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.
In this NEU To Do for Kids Activity Worksheet, learn about MOVEMENT, one of the seven principles of art that creates the impression of action in an artwork.
Movement adds excitement, drama, and overall compositional interest to an artwork. An artist can direct how a viewer’s eye moves around an image by arranging its elements in a certain way. Rhythm, line, color, balance and space also play a major role in creating the feeling of movement. For example, the eye will naturally travel along the path of a solid or dotted line, from large to smaller elements, from dark to lighter elements, from color to non color, from organic shapes to geometric shapes, etc. By using these movement techniques, the viewer’s attention can be directed from the main focal point to other elements around the composition.
Download the Activity Worksheet
This worksheet includes a word search, word scramble, and crossword puzzle.
More Fun Projects
Inspired by the work of Faith Ringgold
Inspired by the work of Mark Rothko
Create Still Life Photographs
Inspired by the cubist still lifes 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)
- 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
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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