1st Grade Daily Art Challenges

1st GRADE Daily Art Challenges


Keep your drawings and activities in a sketchbook, take photos or videos, and post them to your Artsonia account.  Let’s keep art alive while you’re away from our studio.


#1 Draw a cookie that has eyeballs instead of chocolate chips


#2 Draw a dinosaur who feels confused


#3 Try making a marbled print with shaving cream and food coloring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65e5hKRPEnA


#4 Draw your name where each letter is made of a different thing (Example: “J” could a candy cane upside down or the handle of an umbrella, “S” could be a snake, “M” could be a double rainbow, etc.)

Check out this video for some ideas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvIqKOTvTsA


#5 Draw a birthday party for your favorite animal (or stuffed animal)


#6 watch “The Dot” and create your own Dot inspired picture



#7 Watch these videos about Georgia O’Keeffe.  Draw something you love really really close up and fill the whole page!  I love to use oil pastel or watercolor for this but you can use anything you have (markers, markers and water, chalk, crayons.)  you can even use your phone or camera on your tablet to take pictures of things really close up to help you out.





#8 Stuck at home?  Take a virtual tour of a museum from around the world!


British Museum in London, England



Guggenheim Museum in New York City



The National Art Gallery in Washington D.C.





The Musee d’Orsay in Paris, France

(Click the little yellow man at the bottom right hand of the image to take a virtual tour)



National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea

(Click the little yellow man at the bottom right hand of the image to take a virtual tour)



The Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany



The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam



Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

(Click the little yellow man at the bottom right hand of the image to take a virtual tour)



The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California

(Click the little yellow man at the bottom right hand of the image to take a virtual tour)



Uffizi Gallery, Florence

(Click the little yellow man at the bottom right hand of the image to take a virtual tour)



MASP, São Paulo

(Click the little yellow man at the bottom right hand of the image to take a virtual tour)



National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City



The Louvre in Paris, France



And many more.  Read about these amazing places and see them all at once here!


#9 Draw your pet wearing funny makeup


#10 Make a Print like Andy Warhol!

Find out about Andy Warhol here:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekGySlb2iyQ
  2. https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/what-is/pop-art
  3. https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make/paint-draw/make-pop-art-warhol
  4. https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/andy-warhol


Like taking fun internet quizzes? Here’s a FUN QUIZ!!!



Since we don’t have these machines we’re going to print with Styrofoam, a water spray bottle, paper, and markers. You DO NOT have to make a floral arrangement, think about all the popular images Andy Warhol loves.  Pick something you love that you see in your world all the time.



Check out how screen printing is done! Very fascinating! 




#11 Loving POP ART? Try this Pop Art Hat Making Project!



#12 Draw a picture of anything, it could be simple shapes or a picture of something.  Outline your spaces with washable markers.  Use water and a paintbrush to turn your markers into watercolor paint.


#13 Create a chalk drawing outside.  Don’t forget to take some photos. Get some inspiration from these awesome street artists!




#14 Why not check out #8 again and take another museum tour.  You can go anywhere with the click of a button and you don’t even have to pay to visit!


#15 Draw your favorite animal doing something a human does (going out to dinner, brushing his teeth in his pajamas, watching TV on the couch, etc.).  Be super creative, it could be an everyday activity like going to work or school or something crazy like scuba diving.