Just a Kid at Heart

I’m old. You know that. In many ways, though, I’m still just a kid at heart. I love playing games, especially when they are games about art. I was very happy when I stumbled across this on-line game:

Art History Puzzle Set

Here you’ll be presented with one of five famous paintings:

  • Girl With a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer
  • The Scream by Edvard Munch
  • Woman in Beret and Checkered Dress by Pablo Picasso
  • The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
  • Impressionist Sunrise by Claude Monet

You’ll see not only the painting, but a second, “scrambled” version. Your mission — should you choose to accept it — is to re-arrange the scrambled pieces to their correct places.

When I visited, it was “The Scream” that came up, and I unscrambled it in 18 seconds. Think you can beat my time? Well, yeah, I’m sure you probably can. Oh, I was playing on the “easy” level, although you can try a “medium” or a “hard” level.

You can also go for a more surreal game by choosing this set:

Joan Miro Puzzle Collection



The website, by the way, is Artsology, and here is what you’ll find — in addition to the puzzle games:

Artsology has been providing arts games for kids for 18 years! The goal with the arts games is to engage kids with fun games as a way to introduce them to art history … and it seems to be working! We’ve got 8 pages of arts games, and 100 arts investigations which have been used as Arts Education resources by art teachers in the classroom, by homeschooling parents, and sometimes just for fun and interest! Teachers also love our collection of 60 Printables, including mazes, board games, word finds, crosswords, and more! Also, make sure to check out our exclusive series, The Arts Adventurer!

If you have kids or grandkids who enjoy art, then you’ll want to visit this site and see what they have to offer. Of course, if you are, like me, still very much a child at heart, you’ll enjoy the fun and games, too.



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