Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Fun at ArtBeast

After what turned out to be a busy week, it was nice to let John Michael and Greta relax at ArtBeast this morning. The Sacramento County Infant Program sponsored the morning and we decided to take advantage of some fun.

The last time we visited ArtBeast was in July when it was very hot outside and John Michael was only standing, not walking. His level of play has increased greatly since then and this morning he spent time in most areas of the studio. Sand play, water play, imaginative play, climbing up into a kid-sized 2 story loft, parachutes and tubes, coloring and glue, musical instruments and a mock space shuttle. It was all very fun, but they were very content playing with the Moon Sand and later the outdoor sand and water for quite a while.

It was a little chilly this morning, mid-5o's, but the sun came out just in time for some outdoor water and sand play. John Michael and Greta loved this station and could scoop water and sand for what seemed like an hour.

Here's the mock space shuttle. I should've taken a photo of the outside. It's so cool and only has room for 2 kids. There are lots of dials and knobs and the steering wheels turn as well as go in and out. My little astronauts literally had to be pulled out to go to lunch!



  1. that looks like so much fun! I have been dying to get Gabby and Cameron over there. We meant to go today but after a late OT session, I decided we'd skip it.

    Great pics!!

  2. LOVE that place! I think we need to plan a little outing there with our Sacramento baby/toddler group :)

  3. how fun! Love your new layout too

  4. So fun!! I really REALLY wish I lived near you so we could play there too : )

    Makes me want to figure out how to build a water play table like that in my backyard this summer - may have to go on an online hunt for a photo that shows their whole layout!! : )

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. looks like fun. love the new back ground