Bringing Art History Into Your Everyday Play

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Art History doesn't have to be academic and stuffy. In fact, it can be downright fun! Take a trip to the museum or go online to check out the whimsical and fun art of Jeff Koons (he did that amazing balloon animal sculpture you see above!), and then... head out to get your own balloon animals! 

Check out your local museum gift shop or amazon for some playful inspiration. These are by far my favorite gifts from this past Christmas. They are magnetic finger-puppets from Amazon, they mostly live on the side of the fridge, but they make frequent impromptu appearances in our everyday play.

Playful Art History for Kids. Homeschool art curriculum ideas.

We also have a few of these coloring books, I especially love the Toulouse Lautrec version!

Little things like these puppets, or coloring books of famous artists works, are easy things to have around the house to help reinforce some of the things your kids are discovering about art history.

Who wouldn't love a sunflowers tattoo?


For a fun lesson you can print at home and play today, check out this post with a complete Pin the Nose on the Picasso activity. 

How do you bring art history into your everyday play? With so many card games, board games, and activity sets on the market, you have LOTS of fun choices. Let me know what you're up to, and share your photos on instagram with #arthistorykids.