Transformation on the Frontier

Oct 4, 2017 | All School, Have Fun, Highlights, Preschool News

#MVlittles know that the Frontier is always a wonderful place, but recently it transformed, not once, but twice in one day — into a place even more magical than they could imagine.
Preschoolers kicked off the Global Cardboard Challenge, an annual event inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ and presented by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it.
Preschool Head of Learning and Innovation Erin Carey shares, “As our youngest learners made their way out to the Frontier to spend the morning, they were greeted by more than just the usual tree cookies, fort branches, and sand. They found hundreds of cardboard boxes, paint, markers, scissors, tape, other recycled materials, and much, much more to inspire them to utilize every corner of their imagination.”
Less than six hours later, the space had been transformed, yet again, for the Preschool Family Fun Night, Campout on the Frontier! As children and their parents arrived at the Frontier after school, they found a photo booth with a campfire, tent, and camping scene; craft tables set up to paint rocks and pinecones; a make-your-own s’mores station, and the Varsity food truck. What happened next was two hours of sharing, play, and pure joy! Our preschoolers had the opportunity to play with friends, to show their parents their favorite things on the Frontier, and to even eat their dinner, picnic-style, where they play every day. Take a look at the photo gallery! (password: mustangs)