Nothing can replace going to an art museum and seeing great works of art in person. When that’s not an option try these museums that offer the best art websites for kids. They offer interactive fun designed to expose and engage your kiddo with the art in their collection.
These sketchbook prompts each borrow a bit from a famous artwork. The rest is up to the imagination of your young artist!
The flowers, the bones, the clouds- all of Georgia O’Keefe’s artwork is bright and colorful and perfect for introducing another amazing woman artist to your kiddos. Use this book list and free Georgia O’Keefe artist study printable to get started today!
Are your kids familiar with the work of Frida Kahlo? She was a a fiery personality with a colorful body of work perfect for introducing to kids of any age!
Let this list of children’s book bring the Chinese New Year to life through stories and colorful illustrations. Then use the free printable information sheet and dragon coloring page to keep the learning going!
Books to celebrate the Chinese New Year…
The Chinese New Year is such a rich and colorful celebration. These children’s books are an easy way for your kiddos to gain an understanding of the significance of this holiday. Learn about the Chinese calendar, special food traditions, celebrations with family and friends, and of course the beautiful imagery involved in the two week long celebration of the Chinese New Year.
Each book offers it’s own small insight into the holiday. Whether you choose just one book to read or the whole collection I know you’ll appreciate the beauty of this holiday!
Books about the Chinese New Year for kids….
Record what you know about the Chinese New Year…
I love using printables like the one below to help my students record what they know. Some answers are factual and may require a bit of research into the traditions of the Chinese New Year. A book or two from the book list above should provide plenty of knowledge and inspiration!
Just as many of the answers require only your student’s opinions. Asking student’s to consider their own opinions and preferences regarding new ideas is a way to get them to slow down and be more thoughtful about what they’re seeing!
Color your own Chinese dragon…
The dragon is a popular symbol in the Chinese New Year celebration. Dragons are believed to bring good luck to people. They also symbolize wisdom, power, and wealth.
Dragon dances can often be seen as part of the celebration of the Chinese New Year. How the dragon is constructed and the type of dance done can vary according to geography and local culture.
The dragon below is inspired by the Chinese dragons of the Chinese New Year. You can find it in PDF form for free in my Resource Library.
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Teaching art history to kids can be as easy as opening a book. Don’t stress about knowing it all before you start teaching about some of the greatest artists of all time. Check out the artist list below, pick a time period that interests you and your young artist and start teaching kids art history through literature!
As a creative person I would encourage a person of any age to explore jobs in the arts, hobbies in the arts, therapies in the arts. You get the idea. I value the arts. Making stuff is good for the soul. But as a parent it can be scary to encourage your child to choose an occupation in the arts that may or may not appear to be able to support a family.