*Youth Art Month
Maid: Growing Up Female in Life and Literature
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute has ten literature-based women's
history curriculum units for grades 3 to 12.
Nightingale (grades 1-3)
A mini-unit on Florence Nightingale with activities and a health unit
Color and cut out paper dolls of famous women:
Lessons accompanied by standards, assessment measures, and
extension activities about Harriet Tubman.
Georgia O'Keeffe: Abstract Flowers
Easily create flowers.
Folk Art Activities
Dirt, Caves and Art (Cave Painting)
Create your own "prehistoric paint".
A to Z Kids Stuff Quilt Color Pages
Van Gogh: Sunflowers
Pablo Picasso painting Child with Dove
Michelangelo: The Delphes Sylphide
Van Gogh: Starry Night
John James Audubon: Swan
Explore and Learn
Learn about Leonardo da Vinci-scientist, inventor, and artist.
Destination Modern Art
Explore modern art in an interactive online gallery.
Parent Survival Kit
Place in a bag for each parent the following: a rubber band, a
tissue, a button, a toothpick, a band-aid, candy hugs, a gold thread,
a eraser, lifesaver candy, a mint, and the parent
survival kit paper
A new window will open. Before printing under File in Page Setup set
margins to zero.
*Hina Matsuri-Doll Festival or Girls' Festival (Japan)
Families with young daughters mark this day by setting up a display
of dolls inside the house. The dolls wear costumes of the imperial
court during the Heian period (794-1192) and are placed on a tiered
platform covered with red felt.
Tissue Peach Blossoms
Make tissue peach blossoms-the flowers traditionally associated with
Use a brown crayon to draw bare branches on pieces of light blue
construction paper. Hand out the papers with squares of peach colored
tissue paper. Let the children tear the tissue into tiny pieces. Then
have them spread small circles of glue on their branches and press
bits of tissue all over the glue to create fluffy blossoms. Use the
finished pictures to decorate a wall or a bulletin board.
Doll's Day Party
Arrange cardboard boxes to make a staircase like stand and cover it
with red crepe paper or cloth. Invite each child to bring in a
favorite doll or toy to display on the Doll's Day stand. When the
display is ready, have the children gather around the stand and take
turns telling something about the dolls or toys they brought.
Let the children pretend to be Doll's Day dolls that have been packed
away in their boxes for the year. Have them lie down on the floor.
Then play recordings of Japanese music to signal that Doll's Day has
arrived. Have the "dolls" hop up out of their boxes and
dance as long as they hear the music. Whenever the music stops, have
them get back down into their boxes and lie still.
Doll's Day Snack
The traditional treats for Doll's Day are pastel colored candies and
rice cakes. For a sugarless alternative use small cookie cutters to
cut shapes out of bread slices (or cut sandwiches diagonally to
create triangle sandwiches).
In separate bowls whip cream cheese and add drops of food coloring to
create pastel shades. Spread the cheese on the bread shapes and
arrange them on small paper plates. Serve with thin melon slices.
For added fun make tables by placing cardboard boxes upside down on
the floor and setting them with colorful placements. Then let the
children take off their shoes and sit around the tables while
enjoying their Doll's Day snacks.
Japan's Hina Matsuri Festival
Make a Hina-Ningyo display form recycled boses to dispaly dolls on.
Origami for Hina Matsuri
Origami for Hina Matsuri
Easy origami to print and make
*Alexander Graham Bell
Who was Alexander Graham Bell?
Learn more about Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the the telephone.
PBS-More About Bell
Read about Alexander Graham Bell.
Spring Time Coloring Book from Bry-Back Manor.
Spring time color pages to print and color.
See also A to Z Kids Stuff Spring (preschool and kindergarten)
A to Z Kids Stuff Spring (schoolage)