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Storytime & Artmaking: My Papi Has a Motorcycle

Take inspiration from Isabel Quintero's book My Papi Has a Motorcycle to create your own mural drawing. (While this activity is inspired by a book, you do not need to read the book to do the activity.)

Los niños y sus cuidadores escucharán el libro Mi Papi Tiene una Moto por Isabel Quintero y crearán un dibujo mural basado en el libro. Dirigido a niños de 3 a 6 años, ¡pero todos son bienvenidos!

About the Book

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her. But as the sun sets purple-blue-gold behind Daisy Ramona and her papi, she knows that the love she feels will always be there.

Getting Started

  • What are some murals you see in your neighborhood?
  • What would you like your mural to celebrate?


  • ¿Cuáles son algunos de los murales que ves en tu barrio?
  • ¿Qué te gustaría que celebrara tu mural?


  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons


  • Papel
  • Lápiz
  • Marcadores, crayolas, lápiz de color

Artmaking Activity

1. Draw a place for your mural. It could be on the side of a building, on a wall or even the ceiling!


1. Dibuja un lugar para tu mural. ¡Podría estar en el lado de un edificio, en una pared o en el techo!

2. Next think of something you would like to celebrate. It could be a person, your culture, or even your neighborhood!

2. Luego, piense en algo que le gustaría celebrar. ¡Podría ser una persona, tu cultura o tu barrio!

3. Draw this and color it in!

3. ¡Dibuja esto y coloréalo!

Need inspiration? Check out our Public Art Initiative murals!

¿Necesitas inspiración? ¡Vea nuestros murales de Public Art Initiative!


Mural: a piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling, or other permanent surface


Mural: es cualquier obra de arte pintada o aplicada directamente en una pared, techo u otras superficies permanentes

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