Spring Workshops 2020

Early Childhood Exploration

2 & 3 Year-Olds
Discovering new ways of playing and learning together, Early Childhood Explorations provides a magical classroom-type atmosphere between grown-up and toddler that introduces toddlers to basic social skills while receiving preparation and enrichment for pre-school. Toddler and grown-up delight in theme-based participation activities such as art, movement or motor development skills, all serving as tools to stimulate brain and language development, listening and social skills, as well as strengthening fine motor coordination and spatial awareness. Playful class size is limited, so please sign up early.

Little Picassos
meets WEDNESDAYS Ages 2-3 year-olds
Toddlers explore art as a learning experience and are more interested in “doing” art than making finished products. Toddlers discover their own independence, as well as delight in the joy of exploring and creating. Using a variety of mediums to create mini masterpieces and stimulate artistic imaginations, toddler and grownup share the “process” of art as a stimulus to engage discovery and become familiar with various art mediums, such as painting, collage, fiber art and building with clay while squishing, mixing, tearing and swirling. Leave the “messy” with us, but painting
lothes are recommended.

Happy Feet
meets THURSDAYS Ages 2-3 year-olds
Designed to be a fun, first-time exposure to dance and movement. Young dancers will explore grossmotor skills such as hopping, jumping, and skipping. Children discover the basic positions of the bodyand dance terminology while developing and strengthening communication skills through movement, spatial awareness, rhythm, and coordination, all set to entertaining music. Attire: Any of the following combinations; Dance tights and leotard, dance pants and a t-shirt, any appropriate exercise clothing. Ballet or Jazz shoes are suggested.

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My Little Wonderseum

3 & 4 Year-Olds

What makes My Little Wonderseum so unique?
PLAY FIRST

In an expanded Mother’s Day Out environment that fosters creativity, promotes self-expression and supports the development of young minds, our early learning environment is designed with empowering a child’s wonder of curiosity, exploration and play in a safe and nurturing environment.

My Little Wonderseum is intended as a magical introduction to lifelong learning in a tactile environment of discovery, where children experience interactive storytelling through dramatic play, meet performers and guest artists sharing enriching experiences, hands-on science discoveries and art and its many processes. Children experience the joy of music through singing, dancing and moving expressively to a variety of music genres, discovering different cultures through their music, and exploring rhythm and rhyme – all of which promote the development of essential skills including listening, vocabulary building, social-emotional, and motor. Guided explorations encouraging a discovery of culture through the arts, expanding language and early literacy, science and math, drumming with Let Them Drum, are all determined and planned to create global awareness, reading readiness and comprehension, number recognition and association, while refining children’s fine motor skills. My Little Wonderseum environment provides open-ended discussion and a “playful” approach to learning and discovery, while empowering children with an easier transition to kindergarten.

Please send a packed lunch with your child since the children will be eating lunch from 11:30am-Noon to introduce them to the new schedule they will experience upon entering Kindergarten for the 4 year-old session. The 3 year-old session gently introduces children to independent mealtime skills during this time.

*Students must be potty trained and be 3 or 4 years old by the start of the semester. My Little Wonderseum is not designed for drop-in attendance. Early registration is advised and encouraged.

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Specialty Workshops

ARTistik Adventure
meets TUESDAYS Ages 5-6 & 7-8 year-olds
Combining culture and the artistic styles of various artists as the premise for design, this artistic and tactile journey explores various ways for children to “express” themselves. Young artists will be exploring many ordinary and extraordinary activities and artistic mediums, such as collage, extended drawing, printmaking, papier-maché, hand-building with clay, creating with recycled treasures and experimenting with acrylic and watercolor paint.

Got Science?
meets TUESDAYS Ages 4-6 year-olds
Curriculum is chosen to create a journey through the science spectrum of biology, chemistry, human anatomy, space and physics, while exploring physical and chemical properties of different elements, compounds and mixtures, performing different slimy, fizzy and gooey experiments, touching base with a few insects, dinosaurs and mammals, and discovering facts about our solar system and all about “you.” This workshop is scheduled for two eight-week sessions with new curriculum each eight-week session.

