Art to Heart


Giving young children an appreciation for music, dance, drama and the visual arts encourage exploration, self-expression, logical thinking, self-esteem, imagination, and creativity. The Art to Heart collection encourages kids to think openly, create new meaning and be more tolerant of others’ differences.

  • L'Arc en Ciel/The Rainbow | Everyday Learning

    Students are introduced to traditional folk music in this animation of the French song, “L'Arc en Ciel” which means "the Rainbow." Students learn the colors of the rainbow in French while following the adventures of a singing bumblebee.

    Grades: PreK-5
  • Skip to My Lou | Everyday Learning

    Students are introduced to traditional folk music with an animated rendition of a familiar song, “Skip to My Lou.” The animation features an band made up of forest creatures, plus a few other surprises.

    Grades: PreK-5
  • A Trip to the Theater | Everyday Learning

    Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes in a theater? In this video visit the Lexington Children’s Theatre to get a peek behind the scenes of a theatrical production from set creation to the final dress rehearsal.

    Grades: PreK-5
  • Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos | Everyday Learning

    Students attend a celebration for the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday. The holiday celebrates the lives of friends and family members that have died.

    Grades: PreK-5
  • A Trip to the Art Museum | Everyday Learning

    In this video, students visit The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky. The children view artwork from different periods and places around the world. They learn how to describe and analyze paintings, sculptures, and other forms of art.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Exploring Art Using Our Senses | Everyday Learning

    Children visit Art Sparks, a special hands-on gallery in the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky. The children explore a printed reproduction of a painting and match tangible objects and textures with the things they represent in the painting.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Look into My Eyes | Everyday Learning

    In this video, children visit Art Sparks, a special hands-on gallery in the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky. The children look at several portraits and determine how the portraits’ subjects are feeling just by looking at their eyes.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star | Everyday Learning

    Students are introduced to traditional folk music with an animated rendition of a familiar song, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” The video features shadow puppets and a crankie—a long illustrated scroll, which has been used as a method of storytelling since the 19th century.

    Grades: PreK-5
  • Tangrams | Everyday Learning

    Lots of familiar things can be made with the same simple shapes. This stop motion animation introduces tangrams to young students, while illustrating how shapes like triangles, rectangles, and parallelograms can create a variety of colorful animals.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Mixing Colors | Everyday Learning

    What color do you get when you mix blue and yellow? Children learn about mixing two colors to create a new color in this original animated video from KET.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Exploring Instruments | Everyday Learning

    Learn about instruments, what they look like, and how they sound in this short video.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Let's Tell a Story | Everyday Learning

    This brief animation shares the story of a hamster as imagined by children. Hammie is a classroom hamster that finds new opportunity when his cage door is left open. Hammie does some exploring around the classroom and ultimately sneaks into a backpack looking for food. Three different children tell the story adding new parts and passing the story to another friend. When Hammie is in the backpack, the viewer is asked to tell what happens next.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Let's Pretend | Everyday Learning

    This animation follows friends Andrew and Sophie as they pretend to be jungle explorers, acting out their adventures. They imagine riding in a jeep and spotting colorful birds, a playful monkey, and a snake. Just as the jeep gets stuck in quicksand, the adventure ends. Andrew and Sophie then decide to be space explorers. The video is designed to encourage dramatic play.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Bubble Beats | Everyday Learning

    Can you identify unique beats? In this interactive, students join aquatic friends under the sea to test whether they can tell the difference between fun bongo beats. Some beats are slower and some are faster. Some are simple, while others are more complicated. This interactive is available in both English and Spanish.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Let's Go to a Chinese Concert | Everyday Learning

    In this video students visit a Chinese concert featuring dance and music. The concert includes Tai Ji, fan dance, and traditional Chinese instruments.

    Grades: PreK-3
  • Silly Shoes | Everyday Learning

    This video features Mr. Steve from PBS Kids performing his original song “Silly Shoes,” which encourages children to move and dance with inspiration from their own “silly shoes.”

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Do the Penguin Shuffle | Everyday Learning

    This musical animation explores beats and rhythm as six different animals, including a shuffling penguin, move to their own slow, medium, and fast songs. The animation challenges kids to make up their own beats and move like an animal.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Let's Draw | Everyday Learning

    It's easy for young students to talk about their own artwork, but what about someone else's? In this animation students take a tour of a classroom gallery as a boy describes his own and his classmates' drawings.

    Grades: PreK-1

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