Kids Activities

1. St. Louis Cardinals: Fredbird Activities

Create your own masterpiece staring Fredbird by printing brand new coloring sheets from St. Louis Cardinals website. 

https://www.mlb.com/cardinals/fans/fredbird/activities?fbclid=IwAR2YbpwR50OwVVwb4yPwfou9O2z1Asvylgjyp0rpgUdb5GEjfofpLCDNx-0 

2. Lunch Doodles with MO Willems

Doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting author Mo Willems virtual studio. New episodes are posted each weekday at noon. Click on the link below to check out previous videos or to tune in live today!. 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF 

3. McHarper Manor

Join McHarper Manor every day at noon for live arts and crafts lessons on Facebook. 

https://www.facebook.com/McHarperManor/videos/163655878087761/ 

4. #HeartsForHealthcareWorkers

Create and put red and pink hearts on doors and mailboxes as a visual reminder to those in the healthcare industry that they are appreciated. The idea is that healthcare workers will be able to see the hearts displayed in the community and know that they are being thought of. We encourage you to photograph your hearts and tag the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department on social media with #BrentwoodParks and #HeartsForHealthcareWorkers.

5. Crayola

Watch live craft demos with Crayola. They also have tons of DIY crafts, at-home learning and free coloring pages on their website. 

https://www.crayola.com/athome?utm_source=Active_Subscribers_US_content&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200324_athome3&utm_content=view-creativeathomeactivities&EncodedEmail=TWN1cmN1cnVAYnJlbnR3b29kbW8ub3Jn

5. Chalk the Walk

Draw inspiring art or write encouraging messages on your driveway or sidewalk with chalk.Then head outside, drive around or take a walk,  and look for the prints and messages. Take photos and tag the Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department on social media with #BrentwoodParks and #ChalktheWalk. 

6. Art for Kids Hub

Art of Kids Hub has over 100 videos that you can watch to learn how to draw different characters and designs. Many of the lessons are perfect for kids of any age and you only need a few supplies. 

https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub/videos

7. Play-Well TEKnologies

Join Play-Well TEKnologies for lego inspired engineering on Play-Well Live. Live broadcasts take place every Tuesday and Thursday at noon. 

https://www.facebook.com/PlayWellTEK/videos/224439638921730/

8. 87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games & Activities For Kids

Click on the link below to try out 87 indoor games & activities.

https://whatmomslove.com/kids/active-indoor-games-activities-for-kids-to-burn-energy/

9. Mysterious Al

Get creative with Mysterious Al as he shows you how to recreate his iconic artworks with paper from around the house.

https://www.facebook.com/mysteriousal/videos/518776815488383/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARDpoHiuh8VCHoywiBYnzwl-qaBnz-4ceiJHJg3vT3Atm5yzh4A3B5a3kUe05g-FJ5MBypB9x-wFw_4H&hc_ref=ARS7VQFGv_AnFe4ZsOAQJJJkerHAojZiB67Rme3D4Nc8rpy-Rc6n-HRygFtDXgRM7dc&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARBrq-W6Vl3_hzFpKQ-7U0TKi4eYjHi07_FypDN4xR53BLMg_vKu1NslRSIloT3bPQm6d5m4VmMTh5bxuftdyr4su9KBJ2SWVQW1YOcex-94W3Pi-mKY-nJZniK__v4AEvUUCh_u_tMofB6x0tHfp5QoF4-_dzUFtWD11W48T4s8tZcp7IirzSgvpRp8WoBoJt6COYkrzrl9-u3H3mX0GY5i3CQto5_yLSWjConkr3FPZnNDuBcp7tJc1engDlHyHUZ0uffTnpXSevpSmpEFjSd2VSyh8O8jG0uv6LSHHgwyiyAoXz0AIQlN2LStYrguTrM9N01ZCLhSOeRawINXYUkmnBeDYL4 

10. Story Pirates

Read original stories submitted by kids or listen to them retold through the Story Pirates podcast! 

https://www.storypirates.com/podcast 

11. Cahokia Mounds

Check out the Cahokia Mounds Facebook page as they are offering interpretive content daily for kids. 

https://www.facebook.com/CahokiaMoundsWorldHeritageSite 

12. Dusty Old Things

Being at home doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the wonderful world of Disney. Click on the link below to go on dozens of virtual Disney rides. 

https://dustyoldthing.com/virtual-disney-rides/?utm_source=glp-12t&utm_medium=social-fb&fbclid=IwAR3EXewu42rSyDraDPduWj8rQ50SYazr3kxWMF3G-G-pklYtprkeegLl2_U

