Have you ever wanted to go back to nursery school to relive those good ol’ days of finger painting, making Rice Crispie cookies, threading uncooked noodles onto string to make a necklace, or banging on the tambourine or triangle?
I’ve often thought about the joys of dress-up and sand castles again, and so has Michelle Joni, who has founded Preschool Mastermind is a Brooklyn-based concept, aimed at giving adults a preschool experience.
Adults can experience arts and crafts, show and tell, snack time, music, naps, lessons, games, make believe and a field trip. Fees are on a sliding scale, and start at $333 up to US$999, and the classes are run from Michelle’s apartment, weekly for a month.
Here’s what they write on the Preschool Mastermind website:
Imagine… if you could go back to preschool.
And imagine… if I was the teacher.
THIS IS REAL LIFE!!!
This is the first ever PRESCHOOL MASTERMIND
From the laughter and glitter-dusted trail of the nationally-recognized Skipping Club, I introduce to you a brand new course for grownups to re-learn the basics, and experience the ::magic:: of life as it was originally intended. Guess what: You still CAN be anything you want when you grow up! And this class will give you the hands-on wisdom, intuition and playfulness you need to get there.
We’ll explore preschool concepts, like sharing and friendship, in order to apply and inject play, wonder, self-belief, and community into our grown-up lives.
:: THERE WILL BE ::
– arts and crafts (finger-paint, play dough, glitter glue, YES PLEASE)
– show and tell (share your material stories to uncover clues on your spiritual path)
– snack time (with themes planned by you!)
– music time (with special rockstar guests)
– nap time (the best time ever)
– lessons and playsheets (learning is FUN!)
– buddy system (a BFF to keep you accountable for awesomeness)
– games (i mean, does anyone remember how much fun musical chairs is?)
– make believe (your imagination is needed!)
– class picture day (dress your 4-year-old best)
– a field trip, obviously
– All students will be given homework in the form of challenges, prompts, playsheets. Expect to get out of your ordinary routine and leave a trail of ::magic::!
Is this a crazy concept, or a cool one?