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Young Explorers! Ages 1 - 3

Join us for a bi-weekly play and learn date with Midland Center for the Arts! Young Explorers begins at 9:30 AM for infants and toddlers ages 1 to 3 and their caregivers. We explore with stories, science and art themed activities.

Fall Harvest

OCT 21, 2020 / 9:30 AM
VIRTUAL

We will read It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall, then we will explore size as we measure pumpkins and explore color as we create a pumpkin.

Animals All Around

NOV 4, 2020 / 9:30 AM
VIRTUAL


Discover the many animals that live on a farm as we read The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming.  We will practice our rhythm as we sing “5 Muddy Pigs” and then we will create a cow craft.

Animals All Around

NOV 18, 2020 / 9:30 AM
VIRTUAL

We will read View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom.  Then, we will practice our large motor skills as we act like zoo animals and our scissor skills as we create a lion mask.

Little Picassos

DEC 2, 2020 / 9:30 AM
VIRTUAL

Become an artist as we read Lines that Wiggle by Candace Whitman.  We will draw different types of lines and create a colorful pipe cleaner sculpture as we practice fine motor skills.

Little Picassos

DEC 16, 2020 / 9:30 AM
VIRTUAL

Discover the many colors found in the world around us as we read Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.  Then practice color matching and create your own mixed paint masterpiece.

In the Arctic

JAN 6, 2021 / 9:30 AM
VIRTUAL


Suit up to explore the frozen tundra as we read Snowball by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet.  We will make our own sensory snow dough and practice our counting using ‘snow balls.’

In the Arctic

JAN 20, 2021 / 9:30 AM
VIRTUAL

Go on a journey to the arctic as we read Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear? By Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr. Then we will practice our motor skills as we feed polar bears and make a special polar bear craft.

All About Me

FEB 3, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Learn about the human body and what makes it unique as we read My Body by Jill McDonalds. After story time, create a unique self portrait as you identify your legs, hands, fingers, and toes!

All About Me

FEB 17, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Learn about your five senses as we read I Hear a Pickle (and Smell, See, Touch and Taste It Too!) by Rachel Isadora. Then join us for sensory exploration as we create scented dough and a tactile work of art

Dinosaur Rumble!

MAR 3, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Become a paleontologist for the day as we read Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton. Join us for a mini dinosaur dig and then build a dinosaur skeleton using pasta

Dinosaur Rumble!

MAR 17, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Explore the world of dinosaurs as we read Am I Yours? by Alex Latimer.  Following story time, practice your measuring skills as we measure a dinosaur and explore shapes during a dinosaur craft.

April Showers

APR 7, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Learn more about our changing weather as we read Little Cloud by Eric Carle. Create your own fluffy cloud artwork and practice writing your letters in a cloud!

April Showers

APR 21, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Explore the wonders of thunderstorms as we read Thunder-Boomer by Shutta Crum.  Make it rain during a sensory science experiment and create a thunderstorm inspired masterpiece.

May Flowers

MAY 5, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Discover the life cycle of a flower as we read The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.  Help us identify and sort the parts of a flower and then plant your own seed and watch it bloom at home!

May Flowers

MAY 19, 2021 / 9:30 AM

Learn about the helpful pollinators that make our flowers grow as we read The Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman. We will practice our fine motor skills as we transfer pollen like a bee and greedy bee honeycomb craft.

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Camps

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