|“The Little Red Hen,” is subject of next museum Retro Story and Art Fun program on Sept. 6 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center|
If you can remember “The Poky Little Puppy,” you and your preschoolers will love the stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House during a series of programs being offered this fall by the Johnson County Museum.
This program is called Retro Story and Art Fun! and is for ages three to five with an adult. After each session's story presentation, enjoy an art activity for little hands. Stories change monthly, connecting to KidScape community environments, and Kansas Early Learning Standards. An adult must attend program with child. These programs take place beginning at 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month through December at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.
The cost for each 45-minute program is $2 per child, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration for these programs does not include admission to the Johnson County Museum or to KidScape. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under enrichment &special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “early learning.”
The first program in the series is called “The Little Red Hen,” and will take place on Sept. 6. Published in 1953, this story is a long-time favorite about a hen, hard work, and the benefits of collaborating with friends. Act out the steps the hen took to bake bread, then create a red hen of your own to take home.
For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at www.jcprd.com.
Other upcoming Retro Story and Art Fun! programs this season will include: “The Happy Man and His Dump Truck” on Oct. 4, "The Poky Little Puppy" on Nov. 1, and “Frosty the Snow man,” on Dec. 6. These programs can be booked as field trips for other groups too.
These programs are also eligible for credit in the Mindfulness dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U call Nathan at (913) 826-2950.
The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.