Art with Toddlers, Color Play, Organization and Resources, Paint Play

Focusing Color Choices with Little Artists

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Do you focus color choices with your kids or students? I do, and I think it’s a fantastic tool both at home and in a classroom setting, especially for 1-4 year olds. A little artist selecting… Continue reading Focusing Color Choices with Little Artists

Organization and Resources

Let’s Talk About Art

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Our little artists are SMART, and we should encourage them to come to their own conclusions as they grow and explore through art making.When you ask a child open ended questions about their work, it does… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Art

Collage Play, Organization and Resources

Gluing Made Easy

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Glue practice can feel daunting to facilitate because of the mess factor.These are my FAVORITE methods for less mess gluing practice with kids under 6. Method #1: Glue on a Sponge in a Bowl or Air… Continue reading Gluing Made Easy

Art with Babies, Art with Toddlers, Organization and Resources

Encouraging Layered Artworks with Little Artists

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Encouraging layered artworks for littles is a great way to: Expose your little artist to a variety of materials.Save paper (especially that spendy high quality watercolor paper).Facilitate the creation of a more “finished” looking product at… Continue reading Encouraging Layered Artworks with Little Artists

Art with Babies, Color Play, Organization and Resources, Paint Play, Painting Objects, Printmaking Play, Pure Process Play, Sensory Play

Process Art Buffet

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Last week, several mamas on Instagram messaged me to ask some version of, “how do I keep my under four year old engaged with process art for more than 5 minutes?!” This “Art Buffet” allows your… Continue reading Process Art Buffet

Organization and Resources, Travel Art

15 Road Trip Art Projects for Kids

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. My husband, two dogs, four year old kiddo and one year old baby recently drove from Washington State to Minnesota. It was about 25 hours in the car, spread out over 6 driving days. Usually, we… Continue reading 15 Road Trip Art Projects for Kids

Collage Play, Organization and Resources, Printable Resources, Protest Play

Workshop in a Bag: Amplify Youth Voices in Your Community

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. These are instructions for how to adapt acclaimed artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez’s Social Justice Poster Making Workshop to a "Workshop in a Bag" model that you can assemble yourself and distribute to young people in your community… Continue reading Workshop in a Bag: Amplify Youth Voices in Your Community

Collage Play, Organization and Resources, Printable Resources, Protest Play

Social Justice Poster Making Workshop for Kids with Favianna Rodriguez

When I was teaching high school art at the most amazing school full of incredible young people I had the honor of attending a poster making workshop with my students led by acclaimed Oakland, CA based artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez. Excerpt from Social Justice Poster Making Workshop created by Favianna Rodriguez The workshop was so empowering… Continue reading Social Justice Poster Making Workshop for Kids with Favianna Rodriguez

Drawing Play, Organization and Resources, Printable Resources

10 Art Prompts for Marker and Paper: FREE Printable Prompts in English and Spanish

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. In May of 2020, we banded our resources together in a simple act of love and support for the children at the Matamoros refugee camp on the US/Mexico border. They were seeking a safe haven in… Continue reading 10 Art Prompts for Marker and Paper: FREE Printable Prompts in English and Spanish

Organization and Resources, Paint Play

10 Ways to Play with Paint

Kids love painting. It is such a versatile way to engage the senses and help your child learn and thrive. Your child will grow their fine motor skills, expand their knowledge of color, deepen their understanding of cause and effect and learn to self regulate big emotions when they find engaging with the act of… Continue reading 10 Ways to Play with Paint