SEEC has several materials for purchase including a Museum Connection guide and resource kits. SEEC is currently creating new kits for educators and caregivers. If you’re interested in receiving notification when these kits become available, please email Brooke Shoemaker at ShoemakerB@si.edu.
The Museum Connection: A Field Guide for Educators of Children 4 – 7 years
This field guide introduces young children to the wonder of museums through art and objects. It offers a unique perspective for exploring concepts with children. $17.95 (shipping included) Purchase Now
Packaged in an easy-to-handle art portfolio, each teaching kit includes a variety of materials necessary for a successful lesson employing the SEEC approach to teaching. Each kit contains art prints, children’s literature, and objects along with lesson plans appropriate for the classroom or museum. All kits are $27.25 (shipping included).
A World of Lines
A World of Lines starts with a children’s classic in literature, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. Children explore the many types of lines that make up the world through simple objects such as yarn, string, and pipe cleaners. Reproductions of art works by such artists as Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, and Wayne Thiebaud broaden the exploration. Lesson plans are included with language, science, music, and motor activities as well as extensive art enrichment activities.
Architecture is all around us, and with this kit you can take a close look at the different shapes and patterns found in construction. Read Rebecca Rissman’s Shapes in Buildings and discover architecture’s functional and artistic purposes. Create your own structures using simple objects such as foam blocks and Wikki Stix made from wax. Further explore the aesthetic side of architecture through the works of artists such as Sol LeWitt, Claude Monet, and Edward Hopper. Lesson plans are included with language, science, music, and motor activities, as well as art enrichment activities. $27.25 (price includes shipping).
Artful Cooking uses the text from Maurice Sendak’s Chicken Soup with Rice as a starting point in a conversation about the diversity of food. This kit connects art reproductions from artists such as Pablo Picasso, Wayne Thiebaud, and Andy Warhol to simple objects like chopsticks and a soup spoon. Lesson plans are included with language, science, music, and motor activities, as well as art enrichment activities. $27.25 (price includes shipping).