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The Ultimate Homeschool Guide to FREE Art, Music, and Crafts Creativity Guide

Many of us are at home right now with children who need something constructive and creative to do. (We parents know that a bored child is more likely to whine, pick fights with siblings, and otherwise get in trouble!) With these resources, you can encourage your children to do and learn all kinds of creative things. There are free online art lessons, craft and activity ideas/information to download, live classes, videos, games, finger plays, sing alongs, music lessons, and more! 

This is part of a series of FREE resources! To see the rest of the educational resources in this series, click here. 

Arts, Crafts, and Fine Arts

Free 2 months subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

The Art Sherpa–free online art classes using paint and even crayons https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa/

The Art Sherpa- 30 day Acrylic Painting Lessons youtube.com/user/HoneyBmama/videos

Coronavirus Coloring Book from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/inspire/blogs/inspired-by-your-kindness/coronavirus-coloring-book.html

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. https://artsology.com/

Bella Nova Ballet Live classes  facebook.com/watch/BalletNovaCenterForDance/

Cassie Stephens –Robot week of art & activities https://cassiestephens.blogspot.com/2020/03/robot-week-home-based-art-making.html

CreativeBug  many different video classes

Debbie Ridpath Ohi  Author and illustrator is helping inspire creativity in your children https://www.youtube.com/user/debbieohi/videos (Affiliate Link) Buy books on Amazon

Fine Arts: Art Appreciation Games from the National Gallery of Art (K-8): Kids Art Zone

Fine Arts: Art History (3-12): Timeline of Art History

Fine Arts: Art Lessons (K-6): Art Projects for Kids

Fine Arts: Art Lessons (K-6): Video Art Lessons from Deep Space Sparkle

Fine Arts: Art Prints (K-12): Art Prints

Fine Arts: Artist Study (K-6): Printable, grade level art lessons from Concordia University

FoxFire Museum – hands on activities from Appalachian times

Foxglove & Friends Winter knitting story/activity – Free ( Waldorf style)

Giving Artfully Kids – free art lessons Wednesdays- 2:00 PM EST Ages: 5+–must register

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/

Homeschool Hideout – 12 YouTube art Lessons

Draw everyday with Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator https://www.youtube.com/user/studiojjk/videos   (Affiliate Link) Buy books on Amazon He is the author of Jedi Academy, Lunch Lady and more!

Jarrett Lerner– art activities such as creating and finishing comics https://jarrettlerner.com/activities/ (Affiliate Link) Buy books on Amazon

Free online art classes list from The Kitchen Table Classroom

Make Paducah–Art lessons Daily 2 PM CST https://www.facebook.com/makepaducah/

McHarper Manor Visual Arts Center is doing Daily art lesson/projects on their Facebook Page 1 PM EST https://www.facebook.com/McHarperManor/

Little House on the Prairie Printable Paper Dolls

Lunch Doodles with Author/Illustrator Mo Willems 1 PM EST  https://www.facebook.com/events/2544781839094130/  (Affiliate Link) Mo is a children’s book illustrator and author. See his books on Amazon

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.
http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

Rotational Symmetry

Free video art lessons from the Virtual Instructor

Waldorf-ish — free art lessons

Whimsy Workshop Teaching – Drawing Videos w/ printables

Music

Andrew Lloyd Webber The Show Must Go on. https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon

Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre’s Production of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed The Rock experience live stream until 3/29/20 https://alliancetheatre.org/production/2019-20/naked-mole-rat-gets-dressed-the-virtual-rock-experience

Berliner Philharmoniker Symphony online concerts.  The code and instructions are on the website https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20192020/digital-concert-hall/

Chrome Music Lab https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

At Home Sing Along with Emily Arrow M-F 1 PM Eastern https://www.youtube.com/emilyarrow

Fender Guitar 3 months free lessons https://try.fender.com/play/playthrough/

Fine Arts: Classical Music (K-8): Classics for Kids

Fine Arts: Music Theory (3-12): Music Theory Web

Fine Arts: Piano Lessons (K-12): Hoffman Academy

Globe Theater Shakespeare Plays streamed https://globeplayer.tv/

Jennifer Lynn Parnall 15 Min Quarantined Concert from Spain Apt https://www.youtube.com/user/jenniferlynnparnall/videos

Laurie Berkner Band Live Sing Along Daily 10 AM Eastern https://www.facebook.com/LaurieBerknerBand/

MET Nightly Opera Streams https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/week-4/

National Theatre stream free play every Thursday night https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home

Music Theory -Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.  https://www.musictheory.net/

Paris Opera is screening its performances online for free.  https://www.vogue.fr/fashion-culture/article/paris-opera-broadcasting-screening-performances-online-for-free-2020

Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free https://prodigiesmusic.com/

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

RockaLingua Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com/

Smart Music – practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/

Stages Performing Arts for Young Kids sing alongs  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL4EE5tDNkOE8GuavTXJ4Cg/videos

Tchaikovsky Meditation op.42 from Souvenir d’un lieu cher- The Borisevich Duo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLFXQOF8t-A&fbclid=IwAR2R7z9EF1Ex108mqC5NiSfizOZdSQLCcc3YwoSstD2ZzHO7sRWuvKvP3t0

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

Virtual Musical Instruments Lets kids play instruments online.  https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

Songs for Teaching fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students.  https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

About the author

Trish

Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

About the author

Wendy

Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, and Love These Recipes. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 28 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children. Hannah, age 24, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 22, was the second homeschool graduate. Mary Grace, age 17, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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