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Online Resources for Playing at Home With Kids in 3rd-5th Grade

Find inspiration and ideas for keeping 3rd-5th grade kids busy and entertained at home with arts, crafts, music, movement and outdoor activities.

Arts and Crafts

America's Test Kitchen Aids: Free recipes, activities and quizzes for kids and families.

ArtBar Blog: Creative projects for kids to inspire at home art exploration.

The Artful Parent: Over 500 tutorials for art projects of all kinds.

Dav Pilkey at Home: Get creative and have fun with some of your favorite characters from Dog Man and Captain Underpants! Check back every Friday to discover new activities, exciting videos, and so much more!

DC Kids Camp: An at-home activity program curated by DC Middle Grade Authors and Artists Meg Cabot, Agnes Garbowska, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Minh Lê, Michael Northrop,
Ridley Pearson, Kirk Scroggs, and Gene Luen Yang, among others. DC Kids social channels offer kid-friendly, downloadable activity kits and graphic novel previews, plus interactive author/artist videos.

Draw Every Day With JJKFree art, cartooning, and writing lessons every weekday at 2pm—and archived for later viewing from NY Times-bestselling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka.​

Instructables Kids Projects: Instructions for high and low tech projects for kids from the online maker community.

Miximal Mondays with Ben Clanton: Draw creative creatures via Instagram Live with the author of the beloved Narwhal and Jelly series.

RedLine at Home: Local Denver Red Line Contemporary Art Center has easy-to-follow at-home art and craft projects for the whole family​

Smithsonian Coloring Pages: Art from 100 museums, reformatted as coloring pages ready for your own creativity!

StoryMarch: Inspiration for kids to make a piece of art every day. Created by The Greater Boston Illustrators' Group, it offers prompts to make art using any medium you have at home.

Van Gogh Museum Crafting and Colouring: Van Gogh-inspired printables for 2D or 3D art and craft projects.

Music and Movement

C​​hrome Music Lab: A free website from Google that makes learning music more accessible through 13 fun, hands-on experiments.

Classics for Kids: Website designed to help introduce children to classical music. Fun activities and rich archive of inspiring programs, including music, games, information about instruments and more.

Cosmic Kids Yoga: ​​Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence - and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!

Dandelion At Home: Virtual musical programs and performances from Dandelion Artists musicians, including Jazzy Ash and The Okee Dokee Brothers.

GoNoodle: Engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

StandUp Kids Movement Breaks: Movement breaks or “brain breaks” are classroom-based physical activity programs for kids to get them moving more. Movement not only allows children to get their ‘wiggles’ out, but energizes them and increases their ability to focus on the next learning activity. In order for kids to learn, they need to move!

Outdoor Play

Learning Opportunities for Kids Unexpectedly Stuck at Home: Outdoor Families Online provides 130+ ideas to help encourage free play with your kids, as well as structured outdoor learning projects and experiments.

Spring Outdoor Activities for Kids: ​​Giant list of 100+ fun things to do outside with your kids this spring.

Tinkergarten Activities: Expert-designed curriculum for kids birth-8+, created to develop thinking, physical, social and academic skills through outdoor, play-based activities.