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Camping with kids, 5 things to do!

Camping is an awesome experience to give to all kids. Here are 5 things we did over the weekend with our kids while camping to keep them busy:

1. Collect fire wood

(Check your local fire ban rules/restrictions.) Throw on some shoes to protect from scratches and watch out for snakes (if you're...

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Involving kids in large/group artworks
Artworks by Kirsty Shadiac

Involving kids or groups of people in artworks can bring communities together and give children a sense of being part of something 'bigger' than themselves. It's one of my favourite things to do: get participants to create their own drawings or paintings and then bring...

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5 Things you will find in both Art and Maths

You might be surprised to find that art and maths actually have a lot in common. For instance, angles and patterns are found in both art and maths. Measurements are necessary in both art and maths too, but maybe they are a little bit obvious. The following list of five things you’ll find in...

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Tasting Australia 2018

In 2018, for the second year in a row, Tasting Australia asked Artventure to teach kids about food through art. We had over 100 kids come and join in the free activity (including the wonderful Liz Ellis and her daughter) where we created artworks inspired by our...

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How to Incorporate Collaboration into Your Classroom

Collaborative learning is being used in classrooms around the world in various subjects. While competitive learning, in which the student reflects more on his or her own work than that of others, can be used in art, collaborative learning gives students the opportunity to learn new skills...

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Sensory Play and the role it has in Childhood Development

Letting a child play with play dough or paint might seem like a chore for parents, caregivers and teachers who have to clean up the mess. But for the child, sensory play is making new connections in their brain while supporting overall development. Research has shown that sensory play aids in...

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11 Art Supplies You Can Make at Home with Your Kids

Art supplies can get expensive, especially when you have particularly artistic children who want to create art all the time! In this article, we’ll help you save money and make memories by making your own art supplies at home with your kids. :-)

1. Glue

You and your kids can make homemade...

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Artventure hits 10,000 little artists

Artventure grows into the next phase

Over 10,000 little artists now on board with Artventure

I believe that engaging in art positively impacts all areas of a child’s learning and boosts their confidence, motivation and pride in themselves. Many gifts come with developing creative abilities,...

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Essential Guidelines for Teaching Creativity

Creativity is on-par with any traditional skill. It can be used in learning, it can be taught, and it can be assessed. It can certainly be honed in on, even in a setting with numerous students who naturally possess varying levels of creativity. Some students present high levels of creativity that...

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The Value of Art Lessons For Those on the Autism Spectrum

If you have a loved one on the autism spectrum, then you might have been guided to art lessons. You might be wondering how art lessons will be beneficial for your child or someone else in your life on the autism spectrum, and if this investment of time and money is worth it. In this article,...

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The benefits of displaying children's artwork

Many parents hang their child’s artwork on the refrigerator, in their office, and around the home. Plus, kids love to know that their parents are hanging up their artwork. While hanging up your child’s artwork might seem like a natural thing to do, did you know there are actually...

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5 Tips for Art Teachers to Make Your Lessons Awesome

There’s nothing more rewarding that watching kids blossom through art. A great art class will leave your students with unforgettable memories and lessons learned. Children who explore art truly learn skills that they carry all of their lives! If you’re wondering how you can improve...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Kids on Task

Focus is an area that we all struggle with from time to time, and some of us struggle more with focus than others. It comes as no surprise that children are the same. The good news is that when we set good habits and continually work on focus, we can help our kids increase their focus - the same...

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Is Home Education Right for My Family?

Home education has become more prevalent in recent years due to a variety of reasons. In the past, homeschooling was more difficult because of fear of isolation; today, there are numerous co-ops and homeschooling communities full of families that offer each other structure, support, and...

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Thinking of Homeschooling? 5 Things to Consider

If you’re considering homeschooling, just know that you are one of millions who are weighing out the pros and cons of homeschooling right now. Home education is a popular choice among people across the country - and the world - for various reasons. At the end of the day, you know your...

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5 Great Art Activities you can do while travelling

Travelling is such great fun, and while you’re on the road, in the sky, or on the water, it can be fun to unwind and relax with an art activity. While you probably won’t be able to bring along a full art set and all your favourite art items from home, you can probably bring along a...

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5 Art Activities You Can Do As a Family

There’s no better time spent than time spent with family. If you’re looking for some art activities that you can do with your family, then this article is just for you! We’ve compiled a list of family-friendly art activities that parents and kids alike will love. Each of these...

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5 Ideas For What to Do With Your Children’s Paintings

Your child creates beautiful paintings that you want to cherish forever, but are you running out of ways to hold onto his or her artwork? In this article, we’re going to outline some interesting ways that you can keep and display your child’s most beautiful paintings! All of these...

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6 Ways to help your children embrace their creative side

Some children will jump at the opportunity to spend time doing artwork, while others just don’t seem that interested. The truth is that all kids have a creative side, but unlocking that creativity could take a little extra work from us parents! (If you're a teacher involved in formal...

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The importance of artistic development in children

Kids and art should go hand in hand.

A sad but growing trend in schools across the world these days is the reduction of funding and time being allocated to artistic education. Some people who are in the positions to make these decisions regard the artistic endeavours as optional or,...

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Start art YOUNG

They're never too young.

Did you know that kids who engage in art regularly are FOUR TIMES more likely to succeed in other subjects like math, science and English? That's great for primary school kids, but what about pre-school age?

By introducing art on a regular basis at a young age (the above...

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Dis-art-abilities

How to help a child with disabilities enjoy their art

In my post of 'Do’s and Don’ts' the other week, one of the things I said was "Don’t draw for the child". I then received an email from Sally in the UK whose 10 year old daughter, Jessica, has severe disabilities. Sally wrote,...

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4 DOs and DON'Ts when your kids are doing art

I was doing an Artist in Residence program this month as part of the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival which happens each year. We set up on King William Road and it was a beautiful sunny day in Adelaide. The kids came for the art classes and yet again I found 'that one...

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