Artful adventures in the early learning classroom

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Encourage creative expression with your little learners with these fantastic resources from SCETV and PBS KIDS. February is Kindness Month, and art is a great way to spread kindness in our classrooms, schools, and communities.

We know you’ll love getting creative with Mr. Dearybury as he shares how his favorite children’s literature inspires him to make art. This eight-video series, Creating with Mr. Dearybury, will walk you and your class through how to create a variety of art activities inspired by children's books. Mr. Dearybury is wonderful at seeing art experiences and lessons in every moment, and we know it will be a wonderful addition to your classroom!

Next, dive into a World of Colors and Shapes with the Elements of Art Collection on PBS LearningMedia. Spark creativity in your little learners as they explore art elements through hands-on activities. Boost fine motor skills, enhance listening abilities, and make learning a blast!

Lastly, an easy way to incorporate more art skills into your daily practice is by using the newest PBS KIDS Teach Your Way Calendar, Early Art Experiences. The Teach Your Way calendar is an easy way to share activities with families, incorporate media into your lessons, or try something new!

We hope you use these activities to get your early learners to think more creatively! Any art your students make can easily be sent home as a gift for their parents and caregivers for Valentine’s Day, a win-win for busy educators with not enough time in the day! We can’t wait to see all the kindness and creativity you spread. Happy Learning!