Art Apps for Kids

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Create Art with Geometric Shapes

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I like art activities using shapes. It combines art and math. While creating pictures with geometric shapes, kids practice shape and size recognition, cognitive skills, fine motor skills, and creativity. Today we share an app letting kids create pictures with shapes. The app Shape It is designed for kids from preschool to early elementary school. […]

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Free App: Guided Kids Art Activities from National Gallery of Art

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The NGAkids Art Zone app is a FREE app from National Gallery of Art. It is designed to teach kids art with interactive activities. All activities are inspired by works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art. It is designed for early elementary age kids, but kids younger or older and even adults […]

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App Went Free: Create Art on Tablets with SketchBook

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I have seen some iPad art works on the internet, and I have always wondered how people were able to create the beautiful effects on iPad, like water color, shades of painting, and delicate color changes. I started exploring some of the drawing apps available. It is amazing to see the kinds of drawing capabilities […]

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10 Art Apps for Kids that Encourage Off Screen Creations

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On screen art creation and off screen art creation are different. I have found that many great apps offer great art activities. They use features that are available with the new technology, provide unique perspectives that are otherwise impossible to share. But we should not limit the art on the screen. Whenever possible I like […]

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App Went Free: Alphabet Coloring Pages On The Go

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Learning alphabet is the stepping stone to early literacy. There are many fun ways to help kids learn ABCs. Today I have another fun app helping kids learn alphabet. It is a set of alphabet coloring pages and number coloring pages. Kids not only learn alphabet and numbers, but also practice fine motor skills. It […]

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Animated 3D Origami Instructions

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Have you tried origami? Do you like it? We love origami. Origami develops kids’ logical reasoning, attention span, spatial thinking and fine motor skills. It is a fun activity for kids of all ages. Plus many of the final products can serve as toys for kids to play with. It is a fun activity for […]

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App Went Free: Creative Open Play with Toca Mini

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Do you kids like to play Mr. Potato head? it is a fun creative open play toy. We had a couple different versions of Mr. Potato heads at home. My son loved to put various parts in all different positions and we have so many funny pictures of his creation. It is a fun playing […]

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Creative Monster App for Boys

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Do you have a boy? Do you feel it is hard many times to get him engaged in art activities? Boys seem to have their own preference when it comes to creativity. From my own experience, boys are not looking for things that are pretty or beautiful in mommy’s sense. They are more focused on […]

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Free App: Create Multimedia Stories with Adobe Voice

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I just shared some apps for travel journaling for kids on my post How to Turn Travel into Learning Experience. Today I have one more wonderful app to add to it: Adobe Voice. It is a new free app from Adobe. I am quite impressed with the quality of the multimedia stories you can create with the […]

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App Went Free: Easily Create and Present Multimedia Timeline Stories

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Timeline 3D is a very neat app letting you create and present a multimedia timeline of any event on your iPhone or iPad. It is usually $10 on App Store. It is now FREE for limited time. What a great mother’s day gift. You can take pictures and videos of family gathering, and make it […]

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Free: Wonderful Storytelling Tool for Kids – Storyboard That

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Storytelling is a good training for kids. Kids learn so many things in the story telling process. They learn how to organize their thoughts; they learn the sequence of events and activities; they learn storytelling basics, such as beginning, middle and end; they learn to articulate an idea. It is a good activity for kids’ […]

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App Went Free: Learn Color Science and Vocabulary While Coloring

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Do you children like coloring and drawing? Today we have a coloring and drawing app to share, and it also helps kids learn color science and vocabulary. It is just updated and is on promotion. The full price is $2.99, but it is free today and then will be on promotion price for $0.99. The […]

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Be a Sandwich Chef and Learn Healthy Food Choices

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I have seen several Duckie Deck apps recently, and they do a good job in engaging kids with apps. When I heard about their new app Sandwich Chef, I was excited to try it out. Plus, I am always interested in ways helping kids learn healthy food choices and eat healthy. I had a lot […]

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Problem Solving with a Twist of Optical Illusions – Monument Valley

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I recently have been playing the game Monument Valley. It is an amazing game. Combining strategic problem solving, visual art, geometric and optical illusion, it is a game app I have not seen before. It is not for young kids, but definitely a great one for school age kids to gain first hand experience about […]

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Draw Animals and Learn ABC

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Drawnimal is a fun drawing app teaching alphabet. Kids will learn to draw 26 animals, one for each letter. I love it for its simplistic style and funny animations.  I believe you and your child will like it too. It is a great way for kids to learn ABC, and drawing. It is been free […]

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Coloring Book App That Grows with Your Child

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There are many coloring apps on App Store, most of them are about the same. When I first saw the app title, I did not pay much attention – just another coloring app. But once I started the app, I was quite impressed by the options it has. Picotoons Coloring Books is a coloring app […]

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