When you think about visiting you local art museum with kids what images does that conjure up for you? Maybe a sweaty anxious mom worried that my kids are too loud, my kids don’t know proper etiquette, my kids might topple a priceless work of art. It’s a panicky world I live in, I know. Use these free printable museum activities for kids to make your visit stress free and fun!
If you read Kitchen Table Classroom often you know I adore turning trash into treasure. I love the idea of showing kids that anything can be art and I love not spending money to make stuff. Free art experiences are hard to beat. Using empty toilet paper and paper towel cardboard tubes to create a recycled sculpture is a fun and easy way to learn about building up.
Merriam Webster defines synonyms for creativity as cleverness, imaginativeness, giftedness, inventiveness, and originality, to name a few. Yes, that. That’s who I wanna be. The antonyms of creativity are dryness and dullness. Boo. Who would choose that? Use these free creativity quotes to remind you and your people not to take life too seriously, take risks, and think outside the box!
Wanna talk art history with your kids? Then ballerinas and race horses are a good place to start, right? Edgar Degas has lots to offer in terms of work that is kid friendly and sure to spur a conversation. USe these Edgar Degas for kids printable resources and book suggestions for a a zero prep art history class!
A pattern is simply a repeated or recurring design. Little kids begin to learn patterns early in as a way to understand relationships between objects and make predictions about what comes next. Once kids really understand what pattern are they will begin to see them everywhere- in life and art! This collograph printmaking project is a great way for kids to begin playing with and making their own patterns!
Whether you’re a homeschool mama (like me,) or a classroom teacher (also me,) or mom that is excited to learn alongside her kids (me too, me too) I hope these education quotes can help you illustrate your love of learning!
What kid isn’t fascinated by the jungle? And is there a subject matter that translates to inspiring kid’s own artwork more easily? Henri Rousseau is a natural when it comes to getting kids talking about art! Teaching about Henri Rousseau for kids is easy with these free printable resources and books!