Whether you’re looking for a special occasion gift or or just trying to encourage your young artists this list full of the best art gifts for kids. From craft sets for kids, to open ended imaginative toys, to art supplies that encourage more technical skill- it’s all here. Whether your kid is a little or a tween inspiring creativity is always a win!
Is teaching art at home intimidating? What if I told you that simply offering a selection of art supplies (and books, always books) to you kids and letting them explore was enough? Check out this list of the ten best art supplies for kids and thirty free project ideas to easily utilize those materials in your home!
Teaching colors is one of the basic building blocks of art class. Whether you’re teaching big kids or little, at home or in a school building, use these printable resources to create a quick and easy bulletin board or reference display!
YouTube for art? You bet! My own kids have introduced me to the wonders of using YouTube to find out how to do something. Art is no different. Check out these favorite YouTube art channels!
Growth mindset is a buzzword in parenting and education circles these days, and with good reason. Use this huge collection of free growth mindset resources to see what all of the buzz is about and how it can benefit your kids- and you!
I have opinions on art classes and little people. They definitely have a place in a child’s art experiences but they are not the be all end all. Kids can have an amazing art education right in their own home. With just a few basics from this art supplies list and their art education becomes a part of everyday life; not something on Tuesdays from 2-4.
Teaching art should be fun. It should be easy because there is no right answer. Sometimes I think that’s the part that trips us grown ups up. No right answer. How do we know when we’re done, if we did it right, if it’s good? Check out this list of art books to help you teach art to you kiddo and maybe make some art yourself; even if you don’t consider yourself an artist!
Homeschool mamas have a lot of things on their “to teach” list. It’s easy to let the extras, like home school art, slide because they seem, well, less than necessary.
Those of you that frequent Kitchen table Classroom often know that teaching through books is kinda my thing. Finding quality books about artists written directly to and for kids is the perfect introduction to an art history education.