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LEGO® Frenzy Meets Righteous Robotiks

For homeschoolers and after school.

LEGO® Frenzy Meets Righteous Robotiks
meets WEDNESDAYS Ages 5-6 year-olds
Aspiring engineers are introduced to the WeDo™ kits from LEGO®Education, building LEGO® models featuring working motors and sensors, then programming their robot models to solve problems and create innovative projects. Children explore advanced concepts of building, such as balance within structures, ways of building structures and stability by building different models to help strengthen design development and problem-solving skills. While discovering energy, buoyancy and balance, children explore pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles by building simple models with LEGO® robotics pieces to satisfy a specific purpose, while exploring basic construction concepts, simple machines and how gears work. Curriculum is designed to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Righteous!!!

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E.A.R.L.Y. Robotics Meets EV3

(Engineering and Robotics Learned Young)
meets THURSDAYS Ages 7-10 year-olds.

Combining the well-known E.A.R.L.Y. Robotics program, created by NASA, that introduces 7 to 10 year-old boys and girls to engineering, with the new and expanded LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 cross-curricular STEM curriculum, is certain to provide a hands-on solution that develops a strong understanding of the basic fundamentals of building and mechanical principles while engaging students by providing the resources to design, build and program their creations. The combination of E.A.R.L.Y. and EV3 can help develop creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

Students build robots and realistic motorized models from LEGO® kits in a team-building atmosphere. Teams select pilots to operate the robot motors using basic on/off switches and manipulate through given obstacles and challenges to help complete missions. The
EV3 system is a compact and powerful programmable computer that makes it possible to control motors and collect sensor feedback using the intuitive icon-based programming and data logging software. Programming is done by dragging and dropping icons into a line to form commands allowing students to build simple programs, and then easily and intuitively build on their skills until they are developing complex algorithms.

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$12 for 2-Saturday Workshops

Just $12 for 2 hours presents a fast-paced, fun-packed Saturday morning experience.
Ages 5 – 8

Lunar New Year- Saturday January 11th 10:00am-Noon
Come join us for artful experiences that are surely to start the day out right. Experience the excitement of Lunar New Year creating lanterns, dancing dragons and discovering the Lunar New Year symbol for the year in which you were born.

Mardi Gras Madness- Saturday February 8th 10:00am-Noon
Let the good times roll in traditional “Fat Tuesday” fashion creating your own Mardi Gras mask and make beads out of clay to string your own necklace with other embellishments.

Mask Mania- Saturday April 4th 10:00am-Noon
While discovering a brief cultural history of masks, children create a mask using clay or paper and assorted embellishments.

Theatre Essentials Workshop

Join The Red Door Theatre for an 8-week workshop that focuses on theatre acting, creativity and imagination exercises, focus & concentration games, improv games, leadership activities, monologue basics and ensemble performing. This is a great class for that at-home performer looking to expand their theatre world! *There will be a showcase performance during last class.

Theatre Essentials Work shop Level 1 Ages 5- 8
Tuesday & Thursday 4:00pm-5:30pm


Theatre Essentials Work shop Level 2 Ages 9- 12
Tuesday & Thursday 5:45pm-7:15pm
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Monty’s School of Magic

Cleverly disguised as a magic workshop, step into Monty’s magical world for 8 weeks and begin your journey into becoming a true magician. Applying life skills, these workshops empower young enthusiasts through magic to build character, confidence and communication skills for life. Young apprentices will discover amazing magic tricks, create optical illusions, escape from magical mazes, decode secret messages, use “real” magic words, read people’s minds and so much more. With Monty as your guide, travel into a dream and enter the world of MAGIC! Monty the Magician has been performing MAGIC for the last 28 years, specializing in children’s entertainment. The smiles and laughter Monty experienced and observed the day he saw a magician perform for the first time inspired him to enter the world of magic and pursue this as a hobby and then a career sharing joy, excitement and laughter with all children. *No classes April 14th.
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Bollywood Workshops

Bollywood is a popular term used in the Bombay film industry combining the names of Bombay (now known as Mumbai) and Hollywood and is best known for its awe-inspiring dance sequences. A fun and exciting introduction to this unique dance form and the Indian dance culture, Bollywood presents a fusion of various dance forms such as semi-classical, folk and western presented as storytelling or expressing feelings and emotions. Children experience how to express themselves using lots of body and hand movements moving to the rhythm of the beat. Contact Tripti at 936-718-3857. $15 per class or $150 for 10 weeks.

