While the Museum is temporarily closed, we’ll keep this page updated with a suggestions for art-related projects and activities that are perfect for kids to do at home.

3 Fun Indoor Art Activities When It's Cold Outside3 Fun Activities for Kids When It’s Cold Outside

These long winter months can oftentimes make it hard to find the motivation to get out the door when its so warm and cozy inside. Here are three fun ideas when you’re spending time indoors with the little ones in your life.

  1. Design Quilt Portraits like Faith Ringgold
    Kids will follow along with teaching artist Dara Goodman to create an art project that uses colors, lines, geometric patterns, nature images, and faces to create a quilt portrait inspired by the work of Faith Ringgold.

  2. Create Color Fields like Mark Rothko
    Teaching artist Dara Goodman will introduce kids to Mark Rothko, the abstract artist who wanted to paint human emotions. See examples of his art then follow along to create your own color fields inspired by Rothko.

  3. Read Henry Holton Takes the Ice with Ray Romano on Storytime Online
    Henry Holton’s whole family is hockey mad. Everyone, that is, except Henry. When he holds a hockey stick, Henry becomes a menace to the game—and an embarrassment to his sports-minded family. It’s not until he sees his first ice dancing performance that Henry realizes there’s something he can do on the ice that doesn’t involve boarding and body checking.

    Written by: Sandra Bradley; Illustrated by: Sara Palacios; Published by: Penguin Group. Read by: Ray Romano.
    Suggested grade level: 1st - 2nd. Run time: 11 minutes

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