So many artists are currently offering free lessons, live readings, printables and experiences for kids. I have put together a list for parents to easily reference. You can usually watch them after if you miss the live. I have also embedded one sample video, whenever possible. I am going to continue to update this post as I discover new offerings, so please check back. I also have a post full of free and reasonable educational resources that has already helped thousands of parents. Also, please share this post on Instagram, Facebook, in parenting groups and email lists. I want to help as many families as possible.
QuaranTime #1 – a livestream show with Science Mom and Math Dad: This might be my favorite thing I've found! Check out this daily 2-hour science and math show geared toward kids ages 7-12. The show notes also include a daily work sheet. The show is live every day at 10 am PST/12 CST, or archived on YouTube.
Draw Every Day with JJK: Get your kids drawing, creating and using their imaginations each day.
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Artist Wendy Macnaughton has a wonderful daily drawing show called #DrawTogether that she is offering on IG Live every day at 12 CST. (You might know her work from the popular Salt Acid Fat Heat cookbook.) Adeline did a lesson today at LOVED it. I listened in and Wendy's teaching and delivery are delightful.
Christian Children's book author Matthew Paul Turner is doing Sunday Storytime every week at 11 am CST on his Facebook page and Instagram. This is perfect for kids missing their church children's ministries.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: You know Mo, famous for Elephant and Piggie, the Pigeon series and so many more kids books.
At Home with Emily Arrow: sweet songs and stories for kids. A perfect replacement for library storytime.
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Trisha Zemp's Stop Motion Kids Camp: To get access to this free video course, simply share this instagram post and tag Trisha. Elias and Adeline are totally doing this next week!
Oliver Jeffers, author/illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit, Here We Are and more is doing daily IG Live readings of his book at 2 pm EST. He is also posting the videos on his website.
Mac Burnett is doing live readings of his children's books on IG Live every day at 3 EST.
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is doing “Home Safari” every day on its Facebook page at 3 pm EST. You can also watch the videos afterward on their YouTube page. You can get more info here.
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy: Shark Story Hour every day at 10 am EST on Facebook Live. Ezra is obsessed with sharks and you can bet he will be watching this.
Raising Wonder: Sign up to receive free daily printables and videos for your kids to stay active and creative.
Cassie Stephens is offering art classes, writing prompts and more on her Instagram and Facebook. This week is robot week. We found her to be delightful! Check out her Instagram and Facebook. Her blog also has printables and the weekly schedule.
Illustrated Ministry is offering free weekly printables and faith resources for families. Our family has loved Illustrated Ministry for years and I am excited to get these in my inbox for the kids.
For more helpful free resources, check out this massive list from Teach Mama.
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