45 - 60 MINUTES
ALL YEAR ROUND
Grown Up & Me 1+ provides our youngest participants with the joyful creative experience of PLAYDAY! GUM 1+ is designed for parent/caregiver participation while encouraging and showcasing your child’s independent spirit. During GUM ART 1+, PLAYDAY instructors guide children and their grown ups through a variety of activities based on children’s literary favorites. All creative activities focus on motor skill and cognitive development emphasizing color, exploration, and discovery. Each GUM team has their own dedicated space to sculpt, draw, and paint. During GUM SENSORY 1+, GUM teams get to interact with our pre-set SENSORY stations. GUM 1+ is where your little one’s first ART and SENSORY memories are made! Book each class separately or save by purchasing a 10 PACK.
GUM ART brings a children’s book to life through engaging, hands-on art projects where messiness is encouraged (smocks provided). We begin each class introducing ourselves, singing our Hello song, and reading a captivating story. Some of our favorites are Eric Carle's “Hungry Caterpillar”, “Pete the Cat”, and “The Big Blue Truck”. We use these stories to inspire our various art projects, meant to introduce little ones to a variety of art skills and fun materials. Projects include painting the main character of the story, building a collage of the story’s setting, drawing stencil art of story elements, and creative exploration. Once our masterpieces are complete, we clean up and celebrate our hard work with a bubble dance party. Children will leave with their projects, some new art techniques, and friends!
Developmental Activation: fine motor skills, print awareness, sensory input
GUM SENSORY gives children the chance to experience art and materials in a very tactile manner. The class begins with our Hello song and introductions. Our instructor will then take children around to art project stations that they can explore at their own pace during the duration of the class. These projects are curated to provide maximum opportunity for sensory input. Children will be able to dip their hands in paint to make a finger painted mural, build structures out of kinetic sand, touch liquid glue while creating a collage, mold play dough into animals, and much more. Additional elements like a sand bucket with funnels, tub of water beads and tools, and a water bin are used to add new stimuli for children to compare. We end our classes reading a story, singing our Goodbye song, and celebrating our hard work with a bubble dance party! Children leave with formative experiences involving texture and touch.
Developmental Activation: sensory input, gross motor skills, curiosity
GUM CREATIVE HOUR
GUM CREATIVE HOUR gives little ones the chance to explore PLAYDAY’s space and materials to the fullest extent. The class always begins with our Hello Song and Introductions. Then, the instructor will take children around the studio space and describe the different projects that they’ll complete at their own pace during the duration of the class. Some weeks involve a thematic element connecting each project (letters, holidays, or seasons) while others have more variety. Children will use dot markers to decorate images, create collage puppets or letters, collaborate on a beautiful wall mural, mold play dough into animals, and so much more. Additional elements like a sand or rice bucket with funnels and toys are incorporated to give children a different element to experience. We end our classes reading a story, singing our Goodbye song, and celebrating our hard work with a bubble dance party! Children leave with a bunch of art projects and wonderful memories with new friends.
Developmental Activation: fine motor skills, curiosity, self-expression/choice
HEALTH & SAFETY
We closely monitor and follow all government guidelines related to COVID and other safety measures.
Please pack your child a nut-free lunch to enjoy during their lunchtime break.
All classes are taught by our talented, creative, and patient art-trained staff.