36 Elementary Art Lessons for Kids – one for every week of the school year! Perfect for homeschool families, teachers, scout leaders, and parents!
Art is my favorite part of our homeschool week, so to prepare for the upcoming school year, I put together this list of 36 art lessons for kids – one for each week of the school year. These fun and creative art activities are geared for elementary aged children and are adaptable for students in grades K-6. Many of these kids art project ideas are inspired by famous artists throughout history, and all of them are sure to be a ton of educational fun!
Most of these kids art projects require only basic supplies such as tempera paint, watercolors, paint brushes, construction paper, glue, oil pastels, and clay. They’re perfect for a single student or an entire classroom full of kids!
36 Elementary Art Lessons for Kids
Wassily Kandinsky Art Lesson + Circle Collage
Jackson Pollock Art Lesson & Activity
Piet Mondrian Art Lesson + Activity
Collaborative Watercolor Painting
Wayne Thiebaud-Inspired Cupcakes
One-Point Perspective Art Lesson
Wycinanki Polish Folk Art for Kids
City Skyline & Reflection Printmaking
Elementary Art Lessons for Kids
Mary Cassatt-Inspired Self Portraits
Calder-Inspired Paper Sculptures
Rain & Rainbow Watercolor Resist
Optical Illusion Art
Quilt & Tile-Inspired Art
These fun art projects for kids are sure to bring a ton of creative joy to your home or school room!
If you like these kids art projects, don’t forget to pin them!
Lorena Diaz says
I found your lessons very rewarded for my job. Instructional Assistant in an Elementary School. My job is to work with students K-5 grades doing Art lessons. Thanks a million!
This was a wonderful roundup of inspiring projects. Thanks so much for all of the great ideas!
These are amazing! I will use them with my adults with diverse abilities group!
Absolutely gorgeous! So simple, yet rich in variety. I can’t wait to try these with my kids this year.
Jessica S. says
Hello there! I am a fourth grade teacher at an international school in Singapore and we need to provide a one-hour art lesson every week. I used this awesome collection the plan the whole year’s worth and can’t wait to expose my students to a beautiful variety of artists and techniques. Thanks for putting this together!
Hello! I desire to one day teach some art classes (have in the past, figuring out logistics for the future). Do you mind if I utilize some of these projects to teach with? I would absolutely give you credit for ideas I borrow from.
wow… such a wonderful pieces of art collections…. Thanks for sharing…. God bless you more!
Wow! what ta thought. It will help kids mental growth with more fun. This types of activities helps to keep kids busy at home. Thanks for sharing such a helpful ideas.
You are SO WONDERFUL to share such an beautiful array of art activities and ideas, especially for homeschoolers!!! There are SOOOOOO many super fantastic projects you have compiled here, and I can’t thank you enough. I was in a slump in trying to figure out some different art activities, and I stumbled across your link in Pinterest. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
You are SO welcome! I am glad that you’re finding it helpful! 🙂
Seeing these ideas makes me want to quit my job as a preschool teacher and go back to school to become an art teacher!
I agree! I always wanted to be an elementary school art teacher when I was growing up! 🙂
what a great collection! we are homeschoolers as well and I always love finding a quick/easy art projects! thanks for putting such a diverse and inspiring collection together. we will be trying many of these this year.
Lori Powers says
Hi, thanks for sharing your art lessons. I was interested in the liquid art project. What did you use to get the movement in the paint.
Hi Lori, if you click on the link below the image, it will take you to another blog post will all of the instructions and materials required.
Sally Perez says
Amazing! Thank you! You just made my year.