A Teacher’s Toolbox

Fun books about art for children!

I Am An Artist by Marta Altes: A book about a boy who loves colors, textures, shapes and everything else that inspires him

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt: A book about different colors

Mix it up by Herve Tullet: An interactive book about color mixing and blending

Press here by Herve Tullet: An interactive book that can be used to teach children about pattern, space or color.


MORE websites for those who need some inspiration! Remember to adapt the activities provided below to create more inclusive and open-ended art activities. Click on the photos!

A website teachers can use for additional resources, workshops, school programs and more


Kinderart provides teachers and parents with resources, activities and articles regarding art education. 


A website that provides resources and conferences for art education. There are many articles advocating for the art in relation to students, teachers and parents.



A great resource for teachers and for students to learn about the elements of art