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Preschool & Children's Programs

Preschool Programs Winter 2018

Winter Munchkins

‘Winter Munchkins’ was designed to provide preschoolers with a memorable one-of-a-kind experience.  Each week, the 3 hour program will be filled with fun crafts, activities, games and songs.  Educational and exciting themes will be experienced in a creative and caring environment designed to engage and captivate.  Each session is different!  Visit www.markhammuseum.ca for the weekly program details.

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 3-6 years old
  • Markham Resident Cost:  $189.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost:  $199.00

Session 1: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10 (No Class – February 17 due to family day weekend)

  • Barcode: 312573

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Museum Mini Mornings

Looking for something new to do with your active preschooler? Join us at the Museum for fun, educational and interactive activities specifically designed for you and your little one. Classes are lead by our experienced program instructors and incorporate the museum's unique features including our heritage orchard, exhibitions, and historic buildings. Each 4 week session has a new theme and activities, so you can sign up for multiple sessions! Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $40.00 each (max 3 children per adult).

  • Ages: 2 - 4 years old
  • Markham Resident Cost: $64.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $74.00

Wednesday Morning Sessions

Session 1: January 17, 24, 31, and February 7

  • Time: 10:00am-11:30am
  • Barcode:  312576

Session 2: February 14, 21, 28, and March 7

  • Time: 10:00am-11:30am
  • Barcode:  312578

Session 3: March 21, 28, April 4, 11

  • Time: 10:00am-11:30am
  • Barcode: 312579

Sunday Morning Sessions

Session 4: January 14, 21, 28, February 4

  • Time: 9:30am-11:00am
  • Barcode: 312575

Session 5: February 11, 25, March 4, 11 (no class on Feb 18th because of family day weekend)

  • Time: 9:30am-11:00am
  • Barcode: 312577

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Pre-school Programs Spring 2018 - Registration starts February 13

Spring Munchkins


‘Spring Munchkins’ was designed to provide preschoolers with a memorable one-of-a-kind experience.  Each week, the 3 hour program will be filled with exciting crafts, activities, games and songs.  Educational and exciting themes will be experienced in a creative and caring environment designed to engage and captivate.  Each session is different! 
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Ages: 3 - 6 years old
  • Cost: $208.00
  • Dates: Saturday April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 26, June 2 (no class May 19 due to long weekend)
  • Barcode: 314001

Museum Mini Mornings


Looking for something new to do with your active preschooler? Join us at the Museum for fun, educational and interactive activities specifically designed for you and your little one. Classes are led by our experienced program instructors and incorporate the Museum's unique features including our exhibitions and historic buildings. Each 4 week session has a new theme and activities, so you can sign up for multiple sessions! Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $40.00 each (max 3 children per adult).
  • Ages: 2 - 4 years
  • Cost: $70.00
Wednesday Mornings, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Session 1: April 25, May 2, 9, 16
  • Barcode: 313997
  • Session 2: May 23, 30, June 6, 13
  • Barcode: 313999


Sunday Mornings, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Session 1: March 25, April 8, 15, 22 (No Class on April 1 due to Easter Holiday)
  • Barcode: 313996
  • Session 2: April 29, May 6, 13, 27 (No class on May 20 due to Victoria Day Long Weekend)
  • Barcode: 313998


Museum - Tinker Tots


Circuits, gears, marble runs, oh my! Introduce your youngster to the wonders of STEAM based learning and engineering through classes led by experienced program instructors. Learn about basic circuitry, chain reactions, and physics, all geared towards a level your little one will understand. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $40.00 each (max of 3 children per adult registered).
Parents participate.
  • Ages: 4 - 6
  • Cost: $70.00

Saturday Afternoons, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Session 1: April 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Barcode: 314002
  • Session 2: May 5, 12, 26, June 2 (no class on May 19 b/c of long weekend)
  • Barcode: 314003

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Museum - Parent & Me Pottery

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our Pottery Studio!  This program provides an opportunity for those big and small to play with clay, to each make a special treasure, and best of all spend time together while being creative.  We will explore methods of hand building such as sculpting, surface decoration, slab building and coiling.  Together with our professional artist instructors participants will also get to glaze their work before being fired.  Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $75.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. Includes all supplies.

