Art Activity Ideas

Find Art Activity Ideas for Your Kids or Students! Art Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Tips for Art Education for Educators, Teachers, and Homeschool.

Color Wheel Art Project for Middle School with Printable Art Lesson Plans
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Color Wheel Art Project for Middle School with Printable Art Lesson Plans

Teaching color theory and color mixing in color wheels with watercolor paints is always an exciting thing to start with when introducing paints to your Middle School students so in this blog post, I will provide you with a simple yet effective art lesson to get your class exploring art making mediums with simple strategies to create an art project featuring an expressive hand artwork that also doubles as a color wheel. Read on to find the steps for creating and the full art lesson and downloadable PDF lesson plan and worksheets.

Artastic Kids Online Streaming Art Lessons and Activities for Children at Home or in a Classroom
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Artastic Kids Online Streaming Art Lessons and Activities for Children at Home or in a Classroom

Well, I have to tell you, I am SO excited. I have recently launched my newest project that I have been working on for over a year and it is called Artastic Kids. It is my Online Art Lesson Streaming Platform that parents or grandparents or teachers or homeschool families can use to stream art lessons directly to their homes using easy-to-find, affordable art mediums. I am talking 4 art mediums and I will show kids how to use them in a ton of different ways to create a ton of different artworks that all come in just-right levels. So let’s dive in on what Artastic Kids is all about!

3 Elements of Art Choice-Based Art Ideas, Lessons, or Activities for your Classroom and a FREE Printable Choice Board
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3 Elements of Art Choice-Based Art Ideas, Lessons, or Activities for your Classroom and a FREE Printable Choice Board

I love letting kids explore the Elements of Art through Choice-Based strategies when introducing them to my class. In this article I will dive in on 3 Elements of Art Choice-Based Art Lesson Ideas or Activities that you can use in your classroom right away. Low prep and high engagement, here we go! Better yet, they allow for some fabulous choice-based opportunities to start the year off flexible in your classroom. Let’s get into it!

3 Back to School Choice-Based Art Ideas, Lessons, or Activities for your Classroom with FREE Printable Choice Board
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3 Back to School Choice-Based Art Ideas, Lessons, or Activities for your Classroom with FREE Printable Choice Board

Back to School is the time of year when we are super-charged and looking for brand new art lesson ideas to experiment with and my friend, I have 3 Back to School Art Lesson ideas that you can use as activities in those first weeks of school. Better yet, they allow for some fabulous choice-based opportunities to start the year off flexible in your classroom. Let’s get into it!

3 Kid’s Art Ideas and Activities & FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt!
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3 Kid’s Art Ideas and Activities & FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt!

Find 3 Kid’s Art Ideas for Lessons or activities for at home or in your classroom and read to the bottom to get a FREE Printable Art Scavenger Hunt which is perfect for encouraging observational drawing, student choice, and exploration of choice art mediums. Grab a note pad or planning binder and let’s dive into these ideas so you can incorporate more exploration and student choice into Art Educations!

3 Kid’s Nature Art Ideas & FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt!
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3 Kid’s Nature Art Ideas & FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt!

Find 3 Kid’s Nature Art Ideas for Lessons or activities for at home or in your classroom and read to the bottom to get a FREE Printable Art & Nature Scavenger Hunt which is perfect for encouraging observational drawing, student choice, and exploration of choice art mediums. Grab a note pad or planning binder and let’s dive into these ideas so you can incorporate more nature into Art Educations!

3 Summer Choice-Based Art Lesson Ideas with a FREE Printable Art Choice-Board Activity
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3 Summer Choice-Based Art Lesson Ideas with a FREE Printable Art Choice-Board Activity

Hello Summer! I have to be honest, all this summer warmth and these vibes have me feeling extra creative! Let’s dive in on 3 Summer art ideas that you can do with kids for the perfect summer edition to your art exploration & education. Scroll to the bottom to snag a FREE Printable Summer Art Choice Board!

Artastic August 2022 – FREE Art Education Professional Development Month of Events!
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Artastic August 2022 – FREE Art Education Professional Development Month of Events!

