Our curated list of book recommendations, extension activities, and field trips to go with our creative arts-themed busy bag!
Make a trip to your local library or bookstore to snag one of these favorites.
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
Mix It Up by Herve Tullet
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
ish by Peter H. Reynolds
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean
Art Inspiration Books
The Usborne Art Treasury by Rosie Dickins and Nicola Butler
Wonder Art Workshop: Creative Child-Led Experiences for Nurturing Imagination, Curiosity, and a Love of Learning by Sally Haughey
Books About Artists
Mini Masters Series by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober
Little People, Big Dreams: My First Artists by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
Little People, Big Dreams Series by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara and Others:
Freeze red, yellow, and blue ice cubes (made with water and food coloring). Choose two colors and allow to melt together in a tub to see what color is made. Or make a rainbow in 6 glasses: all red cubes, half red & half yellow cubes, all yellow cubes, half yellow and half blue cubes, all blue cubes, half blue and half red cubes. Pour warm water in each glass and stir until all the cubes are melted!
Make red, yellow, and blue play dough. Let kids do what they do best - mix it up!
Check out the book Mix It Up by Herve Tullet. Fold several sheets of paper together, and create your own Mix It Up book using tempera paint.
Need more ideas? Check out our Pinterest board here.
Field Trip Ideas:
Visit an art museum.
Check out local art installations and special exhibits.
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