Little Sprouts Learning is a unique, pre-scholastic, learn-through-play program. Led by an educator, Little Sprouts features hands-on experiments and imaginative make-and-take home projects designed to nurture young minds and develop a good understanding of core literacy concepts, including art, history, math, and science.
Nov. 1 & 3: Dinosaur Excavation
You won’t need a warm jacket for this frozen dinosaur excavation! Use water and chisels and practice hand-eye coordination to free the frozen dinosaurs in this activity.
Nov. 8 & 10: Corn Mosaics
Corn and humans have a relationship that go back to ancient times. In fact, corn—also known as maize—would not exist without humans cultivating it, and it cannot grow without humans planting and protecting it. In turn, humans rely on corn as food and corn is found in most of our diets. Since corn plays such a large role in our lives, it only makes sense that maize would also play a role in our artwork. Create a mosaic by assembling corn kernels into a picture to express the long-term relationship we have had with corn.
Nov. 15 & 17: The Wild, Wild West: Poisonous Animals of the Southwest
The Southwest desert is a rough and tough place to live with little water, hot days, and freezing nights. The animals that live there are a rugged bunch. The Southwest desert is home to huge tarantula spiders, Gila monsters, rattle snakes, scorpions, and brown spiders, and all of them are poisonous. Learn how to identify which animals are poisonous in the Southwestern sands and how to avoid them.
Nov. 22: Passport to Culture: Brazilian Desserts
Take a sensory trip to the South American continent learn about the sweet cuisine of its largest country, Brazil. Using deductive reasoning, match the pictures of Brazilian desserts to the ingredients and recipes and sample some delicious Brazilian brigadeirãos, chocolaty caramel truffle bonbons!
Nov. 29 & Dec. 1: Color by Numbers: Buffalo, our great American beast
One of the most important animals in the Old West was the American bison, or buffalo, an essential source of life for Native Americans. The buffalo wins the heavy weight title for largest land animal to roam the Great Plains. Learn all about this great giant in this paint-by-numbers activity, which introduces the history of the American West to our Little Sprouts while helping them develop math skills.