ABC and 123: National Youth Art Month

Thursday, March 19, 2009

National Youth Art Month

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Did you know that March is National Youth Art Month? There so many wonderful art projects and different art mediums out there. One post could never showcase them all adequately. Today we've decided to share some of our favorite "artsy" links with you. If you have great resource you'd like to share with everyone, please leave us all a message in the comments.


Her Cup Overfloweth has a fun idea for Group Art

Sites for Exploring Art Lessons:

All Ages:
The Crafty Crow - A children's craft collective
The Incredible Art Department - This site is loaded with information on art lessons, games, famous artists & more!
Enchanted Learning - Provides information and activities for learning about famous artists
Art - MANY informational site links & online activities for all ages

Early Childhood
Oodles of Art K-5
KinderArt
Jean lists her Top 10 Art Materials for Toddlers

Elementary
KidsArt
Ms. Julie's Art
Teach Kids Art
The Art Kids K-6
Amy @ Kids Love Learning shares some ideas for teaching children about famous artists.
Art Projects for Kids: Preschool-5th Grade + Specific Lesson Plans featuring many different artists

Middle School
The Virtual Classroom - Technology & Art
The Lesson Plans Page: Art

High School
The Art Kids 7-12

Interactive Lessons:
Degas
VanGogh
Gilbert Stuart
daVinci

Are you looking for a site where you can shop for quality art materials for children from 1-7 years old? Check out e beanstalk's age appropriate art supplies! The set of "Fabulous Finger Crayons" would be a fun addition to the group art activity for our litttlest artists AND they've just given our readers and contributors a 15% coupon. See the previous post for details.

Today's Giveaway: An Art Kit
To help your budding artist, we've put together an art kit the comes in its own storage container. Please be advised, this giveaway contains small pieces. It is not suitable for young children without close supervision.

It contains the following mini kits:
Finger Puppet Pals
Fun Fusion Bug Buddies
A Bead Pack with Cord
A Paint Your Own Plaster Kit

In addition to:
A Safari Elepant Paint Your Own Canvas
Fish Foamie Stickers
Red Pipe Cleaners
Blue die cut alphabet, adhesive backed.

You will receive one entry per comment. Please submit separate comments for each entry option you choose.

To Win:
Leave a comment - What is one of your favorite art activities to do with kids?
Send us a submission
Become a follower
Add our button to your site

Good Luck! We’ll announce a winner tomorrow!

61 comments:

  1. We are all around crafters here! We do it all!

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  2. I added your button to my site

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  3. we just love making anything. Half the time it is just paper with marks on it and things glued to it but Abi is so proud.

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  4. ooooooh weeeee; would i love to win this one! i think its great to just let children "create" their own works of art using various materials; it also gives them a chance to tell their own story about what they made!!

    hope i win:)
    noelle ♥

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  5. My kids love the glue stick. Anything that requires using it they think is fantastic. I enjoy the fun of finger painting, not so much the cleanup!

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  6. heck yeah, i am a follower of this COOL site!!

    noelle ♥

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  7. i have your button on my blog too!!

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  8. Love the art kit!! We love doing large scale paintings outside where we can get messy and silly with giant brushes and rollers. Otherwise if were indoors we love collaging. There is something fun and therapeutic cutting and pasting!

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  9. We do all kinds of stuff and the kids like it all. I love working with watercolors-they look so pretty.

    Thanks for more great information-this is wonderful.

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  10. I added your button a while ago -- does that count? Did I say how much I love the art kit :-)

    Funny...my 18 month old just pointed at Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot and said Mama!

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  11. Would love to win this! One of our favorite activities is making homemade "puffy paint" and watching the magic happen in the microwave!

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  12. How fun Katie. Lots of good sites to look at. My favorite art activity to do with my kids is the good old water paints. I cover the table with a disposable table cloth, put on their smocks and we create. I recently went to a very fun art studio(you create your own art) in our town. A little pricey, but my son loved it and so did I.

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  13. Just wanted to let you know that I'm now a follower! Yeah!

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  14. We always LOVE adding to our craft closet, what a nice kit! We Love free art where the kiddos can make whatever their hearts desire. Painting is a favorite way to do that!

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  15. Oh, I just love this giveaway! My girls love to paint. They especially love to paint large clam shells. Since we live near the ocean, they are easy to find and plentiful in the summer. We bring them home, and I clean them and spray paint them white. The girls go crazy! I frame them in shadowboxes and proudly display them!

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  16. Of course I'm a follower! I love the links you posted today...great resources!

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  17. I have your button on my blog, too!!

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  18. We love to draw and color, plus Playdoh is great too!

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  19. What another great giveaway for someone! My daughter's favorite craft things to do are painting and Play-Doh.

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  20. I have your link on my sidebar!

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  21. Lately we have been doing alot of rainbow activities to celebrate spring and st pattys day!

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  22. Awesome prize! We like to make paper things around here, we once did an idea from a book drawing a shield and then using oil on the other side of the paper to give it a "stained glass" type effect and we hung it on the window. I still love that one that Kaiden did last fall! :)

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  23. Stickers! Are those considered an art project? :)

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  24. Wow, what a great give away!! We're just starting on crafts at 15 1/2 months, so HIS favorite is probably free form "drawing" with Melissa and Doug triangular crayons. He scribbles, then does the sign language for "bird" EVERY time. lol. I like to do collages with him.. cut a shape (like a clover), let him color it with a crayon, then help him glue on cutouts from magazines and stickers.

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  25. we have an ongoing collage box! my LO loves to collage!

    Painting though i think is a fave all around!

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  26. What a fun give away. WE love doing art projects. Lately we have been painting a lot.

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  27. My favorite art activities are the ones my son enjoys the most. Right now it's painting. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. I've added your button to my blog!

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  29. One of our favorite activities is baking. Bread, cookies, cakes you name it!

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  30. Bear and I love painting together. She also enjoys just scribbling with a pencil.

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  31. I am a follower (as The girl who painted trees).

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  32. We love art here! The girls are really into cutting, painting, and glueing right now!

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  33. We love to paint at our house. It's my daugther's favorite thing and my son is starting to love it too.

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  34. I'm a follower now...great day to discover this blog.

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  35. I put your button on my blog.

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  36. Oh, I'd love to win! :) My boys love anything that has to do with stickers and/or watercolor paints

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  37. Quick Question: Are you girls going to have a filebox/topic search option so that we can pull up all these ideas you're collaborating easily (i.e. if I'm doing a lesson on color, I can find/search the topic on you site and it will bring up all the posts about color). I am really impressed with this. Oh, and I'm a follower:)

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  38. My 18month old and I love making our own playdough or pudding finger paint! She loves "cooking" and then getting to play with our "food" is a bonus!:)

    ps. Great site!!

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  39. Hi Katies! Just read your comment about using The Very Hungry Caterpillar felt picture. Of course you can use it. Sorry it's not the greatest picture.

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  40. wow! thanks for linking to me! Group Art Rocks!

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  41. We are bigtime playdough fans here! But I'd love this art kit!

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  42. Oh, and I folow you on Google Reader. Does that count?

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  43. Our favorite is to make kool-aid play doh.

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  44. Thanks so much for the link!!
    I'll add your button over at my site.

    Blessings,
    Miss Julie

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