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Early Years and The Foundation Stage

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Below are some of the stories we use in Early Years sessions. If your group is showing an interest in particular themes, a session can be tailor made to suit your requirements.

Catch me a Star

Look at shapes and colours in the galleries and then work with inks and rollers to make your own shape prints.

The Owl and the Pussycat

Search for characters from the famous poem in the ceramics gallery and then make a clay boat and animals of your own.

Paper Dragons

Listen to the story of an artist and a dragon and hunt for dragons in the Chinese gallery and then create a swirling paper dragon in the studio.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Enjoy listening to Judith Kerr’s classic story, then explore our collection of amazing tea sets before making your own decorative teacup to take home.

The Lost Jewellery

Join us in helping the beautiful Princess Pearl recover her lost jewellery in a tale involving an adventurous princess, danger on the high seas and boxes full of treasure! The story is based around painted portraits, seascapes, armour and a medieval hoard. In the art studio we’ll use a range of craft materials to create a box to keep our own treasures safe.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Ideal for younger preschoolers and toddlers, we share Eric Carle’s famous picture book and look for butterflies, caterpillars and their food in our gallery of Dutch flower paintings. Then you will have the chance to experiment with butterfly paintings and creating a flowery garden.


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