ARTS AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND TEENS
123 Homeschool Me
Free worksheets 1st – 8th grade
Giant list of ideas for being home with kids.
Purple Mash is a website designed for children aged 3-11. It contain creative tools for coding, animation, publishing, art and also applications for math, spelling and grammar.
AFSA Education Foundation
The entire MoneySKILL course is available for teachers, parents, and other educators for free at all times.
All Kids Network
Free resources for parents and teachers, crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.
A multi award-winning network of play libraries empowering families to connect, talk and play together at home.
Chrome Music Lab
Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
Our coloring categories include serious science: biomes, anatomy, animals, plants and more, plus some pure whimsy – just for fun.
CommonLit is a nonprofit edtech company with an online library of over 1,500 authentic reading passages, text sets, units, and digital learning tools.
Creating a Masterpiece
An award winning fine art training program for students 5 and up. First month of access to our award winning Drawing Program is free with the code: Corona2020
Black Box Education
Digital and interactive resources for drama, dance and theatre. 6 free resource packs for digital, online schooling.
Free resources, ready-made lesson plans, master classes. Some resources free due to pandemic.
Busy Kids Do Piano
Free month of lessons with coupon code PIANOATHOM
Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock and level up. Always free (paid options, but base content always free)
Free English course. Learn English online – at your own pace, in your own place, with fun and exciting E52! Quickly go from beginner to advanced, with your free video lessons and activities.
We are offering Plus subscriptions to all Standard users, and our printable lessons on Pandemics and The Coronavirus are also currently free for non-members.
FabuLingua teaches Spanish through interactive stories on mobile phones and tablets. FabuLingua is suspending their subscription services and providing their entire platform for free to all families and schools while schools are closed. Simply download it from the App Store or Google play.
Felt With Love Designs
Lots of free sewing patterns and tips to learn to sew!
GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free for school and home use.
FREE resources (downloadable books, mazes, word searches, and more) from Heifer International’s school programs — with topics in social studies (geography, economics), science, language arts.
The HERE mobile app is designed to help rapidly relieve stress & anxiety. It works by pairing interactive exercises (staring/swiping), with breathing, music and/or guided meditation to stimulate the relaxation response and promote executive functioning. This game-like approach can be used by the whole family, and may help calm cabin fever, or provide a mental break in between homeschool activities.
The mobile app is entirely free and accessible for iOS and Android users
Explore over 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas. You can create a free account and create customized playlists too.Always free
Imagine Children’s Museum
Today I am passing along our YouTube channel if interested, we are adding educational and FUN videos daily! FREE educational videos
Joy Sun Bear
Joy Sun Bear promotes learning about the world’s diverse cultures through free stories, crafts, recipes, coloring and activity sheets, games and more! Our goal is to empower, encourage and educate children to be positive global citizens. Free stories, crafts, recipes, color and activity sheets, games, videos, reading comprehension and creative activities.
A list of free movie guides for students of varying ages and abilities
Khan Academy Kids
Khan Academy Kids is a free, award-winning online education program for children ages 2 – 7. Our mobile app was designed by child development experts at Stanford University and engages kids in core subjects like early literacy, reading, writing, language, and math, while encouraging creativity and building social-emotional skills. It is age-appropriate, personalized based on where your child is at, and engaging. Always free, no ads, no subscriptions, with an offline version available for when internet access is difficult.
As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids, regardless of their capabilities have access to continued free educational resources at home, PBS SoCal | KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations are offering broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.
American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America. Watch and listen.
Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.
ARTE strives to offer a wider choice of TV programs to people in Europe and beyond.
Digital Public Library
Discover 36,807,992 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.
Explore our four unique exhibition series that tell stories about girls around the world from the past and present. Please note that our exhibitions are viewable on all devices. However, interactive content is best viewed on a desktop, laptop or tablet.
Google Arts and Culture
Tours of 500 of the World’s Most Famous Museums
Hollyhock House Virtual Tour
Virtual tour of DCA’s Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
KinderArt® contains easy to follow lessons for grades K through 8, for art teachers, classroom teachers, homeschoolers, studio owners, after-school program directors, future teachers, college students, and curious parents who want to enrich their children’s artistic lives at home.
