M is for Matisse: ABCs of Art with Toledo Museum of Art

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This teaching resource has been submitted by Toledo Museum of Art.


Arts, Literacy, Education

Learning Level

Pre-K / Early Years (Age 0-5)

Short Overview

ABC’s of Art is a series of early childhood workshops which provide early childhood educators with tools and teaching strategies to help preschool students pre-literacy development through art. The materials presented here are from a collaboration between Toledo Public Schools and the Toledo Museum of Art.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, students will: 

– be familiar with tier-two vocabulary including high-frequency sight words
– use a wide range of vocabulary to describe art works
– use expressive language and comprehension
– identify and describe shapes
– coordinate hands and fingers to manipulate objects
– express ideas and feeling through art

Resources Required

Construction Paper (Black, any size), Construction Paper – Primary Colors, Scissors, Glue or Glue Stick, White Colored Pencil, White Crayon


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Useful Links

For more education resources like this, visit the Toledo Museum of Art’s School and Teacher Resources page