Kidsville at the Parthenon Program Expands to Weekly Events in March
February 29, 2016 (Nashville, TN) – Kidsville, a program of The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, will expand its Kidsville at the Parthenon program from monthly to weekly beginning in March. The free youth education series will be held every Saturday, beginning on March 5, inside Nashville’s most iconic landmark.
“We have been looking for opportunities to expand our children’s programming in the Parthenon on weekends” said Conservancy President Sylvia Rapoport. “Hosting Kidsville educational events each Saturday provides Nashville parents with an ongoing option for enriching learning and family time.”
Kidsville at the Parthenon events take place from 11 – 11:45 AM each Saturday. Parthenon admission is free for Kidsville attendees.
Measuring will be the theme for March's exploration of myths, fairytales and fables at the Parthenon. Each week, Kidsville at the Parthenon will pair a work of fairy tale inspired art from the Parthenon’s Katherine Ace exhibit with story time and hands-on exploration at the feet of Athena.
The Kidsville at the Parthenon curriculum for March is as follows:
· SATURDAY, MARCH 5: Little Red Riding Hood - Craft: Make your own baskets
· SATURDAY, MARCH 12: Hansel and Gretel, an early Pi Day (3.14) Celebration - The Story of Hansel and Gretel will guide the measuring of distance, circle and pies - Craft: Decorate a pretend pastry
· SATURDAY, MARCH 19: Ashputtel, also known as Cinderella - Craft: Design a shoe unique for your foot
· SATURDAY, MARCH 26: The Fisherman’s Wife - Craft: What would your wishing fish look like? Come make one
Kidsville's mission is to utilize the arts and play to help educate Nashville's youth in the areas of music, nutrition, fitness, and literacy to enhance the development of healthy and successful futures for our city's youngest citizens. Kidsville connects Nashville children and families to enriching opportunities for growth through education, experiential learning, and multi-sensory, object-based exploration.
Kidsville is made possible and funded in part by: CMA Foundation, Tennessee Arts Commission, The Memorial Foundation, Nashville Predators Foundation, Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation, Jackson National Life Insurance Company, and Mix 92.9.