If you are looking for art activity websites for children who are interested in art, try The National Gallery of Art Kid Zone . The activities are interesting for students and they are wonderful resources for art information and techniques. The National Gallery of Art offerings are more appropriate for elementary and middle students than older secondary students.
“Dutch Interactive Doll House” has a surprise waiting in every room as students move through the authentic Victorian doll house. Kida can add, move, and resize furniture, characters, and decor.
“The Jungle” is based on the beautiful art of Henri Rousseau. Students create pictures of animals in the jungle. Rousseau’s art style was used in the Madagascar movies.
“Online Art Creation” allows students want to draw and paint with Brushter, Pixel Face, Paintbox, and the Collage Machines. Use the online toolbox for students to create new pictures and images.
“Mobile” gives art students the opportunity balance, color, and weight. You can create a virtual mobile that and responds realistically to additions that students add to the game.
It is fun and useful to incorporate technology into creating art. Students can have fun with these activities on the free National Gallery of Art website, and they will learn as they play.
A version of this article was published on January 31, 2009 by Alex Sharp on Suite101. Read more about websites for students who have free computer time in the classroom.