Painting flowers and scenes while outside made the artist Claude Monet happy. In this MFA Playdates at Home, we read the book My Heart Fills with Happiness and ask: What makes you happy? Then we head outside to learn more about Monet and get step-by-step instructions on how to make a sidewalk chalk drawing of flowers, beautifying your neighborhood along the way!
You can explore more paintings by Monet on the MFA's Collections Search. My Heart Fills with Happiness (Orca Book Publishers, 2016), by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Julie Flett, is available for purchase at a variety of booksellers, including Amazon, Bookshop, and Orca Book Publishers.
Make a Sidewalk Chalk Drawing
You will need:
- Chalk! We recommend green, blue, yellow, and red chalk. Wide sidewalk chalk is best if you have it, but thin chalk works as well.
- A grown-up to help you find a safe spot to draw