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As a core part of Montalvo's mission, we strive to provide quality learning experiences for all ages, both at Montalvo and at home. To help supplement arts integrated learning, we are excited to share this toolkit with our community. The toolkit is an assortment of supplemental activities created for you and your family to do at home, illustrating artistic and scientific concepts through simple and inventive projects. 

At Home With Montalvo

These step-by-step lesson plans for at-home learning can be followed to create simple art projects at home. Just choose your project, gather the materials, and follow the directions to bring some creativity to your child's day!

We want to see your projects! If you create any of these projects, take a photo and share them on social media: tag @montalvoarts and use #AtHomeWithMontalvo.

Halloween Ghosts

In this step-by-step guide, we will create a minimal design of friendly ghosts using the concepts of positive and negative space.

TIME: 10-30 minutes
DIFFICULTY: Easy


Halloween Pumpkin Mosaic

In this step-by-step guide, we will create a fun and simple mosaic pumpkin!

TIME: 20-40 minutes
DIFFICULTY: Easy


Sunprints: Household Items

Learn about composition, and how light-sensitive paper creates a chemical reaction to form images on the page.

TIME: 10-30 minutes
DIFFICULTY: Easy to Medium


Leaves To Trace

Collect leaves and trace them, and learn about drawing lines and textures.

TIME: 10-30 minutes
DIFFICULTY: Easy to Medium


Plastic Wrap Watercolor

Learn watercolor techniques using paint and plastic wrap.

TIME: 10-30 minutes
DIFFICULTY: Easy

Activity Guides

These activity guides are specifically designed to be engaged with on Montalvo's grounds. As a public park, we are open seven days a week and encourage family field trips as an opportunity to get some fresh air while energizing curious minds. Take a look and start planning your next visit to Montalvo!

Día de los Muertos

Montalvo Nature Walk

My Montalvo Discovery Diary