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Preschool Groups

Museum Looks and Picture Books

This program is especially for preschool groups with students ages 3–5. The program introduces the Museum and art concepts to young children through developmentally appropriate activities. During the 1 1/2-hour program, students have a picture book read to them in the galleries, explore works of art that relate to the book, and make an art project to take home. Visiting schools receive preparatory materials, including the selected picture book to read to students and to become a permanent part of the school library.

Cost: $90 per class. Class size is limited to twenty students. Groups with more than twenty students must register for two classes. Two classes can be accommodated on one day. Please bring one chaperone for every three students. Classes run from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Fee includes art materials and instructional hour. To register, call 215-684-7580.

Themes for the 2014–2015 School Year

  • October–November 2014
    Theme: Animals and Their Environments

    Book: A Funny Little Bird by Jennifer Yerkes
    Museum Tour: Animals in the collection
    Art Project: Animal sculptures
  • December 2014–January 2015
    Theme: Shapes and More Shapes

    Book: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring
    Museum Tour: Modern art
    Art Project: Shape collages
  • February–March 2015
    Theme: Imagination Worlds

    Book: Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni
    Museum Tour: Paintings in the collection
    Art Project: Imaginative paintings
  • April–May 2015
    Theme: Patterns in Art

    Book: Elmer by David McKee
    Museum Tour: Patterns in the Museum
    Art Project: Stamping out patterns
  • June 2015
    Knights and Mythological Creatures

    Book: The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola
    Museum tour: Armor, medieval art, and Asian art
    Art Project: Paper dragons

For more information, please contact Education: School & Teacher Programs by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .

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