In celebration of arts week here at Wrapped in Foil, let’s take a look at some art, writing and music magazines for children.
Surprisingly, most of the art magazines I found were for adults teaching children, rather than for the children themselves. I’ve included the adult because they may be useful for mature, highly-interested children and young adults.
Art Magazines for Children
Arts & Activities has a free sign up for digital issues. It is geared for adults/teachers with many ads. The activity ideas seem to be creative and professionally done. Definitely worth a look.
ChildArt is “designed and written for 8-12 year olds.” Although it is pricey, it does have a professional appearance.
Another magazine geared for adults teaching art is School Arts. According to the free issue online, the activities/articles are separated into elementary, middle school and high school levels.
Scholastic Art is a classroom magazine for grades 7-12, with a teachers guide and other supporting materials. Teacher’s guides are also available for grades 4-6. Special rates apply if you order less than 10 copies. I have picked up Scholastic’s teacher magazines, and the art posters they supply are good ones.
Dare I add FamilyFun Magazine as a source of craft ideas?
Writing Magazines for Children
Stone Soup is written and illustrated by and for 8-13 year olds. The editors take writing and art contributions from children up to age 13. Check online for a sample copy.
Hutch: A Kids’ Literary and Art Magazine sponsored by The Blue Bunny Bookstore, in Dedham, MA. Submission guidelines are listed at the first link.
The ordering link seems to be broken. Edit: Links upgraded 1/23/2014
Music Magazines for Children
John Jacobson’s Music Express says it is designed for students and teacher in grades K-6. Anyone ever seen this one?
Music K-8 Magazine is published throughout the school year and can come with a CD.
Note: magazines seem to come and go quickly these days, so buyer beware. But that also means they could use our support.
Do you have any suggestions, comments or questions?