engineering, and build larger-than-life marble runs using inexpensive materials and masking tape
Farm to Market - Children and families get to play make believe while planting, harvesting, selling and buying vegetables and fruit. This fun exhibit lets children learn numeracy, literacy while having fun
Children's Maker Space - In this flexible, versatile exhibit, creativity comes alive as children choose from a range of everyday, recycled materials, wood offcuts and recycled e-waste to make their own creations
For special programs we also offer the following
Make a Movie with Stop-Motion Animation - Children and families make a movie through stop-motion animation. In this station, everyone takes turn making new marks on a single canvas, taking pictures throughout the process. At the end, the images of the evolving image the children have created are used to make a movie
Incwadi Yothando - Children and their caregivers use a range of craft materials to create incwadi yothando, or “love letters,” to the people and things that are important to them
Mono printing - Children and families create art side by side as they roll out printing ink onto plates, design their own creation, and pull their own prints
We Are Play Africa - Children work with local artists to paint self-portraits. Together, the self-portraits will form part of a collaborative work of art created for Play Africa to send a message of welcoming and belonging to all who visit
Our Stories - Storytelling is an important creative art, linked to South Africa’s important oral cultural traditions. Volunteers read from Play Africa’s library and support literacy through a range of hands-on learning experiences
Farm to Market - Children learn about agriculture, whole foods and healthy nutrition in this hands-on exhibit that promotes role play and the building blocks for early literacy and numeracy.
The Nature Hero Program -The Nature Hero program is linked to a proudly South African book called The Big Show published by Play Africa in collaboration with Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo. The story teaches children and families important lessons about human impact on the world around us, and the power of working together as a team to shape the future of our planet.
Children's Theatre - Children and families pull back the curtains to express themselves as they play pretend on stage using a range of props and costumes
Children’s Planetarium - Children and families can explore South Africa’s night sky together inside our portable planetarium, supported by a Play Africa facilitator who will introduce basic vocabulary and indigenous stories about the stars that have been through the ages
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