Resources for Children and Adults

Activities available online for kids and adults!

• Mr. Jon & Friends is planning to do Live music for toddlers/preschoolers in the mornings at 10:30am EST for 2 weeks! He is awesome. I use his music for storytime! https://www.facebook.com/MrJonandFriends/

• LIVE Watercolor classes from Artist Kris Loya Art & Illustration on her page! She is super talented and my BFF! Also check her out on SkillShare. You can get SkillShare free for 2 months. https://skl.sh/2TbCu60

• Splotch Monster Island artist Steve Loya will be doing some live events on his page as well. His monsters are very popular with kids! Tuesday at 10am EST for his first one!

• McHarper Manor is doing online art classes for elementary age kids, just purchase the supplies ahead of time. They will be at 1pm EST and have the week of projects listed.

• Michele Bickley is a Yoga instructor and is planning to do some kids yoga online. Leo takes her classes after school and loves them. http://lovelifeyoga.org/online-live-yoga-classes/

• Here is a link to 12 virtual museum tours: https://apple.news/AoXUX57qoTzuLREnMdxoSvQ 

• Cincinnati Zoo will be doing a Home Safari on their Facebook page, 3pm EST, featuring a different animal and a lesson. https://m.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo/photos/a.96076385478/10158043842200479/

• Metropolitan Opera will have a live performance every night from their catalog of recorded events. https://www.playbill.com/article/metropolitan-opera-after-shutting-its-doors-will-offer-free-streams-from-live-in-hd-catalog?fbclid=IwAR3L3irSQY8Fj3cf04agQQLsOgBtmmNMSUcY3HlT6VhReif7f551lTP4Ho8

• List of educational companies offering free subscriptions. https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

• Free Online Karate Lessons - https://www.facebook.com/events/236052567527004/

• Daily activities for kids from their favorite characters through Once Upon a Party - https://www.facebook.com/onceuponapartyllceriepa/photos/rpp.1448336825496321/2480362168960443/?type=3&theater

• FREE children's literacy resource featuring the world's best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home. https://www.storylineonline.net/

• Seattle Symphony Orchestra is providing free live stream performances! https://seattlesymphony.org/watch-listen/beyondthestage/live-broadcasts

• Local dance studio posting daily activities for little dancers. https://www.facebook.com/TheDanceCenterofSevernaPark/

• Scholastic has a resource for kids at home: www.scholastic.com/learnathome

• Free STEM lessons for K-12 students starting at 10am EST on Monday 3/16 https://www.pscp.tv/Dr_Groff/follow

• Skype a Scientist - Check out the awesome lineup! Mostly scheduled from 12-2 eastern time. BATS! POOP! FARTS!!! SNAKES! WHALES! SPACE!!! You really cannot go wrong. Sign up here- you won't be sorry!: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyPILybTJvPIjP4a_pF78F_FG0PZGV7dyQeNnKE4c18vL45A/viewform

• Storytime from Space!  The Global Space Education Project sent children’s books to the International Space Station to be read by astronauts! https://storytimefromspace.com/

• You Can Play That - Come to the page at 11am EST for FREE 30 minute classes via live stream every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for at least the next three weeks. We'll mostly be focusing on having fun with music and some basics of music theory that every young musician should know! https://bit.ly/3bweKQl

• Living room dance parties with DJ Mel https://m.facebook.com/DJ-Mel-48330349120/

• Cosmickids.com “We’ve used this for years on rainy days when the kids need to get moving.  There’s Minecraft yoga and Frozen yoga, etc.”

• Comic book making and activity sheets https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/

• A great way to teach little ones the power of washing hands. https://www.facebook.com/156246484413236/posts/2770413539663171

• Singalong with Emily Arrow! Everyday at 1pm. Check out her page for details. https://www.facebook.com/156246484413236/posts/2768718209832704

• Draw everyday with JJK - Jarrett Krosoczka is an author/illustrator offering drawing lessons starting 3/16. https://www.youtube.com/user/studiojjk

• Author Oliver Jeffers will be reading a book everyday starting Monday. https://m.facebook.com/oliverjeffersart/photos/a.391765256611/10156586435571612/?type=3&source=48

• Do you love Narwhal and Jelly? Author Ben Clanton will be reading on 3/18 & 3/20. Check out this post for details! https://www.facebook.com/1539242536097606/posts/3155470447808132

• Brad Meltzer, author of the “I Am” books for kids, about people in history, will be reading his books as well - https://m.facebook.com/BradMeltzer/

• Head over to pinna.fm for podcasts, audiobooks, science shows, mysteries and music for kids. Use the code GRIMMERS to get 30 days free, and $2 for the next month.

• The KidLit TV team has created a virtual library of FREE read aloud, drawing & writing tutorials, podcasts, art activities + reading resources for kids! Find them here:  https://kidlit.tv

• Free cartooning classes for all ages Live! Internationally syndicated cartoonist Joe Wos of MazeToons fame is taking marker into his own hands to help! Beginning on Weds March 18th Joe will be offering free live cartooning classes online for all ages. The live classes will take place on YouTube channel HowToToon at 1pm(eastern time zone), 3 days a week (Tuesdays-Thursdays). Students can access the channel by visiting www.Howtotoon.com

• Hour of Code for their tutorials: https://hourofcode.com/us/learn

• Discovery Channel Virtual Field Trips https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/

• Kids Lit Quarantine - List of authors that will be reading on their pages https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/mobilebasic

• Mystery Science has made their most popular science lessons free for anyone to use. Lessons are expertly designed to engage students, achieve learning outcomes, and be easy for teachers to use. Short mini-lessons are completely digital. Full lessons include an activity designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home. K-5 https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

• Virtual Field Trip list, with trips to Mars, the zoo, the Louvre, and more! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic

• Make Art Gallery in Kentucky will be doing crafts at 1pm CST! https://www.facebook.com/319930294875265/posts/1391011517767132/

• 450 Manga volumes offered free online! http://epicstream.com/news/NobelleBorines/Coronavirus-Outbreak-Leads-to-Over-450-Manga-Volumes-Released-Online-for-Free?fbrefresh=1584328265

• 34 Minutes of KIDZ BOP Dance Along Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHd2s_saYsQ

• Author, educator and entertainer Culture Queen will be doing YouTube videos celebrating Women’s History Month. https://youtu.be/AE8AZEyAVEs

• Virtual Tours of 33 National Parks https://totallythebomb.com/heres-33-national-park-tours-you-can-take-virtually-from-the-comfort-of-your-home?fbclid=IwAR0vhgNTtpy3XD4UNfemKPKXF_PqFwB9pUmwKbcD8znbfsYVrhAdwvMbdh0

• Science Mom will have online classes everyday at 11am-1pm. Engineering, science lessons, activities and crafts.

• Another list of Virtual Field Trips. https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html

• Lunch doodles with Mo Willems! https://youtu.be/MjaYnyCJDdU

• Bricks and Minifigs, Plano will be doing online camps to build LEGO marble mazes!

• Kindergarten Math Story Problems https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=VMd49zJPrRM