Parents, ever wonder how to display all that wonderful artwork your kids bring home at the end of the school year? The mom of one of my students shared this great idea with me (thank you, Molly Craig!) and it’s so clever I had to pass it along! She created a “hallway gallery” for her […]
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My students and I LOVE our new Time Timer! I first learned about the Time Timer on the Art of Education site. The Time Timer is a fabulous time management tool for any classroom. It comes in three sizes: 3″, 8″ and 12″. I purchased the 8″ size from Amazon.com for about $20, and it’s […]
Crayola Markers are my go-to product when I want a lesson with bright colors and easy clean-up. Last year I experimented with Crayola’s “washable” markers and now I’m sold on them! Most washable products don’t have the quality I look for, but these are different. The colors are clean and bright, and my experience has […]
Here are my basic supplies for teaching kids’ art.… most of my lessons use just these simple materials. Pictured above are the items that I use about 90% of the time, so I try to make sure I always have a good supply on hand. (FYI — I normally use the “Sargent” brand of colored […]
Kids LOVE using clay, maybe more than any other art medium, yet most schools and homes do not have a kiln for firing. If this is your situation, don’t let this stop you from sharing the experience of working with clay with your students! Crayola Air Dry Clay is a good alternative to the traditional […]
If you work with kids and don’t already know about YES! Paste, you need to. YES! Paste puts your traditional glue stick to shame. How many times have you used a glue stick to attach something, only to have it pop off a few days later?? Or maybe you’ve tried mounting art with a glue […]
Here are a few scary (and sadly, out of focus!) monsters from a product demo I did yesterday for Crayola, using their Model Magic modeling material. These imaginative creatures were created by an 8 year old boy who couldn’t get enough of this stuff! Before being asked to teach this demo, I always thought Model Magic […]
Hi! I'm Cheryl, and I'm a big fan of kids' artwork! For the last 20+ years, I've had the privilege of teaching art to kids from kindergarten through high school.... in public, private, charter, and homeschool settings. Now I'm focusing on mentoring other teachers through demos, workshops, and sharing lessons and more on my blog. I have a degree in art and an art ed credential, but I've learned that you don't need to be an "artist" or have an art background yourself to teach art to kids. All you need are good lessons to follow (like following a recipe) and the willingness to have fun! Over the years, I’ve developed hundreds of successful, classroom-tested art lessons for kids, and all the tips, methods, and strategies to go along with them! My passion now is to make all this available to classroom teachers, homeschool teachers, parents, and grandparents.… to anyone who wants to share the joy of ART with the kids in their life!
Teach Kids Art began in August 2008 as a way for me to share my lessons, tips, and ideas for teaching art with other teachers. As Teach Kids Art has grown over the years, it has truly been a labor of love…. all the content I share here is free!
To help support this site, I use affiliate links. This means that when you shop at Amazon.com (or through another affiliate link) by clicking through my site, I will earn a portion of the sale, at no cost to you. (This applies to any product you buy from an affiliate when you click through my site, not just the products I feature.) If you’d like to show your support for Teach Kids Art, this is a great way to do it! And by the way, I only ever link to or promote products that I have used and really love!
You may also visit my store at TEACHERS Pay TEACHERS where I sell convenient, detailed pdf’s of my lessons. I’ll continue to add more pdf’s there as I am able to.
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