Explore CMA objects in your virtual Seesaw classroom. Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that houses activities, assignments, and more. Templates provide guiding questions and activities to help students engage with CMA art objects.
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Preschool and Kindergarten Topics
- Let’s Explore: Lines—Discover how an artist uses different lines and then create an artwork using lines.
- Let’s Explore: Shapes—Find different shapes and make a creation with squares, circles, and more.
- Let’s Explore: Feelings—See how artists show feelings through pictures and explore those feelings through posing like the people in the picture.
- Let’s Try: Using Our Senses—Explore an artwork by using your senses! This technique can help students refocus when emotions take over.
- Let’s Try: Bumblebee Breathing—Practice bumblebee breathing while looking at an artwork. This technique can be used when students feel overwhelmed.
1st–3rd Grade Topics
- Make a Coat of Arms: Look closely at the suit of armor and create a personal coat of arms.
- Hobbies in Ancient Egypt: Discover one way ancient Egyptians had fun and reflect on hobbies that are important to you.
- Clothing and Special Occasions: Explore a robe used for a very special occasion and think about the clothing we wear today.
- Write a Postcard from Monet’s Garden: Describe Monet’s Water Lilies in an imaginary postcard and reflect about your favorite places.
- 54321 Grounding: Use your senses to explore an artwork and calm your mind and body.
All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O'Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.