Tag: Art

  • Combine Art, Manners, Kids for Magic – #7 Magic for Preschool – Kindergarten

    If you need a formula for magic, combine art, manners, kids and imagination. This month, people who work with kids are sharing  their wishes for programs like preschool and kindergarten. Both moms, Nicolle and Catherine, wanted more hands-on activities and Nicolle had a suggestion. Not just play dough, how about a clay station? The word…

  • Draw and Color Holiday Fun

    How about some draw and color holiday fun for kids? Set out some crayons or paints and plenty of paper. There are coloring books for grownups now to relieve stress and tension, so you may want to join kids at the table or on the floor and color too. Sometimes, tables and floors need some…

  • Art Fun: Digital Art for Kids

    To Screen or Not to Screen? That is the Question… for Discussion Next week is Screen-Free week, so it’s timely to talk about digital art for kids. There are some definite advantages and some substantial disadvantages. I am not an expert in digital technology. Rather, this is my viewpoint as a kindergarten teacher and parent.…

  • Art Activities from Children’s Books

    When it comes to art play and fun for your child, could you use some inspiration? How about some kid-tested ideas for art activities from children’s books? Not all children have opportunities for art play. These kinds of activities are sometimes seen as a waste of time, or not academic enough. As a parent or…

  • Art Fun: Math and Art for Kids

    Just in case there are any concerns about art not being academic enough, here are some ways to combine math and art for kids for great learning and fun. Sorting and matching is a skill needed for both math and science. For some math and art for kids, set out a jumble of different materials,…

  • Art Fun: Combining Science and Art

    Art activities may not be part of the play at your home or care center so how about combining science and art for more fun for kids? Let’s face it, sometimes art has a bad rap as being a waste of time. Or, parents might think they don’t know enough about art. Children have different…

  • Art Fun: Performance Art for Kids

    Performance art for kids is one way to combine singing, rhythm, dance, expression, and visual art and boost children’s self-esteem all at the same time. When children are part of an art production, it’s not just memorable and exciting for the kids, but for the families too. The performances become afternoons or evenings that connect…

  • Art Fun: Taking Kids to Art Museums

    Have you ever asked if kids are too young for art museums? Taking kids to art museums can be a fun activity for preschool kids as well as for adults. When you get back, kids can make their own museum on a wall or fence and share with the neighborhood. All around the world there…

  • Fun and Unusual Art Materials for Kids

    How Kids Can Play and Make Art with Stuff Think art materials for kids are too expensive? Just like there are a variety of ways to create art, there are many different materials kids can use. Some are very inexpensive and others you already have at home. Following are some pictures of child-created art and other…

  • Art Fun: Shape Activities for Kids

    Get in Shape Doing Art There’s no need to feel bent out of shape about doing art with your child; here are some fun shape activities for kids that you can easily do at home. Shapes are a basic element of art. The two easiest shapes for preschool kids are circles and squares, then triangles…