COVID-19 AT HOME ACTIVITIES
At Home Activities
Many organizations and groups have made various activities available on their websites, for both educational and entertainment purposes. Links to these sites or to sites with collections of these links can be found on this page. More are being added as we find them, so check back often.
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Mr. Jon & Friends is planning to do Live music for toddlers/preschoolers in the mornings at 9:30am CST for 2 weeks! He is awesome. I use his music for storytime!
McHarper Manor is doing online art classes for elementary age kids, just purchase the supplies ahead of time. They will be at noon CST 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.
Here is a link to 12 virtual museum tours
Comic and graphic novel illustrator Lily Williams has coloring pages and other educational tools on her website.
Work on your drawing skills with Lunch doodles with author Mo Willems!
If your child likes Percy Jackson, the author’s website had tons of activities related to Percy and his other book series.
Science lesson livestreams from ScienceMom and ScienceDad
Author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka will be posting a drawing lesson daily, archived on his YouTube channel. For starters, all you need is a pencil and paper!
HarperCollins has an excellent set of “At-Home Resources“ – links to authors and author events online
Simon and Shuster’s SimonKids has a Pinterest page full of activity pins of their published authors’ and illustrators’ books
Follow ALA’s Booklist Reader blog for great makerspace activities for kids at home (excellent list of children’s book artists doing online drawing experiences for youth)
01 Second, a graphic novel publisher, is livestreaming book festivals and author Q&As, as well as some drawing tutorials, to check them out got to their website.
SciShow, short educational science videos on a wide variety of topics, hosted by Hank Green.