(1) Growing a Growth Mindset Through the Creative Arts
Using Art as a Tool to Develop a Growth Mindset in our Kids
Have a perfectionist kid?
Do you have a perfectionist kid? Or maybe it's you that's so afraid of doing something wrong that you are scared to try new things. If you recognize those feelings this creative experience was made for you and your kiddos!
Have you heard of the "growth mindset" concept? It says that people, with practice, can do most anything they put their minds to.
A growth mindset isn't an easy, breezy "you can do it" kind of pep talk or a simple worksheet you can refer to. Rather, it's a way of thinking that helps kids realize they CAN do hard things but only by being brave and putting themselves out there. A growth mindset normalizes failure as part of the learning process. Doing big things can be hard and scary but is so worth it.
The focus is self expression...
While some of my programs focus on learning art history or the elements of art this Growth Mindset unit is a bit different.
These four lessons focus on using the creative arts as an avenue to self expression and understanding. These growth mindset art lessons are all about exploring our brains, our hearts, and our dreams. There is no one right answer in art- it's the perfect place to explore taking risks!
Simple art materials- I'm talking washable markers, a black permanent marker, paper, and scissors are all you need for this entire unit.
These lessons aren't about mastering techniques. These creative experiences are the perfect first step in using the visual arts as a form of self expression.
Four complete video lessons...
These four feature lessons include full hands on, video tutorial. Use these video tutorials for......
-Watch me teach so you can feel confident teaching your young artists.
-Start the video and let your little artist have a creative break while you have a coffee break or start dinner.
-Grab the markers and work alongside your children. Art can be a great conversation starter!
Use these videos for small group instruction. (12 or less kids)
Four printable lesson packs...
Each feature projects comes with a downloadable project pack in PDF form.
That means whether you choose to take advantage of the video lessons or not- you can still follow my step by step instructions and pictures to recreate these lessons on your won!
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A growth mindset takes time to develop....
It can take time to turn a budding perfectionist into a kid with the tenacity to tackle crazy big goals.
Use these journal prompts to get your kiddo in the habit of thinking about how to give their brain the opportunity to grow every single day!
More printable growth mindset resources...
Use these coloring pages and journal prompts as additions to a journal or on their own.
Twelve printable growth mindset posters
These twelve printable watercolor quotes feature sayings perfect for keeping the growth mindset at forefront of your brain!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Hi, I'm Jodi!
I'm a former public school art teacher turned homeschool mama to my own four.
The visual arts are a huge source of joy for me and I want to pass that love of creating on to your kiddos.
I'm passionate about the role art can play in kid's lives! All kids can learn to value the arts and take joy and comfort in expressing themselves
I want to make teaching art easy and fun for you, no matter your background! Your kids can get quality art experiences right at home! You can join in to learn and create beside them or you can set them free. Either way, I'm behind you the whole way!