family art time for creative connection

Family Art Time_Session 1_PhotosThis 90-minute, weekly family program has been successfully piloted in the El Monte City School District’s Jeff Seymour Family Center. Parents, or other caregivers, may participate with their children or alone.

Family-Art-Time_Girl-PaintingEach week features an art activity with a different theme to help adult members of a family connect with their children or grandchildren. The instructions for each activity, which include specific goals for social-emotional skill building, are printed on an 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper for families to take home. Most activities are appropriate for all ages; if not, instructions on adaptations for different age groups are included.

For this project, activity instructions are available in Spanish and volunteer interpreters attend each weekly session as well.