Artful Activities for Early Learners emphasize a range of activities and active learning for Pre-K and early elementary-school students. The lessons—arranged around themes—can either complement a PreK, K, first, or second grade curriculum in school, or help families engage with art in new ways.

Museums and Collecting

MoMA: Collections


Joan Mitchell: Summer
Louise Bourgeois: Fall
Betye Saar: Spring
Wilson Alwyn Bentley: Winter

Elements of Art

Vasily Kandinksy: Line
Elizabeth Murray: Shape
Alma Thomas: Color
Eszter Haraszty: Pattern

Art and Social Emotional Learning

Helen Levitt: Remembering Kindness
Shigetaka Kurita: Emoji
Frida Kahlo: Connecting with Friends


Antonio Berni: Activities with Friends
Helen Levitt: Stories
Kerry James Marshall: Jobs
Roy Lichtenstein: Movement

Contact Teacher Programs
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Department of Education, MoMA
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY, 10019

Volkswagen of America is proud to be MoMA’s lead partner of learning and engagement.

Generous support for School and Teacher Programs is provided by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Education Program Endowment, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund, and the Mimi and Peter Haas Endowment Fund for Elementary School Programs.

Additional funding is provided by the Ducommun and Gross Family Foundation, the Lewis B. Cullman Education Fund of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and by the Annual Education Fund.

Family Programs are made possible by the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Family Endowment Fund.