After a six hour day at pre-k, A.J. comes home and he’s pretty wound up. His energy level is still high after playing, learning and reading with a class of 17 other kids. Do you find that your children are excited or tired after school? I was excited about the opportunity to get a sneak peak at a new show, Creative Galaxy that’s available exclusively with Amazon Prime Instant Video. The goal is to inspire creativity and exploration as kids follow the main character, Arty, on his adventures. We also asked a friend to join us for an after school art project inspired by the show.
About Creative Galaxy
“Produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises with Angela Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Super Why!) serving as Creator and Executive Producer, Creative Galaxy is a make-along, create-along, interactive art adventure series for preschoolers. Characters Arty and Epiphany travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. To give kids and parents the real-life tools they need to re-create Arty’s experience, a live-action piece at the end of each animated episode will take viewers through the craft project that Arty showcased in the galaxy.” When I told A.J. we had a new show to watch after school he was excited to try something new. Once the character, Arty and the rest of his family (especially baby Georgia) hit the screen, he was drawn in. I watched and listed to A.J. talk back to the screen:
“Yes, I love art.”
“Look, pom poms!”
“There it is!”
The next thing I knew he was touching the screen to point out the colors Arty needed to complete his projects. Between each video featuring Arty, videos of real-life preschoolers creating art were featured. They showed children giving different interpretations of Arty’s creations, as well. Each episode of Creative Galaxy features a different theme. In this first episode, Arty wanted to create beautiful art for the local library to encourage reading. You can watch the first free episode “Arty’s Masterpiece/A Home for Bunny” where the topic is: “After finding a space bunny out in the cold, Arty and Annie travel to Buildora and work with his architect Mom to build the bunny a new home.”
After School Art Project
Inspired by Arty’s discovery of pointillism and A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by French painter Georges Seurat, we tried an after school art project featuring dots. Of course, A.J. and his friend started out inspired by dots, then did “their own thing” which is perfectly acceptable for preschoolers! Here’s an Instagram video of their giggles.
Check out the giggles & art inspired by #CreativeGalaxy show #AmazonKids. Read the review of the interactive show on MommyTalkShow.com A video posted by Joyce Brewer (@mommytalkshow) on
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.