Let’s jump in the car and head to the art museum. Oh, wait I live in the rural center of the middle of nowhere. If we want to hit a well known gallery there is going to be trip involved. But, a visit to a virtual gallery? That’s a little different, right? So grab your cup of coffee, get your favorite blanket and cozy up with your kiddo to check out some world class art in these art museums with virtual tours!
Creating art as a form of self expression has countless benefits. Starting this artsy self expression young means kids are comfortable and well versed with getting their feelings out via artistic measures. Sounds good, right? But where to start….Use these free self esteem worksheets to make a book or as part of a journal or sketchbook. Either way they are an easy beginning to exploring self esteem activities!
Are you pretty much a computer genius? Nah, me neither, at all. The awesome thing about the books in this list is that they put the world of computer coding in reach of all of us. This list specifically features the best coding books that teach Python programming for kids.
Tangrams are simple Chinese puzzles consisting of seven pieces that fit inside a larger square outline. Here you will find printable tangrams, DIY tangram instructions, and printable silhouette puzzles to solve!
Plop, fold, and squish away to make these super not-scary monsters. While kids are working away they’re actually picking up a new art concept-symmetry!
Water lilies, cathedrals, bridges, and haystacks; this is the stuff of Claude Monet. It’s pretty, pretty stuff that translates perfectly to working with kids! Snag a book or two from the book list below, run a copy of the printable, and you’re set for a zero prep art history lesson all about Claude Monet for kids!
Being a kid can be tough. Heck, being a human can be tough. Everyone needs a little encouragement that they’ve totally “got this” from time to time. These positive affirmations for kids come in the form of printable notes (throw ’em in a lunchbox ) and a poster that remind your kids you know they can do it!
I love process art for kids. Why? Because with process art there is no “right answer.” Not only is process art enjoyable it is encouraging! This fun little project combines some fun straw blowing process art into a artwork loosely based on the infamous “Bouquet of Peace.” Picasso for kids becomes easy, fun, and ever so pretty.
Thaumatrope; what a deceptively simple name for such a simple little toy. Say it with me “thaw -ma-trope.” These toys are super simple two sided precursors to modern animation. A thaumatrope has a different image on each side. When spun rapidly the two images give the impression of blending into one. It’s kind of like ice age animation. It’s simple but also a little magic.