Try a new hobby or practice your craft with these creative art and music projects and lessons.

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found object music

Video

Preschool–grade 12

Found-Object Music

Listen to this holiday jingle using wrenches. What songs can you recreate with objects found around your house? Pots, pans, bottles, or glasses with water are a great start.

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Preschool–grade K

¡Tun, Tun! ¿Quién Es?

Sing this traditional Venezuelan Christmas song, practicing it first in the original Spanish, then the English translation.

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Preschool–grade 2

Pretend Plates

Cut out circles to be your plates. Then draw and cut out pictures of your favorite foods for a holiday feast or an everyday dinner. Serve to stuffed animals or siblings!

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haz tu propio dreidel

Worksheet

grades K–2

Make Your Own Dreidel

Learn how to make your own dreidel, and if you don't already know how to play, find out about this Hanukkah tradition together.

Video

Preschool–grade K

Christmas Sing-Along

Listen to this well-known bilingual Christmas song, and sing along in both English and Spanish.

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paint and create

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Preschool–grade 3

Paint and Create

Mess around in this simple and fun painting tool to make your own masterpiece. Share it with family when you're done.

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dreidel game

Worksheet

grades 1–3

Play the Dreidel Game

Discover a fun game typically played during Hannukah. Read the rules, learn the symbolism, and make a dreidel if you don't have one already.

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explosion of color

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Preschool–grade 1

An Explosion of Color

Try this DIY painting activity with a toilet paper roll, scissors, paper, and your favorite colors. Watch as fireworks come to life!

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turkeys and tape

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Preschool–grade 1

Turkeys and Tape

Use some tape to outline a turkey's face and feathers, then paint within the lines. When it's dry, take off the tape to reveal the turkey!

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kindness rocks

Activity

grades 1–5

Kindness Rocks!

Write inspiring notes on rocks and leave them for your friends, family, or community to find.

Activity

grades 2–5

Tower of Turkeys

Gather some markers and paper, then watch this video to learn how to draw a stack of turkeys with different faces.

Video

grades K–2

Thank-O-Rama

Join Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Williams for Thank-You Thursdays. Think of someone to thank, make them a card, and sing a thank-you song.

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Preschool–grade 2

Pretend Plates

Cut out circles to be your plates. Then draw and cut out pictures of your favorite foods for a holiday feast or an everyday dinner. Serve to stuffed animals or siblings!

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turkeys and tape

Activity

Preschool–grade 1

Turkeys and Tape

Use some tape to outline a turkey's face and feathers, then paint within the lines. When it's dry, take off the tape to reveal the turkey!

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kindness rocks

Activity

grades 1–5

Kindness Rocks!

Write inspiring notes on rocks and leave them for your friends, family, or community to find.

Activity

grades 2–5

Tower of Turkeys

Gather some markers and paper, then watch this video to learn how to draw a stack of turkeys with different faces.

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make two cool collages

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grades K–6

Make Two Cool Collages

Grab some art supplies, then follow along with this video that'll help you create two types of collages.

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Forever Flowers

Use some art supplies to create a bouquet of flowers for a family member. Write a note or draw a picture to go with it.

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snowstorm in a jar

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Preschool–grade 2

Snowstorm in a Jar

Use some around-the-house supplies to make it snow inside. Follow the instructions, and watch the blizzard begin!

Activity

grades 2–5

Create a Cozy Bear

Draw along to this video that'll show you how to create a hibernating bear for the holidays or anytime. Pause as much as you need!

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mythical map

Activity

grades K–5

Mythical Map

Dream up an imaginary world and write down its key characteristics. Then use stuff from around your home to create a map on the floor.

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create a cut out figure

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grades K–6

Create a Cutout Figure

Create along with this video that'll show you how to create a cutout, draw, and color a portrait of someone you know.

Activity

grades K–5

Book by Mail

Use paper, scissors, glue, a stapler, etc. and write a book for a family member. Then send it to them in the mail.

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grades K–2

Dance Around the World

Curate a playlist of pop songs from cultures or countries other than your own. Dance your way through the playlist. Which song did you like best? Find out more about that culture or country.