Whether you’re a teacher, homeschool parent, or art studio instructor, or anyone who just wants to bring more Art Education opportunities to their home for their kids or kids in their classroom, then Join me for Artastic August! I am going to level-up your Art Education game and supercharge you with new Art Lessons  Resources you can use this year! Let’s dive into more about this amazing Professional Development month!

3 End of Year Choice-Based Art Ideas with a FREE Printable Art Choice-Board Activity
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3 End of Year Choice-Based Art Ideas with a FREE Printable Art Choice-Board Activity

End of Year is almost here and I know you’re feeling super teacher exhausted and complete brain melt. But now worries because I have don’t the brainstorming for you and have come up with 3 End of Year Art Ideas that explore Choice-Based learning strategies to give you a break and students the freedom to express and explore and SHOW what they know before the end of the school year. Scroll to the bottom to snag a FREE Printable End of Year Art Choice Board!

3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Lesson Activities & FREE Printable Template to Start With in Your Art Classroom
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3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Lesson Activities & FREE Printable Template to Start With in Your Art Classroom

Watercolor Painting is one of the MOST versatile & effective ways to get your students painting and engaged in the art making process. Let’s dive in on 3 of the BEST Watercolor Painting Art Activities to Start with in your Art Classroom: Technique Exploration, Ink & Paint Artworks, and Observational Fruit Still Life Paintings. Keep reading because I have a free Watercolor painting technique template available to download in the blog post. #watercolorpainting #watercolorpaintsforbeginners

Artastic Kids Online Streaming Art Lessons and Activities for Children at Home or in a Classroom
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Artastic Kids Online Streaming Art Lessons and Activities for Children at Home or in a Classroom

It’s already FALL. Well, I’ll be honest, I have my pumpkins out already… but I grow them myself. I LOVE growing pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. It is a 6 month adventure as I start my Atlantic Giants indoors in the spring… then after months of TLC I get a giant pumpkin or 2! They’re so beautiful. Also, Halloween is my Christmas. If you’re someone who wants to start getting ready for Christmas in November… well, that is how I feel about Halloween. I LOVE IT. But I also love Autumn too so let’s get inspired by some lovely autumn artworks that you can do with your kids in your classroom or at home.

5 Tips for Setting up an Art Space In your Home for your Kids or Family
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5 Tips for Setting up an Art Space In your Home for your Kids or Family

Sometimes I think that Making Art and Getting all those messy art mediums out can be intimidating! Here are my recommendations for mess-free art mediums and creating an easy to set-up art space that takes little time and will encourage you to make art together as a family or with your kids or grandkids. Here are my 5 Tips for Making Art At home in an Easy-to-Do Way for stree-free fun and more Quality Time with your family.

3 St. Patrick’s Day Art Lesson Ideas that use Choice-Based Strategies
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3 St. Patrick’s Day Art Lesson Ideas that use Choice-Based Strategies

St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon and I know you might be looking for some quick and easy ideas for your classroom. Better yet, I have made them ALL Choice-Based for you! I know that sometimes we are feeling overwhelmed teaching art and what to teach next so adding some more Choice-Based lessons will take of some of the stress while amplifying a lot of the engagement in your amazing classroom.

3 Spring Art Lesson Ideas that Use Choice-Based Instructions & Mediums
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3 Spring Art Lesson Ideas that Use Choice-Based Instructions & Mediums

I am for sure one of those people that gets Spring fever and that is why in this article I am going to dive on into Choice-Based Spring Art Lesson ideas that you can use in your amazing classroom! I am so excited about this because I have some super cute spring art activities that are ready to sprout for you!

5 Arctic Animal Art Ideas for your Classroom using Choice-Based Strategies
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5 Arctic Animal Art Ideas for your Classroom using Choice-Based Strategies

Learning about Arctic Animals can be easily integrated in art and in a Choice-Based way as well! Learning about the Arctic can be made interdisciplinary with Socials Studies, Language Arts, and even in Visual Art. In this article I will provide 5 Choice-Based Ideas for creating Visual Art using the theme “The Arctic”.

