Programming at The Kids Creative Space

Tinies: Music + Movement

For 0s, 1s and their Caregivers.

Tinies is a 45 minute music and movement class custom designed around a new theme every week. Examples of themes include Zoo, Holidays, Ocean, Rainbows, etc. All the experiences in Tinies are curated with the developmental milestones of this age group in mind. You can expect to participate in singing, instrument play, early literature, dancing, infant massage techniques, infant touch, and intentional bonding time with your baby.

Creative Toddlers

For Confidently Walking 1s, 2s, and 3s plus their Caregivers.

Toddlers is a 50 minute music, movement, and process art class designed around a new theme every week. Examples of themes include Rain, Colors, Insects, etc. In this class, you can expect to spend the first 35-40 minutes engaging in music and movement experiences, such as singing, playing instruments, creative and free dancing, scarf play, parachute play, and using pretend play manipulatives. The last 10-15 minutes are dedicated to a process art activity, such as painting with 1-2 colors, gluing, coloring, etc. Caregivers are expected to be present and actively participate throughout the entire class. All materials are provided.

Creative Preschoolers

For 3s, 4s, and 5s with Caregivers Optional
NOTE: Preschooler Creative Camp is taught independent from caregivers.

In this class, caregivers have the option to join us or allow their child to attend independently! Why did we decide to structure it this way? Well, some 3-year-olds are ready for the more advanced materials and activities this class offers, but caregivers may want to be involved with them for connection purposes. Some caregivers may prefer their child to have an independent experience. There’s no right or wrong answer! It’s all based on what your family needs and wants! So, you get to choose!

Preschoolers is a 50 minute music, movement, and process art class created around new thematic material each week. In this class, your child can expect to sing, engage in simple songwriting, play more sophisticated instruments (e.g., drums with mallets, ankle bells), participate in creative and free dancing, scarf play, and engage in pretend play with manipulatives, and more. The children in this class have more autonomy in shaping the direction of the class and are given additional opportunities to decide how they engage in their experiences.

Similar to the Toddlers class, the first 35-40 minutes are dedicated to music and movement, and the last 10-15 minutes are focused on process art. Process art activities for Preschoolers include scissor work, gluing, painting with multiple colors, using pipe cleaners, and more. All materials are provided.

FamJam: Music + Movement

For 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, and 5s plus their Caregivers.

Since the Kids Creative Space was formed, we’ve continually been asked “But do you do just music?”. The answer is now YES! This is a 45-minute, family-style music and movement class. It’s an excellent choice for families who want to continue with our programs but aren’t necessarily interested in adding the process art activities of Toddlers or Preschoolers. This class may be a good fit for you if you prefer to avoid artsy messes or if you need to keep siblings together in a class due to childcare restrictions. In this class, you can expect to sing, play instruments, enjoy musical stories, dance, use movement props such as scarves or parachutes, and engage with other musical pretend play manipulatives. We conclude each class with a song request minute. Caregivers are expected to be present and actively participate throughout the entire class

Creative Early Elementary

For 5s, 6s, 7s, and 8s.

These offerings are most often summers camps that are 5 days long for a duration of 3 hours each day OR 1 day for a duration of 3 hours. They are thematic and past themes have included Christmas in July, Summer Time, Independence Day, Aaron’s Craft Soda in partnership with Servaes Brewing Company, Back To School, and Water Wonder. In these camps, your child can expect to experience singing, song writing, instrument playing and orchestration, movement with props, open ended art making opportunities, sometimes water balloon fights, maybe popsicles, magnetic tiles, other building materials, engagement of imagination, etc. Of all our classes, Early Elementary affords the most creative autonomy to the participants. Early Elementary is taught independent from Caregivers. All materials are provided.

Early Elementary Yoga

For children ages 5, 6, 7, or 8 

Early elementary yoga is independent of caregivers. In this class we will explore yoga poses and character skills through storytelling, we’ll practice relaxation and self-regulation techniques through various mindfulness activities, and we will learn social emotional skills through mindfulness games and exercises. Most importantly, we will have fun! Children will be encouraged to listen to their bodies and to go at their own pace. 

Instructor: Maria McNeal

Open Play + Creative Exploration

Open play is a 2 hour block of time for children have unlimited access to all our materials, modalities, and expertise. Think of this like a “creative free play” time. We set out invitations for your children to use our movement props, art and making supplies, and musical instruments. Your children decide what they would like to do and how they would like to engage with our materials and expertise. This could mean they pick the songs we sing on the guitar or they decide how we dance or if we should try some yoga postures. Maybe your child will decide what to make and how we should make it. This experience is completely child led with very little structure.

Open play materials that often make an appearance are the pickler triangle, light table, scarves, instrument petting zoo, balancing logs and stepping stones, magnetic tiles, play dough, process art supplies, books, toy cars and tracks, and much more.

As we pilot our open play hours, we are making this event pay what you can.

Would you like to join us for $1? You can!
Would you like to join us for $5? You can!
Got a little more than that to throw our way? We love to see it!

Cash and Venmo: @thekidscreativespace are our accepted payment methods for this event. Payment is on arrival.

Due to the size of our space, we do have to limit sign-ups for event. So if you sign up we ask that you honor it to the best of your ability.

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