Students on a field trip at the Denver Art Museum who are exploring imagination games and skills.

Imagination Games & Skills

Grades K–2

The DAM’s global art collection provides a visually stimulating environment with the power to spark creative thinking and hone observation skills. Participatory games, collaborative activities, and prompts for inquiry lead students through a fun exploration of color, material, imagination, and story to see art in a new way.

All activities can be easily brought back to the classroom to continue students’ close looking and collaboration.


  • Offered September 16-October 16 & February 3-May 29
  • Monday - Friday at 9:45, 10:15 & 11:15 am, one hour


FREE for students; free for chaperones. One chaperone needed for every 7–9 students. Divide class into groups of 7–9.

Colorado Academic Standards (see more)

  • Visual Arts
    • Observe and Learn to Comprehend
    • Relate and Connect to Transfer
    • Envision and Critique to Reflect
  • Language Arts
    • Oral Expression and Listening
    • Research and Reasoning
    • Reading for All Purposes
  • Science
    • Physical Science
      • Students know and understand common properties, forms, and changes in matter and energy
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
    • Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships

21st Century Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking & Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Invention
  • Self-Direction