Children and adult standing around looking closely at the blue glass vase ( in the center

Students on an early childhood tour at the Denver Art Museum are led in close looking of the objects at the center by their museum guide.

Killer Whale Crest Hat

Preston Singletary, Tlingit, American

2004

height 7.5 in. x 17.75 in. diameter

Denver Art Museum Collection: Gift of Polly and Mark Addison, 2012.10

Students on an early childhood tour at the Denver Art Museum are led in close looking of the objects at the center by their museum guide.

Let's Look!

This routine can be done daily or weekly and takes about 5-10 minutes. It will encourage children to practice conversation, questioning, and close looking.

Choose an object (this can be something from home, a show and tell item, something from your desk, an art reproduction, or an everyday item).

Have everyone sit in a circle and take a few seconds to quietly observe the object.

Pass the object around so everyone can feel it and see it up close.

Students on an early childhood tour at the Denver Art Museum are led in close looking of the objects at the center by their museum guide.

Guiding Questions:

  • Ask the following questions from Artful Thinking by Project Zero http://pzartfulthinking.org/
    • What do you see?
    • What do you think about this object? What do you wonder about this object?