Youngsters get creative at workshops

L-R: Hollie (2), Carter (5), Hannah (5) and Leonie (1).
L-R: Hollie (2), Carter (5), Hannah (5) and Leonie (1).

A pair of North-east sisters have set up a series of fun workshops in Peterhead for pre-school children.

‘Creation Station’ is run by Karen Mackie and Lynne Brown, who each have three young children of their own. They decided to start the project when they were expecting their youngest children. The first of these workshops was held in May this year.

Creation Station offers sing-a-long sessions, sensory sessions and baby and toddler sessions for youngsters of different ages. All sessions link in with the experiences and outcomes set by the Curriculum for Excellence.

On Tuesday, July 17, Karen and Lynne held a free sensory session for under-5s. The session included a variety of activities to stimulate the senses including musical instruments, colourful lights and things to touch such as sand, rice, water, play dough, slime, foam and noodles.

Commenting on the afternoon of activities, organiser Karen said: “We came up with the idea because we felt there wasn’t enough on offer for under-5s locally. We wanted to set something up where parents could spend time with their kids. We started earlier this year and we’re delighted with how it is going.

“We are hoping to do block bookings in the future. We are also looking forward to working with the Prince’s Trust later this month”, she added.

For more information, contact Karen and Lynne at creation.station@rocketmail.com or visit the Creation Station Facebook page.