Art Ideas for At Home - COVID-19

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Art Ideas for At Home during COVID-19

As we work through COVID-19 many have reached out for activities that will help keep everyone creating art or taking in the arts. Here are a few resources to check out. Thank you to the many art educators online that have been sharing many resources. I am also sharing many ideas on

Many have also asked how to share this -

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Specials Challenge

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Art Museums and More

Using Items from Home

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Thank you to Megan Gowen for this Bingo Card

Learn how to....

Check out the incredible videos our elementary art educators are creating for continued learning.

Other Videos

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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Daily, live art lessons from author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka. New York Times bestselling-author of Punk Farm, Lunch Lady, Jedi Academy, and Hey, Kiddo.


Lunch Doodles with Mo

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Links for Mo

Mo Live from Website -

YouTube Archive -

Who is Mo?

He of the beloved Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Knuffle Bunny, and the Elephant and Piggy series, though you already knew that—is the current Education Artist in Residence at the Kennedy Center.

Mark Kistler

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Mark will be going LIVE every day at NOON CST on Youtube and Facebook.



Thank you so much for your participation and encouragement. It is because of people like you that we are doing this. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your friends, family, and colleagues. Let’s take a little break from the craziness of the real world and escape to our imaginations!

More Resources:

Make some Play Dough to Create

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Building Time with Legos

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LEGO Challenge Cards

Building things from LEGO is a popular past-time for curious kids, but even the most creative kids sometimes need ideas to jumpstart their building sessions. Introducing these LEGO Challenge cards!

With just over 250 cards to choose from, your child can almost do 5 challenges a week to be creative and inspired in their LEGO designs.

The cards with the blue squares are all the main challenges – applicable to anyone, with a wide variety of ideas. The cards with other colours of squares are specifically related to holidays, celebrations, events, or faith. I did this so anyone who doesn’t celebrate something can just keep those cards out. Just cut out the cards and add them to a small box. Let your child pick out a challenge and get to work! It might even be fun if you join in too!

Some examples of what challenges are included in this card set:

  • Make a constellation.
  • Use only yellow bricks.
  • Make a dinosaur fossil.
  • Make a model plant cell.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • Design something while blindfolded.
  • Recreate a World War trench.
  • Make a model of your bedroom.
  • Go fishing.

Link to download the challenge cards

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Many, many ideas and links in this padlet!

Art Choice Board

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Some great ideas here. This is just for fun. No need to upload the work.

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Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Make Marbled Paper

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Sketchnoting Virtual Workshop with Sylvia Duckworth

The Art Assignment

Apps for Pottery - complete with glaze

Creativity Challenges during COVID-19

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Free Online Art Classes

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Pat Toben

Arts and Community Engagement Program Coordinator

Sioux City Community Schools

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