My boys and I have been enjoying watching episodes of Creative Galaxy, available on Amazon Prime Instant Video. They were immediately drawn to the show and even started dancing and singing along to the theme song during the first episode we watched!
Both of my kids, who are 3 and 5, really love art and this show got their imaginations going. Creative Galaxy, produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises with Angela Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Super Why!) serving as Creator and Executive Producer, is a make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series for preschoolers.
Arty, the main character, travels through the Creative Galaxy on his Creative Spark rocket ship with his magical friend Epiphany. They collect art supplies in their Idea Box and then solve problems with art!
I loved that the art projects were simple and they show real kids at the end of each episode working on their own unique projects based on the episode. If the boys had an idea for a Creative Galaxy inspired art project, we had stuff around the house to use. In one episode, Arty makes a mosaic heart for his moms birthday.
They were inspired to make their own mosaic project. So, I cut out the first letter in each of their names using cardstock. Then, I cut a bunch of different shapes out of construction paper, scrapbook paper and tissue paper. I also added some spare buttons into the mix.
Then, I just sat them down with their letters and some glue and let them have at it!
We’re going to hang them up on their bedroom doors once all of the glue dries!!
The series helps make children and adults aware that people literally find themselves immersed in art most of the time: Parks use sculptures to add interest and to inform people; posters on walls give information and motivation; the clothes we wear are designed; music plays on the radio to keep your energy levels up; dance has meaning and tells stories. Whether we think of our world as art or not – it is!
This is just such a great show! I believe hands-on art and imaginative play is so important for little minds and this show really helps to foster that.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.