NEU To Do for Kids
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 Activities for Kids When It’s Cold Outside
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.
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.
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
More Fun Projects
Create a Collage Using Found Materials
Inspired by the work of Anne Ryan
Create a Playful Universe
Inspired by the work of Ignacio Iturria
Create a Cardboard Sculpture
Inspired by the assemblage artworks of Louise Nevelson
Inspired by the work of Samuel “Wood” Gaylor
Create Still Life Photographs
Inspired by the work of Patrick Henry Bruce
Create a Monochromatic Digital Photo Project
Inspired by the work of Ansel Adams
Create a Collage
Inspired by the work of Romare Bearden
Create Shadow Art Using Biomorphic Forms
Inspired by the surrealism and abstract expressionist work of William Baziotes
Create Ekphrastic Poetry
Inspired by works in the Neuberger’s collection
Create a Plein Air Landscape
Inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe
Create Pop Art using the Hard-edge Painting Technique
Inspired by the work of artist Robert Indiana
Create A Reflective Sculpture
Inspired by the work of John Chamberlain
Pop Art Scavenger Hunt
Inspired by the work of Robert Rauschenberg
Create Negative and Positive Shape Drawings
Inspired by the work of Lee Krasner
Create Abstract Sculpture with Recycled Cardboard
Inspired by the work of Alexander Calder
Create Pop Art Prints Using Leaves and Vegetables
Inspired by the work of Andy Warhol
Create Abstract Paintings Using Puffy Paint
Inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock
- An Introduction to the Seven Principles of Art
- Balance (Principles of Art)
- Contrast (Principles of Art)
- Emphasis (Principles of Art)
Movement (Principles of Art)
Pattern (Principles of Art)
- The Elements of Art Word Search (All ages)
- All About Color (Elements of Art)
- Exploring Form (Elements of Art)
- Let’s Learn About Lines (Elements of Art)
- Fun with Shapes (Elements of Art)
- Exploring Space (Elements of Art)
- Talking About Texture (Elements of Art)
Value - Using light to create art (Elements of Art)
- Neuberger Museum of Art Word Search (All ages)
More Art Projects from our friends
- MoMA: Louise Lawler’s Tracings for You
- Hudson River Museum
- The Brant Foundation
Color Our Collections Initiative
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation hosts this award-winning children’s literacy website streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Stories for Kids from Audible Books
For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Other Museums to Virtually Explore
Metropolitan Museum of Art: #MetKids
Explore 5,000 years around the World of Art, Hop in a Time Machine, and watch videos made just for kids.
Whitney Museum of American Art: Audio Guides for Kids
Explore select exhibitions with Audio Guides made especially for 6-10 year olds.
More links you might like
Virtual activities to promote playful learning at home from Children’s Museums around the world
- The Genius of Play (coloring and activity sets)
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