PreschoolCreations_registration_for-blogPreschool students can cultivate their creativity and stay busy this summer with Preschool Creations, a WDMCS Community Education Summer of Learning class.

Two exciting options are available to inspire their imaginations from 9–11 a.m., July 27–31, at Westridge Elementary, 5500 E.P. True Parkway, West Des Moines.

The “Creative Little Hands” class offers preschoolers a chance to explore and express themselves through a variety of hands-on art activities. They will experiment with drawing, painting, clay, 3-D art, and more while working inside and outside. This class is taught by Amanda Farrell, a certified preschool teacher.

Sara Schneider, a certified preschool teacher and experienced cake decorator, will be teaching preschoolers to combine art and science with “Cake Creating.” The class will use science skills to mix ingredients, make frosting, and bake the cakes. Students will develop their creative skills by decorating the cakes, then taste their creations.

These programs are for children 3–5 years old who are successfully potty-trained and able to separate from their parents. Students will get messy during the creative process, so it is best for them to wear clothes that can get dirty.

Registration is open until July 20. Registrations after this time will be charged a $25 late fee. Online registration can be found at, or call (515) 633-5001 for more information.