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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: $100 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 five students. Classes run from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Fee includes art materials and instructional hour. To register, call 215-684-7580.

Books and Lessons for 2016/2017 School Year

  • October–November 2017
    Theme: Searching for Dragons

    Book: Have you seen my dragon? by Steve Light
    Museum Tour: Medieval and Asian Art
    Art Project: DIY Dragon
  • December 2017–January 2018 | Partnership with the Philadelphia Free Library’s Culinary Literacy Center
    Theme: Food & Art

    Book: We’re Going to the Farmers’ Market by Stefan Page
    Museum Tour: Food in the Collection
    Art Project: Design your Dish!
  • February–March 2018
    Theme: Triangles, Circles, Lines – oh, my!

    Book: What Can I Be? by Ann Rand & Ingrid Fiksdahl King
    Museum Tour: Modern Art
    Art Project: Mixed Media Worlds
  • April–May 2018
    Theme: Seasons

    Book: Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
    Museum Tour: Nature and Art
    Art Project: Cut-paper collages
  • June 2018
    Theme: Inspired by Our World

    Book: Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell
    Museum tour: Artists Inspired by their Environments
    Art Project: Colorful Murals

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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