Artsy: Extension Activities

Our curated list of book recommendations, extension activities, and field trips to go with our creative arts-themed busy bag!


Book Recommendations:

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:

  • Frida Kahlo

  • Georgia O'Keefe

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat

  • Andy Warhol

Extension Activities:

Magic Milk Science Experiment

DIY Puffy Paint

Make your own watercolor paint using spices.