ART, MUSIC, & P.E.
These ten reputable, parent-approved YouTube channels offer FREE art lessons for kids and teens of all ages! With lessons from K-12 art teachers, professional artists and cartoonists, art nonprofits, and more, there's something for everyone here!
This collection of awesome LEGO building ideas that will inspire any LEGO® fan! This post is full of 100+ brick building challenges and instructions. Build characters, animals, machines, and more!
Loop, climb and dive on these virtual Disney Rides! You can encourage kids to lean and duck along with the ride's twists and turns to keep them active. For extra realism, try misting your kiddos with a spray bottle of water during Splash Mountain!
Before bedtime, listen to stories from Princesses and Heroes! Visit Party Perfection's facebook page to watch Moana, Deadpool, Snow White, and other princesses and heroes read classic tales aloud!
Find a new use for empty plastic bottles with this creative turtle craft!
Learn the life cycle stages of a butterfly while creating a fun necklace craft! This site also offers a set of free printable butterfly life cycle cards so kids can review and enhance their learning!
Just ask any kid: One of the best ways to paint is with your fingers! Grab any kind of paint or stamp pad, and share these fingerprint art ideas with your kiddo(s) for some "hands-on" artistic fun! This graphic from Anamika's Creation & Ideas is another great resource for inspiring fingerprint art!
GoNoodle's free videos get kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest selves. Over 14 million kids each month are dancing, singing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling with GoNoodle!
These paper handprint lilies are so beautiful and surprisingly easy to make! They’d make such a thoughtful handmade gift idea if you make a small bouquet and tie them together with a ribbon!
The Kitchen Table Classroom, a free art website run by a 20-year-veteran art teacher, offers a wide variety of online art activities for kids. There are printable crafts (parents can print out woodland animal masks to put together or a DIY unicorn headband kit) as well as painting classes, tutorials, and drawing courses.
This art project is a real HOOT for kids, as they turn a paper plate into an adorable owl craft!
Collect some pinecones on a nature walk with your kiddo(s), and bring them back home to create this painted pinecone flower craft!
Summertime means flowers, animals foraging and plenty of bugs! This is a fun craft to help teach kids about insects, or just something fun and colorful to do one afternoon!
Ranger Rick Magazine, from the National Wildlife Federation, is offering 3 months of free access to its online activities, crafts, printables, jokes, and so much more! No payment information required. Ranger Rick also has free Parent Reading Guides in both English and Spanish, featuring ways that parents can use the magazine to encourage a strong foundation for their children's literacy development!
This 10-page printable PDF download includes: "Indoor Games & Activities" to get your children moving, "I'm Bored" list of indoor activities for children (both alone and with their siblings), "Things I Can Do" for teens and older children, "Stay-at-Home Resource Lists" including growth mindset movies, TV shows, and books, and "My Daily Learning Projects" template for children (all ages).
Make this paper chain with your kids, adding one link for each day your family is at home with notes on each date for interesting things that occurred. This is a fun and easy daily craft project, and a unique way to remember this time in history and our families' lives.
Use the propeller-shaped seeds from maple trees to form the wings of dragonflies or the petals of flowers in this creative craft project!
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