Websites for Kids
The web is a great place for kids to learn and experiment with art. There are sites that teach art history and theory, sites that offer easy-to use tools for mess-free creations, and sites that provide interactive games and activities. Here are some kid-friendly art sites and tools to explore today:
#MetKids - The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers several unique ways for kids of all ages to learn and interact with art. This online museum provides a look behind the arts, museum adventures, and the how's and why's of art pieces.
Kaleidoscope Painter - This free web app provides the tools necessary to create customized kaleidoscope images online. Students can create colorful pieces of kaleidoscope art that can be saved or printed.
Haring Kids - Artist Keith Haring was devoted to kids. At this site, he shares his vision of art with them and inspires them to discover their own creative side. Activities include games, puzzles, pictures to color, stories and more.
Art for Kids Hub - This youtube channel uploads new art lessons every week! Follow along and learn how to draw plus other fun art lessons for kids.
Artrageous with Nate - Emmy award winning video series that strives to educate and inspire creativity through interactive experiences in art, science and history. This is a kid favorite youtube channel because he makes learning fun.
Tate Kids - Art appreciation can begin early with visits to museums. But you can do a lot from home too. Tate has an entire section devoted to free art games, art activities, and fun quizzes on its site. Check out these fun ones: Puzzle Party, Tate Paint, and Art Coloring Book.
Draw a Stick Man - Draw a "Stick Man" and watch it come to life. This is so much fun! Kids will enjoy seeing their drawing move around in a story. There are two stories to choose from.
Quick, Draw - This Google A.I experiment will keep kids engaged for 20 seconds at a time as they keep playing against the neural network and its image recognition prowess. It's an amazing research project, but you can also use it as a quick doodle drawing game like Pictionary. The game uses its neural engine to guess the drawing. If it guesses correctly, the "game" is over.
Picasso Portraits Pop – A game of Picasso faces from
his paintings. Start off with a single Picasso face at the bottom which can match up with some in the group above. Click or tap on the screen where you want to direct this single Picasso face to go, ideally to match up with other similar faces. The goal is to clear the board and advance.