  • Ages: 4 and up
  • Cost: $165.00
  • Session 1: 318497
  • Date: Sunday, April 8, 15, 22, 29 2018
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Session 2: 318498
  • Date: Sunday, May 27, June 3, 10, 17 2018
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.



Children's Programs Winter 2018

Museum - Clay Creations 

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our Pottery Studio! Beginners will learn all the steps from beginning to end of how pottery pieces are created. Participants will explore methods of hand building such as sculpting, surface decoration, slab building and coiling. Together with our professional artist instructors participants will also get to glaze their work before being fired and have an opportunity to try basic techniques on the potter’s wheel. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

  • Time: 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
  • Ages: 7-12 years
  • Markham Resident Cost: $200.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $210.00

Session 1: Sunday, January 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25 and Mar 4 (no class on Feb 18 due to Family Day weekend)

  • Barcode: 312597

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Holiday Ornaments   

Create a set of 12 ceramic ornaments that are great for decorating your holiday tree and to give as gifts. Use patterns, stamps and colour to create your own individual ornaments. This project is sure to bring joy year after year! Includes all supplies and firing for 12 ornaments.

  • Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
  • Ages: 4-8
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00
  • Barcode: 306795

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Museum - Homemade Holiday Treasures  

Get ready for the season of giving by creating your own holiday treasures you can give to family and friends.  Each participant will be able to choose three unique treasures to create from Hot Chocolate Snowmen to One-of-a-kind tea towels and from Snowglobes to Ornaments.

  • Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM
  • Ages: 4-8
  • Markham Resident Cost: $37.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $47.00
  • Barcode: 307075

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P.A. Day at the Museum

Bust PA Day boredom for your kids! Children will explore the many on-site attractions while participating in fun and educational activities that have been specially programmed to keep kids active while school's out.  Please send your child with a nut-free lunch/snacks and dress them for the weather as many of the activities will be outdoors.

  • Ages: 4-12 years
  • Markham Resident Cost: $56.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $66.00

Session 1: Friday January 19, 2018

  • Barcode: 312580

Session 2: Friday February 2, 2018

  • Barcode: 312581
  • Time: 8:00am-6:00pm

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Earth Hour Globe Lantern

Turn off the lights and enjoy these magical globe themed lanterns this Earth Hour.. Easy, earth-friendly, but most of all fun, these lanterns can be wall mounted or table top and will exude a twinkling glow! Includes all supplies and firing for one lantern.

  • Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Ages: 7 – 13
  • Time:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00
  • Barcode: 312666

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March Break: Chia Pets

Ready, set, GROW! A retro favourite made new again, these chia pets are sure to bring hours of fun for years to come. Learn how to sculpt, attach and grow your own clay critter in our fun and exciting pottery studio! Includes all supplies and firing for one chia pet. Includes seeds.

  • Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Ages: 7 – 13
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50.00

Session 1:  Monday, March 12, 2018

  • Barcode: 312667

Session 2: Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Barcode: 312665

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Children's Programs Spring 2018 - Registration starts February 13

Museum - Clay Creations

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our Pottery Studio! Beginners will learn all the steps from beginning to end of how pottery pieces are created. Participants will explore methods of hand building such as sculpting, surface decoration, slab building and coiling. Together with our professional artist instructors participants will also get to glaze their work before being fired and have an opportunity to try basic techniques on the potter’s wheel. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

  • Dates: Sunday, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13
  • Barcode: 318507
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm
  • Age 7 - 12 years
  • Cost $220.00

 

Spring Chicken Door Hanger (children)

Welcome spring with an adorable hatching chick! Learn how to create this whimsical door hanger step by step, then decorate your creation with a variety of textures colourful underglazes in our exciting pottery studio. From shell to beak, this project is fun for the entire family and can be enjoyed year after year!

  • Date: Saturday, March 31 2018
  • Barcode: 318569
  • Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 6 - 12



Registration Information

Consult your Markham Life magazine for registration information, or call the Program Coordinator at 905-305-5970.

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