Keep children engaged when you have to wait
- Notice All the Art Around You
Take a closer look at murals, billboards, and framed prints. Ask your child: “What’s going on in that picture?” Talk about the lines, colors, and shapes you and your child notice.
- Keep art handy
Take paper, crayons, and pencils with you. A hard drawing pad helps.
- Draw with your child
Draw what your see or remember. Talk about your finished artwork.
Related IEL Resources
- Tip Sheet: Things to Do While You’re Waiting: Art Is All Around
- Tip Sheet: Out and About with Preschoolers: Close Up with Visual Arts
- Video: Straw Painting
Creativity in Young Children
Source: University of Missouri Extension
This article aims to broaden understanding about the creative process for parents and others who work with children and youth.
Painting: The Art of Self Expression
Source: The Kennedy Center
In this K-2 lesson, students will explore elements of art and different artists’ techniques to create various styles of paintings. Students will interpret art and describe styles by using key vocabulary terms when discussing paintings