Back to School

The first days and weeks of school can be exciting and terrifying, all at once.

Arming yourself with a nice selection of successful introductory art lessons, 15 minute fillers and “getting to know” you exercises can help ease you and your students into the school year.

Here we have listed our favorite back to school ideas, lessons and activities (including some helpful articles for both teachers and parents).

We hope you enjoy them!

Art Savers

Kids can roll up their work and slip it inside of these personalized tubes.

Art Supply Safety for Kids

Some art supplies and art activities can be unsafe unless caregivers follow simple guidelines for selecting and storing materials and teach children how to use them properly.

Avoid Extra Curricular Overload

Talent shows. Science projects. Homework. Dance class. Basketball practice. Violin recitals. Book reports. When is enough too much?

Classroom Party Ideas

Have you been asked to be in charge of the next classroom party at your child’s school?  No problem.

Creating the Mood of Creativity

I have found that even though making art is sometimes an active physical activity it doesn’t hurt to define the time or enhance the mood for creativity.

Creative Spaces for Kids

Here’s how to set up a creative space for your kids at home whether you have an entire room to spare or just the kitchen table, these tips are for you.

First Week of School Icebreakers

The first days and weeks of school can be exciting and terrifying, all at once. Arming yourself with a few “getting to know” you exercises can help ease you and your students into the next school year. Below we have listed some ideas contributed by you, our readers. If you have an Icebreaker Idea to share, visit our Contributor’s Page.

Help Your Child Learn to Write Well

Helpful hints and tips, and pointers for parents so their children can look at the world with an eye for expression and thought through writing.

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