Cherry Blossom Family Zone

Celebrate spring and the return of cherry blossom season in-person and online with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. For the ninth year in a row, SAAM has partnered with the National Cherry Blossom Festival to bring you fun family activities and programming. We have activities available online for you to enjoy with loved ones both near and far.

Get creative with your favorite seasonal crafts and coloring pages based on artworks from our collection. Then, watch a musical performance by the Masayo Ishigure and Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble. There is fun for the whole family! 

Show us your creativity! Please share a picture of your completed creations by using #SAAMFamilyZone on social media.

This series of activities is presented as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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William H. Johnson, Blossoming Trees, ca. 1935-1938, oil on burlap, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Harmon Foundation, 1967.59.931

Family Zone Activities

Crafting

Get creative with seasonal crafts! Click on a craft image below to download a step-by-step instruction sheet. Share your final piece with us @americanart 

Scavenger Hunt

Go on a springtime scavenger hunt and take in the beauty of the changing season! How many signs of spring can you find?

Coloring

Enjoy coloring pages of springtime artworks from SAAM’s collection! Click on the name of an artwork below to download your coloring page.

Videos

Enjoy musical performances by Masayo Ishigure and the Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble

 

Tori no Yoni (Fly Like a Bird)

Composed by Tadao Sawai; Performance by Masayo Ishigure

 

Yume no Wa (Ring of Dream)

Composed by Hikaru Sawai; Performance by Miyabi Koto Shamisen Ensemble.