Want to be part of an art challenge? Please see the following link to participate!
Long Island Aquarium Learning Resources & Crafts
Long Island Aquarium Educators have designed age-appropriate learning resources and activities for grades K-12. The lesson plans focus on the animals found at Long Island Aquarium and highlight their taxonomy and adaptations. While they can be used solely in the classroom, these lesson plans also include activities specifically for use when touring the Aquarium.
Open Culture is a free website that offers drawing lessons, art books, movies, ebooks, and more!
Crayola is offering free coloring pages to be printed at home. The pages include everything from real life places and animals to your favorite Disney characters and cartoons. Adult coloring pages are available too!
The National Quilters Circle is offering free patterns for some of their popular quilts. Easy to follow with free tips and instructions, now is a perfect time to put that old fabric to use or start a new hobby!
MyHeritage is offering to colorize any of your black and white photos online for free! Bringing your old photos back to life with color feels like stepping into Oz for the first time.
For some art-making activities families can do at home, please see the link below from the Museum of Modern Art.
The Library of Congress is offering resources to the public, some of which include Captain Underpants Writer/Illustrator Dav Pilkey hosting virtual drawing classes, readings, and more!
WizardingWorld.com is hosting Harry Potter at Home, a hub of information and activities for parents, children and carers to discover the magic of Harry Potter, by reading or listening on their own or together with loved ones, whilst staying at home. Explore the hub for a wealth of creative and craft activities, quizzes, puzzles and more.
Arts and Culture presented by Google explores the work of various artists, art techniques, historic events, and more!
Kidsgardening is offering some fun gardening activities including Plant People, Kitchen Scrap Gardening, Grow Your Own Salad, and Garden Scavenger Hunts.
Buggy and Buddy provide a listing of activities to do that are based off of some of the more popular Children’s Books! Check out the link below!
NASA at Home is for kids and families, and is filled with videos, activities, crafts, and more!
The New York Public Library is updating the below website daily with new digital copies of prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons is an imagination-based fantasy role playing game where players individually control a character and work together as a party to explore a fantasy world and solve problems created by a Dungeon Master, or from a prepublished adventure. Nothing more is needed than the basic rules published for free by Wizards of the Coast, some dice (virtual dice work too!), a few players, and a vivid imagination. Players will act out their imagined characters verbally and through in-game actions, and their success is determined through rolls of the dice. There’s no need to break social distancing either! There are many options to play online with friends new and old.
- Part 1 covers creating a character with guidelines and tips.
- Part 2 dives into the rules of the game and how to play.
- Part 3 explores the rules and roles of magic in the fantasy world setting.
- Part 4 explains the tools for the Dungeon Master or player in charge of creating the adventure and enforcing the rules.
Nerdist has published an article detailing how to play Dungeons and Dragons online with friends and family abroad. Many services like Skype can be used to play D&D online for free. Start a game, or find an existing one and continue being social while social distancing! And, if you need dice, Free Dice Roller via Wizards of the Coast will help!