Explore our favorite activities for kids at home!

From The Trout Gallery staff, our friends, and our fellow creative institutions, we’ll share with you ways to keep yourself and the kids busy and creative at home.


Art Activity: Social Justice Bus

It’s your turn to make a picture about an important cause that you believe in.   Follow the instructions below to fill your own bus with people and symbols that represent a cause you believe is important in the world today.


Janschka, Untitled Greeting Card

Surrealism Art Project: Magical Greeting Cards

Make a greeting card with Student Intern, Emily Benson!


Faith Ringgold “The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles,” nine-color lithograph, 22 3/4″ x 30 1/2″
1996, 20th c., 1996.3
Gift of The Dickinson Club of Washington

Sunflower Quilting with Faith Ringgold

Ready to learn a little about artist Faith Ringgold while creating your own “quilt”? Click the link to make some art based on a work in The Trout Gallery’s collection!


Horace Pippin, School Studies, 1944, oil on canvas, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer P. Potamkin, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, 1991.42.

Pippin’s Story: The National Gallery of Art 

Students will learn about the life and painting style of African-American artist Horace Pippin. They will discover how to “read” the clues in his painting School Studies and write a story about the work. By solving counting and time problems, students will also create their own “secret number” painting.


Make Paper Doves with Meredith!

Our Visitor Services team member is showing us what they’ve been making at home. Get inspired with Meredith’s paper dove.


Make and Create

Drawing Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ from the National Gallery



From Brooklyn, With Love

Staying connected with the Brooklyn Museum.  They’re sharing new virtual programs, art-making activities, and more, every week.


Make a Museum from Home!

Check out this post to see how one of our staff members used this prompt from Luci Creative to make an at-home exhibition with his son! Collections Manager, James Bowman offers his thoughts on the project.


Be a History Detective!

Explore the art of tiles and geometry in your own home! Look for clues and be a detective with this activity from the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.



“Art is everywhere, including home!” This online programming from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden connects you to artist, and curator, led insights and Hirshhorn inspired hands-on art activities for adults and kids of all ages – all from your phone or computer.