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(Parents: I recommend previewing the links)

Quarantined Italians Send a Message to Themselves 10 Days Ago: What They Wish They Knew Then

CABIN FEVER: Coping with COVID-19 playlist of online experimental films & videos

Here Is A List Of “Quarantine Concerts” You Can Catch Online This Week
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FREE Coronavirus Social Narrative for Children

Actor Josh Gad Is Reading Books to Kids Online Every Night During Coronavirus Quarantines

SATIRE: The Government has made an ad about the Coronavirus and its surprisingly honest and informative.

Animal Planet: 94-Hour Marathon of Too Cute

NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free

Explore the Hidden Worlds of the USAs National Parks

Bored during self-isolation? Tour these museums from the comfort of your couch

National Film Board of Canada launched Indigenous cinema, an extensive online library of over 200 films by Indigenous directors — part of a three-year Indigenous Action Plan to “redefine” the NFB’s relationship with Indigenous peoples.

Cincinnati Zoo: Facebook Live Safaris featuring furry friends

“The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).”

The Digital Concert Hall: The Philharmonie is closed – so we will come to you! code BERLINPHIL

Download Free Coloring Books from 113 Museums

11 Musical TV Shows to Binge While Self-Quarantined During the Coronavirus Outbreak

15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

Additions from later on 3/18/20

‘Til Further Notice,” a live-streamed event held in the absence of this year’s in-person event. On Thursday, March 19, Luck will stage a free broadcast featuring call-in sets filmed live by artists themselves, from the comfort of their own homes. Starting at 6:00 PM Central Time Fans can tune in to and at any time between 6:00 – 11:00 Central Time for a multifaceted streaming event.

You can take a plunge into a tank filled with sharks thanks to Ripley’s Aquarium’s shark camera.

If You’re Stuck Inside, Might As Well Enjoy This List of Animal Cams

Additions: 3/20/20

Google has opened an interactive Frida Kahlo exhibition.

You Can Now Live Stream Aquariums & Zoos for Your Kids (Even Just to Watch the Penguins)

An updating list of all the major classical concerts and events being streamed live, in the wake of coronavirus measures being taken globally.

Welcome to the Calgary Zoo’s PandaCam! You can watch our two giant pandas – Er Shun and Da Mao – every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

12 Channels for the BEST Art Lessons On YouTube

The Art Sherpa: Follow along and create some gorgeous acrylic art work with TheArtSherpa. She offers well over 1,000 different videos that last anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours. Her spunky personality, along with her art-inspired fashion makes her appealing to kids and adults alike. No matter what you want to paint, she’s got something you’ll enjoy!

Drawing Pop Art for Kids: If your little artists doesn’t have much of an attention span yet, PopArtDoodle is just what you’ve been looking for. With fun and colorful drawings, each video is around 3 minutes but creates fun and funky artwork that kids will enjoy!

FaceDrawer: Kids love cartoons and FaceDrawer can help them create their own work using their favorite characters. With everything from Luigi to Star Wars, kids will enjoy these quick and easy art lessons on YouTube.

Katie Jobling: Katie Jobling is a fun young lady who offers amazing art tutorials. We love her because she shows a lot of videos into her life, such as the importance of having a serene workspace. Her painting videos cover everything from roses to waterfalls and she uses mostly acrylic and watercolors.

Art for Kids Hub: Quick and easy art lessons on YouTube are easy to find but they’re usually not the greatest quality. Art for Kids Hub has hit it out of the park with their fun videos that make drawing fun and simple. Whether you want to draw Santa or The Incredibles, they’ve got a lesson you’ll love.

Angela Anderson: If you’ve ever been to a paint party at a local art store, you know how much fun they can be! I’ve wished for years that I could create the same type of party at home, without spending a fortune on lessons. Angela Anderson has created an amazing art lessons on YouTube that are exactly what I was searching for! She covers everything from fun kid paintings to farmhouse inspired artwork. You simply need to pick a video and get to work.

Alfonso Dunn Art Tutorials: If you’ve ever dreamed of creating gorgeous works of art using nothing more than pen and pencil, AlfonsoDunn is your guy. The way he teaches so clearly and explains why does what he does really helps young artists to see art in a whole new way.

Circle Line Art School: If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced for older kids, be sure to check out CircleLineArtSchool. They cover everything from perspective to how to draw optical illusions.  I would say this channel works best with seasoned artists or older kids who have the basics down well.

Vamos Art: If you’re looking for a challenge for your budding artists, Drawing3DArt will definitely provide it! With several hundred videos available, you can learn everything from drawing geometric shapes to how to trick the human eye. It’s challenging and tedious work but the outcomes are amazing.

Rapid Fire Art: Learn to improve your drawing’s facial expressions, shadings and so much more with Rapid Fire Art. While this channel is smaller than others on the list, the way she explains things makes her one of our favorites. Plus, they’re constantly adding new art lesson on YouTube for you to try out.

Art a la Carte: If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create calligraphy with crayons or how to make your own stickers, Art a la Carte has got you covered. Not only do they offer thorough art lessons on YouTube, but they also teach you creative arts, outside of paint and colored pencils.

My-How-To-Draw: Learn to draw everything from Justin Bieber to Peppa Pig with MyHowToDraw’s quick and easy tutorials.  They don’t actually do any voiceovers on the videos, but do give written instructions throughout each step. I’ve found that this has helped my kids understand exactly what they need to do next, without the distraction of “small talk” that some videos offer.

Stay home: Learn Cree – Introducing Yourself

Audible is offering free stories for kids after coronavirus closes schools

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