First Grade Painting & Drawing Activities

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Misty Copeland Portraits
Misty Copeland Portraits
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Misty Copeland Portraits
Learn all about Misty Copeland, a famous African American ballerina with this hands-on, colorful art project!
1st grade
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
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Reuse Markers to Create Liquid Watercolors
Teach children how to upcycle dried-out markers with this homemade paint-making activity!
1st grade
Science
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Winter Tree Watercolor
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Winter Tree Watercolor
Take your child outside during winter time and have them observe the leafless trees before having them make a watercolor of a tree or trees using masking tape. They’re sure to love their winter tree painting, plus they make lovely decorations in the home!
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Group It!: A Skip Counting Activity
Group It!: A Skip Counting Activity
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Group It!: A Skip Counting Activity
This hands-on activity practices skip counting, a key first grade math skill. But it's silly fun!
1st grade
Math
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Create a Fish Art Print!
Create a Fish Art Print!
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Create a Fish Art Print!
The fish most kids see is usually filleted, and it's hard to see how it came from a lake or sea. This cool gyotaku activity blends life science with art!
1st grade
Science
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Compound Word Art
Compound Word Art
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Compound Word Art
If your child enjoys drawing, here's a fun way to learn about compound words that uses art as a visual aid.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Make a 3-D Cartoon
Make a 3-D Cartoon
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Make a 3-D Cartoon
Make this creative "story cartoon" tray to help your first grader build reading comprehension skills while having a hilarious time!
1st grade
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Create a Wax-Resist Nightscape!
Create a Wax-Resist Nightscape!
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Create a Wax-Resist Nightscape!
Here's an arts and crafts activity that has your first-grader or second-grader using crayons and black paint to create a beautiful wax-resist nightscape.
1st grade
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Autumn Sketchbook
Autumn Sketchbook
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Autumn Sketchbook
This will encourage your child to utilize their observation skills, develop aesthetic awareness, build artistic drawing abilities and learn about the seasons.
1st grade
Science
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Make Corn Print Patterns!
Make Corn Print Patterns!
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Make Corn Print Patterns!
Try this fall-inspired art activity with your child to teach some basic art principles about color, pattern and texture.
1st grade
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Flower Greeting Cards
Flower Greeting Cards
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Flower Greeting Cards
Give Hallmark a run for its money with these handmade printed cards.
1st grade
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Russian Nesting Dolls
Russian Nesting Dolls
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Russian Nesting Dolls
Make your own Matryoshka out of simple craft materials in this easy how-to!
1st grade
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Heart Tree
Heart Tree
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Heart Tree
Create a little magic with this special craft that transforms a regular paper tree into a Valentine masterpiece.
1st grade
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Emotion Faces
Emotion Faces
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Emotion Faces
This construction paper activity helps your child to assemble a variety of emotions on a face so she can recognize how she and everyone around her is feeling.
1st grade
Social studies
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Paint Ireland
Paint Ireland
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Paint Ireland
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by painting the green Irish countryside in this 2nd grade arts and crafts activity.
1st grade
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Popsicle Stick Puzzle
Popsicle Stick Puzzle
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Popsicle Stick Puzzle
Your first grader can create this cute heart puzzle with craft sticks and watercolor paints to challenge her friends!
1st grade
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Shamrock Resist
Shamrock Resist
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Shamrock Resist
This St. Patrick's Day show your child to the fun of resist painting. It's as simple as getting out a crayon and some watercolor paints!
1st grade
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Paint a Still Life in Primary Colors
Paint a Still Life in Primary Colors
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Paint a Still Life in Primary Colors
Kids will love painting shapes of objects in a still life while using strong colors showing highlights and shadows.
1st grade
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Homemade Cookie Cutters
Homemade Cookie Cutters
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Homemade Cookie Cutters
Everyone loves homemade cookies, but have you ever thought about making the cookie cutters at home? Here's some instructions for making homemade cookie cutters.
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Felt Flower Card
Felt Flower Card
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Felt Flower Card
Collage this elegant spring-themed card that's sure to freshen someone's day!
1st grade
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Four-Leaf Clover Picture
Four-Leaf Clover Picture
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Four-Leaf Clover Picture
Help your child make a picture of a four-leaf clover this St. Patrick's Day. It's thought that whoever finds a four-leaf clover will enjoy good luck!
1st grade
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Irish Pot of Gold
Irish Pot of Gold
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Irish Pot of Gold
Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with a colorful rainbow, a pot of gold and an introduction to printmaking.
1st grade
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Leprechaun Beard
Leprechaun Beard
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Leprechaun Beard
Your child's painted handprint helps create a lucky bearded leprechaun to bring a smile to everyone celebrating St. Patrick's Day!
1st grade
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Rainbow Order
Rainbow Order
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Rainbow Order
Help you child learn the colors of the rainbow and paint them in order by making a beautiful rainbow pot.
1st grade
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Dragon Dance
Dragon Dance
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Dragon Dance
Make a paper plate puppet that'll help your child imagine what it's like to be in a performance of the dragon dance.
1st grade
Social studies
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First Grade Painting & Drawing Activities

Drawing and painting are a great way to introduce kids to art while helping them develop fine motor and concentration skills. They can create beautiful designs, watercolor paintings, and other pieces of art with our crafty ideas. Kids can also experiment with different tools for creating their artwork, such as cotton swabs, sponges, and felt.