Get Creative

Get Creative! Spend some time getting creative every day.  This could mean doing an art activity you find in the bank, touring a museum virtually, or playing around with some music.  Resources for all of these activites are available in The Resource Bank. 

If you find there are too many resources to sort through, you can filter the results using the “Filter Resources” area on the left side of the screen.  Select “Education Level” to narrow your results to a specific education level.   (Please note - for the purposes of this site these "Education Levels" are used when filtering - Lower Primary = K-2, Upper Primary=3-5, Middle Years=6-8, High School=9-12)

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30-Day LEGO Challenge
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30-Day LEGO Challenge Printable Calendar (instant download)
Sometimes, it only take a little bit of a prompt to get the creative juices flowing. The prompts included in this printable LEGO calendar do just that!
For each day, a specific LEGO building idea is presented.
For example:
Day 2: NASA needs you to build a new rocket.
Day 24: The local bank keeps getting robbed. Build a safe no one can crack!
Each day is assigned a task, and it’s up to your creative kiddo to complete it!

Subject:
Arts Education
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Kristy Richardson
Date Added:
03/23/2020
All Around This World
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All Around This World is a unique, interactive global music and world cultures program for children 0-9 years old that encourages children and their families to explore the world by enjoying global music, rhythms and movement. Jay Sand, guitarist and children’s music teacher, world traveler and dad of three girls developed All Around This World with his girls as a way to introduce them to the countries he’s already visited and the many more he plans to visit with them.
Different countries are highlighted daily.

Subject:
Arts Education
Band
Choral
Dance
Drama
Instrumental Jazz
Vocal Jazz
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Online education for kids
Date Added:
03/23/2020
Art App
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The NGAkids Art Zone app contains eight interactive activities inspired by works in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, plus a sketchbook for freehand drawing and a personal exhibition space where users can save and display art created with the program. The child-friendly interface, easy-to-use tools, and the overarching emphasis on discovery, careful looking, and artistic self-expression make the NGAkids app educational and fun for the whole family.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
NGAkids
Date Added:
03/26/2020
Art For Kids!
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The Incredible Art Department isn't just for teachers and artists. You can find sections just for kids. Below are sections of the site that are geared to students and children. Click on the images to be transported to the location. This website includes activities, games, art tutorials, student art galleries and cartoons and cartoon lessons.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
03/25/2019
Artsology
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This site offers arts education resources for teachers and parents. It helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Artsology
Date Added:
03/26/2020
Ask Dr. Universe
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Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Math
Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Jaime Chambers
Washington State University
Date Added:
03/27/2020
BLVRD – Art. Virtually. Anywhere.
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Leading museums share their collections through virtual, augmented and mix reality.

Bringing the arts to life through virtual, augmented and mixed reality, Boulevard is reshaping the landscape of storytelling and revolutionizing the way the world looks at art and culture.

The "Educate" and "Experiences" tabs are a great place to start.

There are full lessons in here under "Educate"!

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Boulevard
Date Added:
04/01/2019
Baking with Kids: An Age-by-Age Guide to Kitchen Skills
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Teaching kids to bake? Author Deanna F. Cook says one way to help children gain necessary kitchen skills is by giving them kitchen tasks they can master at every age, from toddler to tween. This website gives great advice for developing skills at each age level.

Subject:
Health Education
Commercial Cooking
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Amie Petronis Plumley
Andria Lisle
Catherine Newman
Deanna F
Deborah Burns
Lee Mothes
Ricki Carroll
Steven Biggs
Date Added:
03/23/2020
Bamboo Learning
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Bamboo Learning is the leader in voice powered education, having won three national awards for voice-based e-learning tools. Our Alexa skills, Bamboo® Books, Bamboo® Luminaries, Bamboo® Math, Bamboo® Music, and Highlights Storybooks from Bamboo, get more challenging as students master different levels. Bamboo skills also track progress & award badges. Bamboo Grove is a web-based parent dashboard for parents to follow their children’s progress in Bamboo Learning’s Alexa skills.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Bamboo Learning
Date Added:
03/25/2020
The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe (super soft, lasts for months)
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Why this is the best playdough recipe:
It’s easy to make
It will last for months if stored in a sealed container or bag
It’s inexpensive
The texture is divine. It’s soft, pliable, and fun to work with.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Adrienne Doherty
Butterfly Wishes
Christina Vander Pol
Daniela Sicuranza
Estelle Burke
Kathi Farrell
Lucinda Leo
Maggy Red Ted Art
Mary K Weinhagen
Wonderland Dreams
Date Added:
03/24/2020
Brush Ninja - Animated Gif Creator
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A FREE Hand-drawn Animated Gif creator.

Copy and paste this url into your browser to see a short and basic tutorial about how to use this tool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfE1cu8Cw1o

No account needed!

"To make an animated GIF it is as simple as drawing on a blank scene editor. After drawing multiple scenes to create the gif, the user presses play to preview the animation with the ability to easily make edits." (AASL)

Use this to have students demonstrate their learning or use it to creatively present new ideas or teach lessons. There are plenty of ideas and examples under the "Teachers" tab at the top of the site.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Communication Media
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Brush Ninja
Date Added:
09/11/2019
CK-12 Foundation
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"CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to high quality educational materials for K-12 students all over the world. We offer free high-quality, standards-aligned, open content in the STEM subjects. By providing these free resources, CK-12 is working toward educational equity for all."

Subject:
Education
Math
Computer Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Date Added:
03/16/2020