Free Mini Art Lessons for Children

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FREE Free art lesson plan -- Picasso Hands with FlowersMINI ART LESSONS FOR CHILDREN

These free mini art lessons for children can be used for holidays such as MLK Day, Lunar New Year, Easter, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Father’s Day and more! Each Art in Action art lesson includes an art lesson plan with artist background, discussion questions, and step-by-step art project directions. This downloadable packet of 8 free art lesson plans for children include the following artists and accompanying projects for suggested occasions.


Art lesson on Faith Ringgold’s Tar Beach: story quilt art project for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, storytelling art craft projects

Art lesson on Jean Dubuffet’s Cows: popcorn decorated sheep art project for 2015 Lunar New Year, Spring Equinox, farm animal art projects

Art lesson on Picasso’s Bouquet of Peace: 3-D paper flower art project for Easter, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, nature art projects

Art lesson on Diego Rivera’s La Pinata: Aztec sun art project for Cinco de Mayo, Earth Day, sun art projects for kids

Art lesson on Matisse’s Beasts of the Sea: Sea collage art project for Summer Equinox, Earth Day, World Ocean Day, sea creatures art activities and ocean life art project

Art lesson on Ando Hiroshige’s Snowy SceneWinter scene art project that can be used to celebrate the Winter Equinox, snow, or other winter holidays

Art lesson on Dia de los Muertos: Skull art project for Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican “Day of the Dead” holiday in early November

Art lesson on Northern Humpback WhaleArt project that teaches students to make a 3-D whale. Can be used for Earth Day, World Ocean Day, or to talk about endangered species


Art in Action is a national nonprofit that creates comprehensive, easy-to-teach visual arts curriculum for Kindergarten through 8th grade students.  We invite you to try a full lesson from our 3rd grade curriculum by submitting the form below.

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