Tate Kids has been designed especially for children. It has many really great activities, including a super idea for developing children’s online safety in its Tate Kids acrostic – giving keeping safe tips for each letter. This could lead to a fun classroom activity making a similar acrostic on a class chosen work or phrase.
Tate Paint is a fun section where children can create a painting; it can be played as an animation and then hung in one’s personal gallery using a nickname for anyone who registers. It can also be emailed to a friend. The message given when an image is saved is: “Congratulations. Your painting has been sent. Check in the gallery in a few days to see if we bought your work.” Children can see a gallery of paintings, created by other children.
There are a set of arty type of games available. These are organised by the number of stars they have, 1 star is level 1 ages approximately 5 – 7, two stars is level 2 ages approximately 8 – 10 and three stars level 3 from 11 upwards so crossing into KS3.
I only tried one game – it took me nearly a minute to complete a game for 5 -7 year olds! I will leave the games to the little ones!
The videos section contains videos of art being created. There are a selection of “How tos” How to be a screen printer, how to be a street artist, how to be a performance artist, how to be a designer etc. There are also videos portraying artist’s work:
Jump into the wonderful world of Alexander Calder. Fly with the acrobats and get lost in colour.