Wednesday 1/22-4/1 Adult Ladies 6:00pm-7:00pm No class 3/11 for spring Break
Thursday 1/23-4/2 Children 5:00pm-5:45pm No class 3/12 for spring Break

Chinese Workshop

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is very pleased to provide an after school venue for this Chinese workshop presented by the Texas Phoenix International School.
The workshop provides an excellent cultural history and a language learning environment.
K-5th grade classes meet weekly on Mondays 4:30-5:30pm.
Session starts January 27th and finishes April 20th. 
No Class March 9th.  
Register now,  http://www.txphoenixschool.com

Texas Phoenix International School (TPIS) presents Chinese for Children for K-2nd and 3rd-5th. Chinese classes from the Texas Phoenix International School boasts the perfect combination of Chinese culture and language education, which has instilled appreciation and acceptance of cultural diversity in our past and current students. Students will participate in varied activities and games that are not only engaging, but also effectively enforce language learning. Love of learning is the top priority for Texas Phoenix International School

Spring BreaKation 4 year olds

Especially designed for 4-year-olds (or young 5’s), children explore new topics each day presenting hands-on activities to excite and develop a young child’s imagination through dramatic play, squishing, sorting, mixing, swirling, collecting or building. Different themed workshop each day for 4 days.
Class meets Monday through Thursday only.

Ocean Commotion- Explore life under the ocean and ocean layers through science and art. Create a one-of-a kind coral reef masterpiece complete with fish, sea anemones and coral.

Elves and Fairies in the Garden-Make wands and fairy wings while learning about spring life in the garden. Create your very own Fairy Garden Terrarium to take home and enjoy.

Art Explosion-Get messy with a hands-on exploration of different art mediums. Use tempera, water color, acrylic, and pencil to recreate two classic works of art by Piet Mondrian and Vincent van Gogh.

Dino Detectives-Children become paleontologists for a day as they study fossils, dinosaurs and geology. Children will study the Texas state dinosaur, sift for fossils, study the rock cycle and break their own geode.

4 year olds 9:00am-Noon
3/9-3/12
Non-Members $117
Members $97

 

Spring BreaKation 5-8 year olds

Intended for children 5-8 years old, these workshops are designed as an artistic exploration to provide triggers for creativity using various creative disciplines, to introduce and immerse in cultural discoveries and to experience basic construction and scientific reinforcement while creating opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment for positive social interactions.
Classes meet Monday through Friday.

ARTistik Adventure, Got Science?????, LEGO® Frenzy Meets Righteous Robotiks, Theatre Essentials Workshop.

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What people are saying:

It a wonderful place to take your babies and grandbabies they can have their freedom and run all over the place with out getting hurt there's all kind of Play station that they can go and play in and very friendly people and the babies can play together and have a blast and at the in of the Day they are ready to go home and take a nap Thank you children museum we will definitely return and tell other friends and families

Anna Roderick

Lots of activities for all kinds of kiddos! Really friendly & patient staff. Thank you for making this a fun adventure for our Littles

Stephanie Duran

This place was a huge hit with my toddler! There is a space for children under two to play, a play-house, pretend-store, sensory bins, a water table where you can fish, and more! They encouraged mask wearing and had hand sanitizer stations, which was a nice touch. Staff is helpful, polite,, and constantly working to clean and organize stations. I highly recommend giving this place a visit!

Hannah Miller

The Woodlands Children’s Museum
4775 West Panther Creek Drive #280
The Woodlands, TX 77381
281-465-0955
281-465-0956 fax
museum@woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

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