Geometric Prints

To engage both my kindergartener and my third grader in an art activity that allows for individual creativity, as well as reviewing a few geometry concepts, we spent the afternoon working on these Geometry Prints and Drawing Prompts. While a kindergartner’s geometry study primarily … Continue reading

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Art + Math on the Go

Successful travel with small children takes patience and preparation.   Art and math entertainment can make that time waiting or traveling much more enjoyable for kids and parents alike.  From waiting for restaurant meals to arrive to boarding an airplane for a very long … Continue reading

Architecture “Body Building”

Architecture “Body Building”

Physics can be a complicated subject for young (and old) students.  Experiencing these basic structural principles though architecture provides a fun introduction to the basic concepts of external and internal forces for elementary and middle school age children.  Plus, working in small … Continue reading

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge

If you are over the age of five, you probably know how to play tic-tac-toe.  If you are over the age of eight, chances are you’ve learned the tricks and may have already mastered it.  If you are over the … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 4: Little Explorers & Scientists

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Explorers & Scientists this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! Exploring World Geography: An inviting and accessible atlas is a must-have reference book in every little … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 3: Exploring Art & Design

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Artists this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! Exploring Art & Design: A fun way for little ones to begin to art exploration is with Ed Emberley’s Complete Funprint … Continue reading

Holiday Gifts That Inspire Innovation & Creativity – Part 2: Fun with Mathematics

As you begin your holiday shopping for your Little Mathematicians this year, consider these gift suggestions that make learning fun while inspiring innovation and creativity! Fun with Mathematics: Pattern Play provides an engaging (and beautiful!) way to introduce young children to patterns and geometric concepts … Continue reading

Introduction to Architectural Model Making: Plans + Elevations = 3D Model

Welcome to Design in Play! This “architecture” project seems like a great first post for using “design in play.”  This was a favorite activity in my architecture lesson series for young students ranging from 6-8 years old.  With a bit of … Continue reading