CREATIVE SPIRIT: Tallulah Marsh and Zac Roby at an after-school art workshop for Prep to Year 3 at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum.
CREATIVE SPIRIT: Tallulah Marsh and Zac Roby at an after-school art workshop for Prep to Year 3 at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum. Paul Braven

Under 8s celebrate with top educational activities

DRESSED in little aprons, more than 10 under-8s had big dreams for arts class yesterday.

Under Eight's Week is celebrated nationally and Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum had fully booked-out kids' sessions.

The gallery hosted three art club workshops with kids eager to get their hands messy and decorate paper shopping bags.

Early Childhood Network's Lyn Hughes popped in to check on the activities and said she was delighted to see such a great turnout.

"Historically Under Eight's Week has been big in Australia and today represents that," she said.

"What we try to provide, along with the other Gladstone organisations, is a chance for the kids to get out there and take up the opportunities this town has on offer."

Taking to hand painting effortlessly was Tallulah Marsh, 5, who created two bags, one of a blue whale and another of a tiger.

"They're my favourite animals," she said.

"I'm going to use my bag to take to Toy World and fill it up."

Another budding artist, Sakura Ennis, said she created an apple-painted bag. She said the activity was really fun.

Events this week:

TODAY

9-11am: PCYC Playgroup, Come and Play Day, $5. Phone: 4972 3122.

11am: Story time at Gladstone Regional Library. Phone: 4976 6400.

3.30pm: Children's Sights and Sounds of nature tour and art at Toondoon Botanic Gardens. Bookings: 4971 4443.

THURSDAY

9am-3pm: Stockland Mall Displays from Gladstone organisations and information for parents to find out what is available to support them with caring for their children in Gladstone.

9am-11am: Toddler Town come-and-try Kindysport day. Kev Broome Stadium.

FRIDAY

10am-noon: Playtime in the park at Barney Point Park. Morning will include nature walk, group nature collage, and much more.



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