Mindful Art Moments in ANY Classroom: An Easy Way to Bring SEL (Social Emotional Learning) into Your Classroom or School
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Mindful Art Moments in ANY Classroom: An Easy Way to Bring SEL (Social Emotional Learning) into Your Classroom or School

Social Emotional Learning allows students to explore and express their thoughts and feelings. Instead of ignoring what is lying below the surface, teachers can provide students opportunities for self-exploration, expression, and understanding in a safe way. One beautiful and easy way we can bring Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into a classroom is through Art. In this article, I’ll dive on into a process I like to call “Mindful Art Moments” that allows educators to create an atmosphere of peace, empowerment, and discovery with little to no art mediums and planning. Grab a pencil and let’s make some art!

5 Winter Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums
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5 Winter Art Lesson Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums

5 Winter Art Project or Lesson Ideas that you can simply and easily do in your classroom that use choice or flexible art mediums, perfect for Choice-Based Art Education and Learning. I have a bunch of easy-to-do and prep ideas that can use choice art mediums and can allow the students to really immerse themselves in some Winter vibes. So grab your Art Making Mediums (of your choice of course) and let’s get into these Winter Ready-Made, Simple and Engaging, Art Lesson Ideas for your Amazing art classroom. 

5 Halloween Art Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums
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5 Halloween Art Ideas for Your Classroom Using Flexible, Choice Art Mediums

Okay so let’s dive on into 5 Halloween Art Project or Lesson Ideas that you can simply and easily do in your classroom that use choice or flexible art mediums. I have a bunch of easy-to-do and prep ideas that can use choice art mediums and can allow the students to really immerse themselves in some Halloween vibes. So grab your Spooky, Scary Skeletons and let’s get into these Halloween Ready-Made, Simple and Engaging, Art Lesson Ideas for your Amazing art classroom.

3 Dot Day Art Projects, Ideas, and Activities for Your Classroom!
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3 Dot Day Art Projects, Ideas, and Activities for Your Classroom!

Dot Day is coming and I’m here to show you 3 Dot Day Art Projects, Ideas, and Activities that you can use in your Classroom with you students to pair with the book “The Dot” by Peter. H. Reynolds! Lesson ideas to use with Primary, Elementary, & Middle School! Use them in a general classroom or Art Classroom. Grab art making mediums & let’s make some Dot Day Art!

Making Art with Kids  – Art Curriculum for Teachers, Homeschool, or Art Studio Instructors
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Making Art with Kids – Art Curriculum for Teachers, Homeschool, or Art Studio Instructors

My friends, I have a BRAND NEW COURSE and it is for ANYONE who is teaching art to kids. It is a course designed for anyone who needs art lessons whether you’re a general teacher, homeschool parent or mom, or an art instructor, this course brings you 30 exclusive art lessons that are fully planned and include video art tutorials using easy-to-access Art Mediums! I’m going to teach you 30 art lessons that will help you level-up your art instruction in an ready-to-use, hands-on way! Get creative and build your confidence with the course that will teach YOU how to make and instruct art with engaging art lessons kids will love OR simply hit PLAY on the video and I’ll teach for you! As well, keep listening because I’m going to tell you how to get the FREE Art Lesson sampler! FULL ART LESSON! EVERYTHING INCLUDED! Let’s get into it! 

10 Back to School Art Projects and Activities for Kids for your Art Classroom
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10 Back to School Art Projects and Activities for Kids for your Art Classroom

Art Teachers, in this episode I’m going to give you 10 fresh and new art projects, activities, and ideas for Back to School in your Art Classroom! These are all ready-to-go ideas that you can use in your classroom that have a lovely Back-to-School vibe and will have your students in your art classroom exploring art mediums, experimenting, and being creative! I got you my lovely friends! Alright, let’s get into it! 

Back to School Art Projects, Ideas & Guide for Engaging Art Lessons
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Back to School Art Projects, Ideas & Guide for Engaging Art Lessons

It is Back to School Art Lesson Planning season and I am so excited to share my ULTIMATE Back to School Art Project Ideas & Guide for Engaging Art Lessons for kids from Kindergarten to Middle School with you! These are some HOT new Art Lessons that explore Artists & Art History and a variety of Themes that you can use to help plan your YEAR! There are over 650 Art Resources in the Ms Artastic TpT store now and they will help you facilitate art instruction in your classroom.

100 Cartoons for Kids Drawing Course for at Home or in Your Classroom!
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100 Cartoons for Kids Drawing Course for at Home or in Your Classroom!

