Art activities designed for children of all ages to look at, talk about and make their own discoveries about art, at home.
We listened to your feedback that although the galleries might be open - and the world is opening up a bit more - this series of pic'n'mix art prompts is still welcome. So, we will continue to post wee taster activities which aim to develop creativity skills, such as problem solving, imagination, curiosity, and open-mindedness here, over the next few months.
As you explore the resources please keep in mind that there are no wrong answers, or that there is only one way to do the activities - they are all about looking, chatting, making, and enjoying your time at home and using what you have around you.
... and one last thing! We are delighted to announce that Home is Where the Art is has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Best Website Activity award
You know your child best
Some activities may suit you better than others so pick and choose!
We’ve aimed the language at age 7+, but activities can be suitable for any age, just adapt to suit your child.
How long your child engages with the activity will vary. Depending on their age, the way they’re feeling that day, the immediate appeal of any activity... some will work better than others. Don't worry if they're not feeling it - try again another time, or move on to something else. You might be surprised by what they're interested in.
We hope these suggestions will allow your child to develop their creativity by encouraging their curiosity, open mindedness, problem-solving and imagination.
You don’t need to know anything about art to have fun with it. Encourage your child to share their ideas, observations and opinions. There’s never a wrong answer about art. And it's ok not to know all the answers. Nobody does. Where would the fun be in that?
If something worked, do it again!
Let your child lead
You don’t need to have all the ideas. In fact, if you really want your child to be creative, encouraging them to come up with their own ideas is a brilliant way to help your child be creative and explore their imagination.
Try to enjoy, together
Take a deep breath, you’re doing a brilliant job. Let us know if we can support you - we can't wait to see you in the gallery, as soon as we can.
A Seascape, Shipping by Moonlight
These activities are inspired by the idea of finding light in the dark. Build a boat, design your own lighthouse, create your own starry light and listen to a special storm-inspired story.
10 am is When You Come to Me
Let's think about friendship, care, and representing our daily routines - inspired by this painting of Louise Bourgeois and her friend Jerry's hands.
Shortlisted for Best Website Activity award
We are delighted to announce that Home is Where the Art is has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Best Website Activity award.
Visit the Kids in Museums website for more info and to see a range of brilliant projects created to inspire and entertain families during Lockdown visit
At home resources
Want to start a conversation about art? Here are some simple ideas.