This week’s Camp Au Pair theme is Art Experiences.
Crafts, recipes, activities, and games related to art can all be found here on the Camp Au Pair – Art Experiences pinboard.
Field Trips can be a great way for kids to learn and have new experiences. Many DC-area art museums have programming and guides for visiting with children:
- The National Gallery of Art
- The Smithsonian American Art Museum
- The Hirshorn
- The Phillips Collection
- The Renwick Art Gallery was featured in this blog post with great information on visiting the museum with kids.
- American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore is not your typical art museum. You can tell that when you see the school bus covered in mosaic glass or the mural on the sidewalk outside.
Online Art Fun – Here is an article about the best art museum websites with interactive online fun.
Videos – Look for fun videos on YouTube about drawing and all kinds of art.
Books – Common Sense Media’s list of Art Books for Kids has lots of great suggestions including The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, A Is For Art, and Linnea in Monet’s Garden. Stop by your local library and look for these and other books on famous artists and art.