Wright’s architecture can inform, entertain, and inspire, providing an opportunity for students of all ages to think critically about the designed world around them.
The grounds are always open, and the historic gardens bloom from early spring through late fall. Download this Landscape Scavenger Hunt – designed for printing at home – to make exploring even more fun for kids of all ages! We also have a list of the most asked about plants in the landscape for curious gardeners.
Or download and color the Martin House coloring page or the Martin House maze, designed by local artist Dan Predmore.
Thanks to our Education Team, we offer these easy-to-implement activities for young people of all ages to enjoy at home.
- Architecture SHAPES Our World – grades K-3: Discovering geometric shapes in the world around us.
- Art Glass Windows – grades 3+: Create an art glass window pattern using geometric shapes.
- Architecture in Nature: Build your own bee house, discussing the important role bees play in our world.
- Bug & Animal Art – grades 1+: Use items found in nature to understand realism vs. abstraction.
- Design + Build – grades 3-12: Create a structure thinking about design and structure in architecture.
- Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers: Originally created for the Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo, this activity highlights the incredible quiltmakers from the small town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. This video introduces the activity.
- Japanese Folding Fans – grades K-6: Learn about the history of fans in Japanese culture and build your own.
- Haiku and You – grades 5-12: Using nature as your muse, create a Haiku following easy steps.
- Japanese Block Prints – grades 3+: Understand the process and create a Japanese block print.
Online libraries of Wright-themed lessons
We encourage you to also visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom, a resource center developed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and the WNED PBS website. Many of these activities can be adapted and implemented at home.