Students using perception skills on a field trip at the Denver Art Museum

Perception Games & Skills

Grades 3-6

Students investigate art across cultures and time, forming their own opinions through examination and collaboration. Transformative gallery conversations reveal that no two people see precisely the same thing.

Testing visual memory, drawing comparisons, identifying differences, and evaluating art provide many different ways to engage with art, have fun, and support student development.


  • Available September 16-October 17 & February 3-May 29
  • Monday - Friday at 9:45, 10:15 & 11:15 am, one hour


FREE for students & chaperones (one chaperone needed for every 10 students). Divide class into groups of 10.

Colorado Academic Standards (see more)

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

21st Century Skills

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