Washington, D.C. is one of the coolest places to take your family, no matter how old your kids are. We loved looking at the National Gallery last time we went, but my husband and I are very unlearned when it comes to art history, so we didn't know the significance or meaning of, well, any of the masterpieces displayed there. So for me, I'm trying to study up a little before I do my trip (the Gallery's website has great descriptions of the pieces and their artists! Click here for their highlights!)
I also want my kids to interact a little with the art. Yes, they're only 1 and 3, but I think art exposure is extremely important for them, and I figured out a way how to do it.
I have used a Zoo Passport at Busch Gardens before in which they put stickers next to the animals they saw, and that went great, so I figured I'd do the same thing for the National Gallery.
Here is a PDF of the art prints. It looks very confusing at first and there are no guiding lines, but this literally takes maybe fifteen seconds to assemble, using only the two printed of paper and two staples. No scissors, yay.
If you need instructions, here they are:
Again, click here for the free PDF printable! Just give your kid some stickers and have a great time! :)