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Chihuly Art Preschool Picassos

Picture of two peices of art work by Dave Chihuly.Join us 10:30AM Thursday, April 18th for Chihuly inspired art project.  We will have coffee filters and markers for our canvas and painting materials.  After the filters are filled in with colors we will spray them down with heavy laundry starch. After they dry you can glue them down to create a beautiful installation.  This program is intended for children ages 3 +.

Free Play Thursday 10:30 AM

Children Playing in sensory tubs full of rice

 

This Thursday is Free Play! We are going to have different toys for different developmental ages 0-6 for your children to come and explore.  You can expect some building block, puppets, and the ever popular sand box among other toys.  You are welcome to come in and play anytime from 10:30AM- 11:30AM. We’ll see you there. Want a preview? Click here!

It’s Spring! For Preschool Story time Tuesday, March 26th

Picture of spring flower craft for stroytimeMs. Andleeb will be reading books and inviting you to participate in a spring craft!  Make sure to get a ticket from the information desk and join us in the meeting room.  Preschool Storytime starts at 10:30AM and is geared towards children ages 3-6.    

Infant Rhyme Time 11:15 Tuesday

Join us Tuesday for our weekly Infant Rhyme Time at 11:15.  Our community of infants ages 0 - 18 months are treated to songs, rhymes and bubbles.  It's a fun place for babies and their caretakers.  

Infant Explorers: Bread Painting! Thursday

picture of an infant with paint around his/her mouthJoin us 10:30AM Thursday, March 6th for bread painting.  Babies 0-18 months are welcome to come and explore colors and textures for complete messy sensory exploration. We will be using thick slices of bread as our canvas and different versions of homemade “infant paints.”  This craft is intended as a squishy squeezy experience.  We don’t actually intend for the babies to snack on the bread but we making all the ingredients edible, just in case a few pieces get swallowed.

Thursday 10:30 AM Gumdrop & Toothpick Structures

Picture of gumdrop and toothpick bridge holding up rail road ties.Join us 10:30 AM Thursday, February 28 for a tasty bit of building.  We are building with gumdrops and toothpicks.  You can get serious and build bridges and buildings or just make funny looking creatures with your materials.  Just come and have fun.  This program is intended for children 3 +. 

The Legendary Fats Waller voted #1 Harlem Renaissance Musician 2013!

The Bear Creek community has voted Fats Waller as their favorite Harlem Renaissance musician at our 6th Annual Harlem Renaissance Party!  We danced and jumped and all around boogied to the tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Fats Waller.  After a good spread of tunes representing our nominees for the year the families voted on which performing artist tickled their toes the most.  The votes were close.  Ella came in as runner up with 26 votes and Fats Waller won with 27 votes!  Hope you can join us next year!    For more on Fats Waller click read more.

Harlem Renaissance Party Thursday!


Picture of Louis Armstrong

Join us Thursday, February 14 at 10:30 AM for our annual Harlem Renaissance Celebration.  Bring out your dancing feet and get ready to shake it!  It’s a fun chance to expose your kids to the incredible music created by legendary black musicians like Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday to name a few. 

Infant Explorers: Kool-Aid Playdough

Picture of a Child playing with homemade playdough.Join us 10:30AM Thursday, February 7th for a fun new exploration of Kool-Aid play dough.  Babies 0-18 months are welcome to come and explore colors and textures. We will be using homemade play dough with packets of Kool-Aid to make an array of colors. 
This activity is fun and easy to do with household materials. We got our idea from Pinterest! It led us to the website called It’s Gravy Baby.

Shadow Puppets, Thursday 10:30 AM

Picture of shadow puppets are meant to be displayed here.Thursday, January 24 we are building puppets.  On the fourth Thursday of the month here at the Katherine Tyra Library we invite children ages 3 and up to come enjoy an hour of engineering and original creative genius!  This Thursday we are constructing puppets!  I hope you can join us!  This program is intended for children 3+. 

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cat monkey shadow puppets

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