Doodling with Mo Willems

15-Days of Inspiring Daily Creativity

Starting March 16, 2020, when schools across the country closed, and temporary homeschooling became the new norm, The Kennedy Center came to our collective rescue. The Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence at Home program started bringing us Mo Willems streaming live daily via YouTube.

The playfulness and humor you’ve grown accustomed to reading in Mo Willems’s hit books featuring PIGEON and PIGGIE AND GERALD continue to shine through on-screen!

All 15 archived episodes are remaining available.

Pigeon and Mo Willems inspire our children: “I Am An Art Maker! And you can be, too!”

Boy being chased by a Mo Willems #molunchdoodle giant bug.
Stop “Bugging” Me, I’m Doodling!” – Bug drawn during a #molunchdoodles episode.


We’re so grateful that this art program is inspiring daily creativity in our children, however, we’re most appreciative of this very public spotlight on a working professional artist — a man who is shaping and impacting our personal lives and our society.

Although the production team is not front-line medical personnel, we consider Mo Willems and the team #heros, too. We’re thrilled to see such public appreciation and support for the arts in our country!

Additional Artist and Illustrator Videos

There are many other authors, artists, creatives and illustrators who are echoing the mantra to our children: “You are an artmaker!” Checkout our list and links for online art classes for kids.

Lunchtime Doodles with Mo Willems

For three weeks, starting March 16, 2020, Mo Willems recorded from his studio each weekday, and children were able to watch live at 1:00 p.m. ET. Now, we can watch at our convenience from each episode’s permanent link on YouTube.

Each episode includes a FREE MO WILLEMS printable. Visit the Kennedy Center‘s site to download each one.

Completed all 15 episodes?

Don’t forget to grab your free Mo Willems Graduation Gift Printable and to display your child’s MMD (Master Mo Doodler) Degree.

The first 3 episodes are highlighted below.

Get More Inspiration from Pinterest

This Mo Willems Pinterest board is chock full of activities, book reports, arts and craft ideas and more about your favorite kids’ author and illustrator, Mo Willems.


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