Grab your toddler (ages 18 months-3 years) and come on down to Creative Tot Mornings hosted every Monday-Friday between 10-10:45AM. Creative Tots season runs throughout the school year. (We offer Summer Camps throughout the summer.) Creative Tots will resume the Tuesday, Sept 4th. (After Labor day) Creative Tot Mornings are specifically designed to help your growing toddler explore art for the first time in a variety of different ways. Your child will have the opportunity each class to engage in new and exciting art materials and strengthen fine motor skills such as lifting a paint brush, squeezing, pinching, and sculpting. Our studio offers toddler height tables and chairs, a sink for cleaning up, water tables, toddler size smocks, and just about every art material you can imagine! If your tot is now between 3-5 years and you are looking for them to try new materials and continue their artistic growth, check out Creative Explorer program.
What’s the format of Creative Tots Mornings? Each class is designed to help your child develop an understanding of the world around them. Classes begin with story time. Toddlers and their grownups will listen, watch, and experience a different book or story each week. Following the story, toddlers and their grownups will be presented with activity centers & or projects designed to SPARK imagination & foster growth in your tot. For example: If we read the book: The Rainbow Fish toddlers would complete their morning by creating different projects and participating in activities:
- painting ocean water with different textured paint brushes
- blowing bubbles and making their own bubble wands
- creating a sand dough that can be rolled, pinched, and sculpted
- looking at shells, coral, starfish, and more in our very own touch pond
Where can I see examples of class projects? Instagram @theartsparkclassroom Facebook The Art Spark: A Creative Classroom What’s the cost? Each morning that you & your tot attends costs $9.00. Choose the number of classes you would like to attend & complete your purchase by filling out the form below. Creative Morning Tots can be attended at your convenience anytime. Classes will be offered throughout the entire school year. Sept-End of May. All payments must be processed online with form submission. Paying is easily as you can pay with credit card or PayPal. A $10 fee will be added to checks.
Does my pass roll-over to next year if I don’t use it? No, it does not. All passes must be used up by the end of May 2019. Passes that were purchased before June 2018 are no longer valid.
Is it okay to just drop-in for a class without a pass? No. We only prepare enough materials for class-pass holders. If you would like to try-out a class, you must buy a class-pass. If you decide you would not like to use your class pass, we will refund you for the remaining number of classes.
Is it okay to bring my baby with my toddler to class? Absolutely! We have two teachers at Creative Tots to ensure that we can accommodate everyone and assist when necessary.
I have a 18 month old, and a 4 year old can I bring them both to Creative Tots? Yes! That is absolutely fine. We are flexible with the ages for this reason! Please note that we do offer our Creative Explorer program for 3-5 year olds which fosters independence, refines motor skills, and expands to new art materials and techniques!
Where are you located? We are located off of Loveland-Madeira Road in Symmes Township. We are next to Corner Coffee Cafe and across from Shady o’ Gradys.
Where do I park? Please park in the rear grass lot on the left side of Main Avenue. Please come through the white picket fence. If you park in the Coffee Shop/Antique shop spots we will have to ask you to move.
What age is Creative Tot mornings best for? We find that tots who are 18 months is the best age to begin the program. We understand that tots who are 18 months are likely to be experiencing a class for the first time! It is okay if they need to walk around, take a break, or even let out some cries. Classes are aimed to toddlers ages 18 months – 3 years. If you are looking for your toddler (ages 3 and up) to be more independent, check out our Creative Explorer class passes.
NEW Snack + Play Wednesdays $5 per child 10:45-11:30 AM We often find that tots simply aren’t ready to leave when Creative Tots is over so we have created a Snack + Play Stay option on Wednesdays immediately following Creative Tots! During Snack + Play we will have a snack time proceeded by some fun open play. (You can purchase a snack from us, or bring your own!) We will also have out a pretend kitchen, water table, a magical treasure chest, blocks, train set, crayons, and a few other items.
NEW Painting + Pastry Saturdays 10 AM -11 AM Bring your tot and the rest of the family for a special book, painting project, juice, coffee, and pastries! Children of all ages are welcome. Cost is $5 per family member. You must reserve a spot through the form below. We will offer Painting + Pastries the following Saturdays from 10 AM -11 AM
Sat, Sept 8th Sat,Oct 6 Sat, Nov 3 Sat, Dec 3
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday Oct 3, 4, 5 Tots will be sent to scavenge around the studio for various items that the mouse requests throughout the story. They will then work as a team to mix up some pretend cookie dough. We will shape them into cookies and bake them!
Edward Gets Messy
Monday & Tuesday October 8, 9
Tots will have the opportunity to get messy with paint! We will mix up a variety of different colors and will then paint them all over bubble wrap! Using our painted bubble wrap, we will make special bubble wrap prints!
Time to say Bye Bye
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday October 10, 11, 12
While reading this sweet story, Tots will see the little boy playing with fun toy boats in the bathtub! We will get to make our own special floating boats made from pool noodles that will actually float!
Papillon Goes to the Vet
Monday, Tuesday October 15, 16
Tots will use white paint to paint a fluffy cat face on black paper. We will then talk about adding details to it’s face such as eyes, nose, and whiskers using objects found around our studio!
I’m a Big Brother
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday October 17, 18, 19
During this class we will make a special stuffed teddy bear who appears throughout our story! We will use our strong muscles to stuff our bear ourselves!
Monday, Tuesday October 22, 23
Tots will learn all about size during this fun book! We will then make ladybugs using a big red circle stamp and give our ladybug spots using something much smaller! We will then sculpt a special green leaf for our ladybug to sit on!
The Bunnies’ Picnic
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday October 24, 25, 26
During this class Tots will get to make their very own pretend stew! We will practice picking vegetable up using plastic tongs and “chop” up other herbs and spices to put in there special stew!
Monday, Tuesday October 29, 30
Tots will get to make their own Gloria the rhino complete with a sparkling glitter outfit! We will practice gluing and shaking our glitter during this special project!
This Is Not My Hat
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday October 31 November 1, 2
During this class Tots will have the opportunity to make a very special little hat for a fish they create! We will use foil and special stamping tools to make our fish extra special!
More books coming…