Art at Home

It has certainly been a challenging time for all of us these last few months.  Some people are mourning the loss of family and friends….other folks are challenged with virtual education for their children and keeping them actively engaged…and yet others are managing the loss of a job and financial distress… truly unprecedented times.  And each day seems to present new situations like we have never had to deal with before.  During this time, it is so important to manage our physical and mental health and, if you are up to it, art can be a stress reliever and healer.  “Me” time is important for yourself.  This can be a time to create art at home that is just for you and provides an emotional release.

Engaging kids at home in activities is so important too.  I don’t have any children at home, but can just imagine that you may be running out of ideas of things to do together.  

One thoughtful person, Patricia Hill  contacted me and offered to share some resources that you can use to find ideas to engage the whole family.  Patricia Hill, an Educator,  knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was in elementary school. Along with a few of her colleagues, she created to offer helpful resources and inspiration to both established and aspiring educators. When she’s not in the classroom, she enjoys trail running and working on her skills as an outdoor photographer.

 Check out these sites for prompts and ideas from Patricia and have some fun with your family! 

Creative Prompts for Art Projects During Social Distancing

Zoom Games & Activity Ideas

Art Therapy Activities for Teens

9 Easy Recycling Art Projects For Kids

12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours

Take a Virtual Visit to a National Park

Getting Outdoors to Make Art

Integrating Education & Nature

21 Theatre-Related Online Resources for Kids and Families

Engaging Ideas for Musical Games

Musical Instruments to Easily Make at Home

Photography for Kids: Activities They Can Do!

DIY Guide: How to Build a Darkroom at Home

Pixel Art: Kids Craft

7 Online Courses to Get Kids Excited About STE(A)M

And here is another that I like:

I hope these resources are as helpful to you as they were to me!  

Stay Well and Stay Safe!



Art At Home