Spring Break

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Reading is an Art: Spring Break Activities for Children

Sunday, March 14-Saturday, March 20, 2021

Virtual Activities

Go van Gogh: The Dallas Museum of Art’s “Go van Gogh” virtual art activity links, supply list, and links to the programs will be available on our website the entire week of Spring Break. 

Things That Go! (Pre-K & Kindergarten): Climb aboard our exploration train as we learn about transportation within works of art. From cars and trains to rockets and planes, students will identify things that "go" through a guessing game, a vivid storybook, and an imaginative art-making activity. Supply List:/DocumentCenter/View/7836 Link to Program: Go van Gogh: Things That Go!

No Place Like Home (1st & 2nd Grade): What makes a place a home? Inspired by For a Dreamer of Houses, this program guides students on a journey through diverse representations of home as they explore themes of place and belonging before creating their own homegrown collages. Supply List:/DocumentCenter/View/7835 Link to Program: Go van Gogh: No Place Like Home

Mirror, Mirror (3rd & 4th Grade): Join us for a portrait party featuring faces from different places as we explore how artists choose to represent themselves and their communities. Students will reflect on the things that make us who we are as inspiration for their own self-portrait. Supply List:/DocumentCenter/View/7834 Link to Program: Go van Gogh: Mirror, Mirror

A City of My Own (5th & 6th Grade): Join us for a tour of various city scenes, including images of Dallas. We will talk about how people picture a place, and then students will create their own pop-up cityscapes with places that define their experience of the city. Supply List:/DocumentCenter/View/7833 Link to Program: Go van Gogh: A City of My Own

Principles of Art: Pick up a Prismacolor Ebony drawing pencil, Artellius eraser, and Elements of Art packet (free at the Children’s Desk or at the drive-thru window while supplies last). Make one of the projects in the packet and we’ll display it on our “You’re the Artist” gallery wall. Watch for Art Storytimes on the library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel too!Turn in your work and we’ll hang it in our You’re the Artist Gallery. 

“Let’s Stick Together” Virtual Sticker Board #1:https://letstick.to/session/17810ea8 We can all work together clicking on colors and the coordinating boxes to reveal the mystery images! Virtual Sticker Board #2: https://letstick.to/session/179d6167  Virtual Sticker Board #3: https://letstick.to/session/17accb90  Virtual Sticker Board #4: https://letstick.to/session/178bc993

Kahoot Games on Zoom: Thursday, March 18 and Saturday, March 20 at 2 pm. Please note that two devices are needed to play, one for Zoom and one for Kahoot. 

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Meeting ID: 891 8079 4584

Passcode: art

In the Library

You’re the Artist Gallery: Complete any of the following activities: Go van Gogh, Principles of Art, Little Museum, or Be the Illustrator, then bring your finished work to the Children’s Desk and we’ll put it on display!

Be the Illustrator Reading Challenge: Read any book, then either illustrate a scene or design a new cover for the book. Turn in your work for a prize and we’ll hang your art on our gallery wall.

Le Petit Faux Musée: Pay a visit to our little pretend museum in the purple room adjacent to the Children’s Department. View some miniature masterpieces and see if you can make a piece of art at home inspired one of these very famous paintings. Bring your art back and we’ll hang it on the You’re the Artist Gallery Wall. 

Masterpiece Coloring Sheets: Please help yourselves to coloring sheet versions of famous works of art, available in the lobby throughout Spring Break!