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

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


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    September 4, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Hello! I’m a spanish mum and i draw about my sons. I love your work.

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    June 21, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    My son had cancer and we played a drawing game on the paper of the exam table. We drew circles and took turns making them into something. (face, sun, bubbles, bicycle, sunglasses etc.) We would keep going until we ran out of things we could think of that had circles. It was fun to watch the ideas grow and to watch him draw and it helped the waiting pass.

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      January 19, 2019 at 10:34 pm

      That’s beautiful. And really smart. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    December 15, 2017 at 11:47 am

    All of those picks are demented!

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      yo mama
      January 12, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      yes. yes they are.

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    October 3, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Nice site, can’t handle the ads and the header

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    October 6, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    So glad I found this blog! I’m a dad who is teaching drawing to a co-op of homeschooled kids ages 9-12. I try to push the basics of “real” drawing but they do tend to tire of it. These games are what might add interest and more fun to the curriculum. Thank you!

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      May 15, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      Hi. Could I also try assigning them abstract work that takes the pressure off them to have to be realistic? Pinterest has loads of fun lessons posted by teachers. Good luck!

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        May 16, 2019 at 11:18 am

        I teach art to the same grade levels and I do these kinds of activities to get the creative juices going, and to give a break from the tougher brain drain exercises.

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    Tracie Smith
    January 21, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I have loved this game since I was a child, and now, I play it with my kids! While we’re waiting for food at a restaurant, and for our new YouTube channel! Would you be willing to share these fun videos in your blog?
    Thank you ! Tracie & Kids

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    Dulce Amor
    January 22, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Hello! I’m a spanish mum and i draw about my sons. I love your work.

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      April 22, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      okay, tell me more plz.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????be more specific

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    May 13, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    how are yougueys doing i am 9 but could u please work on the drawings not to be rude.

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    December 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Hey what’s up? Lol love the drawings. Good job.

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    December 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    I’m 12. I’m in six grade.

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    Jocelyne Pacheco
    January 14, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Hi i am in 5 grade i am 10 turning 11

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    March 15, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    I just clicked on number 7 and it took me to a PORN site!!! Check your stuff please, thankfully my kids were not searching the site.

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      Jean Van't Hul
      March 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Oh no! I’m so sorry, Bridget! That link must’ve changed. I’ll remove it or update it right away. Thanks so much for bringing that to my attention!

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