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12 Kids Art Games to Play for Connection, Fun and Creativity

by Jean Van't Hul
August 21, 2015
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Kids Art Games - More than 12 fun art games for kids

My kids and I love to play art games and we’ve been playing more than usual lately.

Art games are fun, obviously, but they are also easy to fit in whenever and wherever.

So while we’ve been unpacking from the recent move or waiting for food at restaurants, we’ve been playing a lot of them.

Here are a few of our favorite kids’ art games as well as a few that I found around the internet that look worth a try.

5 Kids Art Games for Fun and Creativity

These first five are our faves…

A Back and Forth Drawing Game for Kids
  1. A Back-and-Forth Drawing Game for Kids

Take turns adding to a collaborative drawing. This is one of our favorite art games for restaurants and waiting rooms.

We also do a version of this game with mandalas.

How to Play The Scribble Drawing Game

2. The Scribble Drawing Game

Players use a quick scribble as a drawing prompt. Does the scribble remind you of a duck, a face, a castle? This is our other favorite drawing game for restaurants and waiting rooms.

The Combination Man or Exquisite Corpse Drawing Game

3. The Combination Man (or Exquisite Corpse) Drawing Game

People take turns drawing sections of a human body, passing the covered drawing to the next person, and adding to the next drawing. A great game for a group of family and friends that works well with mixed ages.

Simon Says Draw - A fun interactive drawing activity for kids and familys

4. Simon Says, Draw!

A fun, interactive drawing activity for kids and families. Simon says, “draw circles,” and the artists each draw circles. Simon also says things like, “trade pastels,” “draw dots,” and “draw a face.”

We also play a version of this with autumn leaves in the fall.

Quiet Time Art Game for Kids and Families

5. A Quiet-Time Art Game for Children

A way to connect one-on-one with a child and also a low-key way to encourage his or her drawing.

7+ More Fun Kids Art Games

Here are some art games from around the web…

Kids Art Games - Draw with Art Dice

6. Draw with Art Dice (on Tinkerlab)

Kids Art Games - 10 Drawing Games

7. 10 Drawing Games for Kids (on Craftwhack)

Kids Art Games - Pass the DRawing and Roll a Miro

8. Pass the Drawings (on Creative with Kids)

9. Roll-A-Miro Art Game (on Once Upon an Art Room)

Kids Art Games - Elements of Art

10. Elements of Art Memory Game (on Teach Kids Art)

Kids Art Games - TeleDraw and Cootie Catcher

11. TeleDraw (on Mini Matisse)

12. Art Director Cootie Catcher printable (on Crayola)

How about you? Do you play art games with your kids? What are your favorites?

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