Fun and Unusual Art Activities!

March 1st, 2008 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Art Junction

This website is meant to provide a place where teachers and students collaborate to pursue artistic and educational goals through the free activities, projects, and resources offered.

One of the goals of Art Junction is to foster artistic expression in young people and broaden their perspectives by encouraging shared learning experiences through online cultural exchanges and joint creative work.

Whether or not you decide to participate in the community aspects of the site, there are some terrific articles and activities that are sure to spark imagination and creativity at home. When you get to the site you’ll see some featured items. For immediate fun click on the menu items under “For Kids” that includes:

  • Make an Artrageous Hat – What fun! Every kid (and kid at heart) will want to try their hand at making and wearing their own art masterpiece.
  • Visual Push-Ups – Flex your creativity with these fun exercises.
  • What if… – Play this game in which you ask questions that stretch your imagination. What if oceans were made of chocolate pudding? What if people were magnetic?
  • That’s Artrageous – Learn to think like an artist with this exercise that makes the familiar strange, and the ordinary extraordinary.
  • Seeing Shadows – Play with shadows and learn how to notice things that artists see but other people often miss.

While the kids are busy with their artistic endeavors, parents will enjoy reading the articles in the “For Teachers” section with all kinds of ideas and recommendations for teaching children art.

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