- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - "Episode #1420"
At the McFeely's, Mrs. McFeely and Mister Rogers play a flute-like-instrument called a recorder. Later in the program, Mister Rogers thinks it might be fun to paint to music, so he uses a tape recorder for music and paints on paper at the easel.
- Sagwa - "The Cat And The Wind"
The kittens learn to appreciate artistic expression through the magical story of their ancestor Ming Miao, who could paint drawings that came to life.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Active Art - Paint pictures in the style of Jackson Pollack.
- Arthur: Making Shapes - Experiment with different types of painting to make unique get-well cards.
- Clifford: Painting Picassos - Create finger-paint masterpieces with friends.
- Jazz Kids: Learning Through the Duke - Paint to Duke Ellington's music. Explore self-expression through art.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Water Play - Experiment with color by mixing colors together to create new ones.
- Reading Rainbow: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush - Learn about traditional tribal painting. Use a crushed brown paper bag as a canvas and paint special symbols that tell something about you.
- Teletubbies: Painting Fun - Try several painting styles on a large canvas.
- Who's Dancin' Now?: New Colors and Different Sizes - Explore how colors can be mixed in different combinations and amounts, and arrange the colors in a painting composed of different sized shapes.
- ZOOM: ZOOMdo - Paper, Paint & Picture - Select an art activity for your class.
- Arthur: Art Studio - Choose your favorite Arthur character to paint online. (Shockwave Required)
- Caillou: Painting Activity - Paint a picture from Caillou online.
- Dragon Tales: Paint a Dragon - Paint a dragon from Dragon Tales.
- George Shrinks: Painting - Paint a picture online with George Shrinks.
- PBS Parents: Matisse Cut-Outs - Explore color combinations and the relationship between foreground and background as you paint with Matisse-inspired shapes.
- Sagwa: Paint & Color Pages - Mix your own colors to paint pictures of Sagwa and her friends online.
- A Child's Book of Art: Discover Great Paintings
By Lucy Micklethwait
Published May 1999 by Dorling Kindersley Publishing
This beautiful book will help children ages 4 to 8 appreciate classic art. Superb, full color photographs and thought-provoking questions will teach children to view art with a critical eye and to make sense of what they see.
- Emily's Art
By Peter Catalanotto
Published May 2001 by Atheneum
A contest judge speaks glowingly of Emily's painting of a rabbit until she learns Thor is Emily's dog. "I hate dogs," she says and awards first prize to a picture of a butterfly. "I love butterflies." Crushed, Emily vows never to draw again, until a friend asks for help drawing a dinosaur.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.