Register for all eight sessions (651-225-9265) or drop-in each week. $5/family and includes all children under 5.
Join us for a brand new weekly program for the youngest theatre-makers under 5!
Designed as your child’s first theatre arts experience, young children explore, observe, question, and collaborate during child led and teacher guided learning opportunities. Interactive sessions for caregivers and children feature songs, stories, art-making and lots of hands-on sensory play inspired by a beloved picture book. Session begins with 30 minutes of circle time & guided creative play activities while remainder of class is a less-structured, hands-on sensory play and art-making investigation. Children will build confidence, communication, and social skills as they explore ideas through their senses and creative play!
Class sessions are designed and led by SST’s Creative Learning Director, Megan Flod Johnson who specializes in innovative arts programs for the very young and has been commissioned by children’s museums all over the country. Check out her work at meganflod.org. Megan is eager to share creative arts programs for early years at SteppingStone Theatre.
Spring Session is inspired by stories with an interactive art component. We’ll explore visual picture books inspired by the interactive story and art-making processes of author, Herve Tulle.
April 11– Press Here: Shape Play
April 18– Mix it Up!: Colors and Color Mixing
April 25– Say ZOOP!: Silly sounds and rhythm instruments
May 2–The Game of Light: Light and Shadow Play
May 9–The Game of Sculpture: 3D Art and Building
May 16– Let’s Play!: Gross Motor Obstacle Course
May 23–I Am BLOP!: Paper and Puppets
May 30–The Game of Mix and Match: Pattern Collage Characters
Theatre Learning for 18 months-5 looks like:
Combining objects or materials in new and unexpected ways and showing delight in creating something new
Showing imagination in play and interactions with others to explore possible uses of objects and materials.
Loosely structured play
Learning through the senses
Taking turns speaking and listening
Early Childhood Drop-in
Join us for theatre learning programs designed for young children five and under.
Designed as your child’s first theatre arts experience and you’re invited to join us for the fun! We welcome caregivers to the first part of class (15-20 min) for interactive songs and stories while the remainder of class is an independent, hands-on creative drama and Art-making investigation on their own. Your child will build confidence, communication and social skills as they explore ideas through their senses and creative play!