Museum Looks and Picture BooksThis 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 2019–20 School Year
Theme: Nature and Art
Book: Hank’s Big Day: The Story of a Bug by Evan Kuhlman
Museum Tour: Nature Exploration
Art Project: Nature Paintings
December 2019–January 2020
Theme: Shapes and More Shapes!
Book: Windblown by Édouard Manceau
Museum Tour: Shapes All Around
Art Project: Shape Sculptures
Book: Round Trip by Ann Jonas
Museum Tour: Opposites in the Museum
Art Project: Mixed Media Pop-Ups
Theme: Colors in Our World
Book: What’s Red? by Suzanne Gottlieb
Museum Tour: Color Extravaganza
Art Project: Color Collages
Book: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Museum Tour: Textures in Art
Art Project: Recycled Weavings
For more information, please contact The Division of Education by phone at 215-684-7580, by fax at 215-236-4063, or by e-mail at .