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Discovery days: Make believe kingdom!

Discovery Days at the Longmont Museum is an early childhood program that encourages children ages 2 to 6 and their parents or caregivers to engage together in educational, hands-on art activities
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Crafts for discovery days, make believe kingdom.


Discovery Days at the Longmont Museum is an early childhood program that encourages children ages 2 to 6 and their parents or caregivers to engage together in educational, hands-on art activities.

Next week Discovery Days welcomes kids in elementary school for our 9 am session on Wednesday, December 1 for SVVSD Late Start!

Also on Wednesday, December 1, the Museum is hosting a separate program for kids ages 5 - 12 with their adult to make their own ornaments: "Big Kids Ornament Making." Details below. This program is for bigger kids than the children that attend Discovery Days, so the crafts will be a bit more advanced, and include hot glue and acrylic paint. Registration is required.

Big Kid Ornament Making

Wednesday, December 1
(SVVSD Late Start), 9–10:30 am (194446.09) an 3:30–5 pm (194446.10), ages 5–12 with an adult; $6
Create Christmas and winter holiday decorations with the young people in your life! We’ll be crafting, painting, and creating keepsakes that will delight for years to come.
Register for Ornament Making online

Our theme next week (December 1*, 2, & 3) will be Make Believe Kingdom!

What Can You Expect at Discovery Days?
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
9–10:15 am, 10:30–11:45 am, 12:30–1:45 pm

Each week, Ms. Leigh prepares a variety of themed arts and crafts activities for you and your child to explore materials and creation techniques.

Next week, December 1, 2, and 3 we will:

  • Increase hand eye coordination by intentionally placing ribbon on tape
  • Practice pencil grip by drawing lines with markers and painting
  • Work on our cutting skills by cutting a variety of papers
  • Increase dexterity by cutting small pieces of paper
  • Practice pinching and placing pieces

Sensory experiences you may encounter:

  • Sticky glue on fingers
  • Sticky tape on fingers
  • Soft tangling yarn
  • Smooth ribbon
  • Gritty glitter
  • Wet paint on hands
  • Wearing an apron to keep clean while painting
  • Wearing a face covering/mask in the classroom
  • And as always, you can expect variety of noises and voices in the classroom: some joyful, some loud, some quiet, and some just learning how to navigate this world.

Recyclable Donations!

We are looking for specifically: cylinders with plastic lids (like oatmeal or mixed nuts containers) for this spring's Musical Instruments week (think, "things to make drums!") Also, as always, we are accepting: toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, and especially plastic grocery bags. Thank you!

Discovery Days Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Discovery Days thanks to support from the Dodge Family Fund and the Stewart Family Foundation!

Click the following links to complete the application online in (English) or(Español)

Each child who is awarded a scholarship, will receive a free 10-pass punchcard to be used in Discovery Days classes. Scholarship punchcards can be issued digitally, and can be renewed!

Upcoming Themes and Schedule Online

Discovery Days encourages children ages 2–6 and their caregivers to learn together through engaging cultural experiences and hands-on activities. When you attend a session of Discovery Days with your child, you will help them cultivate important school-readiness skills such as language development, attention and concentration, fine motor skills, emotional regulation, language skills, play, and social abilities.

Link to Full Schedule

Discovery Days with Ms. Leigh
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
September 1 - December 10, 2021
9–10:15 am, 10:30–11:45 am, 12:30–1:45 pm

Discovery Days Big Kid Days: Late Start and No School Days

For elementary aged children on late start or no school days in the SVVSD. Regular fees apply.

Late Start

Wednesdays, September 1, November 3, and December 1, 9 am–10:15 am
No School
Friday, October 15, all sessions
Fees per child: $4 member, $4.50 nonmember
10-pack punchcard: $35 member, $40 nonmember