With everyone being at home together these days, we thought it was important to make sure access to books, art, and stories was made as easy as possible. Below are some activities and free live art tutorial schedule from Drawn to Write instructor Daniel Schneider, as well as links to useful online resources for learning and creating!
Find Cowboy Dan’s live tutorials at https://www.twitch.tv/smashed_head
Every year we ask our Drawn to Write campers what they like best and they always say COMIC JAMS! So here’s how to do one at home!
Links to learning about books, art and stories!
- Mo Willems is doing Lunch Doodles every day on youtube through the Kennedy Centre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmzjCPQv3y8
- For ages 12+, John Green (yes, THAT John Green) has been doing super fun literature courses on CrashCourse on youtube for many years. I’ve put the link to the first playlist, but if you go to CrashCourse on youtube, you can find the links to playlists for Literature 1-4. He also does them for history. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOeEc9ME62zTfqc0h6Pe8vb
- Think Indigenous – Online Indigenous Education K-8 on facebook. They’ve got a lot of videos already and are creating more for all subjects! https://www.facebook.com/ThinkIndigenousOnlineEd/
- Art Assignment on youtube! PBS hosts this awesome youtube page that has videos about artists and art, and they’ve got an Art Assignments for the Self-Quarantine playlist. A lot of these activities would be more suited to Ages 9+ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdGqz6dgvIzbVzp5PLmPcfL3icrI-_TMg
- Audible has created Audible Stories, a free audiobook service for kids and teens that will continue as long as kids are unable to attend school. No fees, no sign ups, just a lot of audiobooks at your fingertips. https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Do you have an Edmonton Public Library card? The library may be closed, but it is still working for you! Here are two great apps to download FOR FREE with your EPL card! If you’re outside of Edmonton, check with your local library’s website to see what online services your card provides you with!
The Libby app:
Access to a flobbityjillion e-books and audio books! They are taken out on your library card, just like regular library books, and returned automatically for you when your time is up. A truly amazing resource.
The Kanopy app:
With your library card, you get FREE access to 5 movies/month AND an unlimited amount of the Great Courses series (everything from tai chi to screenwriting) as well as unlimited access to KanopyKids that has both great cartoons AND great learning series.