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First grade learning games and activities

How you can help at home: These games and activities will help your first grader master important academic skills while having fun.

Color and shape abstract art

How you can help at home: In this activity your child explores different shapes to create abstract art.

How to look at art with your child

An art historian talks about how to get the most out of museums.

Trash to treasure: The eco-art of homemade paper

Help your child discover the centuries-old craft of papermaking, and creative recycling, by turning scraps into one-of-a-kind cards.

Tips to develop your child's art savvy

How you can help at home: Try these strategies to develop your child's art skills.

Think 3-D: Make a pop-up book

How you can help at home: In this activity your child makes a creative book to write a story in.

Create a mummy

How you can help at home: Make shawabtis, small mummy-like statues, to introduce your child to the art of ancient Egypt.

Create an Obelisk

How you can help at home: To learn about Egyptian art, try making your own obelisk out of paper.

Follow the lines

How you can help at home: In this activity your child explores different kinds of lines.

Let music be their muse

How you can help at home: Your first-grader listens to music and then draws a picture that illustrates how the music makes her feel.

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