New York City Department of Education: Fun Activities for Students Click Here!
Queens Museum: Digital Content
Here are the video links for the art projects listed below:
- How To Make Noise Makers in English
- Paper Plate Animals in English
- How To Make A Cat Mask | en español
- Optical Illusion | en español
- How To: Make Colorful Prints (using spices & food coloring from home)
- How To: Make City Blocks (based on the Panorama Exhibit)
- How To: Make A Sock Puppet | en español
Fun Family Activity: Vision Board
What is a Vision Board?
A Vision Board is a powerful collage of pictures, words and inspirational phrases representing your goals and dreams. It can include things and people that matter to you.
Children can learn how to set goals, visualize their dreams, and stay focused on reaching their goals. This positive activity will boost their self-confidence, exercise their creativity, and encourage trying new things. It is a fun way to inspire you to consciously make your dreams into reality.
Option 1: Work together as a family to craft a Vision Board. (For more ideas google ‘Vision board for kids’ or visit Pinterest)
Option 2: Create an online version by using a free tool at: Dreamitalive.com
- Cooking/Baking together: Look up fun and interesting recipes , follow it, coking and baking is awesome because it involves reading, math, and science.
- Jigsaw Puzzles: There are many gorgeous, multi-piece puzzles available online for very little money, they are challenging, and can be fun to do together.
- Mosaic Art: You can create a mosaic from things that you have at home (Example: dried beans, buttons, fabric strips, dried pasta, rice, wallpaper scraps) draw out a design with a sharpie, and work together to fill it in.
- Science Experiments: You can make your own clay, slime, gak, soap, the possibilities are endless.
- Greeting Cards: Design greeting cards to send to family members, neighbors, and friends who are isolated and alone.
- Play a Question and Answer Game: Have kids write out questions about you, your family, and the family history, put questions in a can, shake it up, and discuss a few as you pull them out, take turns being in the “hot seat.” I will bet that there are many things you all don’t know about one another!
- Work it, Circuit: Make an obstacle course inside or outside, you can use practically anything, change it up!
- Family Fashion Show: Have kids create their own outfits and hairstyles, crank up the music, and have a fashion show. You can make a video and send it to relatives.
- Write and Perform a Play, or You Can Find One Online: Make costumes and scenery, and put on a show!
- Culture Day: Research a different culture and spend a day in that culture, listen to music, wear the clothes etc.
- Fort Read: take down the cushions from the sofas and chairs, get some sheets, blankets, and pillows, and build a fort in the living room! Get some flashlights, or use the flashlight from your cell phones, and read out loud to each other. For the older students, you can even start reading a series together, plenty of wonderful series of books exist in both classic, and modern literature. Example: Little House on the Prairie, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Nancy Drew, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and Goosebumps.