A productive and enriching experience for both you and your teen is spending a day at an art museum, exploring the collections and exhibits on display, and sharing thoughts about particular works. But if traveling to a museum is impractical, here's a fun activity to expose your child to works of visual art and written verse, and in doing so, provide an opportunity for both of you to write creatively!
Observing and interpreting a painting's detail; paying careful attention to the position, function, and sound of a single word in a line of poetry; practicing the several stages of the writing process; collaborating with one whose perspective may be different from her own—these are all activities that will allow your child to develop as a reader, writer, and student.
What You Need:
- Internet access
- 2 journals or notebooks
- 2 writing implements