Learn at Home
Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. Kids can do them on their own, with their families, or with their teachers. Just find your grade level and let the learning begin! -The Editors of Scholastic Classroom Magazines.
Los Angeles Public Library
E-media and digital content.
The Metropolitan Opera
During this extraordinary and difficult time, the Met hopes to brighten the lives of our audience members even while our stage is dark. Every day for the duration of the Met’s closure, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming.
Musical Instrument Museums Online
The world’s largest freely accessible database for information on musical instruments held in public collections.
National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Online educational resources for families, and an opportunity to explore items from their collection.
From Newsies to Sweeney Todd, we’re running down some of the best filmed Broadway shows—and where to find them.
Smithsonian Learning Lab
The Social Distancing Festival
Find out about livestreams put out by art organizations around the world.
This is a site for celebrating artists and the work that has been cancelled/delayed/disrupted. If you’re an artist, submit your work!
A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone
Creative Capital Resources for Artists
Arts Resources during the Covid-19 Outbreak
California Arts Council Covid-19 California Arts Field Survey
The California Arts Council is surveying the arts field at-large to gather data on the potential financial impacts of this public health emergency.
COVID-19 and Freelance Artist Resources
This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. This includes, but is not limited to, actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers & playwrights, photographers, etc.
Shoot Professional Videos with an Android Smartphone – COMPLETE Guide!
Tools for Video-Conferencing
For art organizations or art teachers that don’t want meetings or classes to go on hold for weeks, Zoom’s video conferencing (perfect for small or large groups) still lets you get creative! The free plan can host up to 100 participants for 40 minutes.
Google Hangouts Meet
Easy-to-join video calls, you can meet face to face while still adhering to the social distancing guidelines. Meet is fully integrated with G Suite, so you can join meetings directly from a calendar event or email invite.
With Loom, you can capture your screen, voice, and face and instantly share your video in less time than it would take to type an email. COVID-19 Response: Cutting prices, removing limits, FREE for education.
For artists who just want to stay connected, see a familiar face, or casually show what you’re up to in your studio, these are all great (and free!) options for video chat on your smartphone or computer.
Facebook or Instagram Live
Live is the best way to interact with the art fans you already have in real time. Host a workshop, demo a new skill, host a giveaway, field their burning questions about your art—and most importantly stay connected with your audience.
Resources for Undocumented Californians
Tools to Help Artists Be Productive
Use Canva’s free and easy drag-and-drop feature and layouts to quickly design and share email headers, social media posts, logos, and website graphics. You can cut out the middleman and publish your designs directly to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and more.
Evernote is a place to put your thoughts and make them into actionable plans. Evernote helps keep all of your notes, ideas, lists, and reminders in one place. Basic service is free.
From grammar and spelling to style and tone, Grammarly’s writing assistance helps you eliminate errors and find the perfect words to express yourself.
This app helps you understand how you spend your time online by working in the background of your device to analyze your behaviors and help you stay focused as you work.
Tools for tackling social media
With Buffer Free, you can schedule up to 10 social media posts in advance for a specific time and day, and you can see which posts perform well with Buffer’s basic analytics. Buffer Free allows you to connect one profile on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+. It’s simple and very user-friendly.
8×8 Video Meetings is free and web-based. It’s available to anyone, globally, at no cost. It’s a helpful tool in the event of school closures, event cancellations or for quickly implementing virtual learning environments. Visit https://8×8.vc/, name your meeting and click start. It’s that easy. No need to share an email address or download software.
Starting this week, we are providing free 90-day access for Adobe Connect, until July 1st, 2020. Individuals and business who aren’t customers can now use Adobe Connect rooms with up-to 25 participants for free for up to 90 days if they sign-up for a trial license between now and July 1st.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Managing Children’s Fear, Anxiety in the Age of COVID-19
Local, State, National and International Agencies
City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
What you should know about the Coronavirus
LA County Public Health Department
LAUSD Grab and Go Food Centers
City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
California Department of Public Health
Employment Development Department
World Health Organization
Center for Disease Control
Small Business Association (SBA)
Small business loans and resources