pedagogy of play

POP LOUISVILLE

A Self-Directed Learning Community

Calendar

Stay up to date on the offerings of clubs, workshops, lessons and more happening at POP Louisville.

Our Community Agreement

We ask all families to abide by the Member Agreement while at POP. These guidelines are very important to our community, and can be found here.

More Information

Link to our frequently asked questions. Now with ANSWERS!

Youth Waiver of Liability

Please bring a signed copy to first meetup

Adult Waiver of Liability

Please bring a signed copy to first meetup

“Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box.”

― Deepak Chopra

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

-Pablo Picasso

"Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."

-Oscar Wilde

What is POP Louisville INC?

POP Louisville Inc is a non-profit organization, dedicated to promote, support and practice Self-Directed Education in Louisville KY and beyond.  We aim to provide the optimizing conditions to best support SDE for homeschooling families in a space that promotes respectful relationships and offers unlimited time for free play.

Read more about our 3 main initiatives:

  • The POP Co-op for Homeschooling Families (More…)
  • The LUCKY Club, an SDE Support Group (Facebook Page & Band App Community)
  • POP Louisville, a Full Time Self-Directed Learning Community (Info Coming Soon)
  • Living Without School, a Blog by local homeschooling parents about living without school. (Coming soon)

We are a secular and inclusive group.

Where Does the POP co-op meet?

POP Louisville Co-op meets inside Fourth Presbyterian Church. (We are not affiliated with the church, other than renting their beautiful space.)

This is near the UofL main campus, at 3016 Preston Hwy Louisville KY. (map link)

POP is a place where people of all ages and abilities get together to play, work, learn, and connect.

The decline of play | Peter Gray | TEDxNavesink

Location

3016 Preston Hwy Louisville KY 40217

DAYS & Hours

MON:  1PM-4PM

WED:  1PM-4PM

FRI:  1PM-4PM

Email

info @ PopLouisville.com

Our FUN

” I can play on the swing as long as I want. I can talk to my friends, and play the entire time. It’s totally up to me!”

Jessica A.

POP Member

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Perler Beads
09/26/2022/ Monday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  We will make perler bead creations! We have all the equipment needed. Helpful links: https://dontyoushushme.com/2022/05/31/makerspace-station-perler-beads/ My Pinterest Board of Patterns and ideas     [...]
Bellydancing
09/26/2022/ Monday    
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Every Monday in September at 3:00pm All Ages (Adults and Kids welcome) Kerridwen will host an exercise session focusing on bellydance movement repertoire and stretching.
Make PIZZA
09/28/2022/ Wednesday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We will make PIZZAS! Making the dough will get started right after 1pm, so we will have time to let the dough rise, then make [...]
Cardboard and tape
09/30/2022/ Friday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bring cardboard! Bring Tape! We will build .... stuff. Forts? Games? Toys? Swords? Shields? Cardboard Connection ideas Link https://learn.adafruit.com/cardboard-fundamentals?view=all   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKvntV6HC-0  
Playdoh Making
10/03/2022/ Monday    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We will make a playdo playdoh playdough from scratch!  
Lego Club
10/05/2022/ Wednesday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We will provide many legos to play with!
FacePaint & Makeup
10/07/2022/ Friday    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bring some facepaint and/or makeup to play with! We will have a bunch to share.
Pokemon Day
10/10/2022/ Monday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bring pokemon cards, toys, games to show and share!
POP Member Meeting
10/11/2022/ Tuesday    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
POP Member Meeting. Details in Band App.
Fall Crafts
10/12/2022/ Wednesday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We will make some crafts with fall... ummm... stuff. Art supplies and nature.  
Make A Movie
10/14/2022/ Friday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We will make a movie! Details TBA  
Horses and Ponies
10/17/2022/ Monday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Theme day! Bring a (toy) horse(s), ponies etc. Dress up and act like a horse. Horse around.  Look up awful horse puns. Or don't. Because [...]
Green Screen Fun
10/19/2022/ Wednesday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We will set up a green screen, and learn how to use it with photo and video apps.
Origami & Paper Planes
10/21/2022/ Friday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We will make origami and paper airplanes.
Beyblades
10/24/2022/ Monday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Try out Beyblades! Bring your own if you have some.
Magnets
10/26/2022/ Wednesday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
We have tons of magnets to play with. Bring some to share if you like!
Halloween Party
10/28/2022/ Friday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Details TBA. But we know we plan to have snacks, treats, and dress up!
Halloween! Dress Up
10/31/2022/ Monday    
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wear your costume! (we don't plan to have candy/treats, considering the kids will get plenty that evening!) The Halloween Party is schedule for Fri 10/28  
Illuminati Club
11/02/2022/ Wednesday    
All Day
Host: Lev; What is Illuminati: (Wikipedia) The Illuminati[1] (plural of Latin illuminatus, 'enlightened') is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name usually [...]
(cancelled) Just Japanese
11/04/2022/ Friday    
All Day
Host: Lucy ; "Japanese word of the day, and teach Hiragana and basic words and phrases" May use DuoLingo as well.
Rubik's Cube Club
11/04/2022/ Friday    
All Day
Host: Zyan. "A club for anyone who knows or wants to know how to solve Rubik's cubes. " Helpful Links: Videos on how to solve, [...]
Events on 09/26/2022/ Monday
Perler Beads
26 Sep 22
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Bellydancing
26 Sep 22
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Events on 09/28/2022/ Wednesday
Make PIZZA
28 Sep 22
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Events on 09/30/2022/ Friday
Cardboard and tape
30 Sep 22
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Events on 10/03/2022/ Monday
Playdoh Making
3 Oct 22
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Events on 10/05/2022/ Wednesday
Lego Club
5 Oct 22
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Events on 10/07/2022/ Friday
FacePaint & Makeup
7 Oct 22
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Events on 10/10/2022/ Monday
Pokemon Day
10 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/11/2022/ Tuesday
POP Member Meeting
11 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/12/2022/ Wednesday
Fall Crafts
12 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/14/2022/ Friday
Make A Movie
14 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/17/2022/ Monday
Horses and Ponies
17 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/19/2022/ Wednesday
Green Screen Fun
19 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/21/2022/ Friday
Origami & Paper Planes
21 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/24/2022/ Monday
Beyblades
24 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/26/2022/ Wednesday
Magnets
26 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/28/2022/ Friday
Halloween Party
28 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 10/31/2022/ Monday
Halloween! Dress Up
31 Oct 22
Louisville
Events on 11/02/2022/ Wednesday
Illuminati Club
2 Nov 22
Louisville
Events on 11/04/2022/ Friday
(cancelled) Just Japanese
4 Nov 22
Louisville
Rubik's Cube Club
4 Nov 22
Louisville