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

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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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kindness rocks

Activity

grades 1–5

Kindness Rocks!

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

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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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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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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!

offline illustration books

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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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?

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Activity

grades K–5

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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petroglyph

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Puerto Rican Petroglyphs

Share the history behind this ancient art and then create some of your own. Using rocks, paper, tiles, or cardboard, try to copy some of the petroglyphs.

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mexican cuff bracelet

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Make a Mexican Cuff Bracelet

Make a repujado bracelet with some simple materials. Make some for family members, too.

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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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make a pinata

Activity

Preschool–grade 5

Make a Piñata

Cut, paste, and decorate your way to a fun piñata party. All you need is a few easy-to-find supplies.

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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.

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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.

offline illustration books

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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offline illustration

Activity

grades K–5

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.

Wide Open School's logo
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petroglyph

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Puerto Rican Petroglyphs

Share the history behind this ancient art and then create some of your own. Using rocks, paper, tiles, or cardboard, try to copy some of the petroglyphs.

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mexican cuff bracelet

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Make a Mexican Cuff Bracelet

Make a repujado bracelet with some simple materials. Make some for family members, too.

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make a pinata

Activity

Preschool–grade 5

Make a Piñata

Cut, paste, and decorate your way to a fun piñata party. All you need is a few easy-to-find supplies.

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squish and sculpt

Activity

Preschool–grade K

Squish and Sculpt!

Do some freeplay with existing playdough or have fun making your own!

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crumb clay

Activity

Preschool–grade 2

Ecuadorian Crumb Clay

With bread crumbs and glue, make some small sculptures. Air-dry or bake, and then paint to finish your creation.

offline general outside wellbeing illustration

Activity

grades K–2

Show the Season

Color and cut out snowflakes, flowers, leaves, and more to decorate your windows to show the season or a holiday that means something to your family.

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offline illustration map

Activity

grades K–5

Create Your Own Country, City, or Neighborhood

On a large piece of cardboard, draw the landmasses, roads, skyscrapers, and more to make up your imaginary place. Add toys or household items to make it 3D!

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making your own reward

Activity

grades 1–5

Create an Award for Yourself

What's something special about you? What makes you great? It could be anything! Design an award for that thing, and write up the recognition letter.

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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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pictures of different places around the world

Interactive

Preschool–grade 12

Explore a Country Through Art and History

Choose a country, read about it, and then explore the art and images that help define it. (Note: There are a few paintings with nudity.)

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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.

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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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Interactive

Preschool–grade 12

Create with Colors

Click on a color and see famous fine art that contain it. Then pick a color to feature in your own art! (Note: There are a few paintings with nudity)

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Interactive

Preschool–grade K

Monster Music

Use this interactive game to see what kind of music you can make with Sesame Street characters.

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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.

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 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.

Video

Preschool–grade K

Marvel at the Magnificent Night Sky

Join Caitie in her classroom for some songs, crafts, counting, and more! It's all focused on the sparkling magnificence of the night sky.

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draw with drew and rosie promo pic

Video

grades K–8

Draw with Drew (and Rosie)

Draw along with Drew and his special guest, fourth grader Rosie. Their helpful tips and silly banter are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Video

Preschool–grade K

Alphabet Jam

Practice learning the alphabet by singing along to a fun and friendly tune! Lyrics included to help with reading.

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Video

grades K–5

Rube Goldberg Machines

Check out these crazy contraptions that are all about cause and effect, and draw a plan for your own.

Video

Preschool–grade 2

Social Isolation Song Series with Dan + Claudia Zanes

Join this kid-friendly duo for a house party of sing-a-long folk songs.

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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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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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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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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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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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Worksheet

grades K–5

Colorful Coping

Print out one of these fun and reassuring coloring books that'll help kids understand this strange and stressful time.

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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.