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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

  • 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.


Talleres y actuaciones virtuales

Videos pregrabados en español.

Activities for Your Walker Visit

Get in touch with the world around you, from art in the Garden and the galleries to the plants and insects that live outside your door. For ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult. Find out about visiting the Walker here. Algunas actividades disponibles en español.

Make Art at Home

Check out these fun art-making activities that you can make with materials from home. Algunas actividades disponibles en español.

Watch: Short Films

For all ages.

Learn About The Most Beautiful Thing by Kao Kalia Yang

Get to know the author and the illustrator of the picture book The Most Beautiful Thing through a Q&A and discussion with local partners. Then, download a pack of related activities and discussion guides. For all ages, approximately 32 minutes; pre-recorded videos.

We’d love to see what you made today! Don’t forget to share your artwork with us by using @walkerartcenter and #walkerartcenter on social media. You can also check out #walkerartcenter to see what other families are making.

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