A while back, Adeline really got into this card game we have, Close Up, which is basically a deck of cards of famous paintings. You can use them to play matching games like memory or go-fish. It is a wonderful set. And it sent us on a little art exploration journey for a couple of months.
First stop, of course, was the library. We found a treasure trove, but a few of our very favorites were:
Frida by Jonah Winter
The Usborne Art Treasury
The Art Box by Gail Gibbons
Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
A Day with No Crayons by Elizabeth Rusch
I also stumbled upon this post just as we were beginning our hunt for good art books.
Anything by Ed Emberley is brilliant.
We really like 123 I Can Draw and 123 I Can Paint by Irene Luxbacher.
We read Mouse Paint and had fun mixing colors with a friend.
Don’t worry, Beatrice got in on the art action, too.