Earth-Friendly Tips from the Art Center

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In honor of our wonderful planet, here is a list of fun and easy ways you can celebrate Earth Day as a family!

  1. Ride your bikes together, instead of drive.
  2. Go on a scavenger hunt, complete with a list of nature-related things to find, and a magnifying glass for added fun.
  3. Pack a picnic and eat outdoors; enjoy your surroundings (this is why we want to preserve the environment for our kids and THEIR kids too!).
  4. Grow a home garden together, complete with fruits and veggie seeds of their choosing.
  5. Buy your kids re-usable drink-ware, and reduce the need for plastic water bottles.
  6. Visit your local park and have a litter pick-up-party; remember to wear gloves!
  7. Donate your kids’ old clothes and toys to another family, instead of throwing them in the trash.
  8. Grow your own butterflies at home, and when they emerge from their cocoons, release them in your flower beds.
  9. Spend a family day free of electricity; no phones, TV, media, or lights. Play board games or enjoy the outdoors!
  10. Make some Earth Day crafts with your kids! For bird feeders, cover pine cones with shortening and smother in oatmeal and corn meal. Or gather your paper scraps, cardboard boxes, and take some paint to make a creative collage. Maybe bring your kids outside to sketch the beautiful scenery, and remind us all why Earth Day is so important - to preserve our world’s beauty!

This Fun Friday (April 20th), we are also hosting a fun project using recycled materials to create adorable animal planters. For details on that workshop and to sign up, visit this link.

FREE Arts & Music Class for Toddlers

We are excited to announce our new Junior Renaissance program!

Starting in March, the Creative Arts & Music Center will be kicking off our new class for kids ages 3-5 with our new teacher, Miss Karen. We would love to have you come and experience the joy your children will have in the class and so we will be hosting a FREE Open House! Come explore our vast farmhouse property, meet our amazing credentialed instructor, and help us usher in this new arts and music program for little ones at our Center.

Here are the details:

JUNIOR RENAISSANCE OPEN HOUSE with Miss Karen
Tuesday AND Thursday, March 6th and 8th @ 9:30am-11:30am
Creative Arts & Music Center
6210 Douglas Blvd
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Price: FREE!

If you are interested in joining the fun, please register here.