Little Sprouts Learning is a unique, pre-scholastic, learn-through-play program. Led by an educator, Little Sprouts features hands-on experiments and imaginative make-and-take home projects designed to nurture young minds and develop a good understanding of core literacy concepts, including art, history, math, and science. For ages 18-months – 6 years with an accompanying adult; Included with admission/Members free.
July 5 & 7: Passport to Culture: Japan’s Tanabata Festival—In Japan, the 7th of July commemorates Tanabata (Evening of the Seventh), also known as the Star Festival. This ancient celebration was introduced to Japan from China in the eighth century by means of a popular folktale, Orihime (Weaving Princess) and Hikoboshi (Boy Star, the Herder of Heaven’s Cows). Learn their story and how it inspired one of Japan’s most beloved festivals, and then create a wishing tree poem and wish card (tanzaku) to celebrate!
July 12 & 14: Earning and Spending: Color Sorting—Get to work earning FIG dollars by sorting colors and then spend them on FIG prizes!
July 19 & 21: Shaving Cream Printing—Draw and paint with shaving cream in this unique art-making technique.
July 26 & 28: Squish Symmetry—What is symmetry? Refine your motor skills as you turn your abstract design into a symmetrical painting using squeeze bottles filled with liquid color.