Bensenville Park District offers children’s art, cooking programs

Register now for Messy Mondays and Little Chefs, which begin week of October 17

Bensenville, Ill.— Is your child ready to get messy with art materials or cooking and baking ingredients? Well, the Bensenville Park District has two programs for children ages 3-5 that fit the bill. Messy Mondays and Little Chefs programs start Monday, October 17, and Tuesday, October 18, respectively.

Messy Mondays lets children and their parents to experiment with a variety of art materials, including finger paints, stamps, modeling clay, scissors, glue and more. The goal of the class is to have fun by incorporating creative ways of thinking.

“Messy Mondays allows children to develop their fine motor skills while using a variety of tools,” says Eileen Kubica, early childhood teacher. “Your child will have an opportunity to create their very own masterpiece each class using different artistic mediums.”

Each Tuesday beginning October 18, Little Chefs participants will learn different, basic kitchen skills involved in becoming a chef. They will learn new skills with easy, do-it-at-home recipes introduced each class.

“This is a perfect introduction for a little one to learn to help around the kitchen,” Kubica says. “Kids will learn math skills through measuring and also basic chemistry by mixing different ingredients in a delicious way.”

Both programs begin the week of October 17 and run through the week of November 14. There will not be a Messy Monday session on Halloween, October 31.

The fee, which covers the cost of materials and instruction, is $45 for residents and $60 for non-residents. Register at the Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 W. Wood Street, by Thursday, October 13. Please inform the staff of any food allergies upon registration for Little Chefs.

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