Arts & Humanities
I make messes! I make mistakes!
But deep inside, I know I got what it takes!
I am an Artist! I am a Musician! I am a Dancer!
I am an Actor! I am a Panther! Together We Prowl!
Artists of Note!
Yayoi Kusama - In the fall, our 6th graders studied her artwork and helped inspire our own Polka-dot pumpkin projects!
Jen Aryani - This artist helped inspire our 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to create beautiful landscapes while exploring line, shape, texture, warm and cool colors, water color paint and permanent marker.
Thanks to Cassie Stephens for this great tutorial video! You can also download FREE COLORING PAGES from her website!
Karla Gerard - Our third graders loved working on drawing 2-D and 3-D buildings to create colorful villages inspired by this artist. We filled our papers with lots of color, using pencil, permanent marker, oil pastels, and water color paint!
Thanks again for another great tutorial video, Cassie Stephens!
Getty Museum - Explore lots of information about art and artists, zoom in on works of art, and improve your skills!
Keith Harring Kids - Keith Haring shares his vision of art and inspires kids to discover their own creative side. There are TONS of lesson plans, links and more, including this awesome COLORING BOOK!
Draw Island - Create drawings and animation tool!
Comic Maker - Create your own comic strips and cartoons!
Crayola Kids Playzone - Ideas, games, & fun!
#metkids - The Metropolitan Museum of Art #metkids site is made for, with, and by kids! Explore the Map, Hop in the Time Machine, of Watch Videos!
NGAkids - National Gallery of Art kids - Create paintings, collages, and wallovers
Google Arts & Culture - Learn about Arts & Culture from around the world, with high-definition views, virtual gallery and museum tours, and much more
Smithsonian Museums - See the 19 different Smithsonian Museums and their online collections with detailed views and information about the art.
Artsology - Art games and more!
Teaching Artist TV! Check out TONS of great Visual Art tutorial videos ready and waiting for you to create!
Create art using found objects! Check out this example from our friends at the Frazier Museum on how to use natural materials and things you find, you can let your imagination grow! Take pictures and upload your creations HERE! You can even send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
CLICK HERE for another fun art project tutorial! Check it out!
Cassie Stephens is a phenomenal elementary art teacher in Tennessee who has TONS of videos showing you how to create masterpieces, step by step! Follow along and have fun creating! Check out her AMAZING YOUTUBE CHANNEL for endless art activities to keep you super busy creating!
ART WITH MATI AND DADA - We love taking art adventures with our friends, Mati and Dada! Meet and learn about artists from all kinds of different places and time periods!
SCRATCH GARDEN ART SONGS COLLECTION - 15 minutes of your favorite Art songs from Scratch Garden! (Including Lines, Colors, Advanced Colors, Texture and more!)
I Want My Hat Back
What A Wonderful World Shadow Puppet
Movement & Dance
WE LOVE COSMIC KIDS YOGA ADVENTURES! Check out their YouTube channel, or visit their website for more information!
We also love using this AWESOME DANCE WARM-UP from Mr. Blywick to get our brains and bodies ready for Arts and Humanities!! Check it out!
Make sure to check out the Kidzbop Youtube channel for lots of great dances!
Don't forget to GO NOODLE!
These are a few yoga resources I have found work great for myself at home! Everyone can benefit from a good stretch every now and then! Take time for self-care and enjoy!
Adam Hoke is a great yoga instructor that I enjoy, with content for all levels of experience.
Check out his Simple, Shareable Yoga with practices that you can share with your friends, family, and loved ones who think they can’t do yoga. These practices are simple, accessible, and effective.
Special Shout-Out to CLAIRE, an awesome fan of this page! She has been passionate about movement and nutrition, and wanted to share a great resource full of ideas to get you moving and keep your body healthy! CLICK HERE to visit the site she shared with us! Big thanks again to Claire and her mom, Stephanie for sharing!
Special Shout-Out to more fans of this page, MaryAnne Johnson and her Girl Scout Troop! They are working on their "Staying Fit" badge and have enjoyed all the fun activities we have here! MaryAnne wanted to share this great resource for anyone looking to experience fitness through Virtual Reality! Check out the link HERE! Thanks for for sharing, MaryAnne! Sending love from me, a grown-up Girl Scout!! (I still have my green vest AND my Brownies sash!)
NOTE: Any site listed below with *HEADPHONES!* means there is sound involved! Check to make sure your volume levels are not set too loud to protect your ears! laugh
TOP 3 FAVORITE MUSIC SITES! Everyone can enjoy these fun and interactive sites! Check out the full list, but these first three come highly recommended by students, teachers, and parents!
Isle of Tune - *HEADPHONES!* A creative composition program for all ages!
Chrome Music Lab - *HEADPHONES!* learn, explore, compose, and more on this interactive musical site!
Incredibox - *HEADPHONES!* Explore the endless possibilities of arrangements with these fun digital vocal ensembles!
MORE MUSIC FUN TO EXPLORE...!
The House on Music Street - *HEADPHONES!* Watch episode 1 of the fun music class in a show!
CSO at Home - NEW! *HEADPHONES!* Check out the the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra weekly resources with lessons and activities!
Classics for Kids - *HEADPHONES!* Composers, Games, Music, and More!
Daria Music - *HEADPHONES!* Learn about music from around the world!
SFS MUSIC - *HEADPHONES!* The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Kids musical adventure!
DSO Kids - *HEADPHONES!* The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Kids site! Visit the site for lots of instruments, videos, and more, including how to build your own instruments!
Sphinx Kids - *HEADPHONES!* - Games, galleries, and other music activites!
NYPhil Kidzone - *HEADPHONES!*
LSO Play - *HEADPHONES!* Choose different viewpoints from cameras placed within the orchestra for an upclose listening experience inside the London Symphony Orchestra!
Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall - Now free for everyone to enjoy! The Philharmonie is closed, so they will come to you!
Inside the World's Most Beautiful Concert Halls - see photos from concert halls around the world!
Motown USA - The Motown Museum website, with history, artists information and more!
Music Around the World!
Let's talk about RHYTHM! PERCUSSION instruments are hit to produce a sound. Below, you will learn about percussion instruments from all over the world!
Tito Puente is a famous percussionist and band leader. Learn about him in this read-aloud story!
Percussion instruments are a part of nearly every culture around the world. Check out E Sin Mi D'Afrika: Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance at TEDxCincinnati from 2012.
Here is another amazing percussion performance from Yamato, the drummers of Japan.
Now let's meet some instruments from all four instrument families: Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion! Explore some of the videos below to hear and see all the amazing different instruments!
Go on an animated journey featuring Benjamin Britten's piece, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Come with us as George Meets the Instruments of the Orchestra with musicians from the Sydney Youth Orchestra!
Build your own musical instruments out of recycled materials. Below are some links for inspiration!
EVEN MORE Homemade Instruments