Kid Friendly Arts Websites
Recommended by Ms. Brown
Getty Games- This art and educational website is part of the world’s wealthiest art institution – The J. Paul Getty Trust. If you are in Los Angeles, there’s the J. Paul Getty Museum to visit. GettyGames gives you four art games and one activity to spend time on. Detail Detective teaches you to pay attention to details; Math Madness is about memory skills; Switch is about spotting the differences; and the Jigsaw Puzzles are what they suggest. All games are based on images taken from the world of art and architecture.
Jackson Pollock was an American artist, whose painting style combined the free flow of paint with flinging, dripping, pouring, and spattering on a horizontal canvas. You can follow his abstract example by doing your own splattering and spattering on the computer screen with a mouse. A click changes the color in this Flash game and you can wildly move the mouse around to create wonderful patterns. There’s an Internet art app for the iPad and iPhone as well.
From one master to the next: Using this uncomplicated drawing app, you can create figures using elements of Pablo Picasso’s painting style. To get an idea, take a look at a few ‘Picassoheads’ in the Gallery section. Simply use the mouse to drag, drop, and arrange the elements to create heads.
Albright-Knox Art Games
This cool online art game opens in a pop-up in your browser, so have your pop-ups enabled. Artie’s House has games galore from a canvas on which you can splatter paint to quiz style games based on paintings. For instance, a painting is displayed and you have to guess the game the figures are playing in the painting. The colorful and interactive website is suitable for kids aged 4-12 and is in English and Spanish.
The Art Zone
Let a kid loose in this kiddie art website and there’s a good chance that he or she will stay there for the whole day. A National Gallery of Art website for art education for kids, the site boasts of a lineup of games for kids of all ages.
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Explore & Learn
Includes art games like "What is it?” activities, interviews, stories, art in the classroom, a FAQ about the museum, and more.
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.
A game which explores a painting from the inside out. You 'escape' from the painting after answering ' Who? / What? / Where? / How? ' questions.
Contains a nice variety of fun and educational artistic activities for grades 1 through 5, made by Harcourt
Drawing With Shapes
Easy-to-follow lessons teach young artists how to draw animals, cartoons, monsters and more, using circles, squares, and other simple shapes.
Aminah’s World- Combining traditional art materials with found objects and everyday materials such as buttons, cloth, leather, twigs, shells, and music box workings, Columbus, Ohio, artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson (1940-2015) created magical two- and three-dimensional works of art. Welcome to Aminah's World where you can take a peek into the mind, work, and processes of this inspiring artist…
Artsology -The art activities there include building with colored blocks, doodling, designing, animation, and a glimpse into processes like Matisse's painting, and Japanese wood block prints.
Classical music's great composers come to life through music and stories. From Cincinnati’s own public radio
Learn about music and play games with your favorite PBS KIDS characters like Elmo, Arthur, the Cat in the Hat and Daniel Tiger!
Classical Music Interactive Learning and Games for Kids.
SFS Kids: Fun & Games With Music!
Teaches the instruments of the orchestra, the basics of reading music, and has an online radio to listen to some classical music's greatest hits.
Music games and puzzles especially fun for students in 3rd grade and younger.
Arts Alive -The United States National Center for the Arts has activities for learning about composers, orchestral instruments, and more!
Interactive horses will sing different parts that you arrange.
Collection of fun music games: