10 Interactive Sites With Fun Art Games for Kids

Saikat Basu Updated 21-05-2020

Most of us leave the drawing pencil or the crayon behind while growing up. Maybe, our own dreams of turning into fine artists won’t come true. But maybe we can inspire the kids in our lives to pick up where we left off. Art games could be a fun introduction to the world of color.


Art games aren’t a replacement for formal art lessons for kids. So, don’t make them drop the palette and the brush, but do check out these interactive art websites for fun with your kids.

1. PBS Kids Coloring Games

PBS interactive art website for kids

Any search for online activities for elementary students will land you at PBS Kids. The network is the most popular platform for children’s programming and content in the United States.

The PBS Kids portal is filled with interactive games for kids 10 Interactive Games to Teach Your Kids Letters and Numbers Turn screen time into educational time with these 10 great games to teach your children letters and numbers. They'll have them mastered in no time -- and have fun while learning! Read More so you will be spoilt for choice. This particular link leads to online coloring games of all kinds.

2. Sesame Street

Sesame Street Art Maker


The Art Maker on this PBS site is another popular online destination that has a nice little collection of art games for kids. They can paint Elmo the furry muppet or go against the Cookie Monster with a coloring brush in their virtual hands.

It is all online, but you can show your kids how to paint with crayons, oil paints, or watercolors, etc and light the creative fires in your kids.

3. GirlsGoGames

A collection of art games on GirlsGoGames

This site has a collection of casual art games designed for girls. But it need not be gender-specific because it’s all about having fun with color and craft.


Try fashion makeovers, decorate a friend, or turn into a hairdresser with a click on the Play button.

4. Smithsonian for Kids and Teens

Smithsonian for Kids and Teens

Smithsonian doesn’t take half-measures when it comes to science, history, nature, and even pop culture. This section of their vast site is dedicated to art and craft activities for kids of all ages. Many of the resources are part of the Smithsonian Learning Lab.

For instance, you can help your kids make an ArtBot, an art-making robot with detailed instructions on the site. There are milder activities like coloring sheets and collage work too if you would like to skip the robot.


The Smithsonian can be a fun art website but you will get more out of it as a serious educational resource.

5. Tate for Kids

Tate Museum Art Games

Art appreciation can begin early with visits to museums like the Tate art museums in Britain. But you can do a lot from home too. For instance, Tate has an entire section devoted to free art games, art activities, and fun quizzes on its site.

Kids can make art like Andy Warhol or paint virtual walls with graffiti on Street Art. There’s no one to stop them once they begin their art adventures.


6. Toy Theater

Art and design activities for kids on Toy Theater

Toy Theater is a clean little site filled with educational activities for elementary school students. Head straight to the collection of interactive art games which will help your children develop visual learning skills, abstract idea expression, and design awareness.

The activities are a great fit for early learners from kindergarten to the third grade.

7. Artsology

Artsology is website with interactive art games for kids

Artsology is another collection of 107 art games for kids of all ages. Start by spray painting the walls of New York City with graffiti and make your way through surrealist art with an arcade game.

There are some games marked with the Flash logo. So, everyone can enjoy the Flash games till December 2020 at least when Adobe will officially stop updating Flash.

8. Drawize

Drawize is a fun draw and guess game

Drawize can replace Pictionary as it’s a similar “guess what I drew” game. Your kids can draw and take part in the daily drawing challenge or go online to play with friends or a stranger anywhere in the world.

The drawing and guessing game is also available on Android and iOS.

Download: Drawize for Android | iOS (Free)

9. Quick, Draw!

Using Quick Draw as an art game for kids

This Google A.I experiment will keep kids engaged for 20 seconds at a time as they keep playing against the neural network and its image recognition prowess.

It’s an amazing research project, but you can also use it as a quick doodle drawing game like Pictionary. The game uses its neural engine to guess the drawing. If it guesses correctly, the “game” is over.

The twenty-second timer will also make your kids draw from their intuition rather than pause and deliberate about their drawing. The drawings don’t have to be perfect, and that means anyone without artistic ability can join in and have fun.

10. AutoDraw

AutoDraw from Google

Auto Draw is another A.I powered game from Google. It is a bit different from the above game because the automated bot will “guess” your doodle and suggest a more polished piece of clip art to replace it.

Children can also see in an instant if their own doodles are close enough to the suggested drawings that have been done by icon artists.

AutoDraw is a nifty little tool for non-artistic kids because they can swap their rough drawing for nicer clipart and use it in any art project.

A Few Other Art Websites for Kids

Many art games can now be found as mobile apps. But here are a few more simple art games your kids can enjoy in the browser.

  1. Art Pad
  2. Color With Leo
  3. Beautiful Curves
  4. NASA Coloring Books
  5. Crazy Games—C0loring
  6. Disney Junior Coloring Pages
  7. Son of String Art
  8. ThisIsSand
  9. Tessellate
  10. Weave Silk

Spark Creativity With Art and Drawing

Art games can prompt kids to just free draw. After all, they aren’t wasting paint on canvas or paper and making a mess of things. In fact, art is just the space kids need to jumble up stuff and see what comes up.

These interactive art websites are perfect for kids, and then there is the ocean of drawing and painting apps and some even masquerading as games on Android and iOS. Point your kids towards sites that teach the basics of drawing 10 Sites That Will Teach You How to Draw Well We all want to draw well. But, drawing skills can only come through daily practice. Go to these ten websites and their fantastic tutorials to begin your journey. Read More and they will start building the foundations of a great hobby.

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  1. Meridith
    March 5, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Im an elementary art teacher and my kids like to go to for art games.

    • Saikat
      March 8, 2015 at 2:59 am

      Hi Meredith,

      When I wrote this back in 2010, the app revolution still hadn't become as pervasive as they are now :)

      There are a lot many resources available. Thanks so much for the link.

  2. playmobil airport
    March 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    This is great! My niece loves to draw in paint but I guess she doesn't need it anymore. There are lots of games which is merely the same with paint and much better with it. I'm glad I searched in the web.

  3. Marv
    January 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    You definitely need to add to this list - it's my favorite out of all of these!

  4. Marv
    January 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    You definitely need to add to this list - it's my favorite out of all of these!

  5. Delaney Peace
    January 22, 2011 at 5:52 am

    99rooms not for kids but it's fun lol

  6. ZHAFI05
    January 3, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I liked your site, always successful

  7. Donna Guthrie
    December 27, 2010 at 12:27 am

    here's another site with lots of interviews with artists and illustrators. Each show comes with a list of recommended books and a learning corner of extended activities. Check out the subway art show on MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual FIeld Trips for KIds ( www.

  8. Donna Guthrie
    December 26, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    here's another site with lots of interviews with artists and illustrators. Each show comes with a list of recommended books and a learning corner of extended activities. Check out the subway art show on MEET ME AT THE CORNER, Virtual FIeld Trips for KIds ( www.

  9. Guest
    December 25, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Hey, would you mind adding the Scribbler to this list? If you google the Scribbler, it's actually a really interesting place to draw. Even if you're not that good at drawing, you can still make something neat on the Scribbler, so kids (and adults) won't be too disheartened when they find out that they're not really Leonardo Da Vinci's, because that can nevertheless produce something pretty cool looking...