CHILDREN 2-3.5 YEARS

The little house in the Museum | for children 2 - 3,5 years old

The little house in the Museum

This year our workshop is transformed into a little house with many rooms. Each month the door opens onto a new space that awaits exploration and games. We wander from the bathroom to the garage, from the living room to the storeroom, from the nursery to the bedroom, from the kitchen to the garden. We explore the treasures hidden in each room and draw inspiration from the materials we all have in our homes and use daily. 

Daddy’s shaving foam leaves the bathroom cupboard and is used for colourful mosaics. Vegetables begin to dance leaving traces everywhere. Granny’s yarns are dipped in paint, and the old clothes that were stored away in the basement are transformed into original carpets! And, of course, there is storytelling. Frogs, and mice, and young heroes, and old ladies who knit, mischievous foxes, and naughty piglets, they all visit our little house in the Museum and tell their story. 

This workshop stimulates the senses of both children and parents, sparks the children’s imagination and perception, introduces them to art, and contributes to the development of fine motor and social skills. It also offers parents and children time together to explore the joy of play, music, and movement, the peace of listening to stories together, and the pleasure of creating together and expressing themselves through art.

Welcome to our little house!

CONTRIBUTORS

Antonia Velliou

Story teller 

 

Despoina Sakellariou

Developmental psychologist  

 

FEBRUARY ~ WORKSHOP

Nursery – I had a little hobbyhorse...

In this workshop we visit the nursery and find the sort of mess that only children can make. Toys, socks, dolls, shoes, train sets, toy soldiers, doll’s houses, building blocks, anything that holds a child’s interest for a short while or longer. These toys will be our companions in this Carnival workshop!

The mess in the nursery recalls the commotion described in our tale. The animals are protesting and the jungle is in turmoil, until the lion takes control of things.

Inspired by this tale and by the head of a Cycladic figurine, we will use various objects (sponges, straws, corks, etc.) to make prints and fill our giant portrait with the tracings of our toys.

In the end, parents and children will take home big and small Carnival portraits to decorate the children’s room.

In this workshop, children will discover the imprints left by various objects, listen to the sound of these objects, distinguish the small from the large ones, test their strength, and delight in the result. They will also try to stay within the outlines created with their parents.

Happy Carnival!

P.S.1 Each child should bring two or three plastic toys (cars, building blocks, bulldozers, dolls, etc.).

P.S.2 Parents and children, please wear comfortable, casual clothes and be ready to get dirty, because we will surely get dirty!

Sunday 3/2, 11:30-13:00 &
Sunday 10/2, 11:30-13:00

For children aged 2-3.5 years / Presence of parent required

Ticket: €15

Friends of MCA:
€12 (1 child/member,
membership card required at ticket booth)

Siblings in same workshop:
€12

Information – Reservations:
210 7294220, Monday – Friday: 10:00-13:00

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