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Theatre Explorers: Story-Time Drop-in (Spring)

April 11 - May 30, 2018

10:00am - 11:00am

Theatre Explorers: Storytime Drop-in

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 11Press Here: Shape Play

April 18Mix it Up!: Colors and Color Mixing

April 25Say ZOOP!: Silly sounds and rhythm instruments

May 2The Game of Light: Light and Shadow Play

May 9The Game of Sculpture: 3D Art and Building

May 16Let’s Play!: Gross Motor Obstacle Course

May 23I Am BLOP!: Paper and Puppets

May 30The 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.

Theatre Explorers

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!


SteppingStone Theatre

55 Victoria Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104



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