First Grade Painting & Drawing Activities

First Grade Painting & Drawing activities to help show your child the fun side of learning! From easy first grade painting & drawing activities to more advanced, we've got you covered!

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Boost those first grade reading and writing skills with this sweet Mother's Day poem idea.
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Imagine you're an aborigine from Australia by creating a painted boomerang made out of cardboard!
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Here's an activity to encourage your young artist to read. Invite your child to visualize directions on colors, numbers, and shapes to create cool pictures!
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Whether you're teaching your kid about this important cultural art form or simply looking for a fun project, sandpainting is a fun activity you'll both enjoy.
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If your child enjoys drawing, here's a fun way to learn about compound words that uses art as a visual aid.
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Put a twist on traditional oil painting with this fun science activity that you and your first grader can do together.
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Enjoy the beauty of winter from the comfort of your home with this first grade art activity: make sparkly snowflake sculptures using modeling clay and glitter.
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In this easy and fun animal craft, make a cute pig nose using recycled egg cartons!
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Invite your first grader to follow a African tradition by coming up with an explanatory African folktale and assembling a book to go along with it.
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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.
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Guide your first grader through a map drawing project inspired by her favorite fairy tale. Its masked as a fun art activity, but it also packs learning punch!
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Help your first grader emboss his own design reminiscent of Middle Ages metalwork. Using foil and a wooden stylus, he'll create pretty springtime flower images.
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Great for bath time, or anytime your child is feeling creative, these bright bathtub paints are a fun and low-mess way to spice up art time.
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The project presents a tactile way to paint using water beads! The result will be a beautiful, expressionistic work of art.
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This hands-on activity practices skip counting, a key first grade math skill. But it's silly fun!
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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!
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Add a flourish of flowers to your dining table with simple and creative sponge art!
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Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with a colorful rainbow, a pot of gold and an introduction to printmaking.
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In this activity, your child will create a red envelope that can be filled with money to spread good will and ward off evil spirits in the New Year.
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Your child might have noticed how bubbles quickly lose their colors and pop. Check out this creative way to make those bubbles last longer.

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