YouTube art lessons and readings. Learn to draw a dog using the number 5 or learn to draw a Chinese dragon.
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade: submit entries of art work and descriptions for compilation in a collaborative book describing mother grizzly bear and her two cubs to the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. May 1, 2020 deadline.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka YouTube channel offers daily lessons for drawing and games along with other videos about his books.
Watch and learn from the 403 Bob Ross videos painting happy clouds, mountains, and trees.
Enjoy the Metropolitan Museum of Art through an illustrated map of the museum that was created before the Met had a Digital Media Department. Hand-drawn by artist John Kerschbaum, the Family Map charts out every gallery of the museum on a single, 18-by-24-inch page. The Met map is based on a similarly saturated 1976 poster of Manhattan by artist Tony Graham. Download the illustrated map here as a five page pdf.
Watch Mo Willems doodle. Each day, over the next several weeks, author and illustrator Mo Willems will teach you how to create a doodle masterpiece. You can access the day’s downloadable activity page with step-by-step instructions. And if you like, you can send questions to him at LUNCHDOODLES@kennedy-center.org.
Art Contests: Submit your art for cash prizes.
Museums: Take a virtual field trip to world museums and stream Operas.
Art Games: Compete against yourself and others.
Digital Art: Create art on your device.
Art Education: Learn about art.
Art at Home: Art tutorials for you to create where you are.
Art for Kids Hub lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!
Draw So Cute offers step by step guidance.
Muffalo Potato provides how to draw help on Star Wars characters, animals and holidays.
Virtual Instructor.com opened 25 hours of art lessons that are usually just for members. Follow link, then click the Show More button below video. Limited time.
The Ickabog will be published for free, in instalments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two, or three), at a time. Read here.
The legend will kick off a 10-book video series at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, with The Little Engine That Could, and will continue weekly with other titles from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Here are classic science-fiction books you can listen to for free. The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne, and more.
Older kids can enjoy Adam Gidwitz’s spooky fairy tale podcast, Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest. 60 days free with the promo code PINNA4KIDS.
Everything from Project Gutenberg is completely without cost to readers. Read with Kindle, Nook, cell phone, and other mobile devices.
Read Stories and poems by classic authors including Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, and others.
Storyline Online is for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
Authors Everywhere is a YouTube channel started by Susan Tan for middle-grade readers which includes activities, writing workshops and readings from authors.
Download NASA ebooks: Earth (Feb. 2019): A photo-essay from NASA’s Earth Science Divisio:. Hubble Focus: Galaxies Through Space and Time (Aug. 2019): Hubble’s recent discoveries about galaxies. Earth at Night (Dec. 2019): How humans and natural phenomena light up the darkness. Beyond Earth, A Chronicle of Deep Space Exploration (Sept. 2018): Robotic travelers beyond Earth orbit. The Saturn System Through the Eyes of Cassini (Sept. 2017): Cassini mission captured about 450,000 spectacular images.
Audible Books to listen to are available for as long as schools are closed. For all ages and in many languages. Limited time.
Search or browse by title, author, genre, or language. LibriVox is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages.
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material.
Open Cultureas hundreds of free audio books listed alphabetically by author.
Audio books, listed by author, are available in many languages.
Spotify offers a section of audio books for free listening. Just sign up for a free account.
Zooniverse projects succeed because they’re the collective work of many thousands of you who come together to collaborate with research teams. You can sign up to help with watching Penguins, fighting resistance to antibiotics, explore the life of Wood Ducks, and many other projects. Sort through photos with Wildwatch Kenya. Look through images of Gorongosa National Park.
Come explore Mars and mark surface features in images taken by the HiRISE instrument on board NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. It's a new Zooniverse project.
The California Wolf Center partners with WolfQuest to help spread the word about wolves. Play an exciting and educational game that's suitable for kids of all ages. Activities, color pages and activities.
The Alaska Sealife Center is doing presentations at 12pm and 2pm on their YouTube channel: "Join our educators as they teach programs all about marine life. With special guest appearances, this is a classroom session your students won't want to miss. Be sure to bring your questions for these interactive sessions"
Sammy the Salmon is doing presentations on their aquarium critters on DIPAC's Facebook page.
AAA State of Play: Click the bird image and hear their song.
Watch everything from Bald Eagles to Kittens to Ocean Life. There is a new Baby Eagle. Watch Polar Bears, Brown Bears and Pandas or animals in Africa, just click the links at Explore.com.
Global Flyway Network summarizes the work of researchers affiliated with the research groups of Theunis Piersma at the University of Groningen and the Royal NIOZ Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, and collaborators. This map uses tracks of one bird in each flyway to take you along to where the projects on "tracking and tracing shorebirds" are hosted.
Cornell Lab Bird Cams channel on YouTube offers 13 live streams including Feeder Watch, Panama Fruit Feeder, Red-tailed Hawks, Osprey, Albatross and more.
Fill in your state and quiz yourself on plant and animal identifications.
https://sproutpeople.org/growing-sprouts/ Learn about growing sprouts. See Sprouting Instructions for detailed instructions on how to grow every seed. Our Help page offers answers to frequently asked questions, as well as a glossary of sprout and plant terminology. Seed Taxonomy will lead to a chart that clarifies the family relationships of seeds.
Learn about California's unique cultural and natural diversity in the context of state parks. Pre-registration is required for each program; clicking on the class will take you to registration. Have a parent pre-register their student for these virtual opportunities. These free 30-45 minute home learning programs are offered Tuesday – Thursday. Each program can host up to 500 attendees. K-2nd grade, 9:00 a.m. 3rd-5th grade, 10:00 a.m. Middle School, 11:00 a.m. High School, 12:00 p.m. California time zone.
Download PDF copy of Animal Earth. Animal Earth is an impartial celebration and exploration of animal diversity, drawing on the latest research (published 2015) into how the animal lineages are related, how they live and their origins.
Try an online puzzle to test your skills. Find the edges and move the pieces until you put the picture together. Choose the number of pieces from 6 to 1131 or time yourself.
200 short videos created by Disney Educational Productions covering grammar, math, science, and other topics
A growth mindset podcast for children. It teaches about persisting through challenges, believing in yourself, learning from your mistakes — and much more! In the first episode of the new season, children learn about mindfulness — why and how to enjoy the present moment and stay calm.
Create an eight-page story booklet with your words and pictures. Upload text and images, then print and fold to complete.