Art Stomps (for the under 5s)

Sculpture-hunting, leaf-kicking, outdoor art-making!

The grounds at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art are perfect for exploring with your family.
We’ve created an Art Stomps map that you can:

  • PICK UP from the gallery, or download.
  • READ the poems together.
  • FIND the artworks nestled in nature.
  • CREATE your own seasonal sculptures.

1.

Where is the bright blue neon light,
telling you EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT?

2.
Take a step back, look up to the sky...
who’s that tweeting from up high?

3.
Make a wish by a Magic Stone,
a special wish of your very own

4.
Amongst the trees have you spied...
two large white stones lying side-by-side?

5.
Does Master of the Universe think sometimes
about his favourite nursery rhymes?

6.
Oh no! The animals have escaped! How many can you see?
Count them 1, 2, 3...

There’s lots for you to see and do at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art! Head indoors to see the latest exhibitions, take part in our year round programme of family activities or just enjoy our cafés – you’ll find high chairs, baby-bottle warming facilities, toilets and changing facilities in both Galleries. You can eat any snacks that you have brought with you in the Art Space 2 at Modern One and we welcome picnics in the grounds outside. We’re free and open every day. Our Gallery Services Team are here to help you make the most of your visit, ask us if you need anything.

Spring

Find 5 things that you can balance on top of each other. Stones, sticks and leaves are excellent sculpture materials!

Summer

Climb and conquer the grassy Landform sculpture. Take a photograph of the view from the top!

Colin Thoms Autumn About 1938 © The Estate Of Colin Thoms

Autumn

Kick and collect the leaves to make your own autumn scene.

Winter

Keep your eyes peeled and ears open for sights and sounds of nature, along the wintery Water of Leith.

Illustrations by Caitlin Bowbeer