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Understand the importance of art in the classroom with Kaplan's collection of art resource books. These books encourage teachers to use art for hands-on learning, cultural diversity appreciation, and as a tool to reinforce other classroom concepts.

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  • Creative Investigations in Early Art - Paperback
    Creative Investigations in Early Art - Paperback
    • Item Number: 92918
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    While the visual and performing arts are powerful curricular companions to early STEM experiences, educators may not have the tools and resources to introduce art beyond painting and drawing. Creative Investigations in Early Art provides them with an inquisitive, explorative approach to boost young learners? creativity and critical-thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills through artistic expression. Paperback. 112 pages.
  • First Art for Toddlers and Twos - Paperback
    First Art for Toddlers and Twos - Paperback
    • Item Number: 29004
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    Discover the natural curiosity and enthusiasm of toddlers and twos as they explore creative art experiences designed just for them. In this updated, color edition of First Art for Toddlers and Twos, you will find more than seventy-five art experiences, with lots of variations that add to the fun and tips for making the activities run smoothly. There's even a chapter of special adult-made props, such as an Art Baggie Book to display a child's artwork and a Tabletop Easel made from a pizza box to… More »
  • It's In The Bag!
    It's In The Bag!
    • Item Number: 19525
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    PreK - Grade 1. Recycle, reuse, and create with this innovative activity book! Use bags to make masks, kites, buildings, art projects, and more. Meet state standards while helping children learn about the environment. 100 pages.
  • Preschool Art Clay and Dough - Paperback
    Preschool Art Clay and Dough - Paperback
    • Item Number: 22886
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    Encourage children to explore art though clay and dough. 50 easy activities with an emphasis on the process of art, not on the product. Includes recipes to create play dough, tissue Mache, yeast dough and more. Paperback. 58 pages.
  • Art Across the Alphabet
    Art Across the Alphabet
    • Item Number: 47923
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    Create readers while creating art! Contains activities that reinforce letter recognition and pre-reading skills. 160 pages.
  • Big Messy Art Book - Paperback
    Big Messy Art Book - Paperback
    • Item Number: 46271
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    Take your children beyond the ordinary and into the amazing world of art! Children will explore and create with activities such as hair dryer painting, lawn prints, and face and body paint recipes. Paperback. 132 pages.
  • Preschool Art: Drawing - Paperback
    Preschool Art: Drawing - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17247
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    Explore and create with chalk, crayons, stencils, textures, and more! This book will introduce children of all ages to the joys of drawing through fun, hassle-free activities! Paperback. 64 pages.
  • Recipes for Messy Play: 40 Fun Sensory Experiences for Young Learners
    Recipes for Messy Play: 40 Fun Sensory Experiences for Young Learners
    • Item Number: 74279
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    Messy play is one of the great joys of early childhood. This book uses 40 fun, open-ended, and creative recipes for children to build literacy, numeracy, and social-emotional skills. Easel backed, self-standing package, for easy reading. Age focus: 1 - 8. Spiral bound. 48 pages.
  • Preschool Art Book
    Preschool Art Book
    • Item Number: 51431
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    3 - 6 years. Each of the 200 open-ended projects encourages art processes. Activities use a variety of materials for experiences. 260 pages
  • Global Art: Activities Projects & Inventions from Around the World
    Global Art: Activities Projects & Inventions from Around the World
    • Item Number: 42258
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    An ideal way to start children on an exciting, creative adventure towards global understanding! The fun, easy-to-do art activities in Global Art use collage, painting, drawing, printing, construction, and sculpture to help children appreciate people and cultures from all over the world. Each activity is explained in step-by-step detail and accompanied by geographic and cultural background to help you make the most of the teaching possibilities. Paperback. 190 pages.
  • Colors Teacher Manual
    Colors Teacher Manual
    • Item Number: 13753
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    The world of color is more than red, yellow and blue. Children see and respond to many colors in their environments. This book provides information on how color influences learning, and includes activities to assist children in creating color variations. Also discusses how to make the world of color a significant part of literature, math and science curricula.
  • Preschool Art: Collage & Paper
    Preschool Art: Collage & Paper
    • Item Number: 10811
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    Teach children to create using paper, feathers, buttons, and other easy-to-find materials! The 50 activities featured in this book will make art fun and accessible to children of all ages. 64 pages.
  • Preschool Art: Painting - Paperback
    Preschool Art: Painting - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17248
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    Discover 50 creative ways to paint using vegetable dyes, baking soda, cornstarch, shoe polish, and other surprising materials. Help children of all ages express themselves with these fun, imaginative activities! Paperback. 64 pages.
  • Time to Create - Paperback
    Time to Create - Paperback
    • Item Number: 27128
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    Forget stuffy, structured craft activities; your child needs time to create! Rather than merely teaching your child to name colors and to hold a pencil, the hands-on process art experiences in "Time to Create" encourage discovery through a variety of art media, including drawing, painting, print making, collage, and sculpture. With ideas for encouraging creativity, advice for choosing the right art project, and suggestions for minimizing the mess, you and your child will be on your way… More »
  • The Giant Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities
    The Giant Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities
    • Item Number: 95516
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    3 years & up. A comprehensive collection of the best art and craft activities for young children! These teacher created, classroom-tested art activities will engage children's imaginations! The result of a nationwide competition, these art and craft activities are the best of the best. Paperback 500 pages.
  • Art with Anything - Paperback
    Art with Anything - Paperback
    • Item Number: 18273
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    With 52 weeks of fantastic art projects using easy-to-find, everyday materials, this resource provides a year of creativity, imagination, and fun for children ages 4-10! Organized alphabetically by material, each week features one everyday material and provides five days of unique activities, increasing in complexity with each day. Paperback.
  • Primary Art - Paperback
    Primary Art - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17249
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    With this book, teachers, parents, after-school caregivers, and anyone working with children will encourage creativity, promote the process of art exploration, and appreciate the significance of the resulting art. Each art experience has three parts; it is introduced by a simple activity, progresses to a more experienced level, and finishes with a more intricate primary art experience. Paperback.184 pages.
  • Preschool Art: Craft and Construction - Paperback
    Preschool Art: Craft and Construction - Paperback
    • Item Number: 17246
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    50 great ways to create with lace, string, fabric, glue, and other simple materials. Encourage children to experience the joy of exploration and discovery with this view series by MaryAnn Kohl. Make art fun and accessible to children of all ages with these creative, easy-to-do activities! Paperback. 64 pages.

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