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.
A project inspired by the work of John Chamberlain
Learn about this influential Abstract Expressionist artist and create a sculpture inspired by the works in his Foil Adventures series.
In this project, students explore texture, color, pattern, balance, and form. As the 3D sculptures are created, the young artists will observe how aluminum foil, a reflective material, interacts with light and color.
Be sure to share your creations with us on social media #NEUtoDoKids!
Texture is one of the Elements of Art.
In this week’s worksheet our Activity Games will help young artists learn about the use of texture in art, identify different types of textures, hunt for the names in a word search, and untangle the letters in a word scramble.
More Fun Projects
NEU Virtual Open Studio For Kids
Inspired by the work of Mark Rothko
Inspired by the work of Faith Ringgold
Pop Art Scavenger Hunt
Inspired by the work of Robert Rauschenberg
Create Negative and Positive Shape Drawings
Inspired by the work of Lee Krasner
Build 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
NEU Activity Worksheets
- Let’s Learn About Line
- All About Color
- Fun with Shapes
- The Principles of Art Word Search
- The Elements of Art Word Search
Neuberger Museum of Art Word Search
More Art Projects from our friends
Art Books for Kids (.pdf)
The Neuberger Museum of Art education team has compiled a list of books that will help introduce your kids to art and well known artists. Order online or look for these titles at your favorite bookstore.
Download these Art-Focused eBooks for Kids (.pdf)
For those who are looking for a quick download, our NEU educators have compiled a list of art-based eBooks that are perfect for younger children. All are available from Amazon and several are free to download for Kindle.
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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