Kids and Family Activities
Follow Along Activities
Activity 1 - Learn to Print like Warhol!
Inspired by Andy Warhol's colorful pop art prints, we decided to make our own! A simple way to do print making at home, without the mess. Tag us on Instagram @figgeartmuseum and show us your creations!
-Crayola or any brand washable markers
-baby wipes (substitute: paper towel & spray bottle of water)
-mini styrofoam plates
-pencils and erasers (careful! pencil won't erase off of the plate, take your time)
Great for teachers and parents alike!
Our Outreach Educator's top pick for art resources. Cassie's content is often used to enhance our own educator's lessons. She is an art educator from Nashville, TN and has an amazingly FUN way of teaching art to students.
LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems!
Many are familiar with Mo Willems and the Don’t Let the Pigeon Series. The Kennedy Center for the Arts brings us this sponsored a series in response to COVID-19.
Deep Space Sparkle
Patty Palmer is another educator who has a lot of lessons based on art and visual literacy. She prepared an Emergency Sparkle Kit for remote learning. Go to the link and scroll down to sign up for the packet on the Deep Space Sparkle website.
Art Projects for Kids
This resource provides great “How to Draw” step by step. Great activity for keeping the kids creating and busy.
Middle School Students
Boca Raton Museum of Art
The Lesson Plans offered by the Boca Raton Museum of Art encourage educators to teach art analysis, as well as incorporate art into language arts, math, and creative writing. This is a fun way to encourage students and kids to think about art from new perspectives. Below is a link to the Lesson Plans menu and an example of a Lesson Plan.
National Gallery of Art
These lesson plans are like those offered by the Boca Raton Museum of Art; however, they are categorized by art and subject. Each lesson contains warm-up questions and discussions, class activities, and additional downloadable content for both children and adults. The lessons promote critical thinking and encourage students to have constructive discussions with their peers.
TED Ed provides educators with a series of engaging, fun videos about visual arts and literature. There are also other video categories, such as math, science, history, etc., which can be accessed from a Subjects drop-down menu. The videos average between three-to-five minutes long, and have four learning steps: Watch, Think, Dig Deeper, Discuss. As students watch the videos, they are encouraged to think critically about the content and respond to quizzes and open discussion questions.
Art to Remember
Art to Remember offers free, simple art projects for students. What is great about this resource is that educators can filter topics, grade levels, and media types to find what art projects work best for their students, teaching style, and material access. Each lesson incorporates other concepts, such as math, geography, and science, so students can learn more as they play and create art. Even better, many of the projects incorporate every-day items you may already have at home.