Art at Home

Kids love building and exploring the world. Making art is a great way for children to express themselves, experiment with materials and build confidence! You do not need fancy (or messy) supplies to make art. Here are a few ways to encourage your young artist at home.

Mrs. Barlett’s How-To Videos

Art Book Read Alouds

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

When Pigcasso Met Mootisse by Nina Laden

My Name is Georgia by Jeanette Winter

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong

Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

More Creative Ideas:

  • Plan a party. Make decorations and celebrate!
  • Create a game. What are the rules? How do you play?
  • Go on a treasure hunt. Draw a map and have fun!
  • Build a fort!
  • Make an instrument and write a song to play on it. Have a concert!
  • Build with LEGOs or blocks.
  • Go for a walk. Collect nature items along the way and use them to make a sculpture or collage.
  • Plan a fashion show
  • Write and illustrate a story.
  • Make shadow puppets. Put on a play!
  • Make a card for someone special.

Let’s build something together.


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