Bonifas Boxes offer fun art projects for elementary school children

September 28, 2015  |  by Bonifas Arts Center
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Children are invited to create and learn outside of the box with the new Bonifas Boxes program at the Bonifas Arts Center. Designed for children Pre-K through 6th grade, Bonifas Boxes are 15 to 30 minute, self-contained arts activities that are designed to stimulate creativity and give children a weekly artistic outlet.

“Studies indicate that the earlier children are exposed to the arts, the more likely they are to be life-long arts enthusiasts,” says Brook McGinnis, the Special Events Coordinator at the Bonifas Arts Center. “There has been quite a lot of data collected that indicates that participation in the arts increases a person’s academic success, job opportunities, and involvement in the community. Offering the program for free ensures that all can benefit from exposure to the arts. Plus, the arts are fun and we like fun at the Bonifas.”

Some scheduled activities include: leaf stamping, tape-resist finger painting, hand print bats, gratitude journals, Christmas ornaments, and more.

Bonifas Boxes are available Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. New activities are available every week.

For more information, contact Brook McGinnis, Special Events Coordinator at 786-3833 ext. 16 or at events@bonifasarts.org.

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