9 Creative, Interactive Art Games for Kids to Play

published Jan 9, 2023
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Kids art games provide hours of interactive entertainment that can help keep kids off screens and helps promote family togetherness. From creative activities kids can do on their own to artistic options the whole family participate in, here are nine creative art games that are sure to inspire, amuse, and keep everyone constructively occupied. 

A family game that can include several generations, Artsy Fartsy is not your typical drawing game. Kids will love the potty humor, which is guaranteed to lead to lots of giggly fun. A winner of multiple awards, this art game is an unexpected twist on an old classic. 

The premise of this beautiful game is that the players are all competing to build a tile mosaic for the king. You earn points by claiming and arranging tiles and using them to create color collections or patterns. Every tile you take affects what your rivals can claim. This thinking game is full of both strategy and aesthetics. 

Another gorgeous game that tests communication skills and color knowledge. Players try to get others to guess a specific hue using only one- and two-word hints. This game is great for larger groups because it can accommodate up to ten players. With over 400 high reviews on Target’s website, this game is sure to be a winner. 

This highbrow and educational art game involves collecting masterpieces from famous artists to amass the most valuable collection. 

Art Out of the Box is a zany collection of drawing prompts, which include not only what to draw (a nest, for example) but how to draw (like, with your non-dominant hand). This open-ended game is non-competitive and is sure to provide hours of creative fun. 

This eye-catching game is perfect for playing with a younger crowd. Created by the celebrated author of Mix It Up! and Press Here, this game is composed of cards and spinners that provide simple prompts to get kids into their drawing groove. 

This imaginative drawing game is great for all skill levels and promises to “encourage creative freedom, planning, free thinking, and artistic ideas!” You can play solo and compare drawings or go the collaborative route with a round robin option. 

This YouTube channel is one of our family favorites. Draw along with a dad and child to create hundreds of fun and vibrant pictures. Many options include a “folding surprise.” This would be a great activity for the kids during a large family gathering. You’ll need a black marker or sharpie and some crayons, colored pencils, or markers to color the creations. 

This drawing game is simple enough for young children, but still fun for older kids and adults. All you need is a printout, a piece of paper to draw on for each participant, dice, and pens or pencils to draw with. You roll the dice and draw whatever you land on. In the end, everyone will end up with a unique picture. 

This post was originally published on Apartment Therapy. Read it there: 9 Creative Art Games for Kids to Play