Whether you are looking to get creative at home or planning a visit to the Walker or Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, these art-making activities, scavenger hunts, and interactive workshops for all ages will help you connect with art, artists, and the world around you.
New videos and downloadable activity instructions are added regularly, so be sure to return often to continue making art with your family!
Resources for Parents and Caregivers
Family Friendly Events and Opportunities
- The Hmong Museum offers many free downloadable activities for families to explore Hmong culture and art on their website.
- St. Paul Public Library has activities and resources for families on their website, including STEAM activities, story times, sing-alongs, and distance-learning support.
- Visit the new community garden at North Lyndale and North 23rd Avenue in Minneapolis, designed and built by Walker artist-in-residence Jordan Weber and Youth Farm.
- Artist Seitu Jones has shared instructions to create your own #blues4George stencils and artwork.
Anti-Racist Teaching Resources
- Black Lives Matter at School has an anti-racist curriculum guide with resources for all ages.
- D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice has resources for early childhood and elementary school-aged students.
- The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Talking About Race portal includes resources for parents and caregivers.
- Raising Race Conscious Children provides resources for talking about race with young children.
- The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Learning for Justice Project has resources for teaching about Black Lives Matter.
- The Anti-Defamation League has a guide for family discussions about racism and police violence available in English and Spanish.
- Watch this Act.TV video explaining systemic racism to kids who are elementary school aged or older.
- This New York Times article on explaining protest and racism to children includes recommendations and a list of books organized by developmental level.
- The Saint Paul Public Library compiled a list of picture books to use as a tool when talking about race with children.
- The Saint Paul Public Library has a storytime video that offers resources for talking to children about the trial of Derek Chauvin and the emotions children and adults may be processing.
- The Saint Paul Public Library offers an Asian American and Pacific Islander Resource list of books for all ages that provide context on Asian American experiences
Virtual Workshops and Performances
Pre-recorded videos in English.
Art Tour: Share Your Love With the World!
This interactive presentation of three pieces of art explores how artists share love with the world through their work. All you need is a camera, marker, paper, and your imagination. For ages 4 and up, approximately 12 minutes.