Introducing COCA KinderCrates!

Each COCA KinderCrate is a theme-based preschool unit based on COCA’s popular early childhood camps. During crate work students ignite their curiosity through exploration; work on gross motor skills such as jumping, stretching and balancing; refine fine motor skills by drawing, painting, and cutting; work on mathematics by counting and patterning; explore literacy skill development through interacting with stories and engage their imagination through expressive arts.

Each crate is comprised of:

  • 2-3 hours of video instruction by 2 specialist teaching artists in easy to share 10-20 minute segments. Parents set their own pace and timing for their family.
  • Materials and supplies for arts and crafts activities in the “Create Crate”
  • Specific unit alignment to Missouri Early Childhood Learning Standards
  • Supplementary Reading Ideas

Each Kindercrate is $45

If your family lives outside the St Louis area, there is an additional $10 shipping fee. Please allow 1 week for shipping.


In EarthSavers, students learn ways to help the environment and celebrate the beauty of our world. They use natural materials, learn about recycling and use recycled materials to create a musical instrument.

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Under the Sea

Under the Sea explores the marvels of the ocean floor using visual art activities, drama and movement, we create a world of starfish, imaginative sea creatures, coral reefs and other watery wonders.

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Vamanos! is an adventure unit. In this unit children will listen and respond to favorite Dora the Explorer stories; do the “hokey pokey:; learn simple phrases in Spanish;  decorate a backpack; go on a backyard scavenger hunt and create a piece of art from leaves; learn a dance and go on a make believe adventure using all the art they made all week.

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To participate in COCA KinderCrate, children will need:

  • A computer with internet access
  • A table/workspace for art each day
  • Access to their Create Crate
  • An open floor space
  • Some caregiver assistance as prescribed in the videos.