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Children's Art Week

Updated: Mar 12, 2023

Join in the fun with Children's Art Week. This week is themed literacy and creative writing.

You can get involved with online events, competitions and also via social media. Escape with your children from everyday reality while they discover something new. Here is more about children's art week.

Pebble Art ©National Trust for Scotland

About Children's Art Week

Children's Art Week started on 29th June and is running till the 19th of July. Each year Children's Art Week runs a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education. Allowing children and young people, together with their teachers, parents and carers, the opportunity to take part in practical art activities with artists, makers and educators. Last year saw more than 17,000 children. young people and adults take part in organised events taking place in venues across the UK.

Each week has been themed from the natural world, connecting across generations and this final week sees the theme of literacy and creative writing.

National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland has a selection of online activities including a lovely colouring book - Lidi Book of Big Adventures.

You can download, pick up at one of the these National Trust fr Scotland sites and coming soon to one of your local Lidl stores.

© National Trust for Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

For more inspiration visit the National Museum of Scotland - Museum at Home for families. While launching a wide range of new summer exhibitions the museum has put together resources to discover brilliant bugs, bricks at home or my favourite, watch and explore including an animated adventure in ancient Egypt.

I'm a huge advocate in fun learning from drawing, colouring-in, watching incredibly creative and idea inspiring animations, to visiting some of the amazing museums, art galleries and much more. As you can imagine mostly travel-inspired (wink). Get the neocortex and thalamus parts of the brain stimulated. The power of imagination is an incredible thing! I have been tinkering with the idea of writing and illustrating my own series of children's books for years. Still a work in progress. Though I was excited to launch the first page of my up and coming children's colouring book. If you've missed it here is the link to download the colouring page, with one of the worlds famous wonders of the world and discover more about one of my favourite destinations Petra, Jordan.

I hope you have enjoyed reading and feeling inspired. Can't wait to read your comments and answer any questions you may have.

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