VAN GOGH TO PLAYDOUGH AT HOME

This favorite program of toddlers ages 3-5 is now available online! Watch and participate with us and your little art lovers in miniature versions of the MOA’s Van Gogh to Playdough program. These short episodes will help your child learn, explore, move, play, and create using household items! Showcase your creations with using #byumoa.

Latest Episode: Plants

Where do the plants we eat come from?

In this 11-minute video for toddlers, you’ll learn about seeds and farmers, as well as hear a story about one young farmer from a long time ago!

After watching, you can use our guide to decorate and grow your own potted plant!

Then review what you’ve learned and explore additional activities as a family by exploring our learning card.

Art with Anything!

You don’t need fancy supplies to be an artist, and neither do children!

In this 7-minute video, your kids can explore the many ways artists can create without  paintbrushes and crayons.

After watching, you can use our guide together to make something extraordinary using household materials!

Then review what you’ve learned and explore additional activities as a family by exploring our learning card.

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! Help some children in your life celebrate their mom with this activity.

First, help them watch this 7-minute video about mothers.

Then help them make a bouquet of flowers for their mom using this guide.

Then review what you’ve learned and explore additional activities as a family by exploring our learning card.

Inventors

Help you child become an inventor with this engaging 12-minute video!

Let them create their own cardboard steam engine using household materials using this guide!

Then review what you’ve learned and explore additional activities as a family by exploring our learning card.

Photography

Turn your children into junior photographers in this fun 20-minute video!

Next, create with them a toy cardboard camera they can fill with their artwork using these instructions!

Finally, review what you’ve learned and explore additional activities as a family by exploring our learning card.

Animals: Nocturnal & Diurnal

Join your toddler as they learn the difference between nocturnal and diurnal animals with the three activities in this short video!

Then learn how to make your own night-time scene together in this fun activity!

Finally, review what you’ve learned and explore additional activities as a family by exploring our learning card.

A Studio of Her Own: Women in the Collection

This Van Gogh to Playdough activity comes in three parts, all related to our exhibition A Studio of Her Own: Women in the Collection. If you prefer to watch all segments together, click here.

Part 1: “How Do We Move Our Hands?” activity with Jaylee Johnson
Minerva Teichert "Washday on the Plains"
Minerva Teichert (1888-1976), "Washday on the Plains"1938, oil on canvas, 42 x94 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, gift of the Teichert Family Collection, 1997
Ann Taylor, "Celerity," 1992, print
Ann Taylor (b.1941), "Celerity"1982, lithograph, 23 x 23 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art
Jeanne Leighton-Lundberg Clarke, "Trifloria," c.1981, painting
Jeanne Leighton-Lundberg Clarke (1925-2014), "Trifloria"1981, oil on canvas, 54 x 48 1/2 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, 1981

John Henri Moser

This Van Gogh to Playdough activity comes in four parts, all related to the artist John Henri Moser.

storybook
The Legend of the Bluebonnet (Abridged) Tomie de PaolaRead by Madeline Rands
John Henri Moser, Bluebonnets
John Henri Moser (1876-1951), "Bluebonnets"1928, oil on board. Sharron Brim Collection
John Henri Moser, Quaking Aspens Old Homestead
John Henri Moser (1876-1951), "Quaking Aspens, Old Homestead"1930, oil on canvas on board. Sharron Brim Collection
John Henri Moser, Edwin Bridge
John Henri Moser (1876-1951), "The Edwin Bridge"1917, oil on canvas. Utah Division of Arts and Museums Fine Arts Collection

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