Activity Descriptions


Deconstructed Play
with Cheyenne

Inspired by Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood learning, Cheyenne will provide provocations and invitations for your child that include natural materials, sensory experiences, small world play, loose parts play, light exploration, messy play, process art, and much more. Playdoh, pinecones, shadows, water, magnets, rocks, fabric, feathers, sticks, the materials are simple and…deconstructed. Each week your child will make sense of the world around them by exploring and investigating materials that provoke wonder, discussion, question, interest, and creativity. Take a moment to sit back and observe what your child is drawn to when the play is open-ended and the learning is self-directed. Deconstructed Play will inspire curiosity and create a language rich learning space for you to engage with your child. This class is included with admission to the play café. Reservations are strongly encouraged and may be made via the link below.

Appropriate for children age 12 months to 5 years. Children younger than 3 years of age must have an adult present with them in the studio.

Thursday 10:30-11:30

Mr. Daniel

Mr. Daniel LIVE!

Jam out with Mr. Daniel! A live music experience featuring the man himself- Mr. Daniel. Adults & kids will enjoy this performance featuring unique original music and childhood favorites. We highly recommend making a reservation as we regularlry sell out for these shows!
Check out Mr. D's music HERE
All Ages
included with admission
reserve a play session at the same time this activity is scheduled

Fridays 10:30-11:30
in the learning studio


Fiber Optic Sensory Exploration
with Meghan

This class focuses on gross motor skills and sensory integration. It encourages your child in their natural exploration at the Urban Chalkboard with a space for bigger physical movement and the tactile and visual sensation of fiber optic lights. We will be facilitating gross motor stations such as tunnel play, stretchy streamer spider web, movement patterns with rhymes, instrument play, bouncy balls to name a few and then enter a vibrant world of fiber optic lights where they can touch and view different lights as they relax and engage.

All Ages
included with admission
reserve a play session at the same time this activity is scheduled

Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:15
in the Learning Studio

Greeks FN

$5 Family Night
Sponsored by Greeks Pizza Carmel & BIER Brewery

**$5 per child 5p-7p**
Hey working parents! We heard you when you said that #theUC should be open in the evening. We are excited to announce our $5 Family Nights!!! Enjoy a bite to eat while kids play in the cafe. On the menu will be Greek's Pizzeria of Carmel & Village of West Clay.
Over 21? We will be serving BIER & wine on select evenings! Our full cafe menu will also be available if you need a jolt. No need to rush home and make dinner. Let us do the work for you. Your family will have a blast and you can thank us later.

All Ages
$5 per child at or over 9 months of age
Dinner & Drinks a la carte

Thursdays 5 - 7


Grandparents' Day

The first Monday of every month is Grandparents' Day at The Urban Chalkboard. Kids get half off admission if they attend with a grandparent. Discount will be given off Walk-in & Pre-Pay admissions. To redeem deal online use code UCGRAND at checkout.

All Ages
included with admission

All Day
the 1st Monday of each month


Multiples Day

Second Wednesday of every month we discount admission for twins, triplets, quadruplets & quintuplets. Use code MULTIPLES or QUINTS at checkout to claim your discount

All Ages
included with admission

All Day
the 2nd Wednesday of each month


BEAM Interactive Play

Each Monday our learning studio is transformed. BEAM is an interactive system that creates a play experience like no other. Kiddos will have so much fun while developing motor skills & spacial awareness.

Mondays at 10:30

Included with admission
Ages Crawling-5


Babies Play Music with The Docs

Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check-in and get comfy before class begins

There is something so amazing about watching babies’ faces light up and their little hands and feet pumping to the beat of their favorite tune. In Babies Play Music, caregivers and babies will sing, play music, and move to new and familiar songs and nursery rhymes. Children will explore the guitar, piano, and percussion instruments. Prepare to revisit your favorite childhood songs, learn a few new ones, and experience lasting and loving memories with your baby through music. Some parents say the best part of this class is making great friends with the incredible parents and children. Others say it’s watching their babies become budding rockstars. Who will have more fun, your baby or you?

Ages birth to 18 months
Tuesdays 9:30-10:00
Reserve online and pay $15
$17 at the door drop-in rate
5 classes for $65 (save $10)
10 classes for $135 (save $15)
  • you choose 5 or dates dates from series Sept-Dec
  • Pass may be used for Toddlers class as child grows
  • Switch dates at your convenience by calling 317.815.5711
  • Stay & Play in the cafe for an additional $5 per child.
  • GO Listing Heros

    Toddlers Play Music with The Docs

    Arrive 10-15 minutes early to check-in and get comfy before class begins

    If you know toddlers, you know they can’t sit still. In Toddlers Play Music, caregivers and toddlers will direct this energy into singing songs with finger play, imitation, body movements, and playing instruments during musical games. Children just learning to communicate will enjoy songs that combine sign and voice and lots of repetition. In addition to loud and soft, fast and slow, and high and low, we will also practice one-step directions and listening skills. Expect the unexpected.