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various coding apps

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding

Through coding, students build essential literacy skills, gain an understanding of logic and sequence, and learn the mechanics of iteration.

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various arts apps

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 12

Best Arts Education Apps and Websites

Empower your students to move from consumption to creation and to make their voices and perspectives heard.

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tech creation apps

Article/Ebook

grades K–12

Best Tech-Creation Tools

Find a new tool for students to learn through making as they build meaning, work through problems, and acquire new knowledge and skills.

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various coding apps for kids

Article/Ebook

Preschool–grade 5

Best Coding Tools for Elementary

Build essential 21st-century skills with tools that target the foundations of programming: problem-solving, logic, and critical thinking.

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paint and create

Interactive

Preschool–grade 3

Paint and Create

Mess around in this simple and fun painting tool to make your own masterpiece. Share it with family when you're done.

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take art to the streets

Interactive

grades 1–5

Take Art to the Streets

Spray, stamp, and paint up a wall to make some street art you'd love to see on the side of a local building.

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street art

Interactive

grades 1–5

Take Art to the Streets

Spray, stamp, and paint up a wall to make some street art you'd love to see on the side of a local building.

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screenshot from website's music graph

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Music Maker

Use this fun interactive to learn about the numbers 0 through 10, and make some music along the way.

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a drawn butterfly

Interactive

grades K–2

Magic Mirror Symmetry

Use this tool to create mirror-image art, and then see if you can recreate it on paper.

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cartoon caterpillar

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar

Download this free app that'll teach you the basic concepts behind coding as you guide a caterpillar through puzzles.

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coloring page

Interactive

Preschool–grade 12

Art Coloring Book

Reimagine and re-color famous paintings with the click of a mouse.

Interactive

Preschool–grade 3

Impersonate Your Favorite Personality

Choose a famous person that you admire and study them. How do they move? how do they speak? Practice in front of a mirror and then showcase your new talent to your family.

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Cartoon girl presenting her artwork

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Symmetry Painting

Create your own perfectly symmetrical work of art by painting on one side and seeing your creation mirrored on the other.

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Interactive

grades 1–6

Meet the Met

Get ready to explore over 5,000 years of art from across the globe.

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Randomly-placed colored rocks forming art

Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Rock Art Rocks!

Create pictures out of colored rocks. Stack them, spread them out, and mix them up to see how many different things you can create.

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Interactive

Preschool–grade K

String Together Sounds

Tap lots of letters on the keyboard to explore some sounds. Then experiment with combining them. Can you create a beat and keep a rhythm going?

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video title screen

Lesson

grades 1–6

A Truly Creative Curriculum

Move and create along with these high-energy video lessons that are sure to tap into your inner artist, writer, and performer.

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animated animals dancing

Lesson

Preschool–grade 12

Hour of Code

Try these engaging, one-hour introductory computer science tutorials, appropriate for all ages. There are hundreds of activities and tutorials in over 45 languages.

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animated snail

Lesson

Preschool–grade 2

Quick Coding Course for Pre-Readers

Learn the fundamentals of computer science with drag-and-drop blocks. Create your own drawings and games.

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found object music

Video

Preschool–grade 12

Found-Object Music

Listen to this holiday jingle using wrenches. What songs can you recreate with objects found around your house? Pots, pans, bottles, or glasses with water are a great start.

Video

Preschool–grade K

¡Tun, Tun! ¿Quién Es?

Sing this traditional Venezuelan Christmas song, practicing it first in the original Spanish, then the English translation.

Video

Preschool–grade K

Christmas Sing-Along

Listen to this well-known bilingual Christmas song, and sing along in both English and Spanish.

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explosion of color

Video

Preschool–grade 1

An Explosion of Color

Try this DIY painting activity with a toilet paper roll, scissors, paper, and your favorite colors. Watch as fireworks come to life!

Video

grades K–2

Thank-O-Rama

Join Elephant and Piggy creator Mo Williams for Thank-You Thursdays. Think of someone to thank, make them a card, and sing a thank-you song.

Video

grades K–5

Paper Weaving

Learn how to weave paper together to make a 3D design. Just gather some paper, scissors, pens, and maybe some glue.

