Drop-in Format: No need to register in advance, simply drop-by SteppingStone on Wednesdays when you are able! We’re happy to have you, whether you attend one class or all class dates.
Pre-Registration Option: If you’re a Theatre Explorers super-fan, and would like to register in advance, you have the option, below! With pre-registration, you receive up to 2 classes for free!
Designed as your child’s first Art experience, this class is hands-on and interactive! Children (5 and under) and their caregiver(s) join in 30 minutes of guided stories, songs, and introductory creative drama while the remainder of class is spent independently exploring hands-on creative play, art-making, and sensory stations. Your child will build confidence in working with new materials, communicating ideas with their voices and bodies, and deepening social skills as they explore ideas through their senses and creative play!
THEMES THIS SESSION
Wednesday, Apr 10
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Wednesday, Apr 17
Wednesday, Apr 24
Mrs. Wishy Washy’s Farm
Wednesday, May 1
Sick Day for Amos McGee
Wednesday, May 8
Planting a Rainbow
Wednesday, May 15
A Seed is Sleepy
Wednesday, May 22
Muncha Muncha Muncha
Wednesday, May 29
What Can You Do With a Paleta?
> Drop-In format: No need to register in advance, simply drop-by SteppingStone on Wednesdays when you are able! > What to wear: Dress to move and get a little messy. All products we use are non toxic and washable. > Getting Here: Our address is 55 North Victoria Street, St. Paul. Enter at the ground-level Accessible Entrance, on the north side of our building, nearest the Fire Station. > Parking: SteppingStone Theatre does not have a parking lot. We have plenty of unmetered street parking along Victoria, Holly and Ashland. Please be mindful of signs & restrictions. > Payment: At the door, we accept card, cash, or check. > Please note: We cannot accommodate full daycare or school groups at this time.
THEATRE LEARNING AT AGES 18 MONTHS-4 YEARS LOOKS LIKE:
Combining materials in new and unexpected ways
Showing imagination in play and interactions
Learning through the senses
Practicing speaking and listening
Designed as your child’s first Theatre experience, this program is hands-on and interactive! Pre-K children and their caregiver(s) join in 30 minutes of guided stories, songs, and creative play, while the remainder of class is spent independently exploring hands-on creative drama and art-making stations. Your child will build confidence, communication, and social skills as they explore ideas through their senses and creative play!
THEATRE LEARNING IN PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN LOOKS LIKE:
Using your body to express ideas
Pretend play with pantomime
Learning simple theatre exercises and vocabulary
Inspired by your child’s favorite books, young artists work together in a process-oriented environment, to explore theatre foundations like physicalizing characters, story sequencing, and theatre vocabulary. Our Teaching Artists engage students in rich creative exploration to promote artistic growth while fostering social, physical, emotional, and cognitive development. On the final day of class, family & friends are invited to a Class Sharing of creative drama exercises, book scenes, favorite songs, creative movement, and artwork made throughout class.