    Ages 18 to 36 months
    Tuesdays 10:15-10:45
    Reserve online and pay $15
    $17 at the door drop-in rate
    5 classes for $65 (save $10)
    10 classes for $135 (save $15)
  • you choose 5 or dates dates from series Sept-Dec
  • Switch dates at your convenience by calling 317.815.5711
  • Stay & Play in the cafe for an additional $5 per child.
  • Santa Paws

    Santa Paws

    Saturday December, 16th
    10:00am - 1:00pm
    Kids can share their wish list & pose for portraits with the Santa Pups of CCI.
    Parents & Families are welcome to sit for pictures.
    Enjoy crafts & a complimentary hot chocolate bar while waiting for your time with the fuzzy canines.

    Cost is $15 per sitting which includes 3 digital photos. Additional sittings can purchased.

    All proceeds go directly to Canine Companions for Independence Indiana Chapter. CCI is a 5013c non-profit that works locally and nationally to place service dogs with people in need free of charge.

    Sitting fee is due at the event and can be made payable to CCI via check, credit card or cash.
    Stay & Play after your photos for only $5 per child!!!


    Paws & Read

    Literacy circle to enrich preschoolers and encourage the love of books. Appropriate for pre-readers & beginning readers age birth- 5 years.
    We will gather with CCI pup Tristan IV & enjoy a new book each meeting. Our furry friend will lend an ear to each child while giving them a safe & cozy place to let their inner reader flourish. Current research shows that a furry friend creates a comfortable & relaxing relationship between children & books. Find more info here & here.

    Reserve a play session around the time paws & read is scheduled to join in.

    Included with cafe admission.

    Urban Yogis

    Urban Yogis

    Yoga for all ages & stages. Athena will work through basic poses & breathing exercises to calm, ground & connect. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours.
    This activity is included with your cafe admission.
    All Ages with a parent or caregiver

    Reserve a play session around the time Urban Yogis is scheduled to join in.



    After School Programs
    Each new session, we will be building all new models, so your junior engineer can participate again and again! Using gears, motors, axles, and technic bricks, we are taking LEGO building to the next level. At each class, we learn about a new subject, then we create a motorized, moving model of it using LEGO® bricks! Your child will get to see his or her creations spin, jump, wiggle, and drive while learning about engineering concepts to become a better builder. Each class uses unique Bricks 4 Kidz model plans that aren't found in stores or online, with fun themes such as transportation, space, construction, amusement parks, and more. Various levels of difficulty for beginning builders up to experts! We learn, we build, we play...with LEGO® bricks. Models are for in-class use only.
    Email for discount code.

    Copy of Meet & Greet

    3rd Anniversary

    The Urban Chalkboard is turning 3! Join us in a full-day celebration of Chalkboard fun! And as a thank you for all of our friends and customers who have supported us, we are giving you $5 admission all day. We will have special giveaways throughout the day. Sips and nibbles from our local partners, a jam session with Mr. Daniel, birthday cake, and lots of fun for everyone!

    Family Friendly Dance Party

    Baby Rave

    Our learning studio is transformed into a family friendly dance hall the last Friday of the month. Grab a glow stick and dance your heart out to a themed play list curated to make you move. Great activity for all ages to move & groove. Choose an afternoon play session to join in the fun!
    Included with admission

    Urban Beats

    Urban Beats with Ms. Dana

    One of our favorite programs is BACK!!! Join Ms. Dana in the Learning Studio for shaking, rocking & rolling to your favorite songs. She will use her amazing voice, shakers, bells, sticks & other percussive toys to immerse everyone in a music-filled jam session.
    ALL AGES activity
    Included with cafe admission
    Choose a play session around the time Urban Beats is scheduled to join in!


    Drop-In Play Sessions

    Want to come in and play? Choose a play session time and enjoy the cafe for up to 3 hours.
    Sessions can be extended, free of charge, if we are not at capacity.
    Want to enjoy an 'included with admission' activity on our calendar? Choose a drop-in session time that coordinates with that activity and enjoy!
    Play sessions are $10 when you reserve online or $12 if you walk-in.
    Load up a punch pass before reserving and get 5 sessions for the price of 4!