This is the Official Launch of the 100 Cartoons for Kids course where I’m going to teach 100 exclusive and premium Cartoons for Kids! Let your kids learn how to draw at home or in your classroom with 100 Cartoon Drawing Video Tutorials designed by Ms Artastic. Get the Ms Artastic experience without any ads or YouTube! Register for the course that is priced at $1.00 per lesson, and AMAZING deal and offer because I want to make sure that kids have the opportunity to explore and make art! Grab your art making mediums and let’s make some art! 

5 Pop Art Lesson, Projects, and Art Activities for Kids
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5 Pop Art Lesson, Projects, and Art Activities for Kids

One of my favorite art movements is Pop Art and I love it! I love the artists, I love what came out of it! As well, I think teaching art lessons that are inspired by the Pop Art Movement is a great way to engage the learners in your classroom. Kids really connect with Pop Art and it can be an invitation for them to bring their ideas and the things they like in Pop Culture to your classroom. It can allow more student choice and student-centered learning. Let’s look at 5 Pop Art Lesson ideas for Kids in your classroom!

5 Summer Art Lesson Ideas, Projects, and Art Activities for Kids
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5 Summer Art Lesson Ideas, Projects, and Art Activities for Kids

In this blog post I’m going to give you 5 fresh and new ideas for Summer Art Ideas! These are all ready-to-go ideas that you can use in your classroom that have a lovely summer vibe and will have your students in your art classroom exploring art mediums, experimenting, and being creative! I got you my lovely friends! Alright, let’s get into it!

YouTube For Art Lesson Ideas, New Art Techniques, and Drawing Tutorials in your Art Classroom
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YouTube For Art Lesson Ideas, New Art Techniques, and Drawing Tutorials in your Art Classroom

In this Blog Post I am going to talk about how you can bring YouTube into your classroom and how-to use it to teach new art making skills and techniques to your students, whether you’re in class teaching, remote learning, or if students are in class and need new skills or processes to learn and explore. Or maybe you want to visit a gallery but don’t have the budget… Or maybe you want to have a fun drawing tutorial to use in those odd 10 minutes left in class when a lesson ended early, or to allow as a when you’re done for your fast finishers… Let’s look at some cool ideas for using YouTube in your Art Classroom this school year. #youtube #msartastic

Ted Harrison Art Lesson, Project, and Art Activity Ideas for Kids
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Ted Harrison Art Lesson, Project, and Art Activity Ideas for Kids

I’m going talk about who artist Ted Harrison is and I’ll give you some ideas for Ted Harrison Art Lessons that you can do with your students. Let’s learn about amazing Artist, Ted Harrison, and ideas for art lessons that you can teach that are inspired by his style of making art. Let’s get into it!

5 End of Year Art Lesson Ideas, Art Projects, and Art Activities for Kids
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5 End of Year Art Lesson Ideas, Art Projects, and Art Activities for Kids

In this article I’m going to give you some fresh and new ideas for teaching art at the End of the Year and yes, this shall include End of Year Art Lesson Ideas! So read on to discover 5 End of Year Art Lesson Ideas that you can use in your classroom, whether you teach in a general classroom or an art classroom! Let’s make some art!

5 Social Emotional Learning Art Lesson and Project Ideas for your Classroom
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5 Social Emotional Learning Art Lesson and Project Ideas for your Classroom

In this blog post, I’m going to give you 5 Social Emotional Learning Art Ideas that you can use in your Art Classroom! As well, I’ll tell you about what Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is, how to instruct it, and how to encourage students to engage in the lessons. I’ll give you lesson ideas that you can use right away with your students, and I will also give you links to Art Projects that are ready-to-use! Before we begin, let’s understand what Social Emotional Learning, or SEL is and what it can look like in the art classroom or through art!

5 Earth Day Art Lesson and Project Ideas for your Art Classroom
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5 Earth Day Art Lesson and Project Ideas for your Art Classroom

In this article I’m going to give you 5 Ideas for Earth Day Art Lessons for your Art Classroom that you can use with your own choice of art mediums or materials. These art lessons will explore a range of art making techniques and will explore a variety of art making styles, such as installation art, art using recycled materials, or photography. We’re going to learn about Earth Day and reflect on what it means through creating art with the students in our classrooms. Alright, let’s dive on into this blog post!