Haven’t heard of Creative Galaxy, yet? If you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver of a preschooler you have to check it out! Creative Galaxy is currently only available on Amazon Prime Instant Videos. The adorable show was produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises with Angela Santomero serving as the Creator and Executive producer. She’s one of the brilliant minds behind the amazing Blue’s Clues and Super Why!
Creative Galaxy is a make and create along, interactive art adventure series made specifically with preschoolers in mind. The main characters, Arty and Epiphany travel around the galaxy to solve problems with art, inspiring creative thinking through crafts, music and dance. The series is designed to support a child’s natural inclination to use their imaginations, make and create. Art makes life joyful. Everywhere one goes art is evident. And the skills utilized and learned through making art are vast and useful. In every episode, our characters will use “fix it with art” to model the pervasiveness and importance of art as a resource for life.
I finally had a quiet day at home where the little boys and I had nothing we had to do, nowhere we had to go and I used that day as a perfect day to introduce Creative Galaxy to my boys.
Jackson (5 in January) liked it, but Preston (3 in December) loved it! He was interacting and participating with the characters as they’d ask about colors or numbers, he’d respond as if they were going to do what he said. He even wanted to watch another episode every time the previous one was finished.
One of my favorite pieces of Creative Galaxy is the live-action piece, featuring children, at the end of each animated episode that takes viewers through a simple yet fun craft project that Arty showcased in the galaxy. I love the idea of having something to “follow up” with after watching an episode, rather than just watching a show and being finished when it’s over. One episode taught the boys about Pointillism, a style of painting made famous by Georges Seurat, and I thought how easy it would be to let the boys create their own version of a Pointillism painting. I let them pick their colors, gave them a small handful of q-tips, and told them to let their creativity sore.
Preston says he made a baby dinosaur, can you see it? It’s abstract, so it may help if you squint.
Jackson made a dinosaur, too.
If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out Creative Galaxy, make sure you do. But even better than just letting your kids watch it, make sure you watch it with them, you may even learn something new about how art can fix everything.
Now go get creative!
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