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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 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 2015/2016 School Year

  • October–November 2015
    Theme: ABC Art

    Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
    Museum Tour: Stories in Art
    Art Project: Alphabet Books
  • December 2015–January 2016
    Theme: Fashion in Art

    Book: I Like Old Clothes by Mary Ann Hoberman
    Museum Tour: Costumes in the Collection
    Art Project: Fabric Collage
  • February–March 2016
    Theme: Exploring Communities

    Book: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De La Peña
    Museum Tour: People and Places in the Museum
    Art Project: Mixed Media Works
  • April–May 2016
    Theme: Colors in Art

    Book: Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
    Museum Tour: Modern Art
    Art Project: Abstract Color Paintings
  • June 2016
    Knights and Mythological Creatures

    Book: The Tale of Custard the Dragon by Ogden Nash
    Museum tour: Armor, medieval art, and Asian art
    Art Project: Armor Shields

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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