Video

grades K–5

Miniature Stage Play

Learn how to make a tiny theater you can use to stage miniature plays.

Video

grades K–5

Music of the Mountains

Enjoy some traditional music, including Peruvian pan flutes. Why are they different sizes? How does that affect the sound?

Video

Preschool–grade K

Halloween Sing-a-longs

Ghosts and goblins, what a fright! Have some fun with this Halloween sing-a-long and haunted house.

Video

Preschool–grade 2

#ConcertForKids with 123 Andrés

Learn about the music and instruments of Latin America as you enjoy this fun concert for kids.

Video

Preschool–grade K

Figuring Out the Healthiest Foods

Watch this video and discover the "food calculator" you carry around with you every day. Use it to add more healthy foods to your diet.

Video

grades K–12

Four Notes That Changed Music with Ezinma

Watch as violinist Ezinma honors the history and legacy of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony—and its famous four notes—in this awesome modern take.

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learn by doing

Website/App

grades K–5

Learn by Doing

Explore the educational challenges other kids are doing, and try some yourself. Make and upload videos only with permission!

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kid using a tablet

Website/App

grades K–5

Book Creator

This easy-to-use digital book-making tool lets kids publish their own writing with images, sound, and video.

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interface of Scratch

Website/App

grades 1–8

Scratch

Website teaches kids to program while they create games and animations. Lessons available in over 40 languages.

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Learn Computer Science at Home

Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Code.org

Learn computer science from home with lessons for all grades and abilities, from pre-readers to AP-level programming students.

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#metkids

Website/App

grades 1–6

MetKids

Get ready to explore over 5,000 years of art from across the globe with this whimsical, kid-friendly intro to the wide world of art.

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people in the asian art museum

Website/App

Preschool–grade 12

Asian Art Museum

Take an in-depth look at Asia's influence on art and history with inventive lessons, activities, videos, and images.

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art sample

Website/App

Preschool–grade 5

Artsonia Kids' Art Museum

Allow students to share their work and reflect on their artistic process.

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cartoon children

Website/App

grades K–2

Ideas for Off-Screen

Download this free app to access lots of off-screen activities and become mindful of your mood.

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screenshots from app

Website/App

Preschool–grade 2

Play with Food

Use this free augmented-reality app to teach little kids about healthy food choices while having fun.

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editing a picture of a dog

Website/App

Preschool–grade 2

Explore the World, Tell a Story

Use this free, bilingual app in a wide variety of ways, including telling stories, learning vocabulary, and using creativity.

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Website/App

grades K–4

Dav Pilkey at Home

Get drawing with beloved author Dav Pilkey. Learn how to make all your favorite Dog Man characters, and find many more fun activities.

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Website/App

Preschool–grade K

LEGO Duplo World

Build with virtual Legos in this fun, tablet-based game that's perfect for little ones. Read the app's parent guide for tips on playing together.

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haz tu propio dreidel

Worksheet

grades K–2

Make Your Own Dreidel

Learn how to make your own dreidel, and if you don't already know how to play, find out about this Hanukkah tradition together.

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dreidel game

Worksheet

grades 1–3

Play the Dreidel Game

Discover a fun game typically played during Hannukah. Read the rules, learn the symbolism, and make a dreidel if you don't have one already.

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trace draw and coloring

Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

Trace, Draw, and Color an Octopus

Trace and color the first octopus. Then draw the second one yourself. Make sure to add your own creative touches!

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camp noggin artist week

Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

Create with Shapes

Print out these worksheets then use scissors to cut out the pieces. Try to put the shapes together to create a picture.

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Quinceañeras

Worksheet

Preschool–grade K

Quinceañeras

Read together about this coming-of-age celebration, and then draw and color a special cake for the event!

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Daily Art Challenges

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 8

Daily Art Challenges

Print or save these calendars and use them as inspiration for daily creative activities. They're open-ended and don't require any specific supplies.

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printable coloring pages

Worksheet

Preschool–grade 2

Printable Coloring Pages

Free coloring pages by different Latinx and Latin American artists and muralists. Scroll down to find the sheets.