We’re excited to partner with Amazon and Creative Galaxy to share more about the show and one of our own favorite preschool art activities!
Preschool Art Activities with Creative Galaxy
If you have a preschool-aged child at home, you might know that Amazon Prime has some amazing programming for the kids. One of our recent discoveries includes the Amazon Original Kids Series Creative Galaxy and both kids have been enjoying it. It’s full of great preschool art activities that we can do together when we’re done watching.
Carrigan and I are having a blast getting creative together while big brother is at school!
Painting with Cotton Swabs
One of our favorite preschool art activities is painting! Carrigan can’t get enough of it so we’re always looking for new ways to paint. In season one, there is an episode of Creative Galaxy called Arty’s Masterpiece that teaches about how to paint with dots, or pointillism (which Weston thinks is a very fancy painting word).
It inspired us to do some of our own painting with dots here at home!
What You Need:
- Small canvas or piece of cardstock
- Kid-friendly paint (washable is best!)
- Cotton swabs
- Extra cardstock or paper plate
What You Do:
- Squeeze a dime sized amount of each color paint on a piece of cardstock or paper plate.
- Place a cotton swab in each color.
- Show your child how to dip the cotton swab in the paint and then make dots on the canvas.
- Paint until they’re done!
- Let dry and display!
It’s that easy to make some adorable art and that’s why it’s one of our favorite preschool art activities!
Creative Galaxy Season 2 Premieres Friday, September 16th
If you haven’t seen Creative Galaxy, it’s a hit Amazon Original Kids Series “make-along, create-along” animated art adventure preschool series!
The show follows adorable alien Arty and his sidekick Epiphany as they travel around the galaxy to solve problems using various forms of art. Each episode highlights a unique creative medium – painting, music, sculpting, cooking and more – to showcase how art can be found in all different places and in many forms. The interactive stories and unique live-action craft segments designed to help adult viewers recreate the art projects featured in each episode with their kids, inspire children to “go be amazing!” and become idea makers and creative thinkers.
In Season Two, the galaxy expands as Arty introduces audiences to two exciting new art forms – cooking and singing/dancing – with new planets and celebrity hosts! New episodes will also celebrate key childhood “milestones” such as a parent’s birthday and losing a first tooth, bringing even more relatable preschool experiences to families everywhere!
So be sure to check out season 2 when it premieres on Friday, September 16th!
Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. Creative Galaxy is also available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively on Amazon devices including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids Edition.