13. Jigsaw Explorer

Complete a one of a kind jigsaw puzzle online.  

https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/puzzles/reflected-barn-jigsaw-puzzle/ 

14. Juggling Jeff

Watch Juggling Jeff on Facebook live for a fun dance party and sing-along. 

https://www.facebook.com/joefingerhut/videos/2954363504633064/

15. Pop up Bottle Bowling Activity 

Create your own indoor bowling activity using supplies you already have at home. 

https://handsonaswegrow.com/easy-activity-pop-bottle-bowling/

16. Virtual Disney World

Check out Disney’s 360 interactive videos. Go on rides virtually and relive the places you love anytime, anywhere. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYyJUEtYv-ZW7BgjhP3UbTg 

17. PBS Kids

Parents can download the PBS Kids Video app to access free videos, full episodes and clips of all PBS KIDS series. New full episodes come out every Friday.

https://pbskids.org/apps/pbs-kids-video.html

18. Harry Potter At Home Hub

The Harry Potter Hub offers all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied from magical craft videos, fun articles, quizzes, and puzzles.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home 

19. Circus Kaput

Watch live videos on the Circus Kaput Facebook page. Oh My Gosh Josh and special guests perform fun and hilarious live shows for kids! Click on the link below to check out previous videos. 

https://www.facebook.com/CircusKaputLLC/videos/960332064369145/

20. The Show Must Go On!

Calling all musical lovers! Every Friday, The Show Must Go On will be releasing full-length, smash-hit musicals once a week for you to watch for free!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag/videos

21. Michael Woodside

Michael Woodside, Disney Animator, is hosting daily drawing classes on YouTube where kids and adults can learn how to draw Disney characters.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbz0SRP7ftKQWKSHvIKPBzQ/videos

22. Jarrett J. Krosoczka—author & illustrator

Enjoy free art, cartooning, and writing lessons every weekday at 2pm with Jarrett J. Krosoczka on Youtube. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCObbZ-lkhRQ203mtX9ZmgtA

23. Grace Lin

Learn how to draw a Chinese dragon with author and illustrator Grace Lin. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu4-jqMaQxw&feature=youtu.be 

24. Bats Improv

BATS will be doing shows online weekly to bring a little improv magic into your home no matter where you are. Click on the link below to go to their virtual theater!

https://www.improv.org/online-shows/

25. Emily Arrow

Enjoy live toddler sing-alongs with Emily Arrow! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgbLGUpRioo

26. Disney Family

Help your little ones practice their colors with this color wheel craft featuring Pascal from Tangled.

https://family.disney.com/craft/tangled-pascal-color-wheel/?cmp=smc%7C3254359195

27. The James Dyson Foundation

Dyson engineers have designed challenges specifically for children. Ideal for home or in the classroom, they encourage inquisitive young minds to get excited about engineering.

https://www.jamesdysonfoundation.co.uk/resources/challenge-cards.html

28. Mr. Jon and Friends

Mr Jon & Friends make music for kids and their families! This energetic family music is all about fun, movement, and laughter!

https://www.facebook.com/MrJonandFriends/videos/500430060837927/

29. Play at Home

Turn your living room into center stage - Rising stars can perform in their own living room thanks to Play At Home, a unique new program presented by The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

https://www.playathome.org/

30. Laurel’s Princess Parties

Enjoy story time, singing and morning stretching with Belle, Ariel, Miraculous Ladybug, Poppy and many others princess. Watch live videos on the Lauren’s Princess Parties Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/LaurelsPrincessParties/videos/1129120614097459/

31. Disney Bedtime Hotline

Hear messages from your favorite Disney characters before falling asleep – all from the comfort of home. Call 1-877-7-MICKEY for one of five special messages for your little ones from Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck or Goofy.

https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/04/disney-bedtime-hotline-brought-to-you-by-shopdisney-com-returns-for-a-limited-time/ 

32. DIY Sidewalk Paint

This three-ingredient sidewalk chalk paint is a blast for kids! Learn how to make it – you probably have everything on hand. This sidewalk paint is such a fun summer activity!

https://diycandy.com/how-to-make-sidewalk-chalk-paint/ 

33. Peaceful Pen Pals Project

Sign your child up to take part in the Peaceful Pen Pal project. They will match each child with one other child of a similar age. Make new friends through some good old fashioned letter writing! 

https://kidsforpeaceglobal.org/peacefulpenpals/ 

34. I’m a puzzle

Stimulate your brain by completing an online puzzle. 

https://im-a-puzzle.com/?fbclid=IwAR3j4O9L8N-Jy7zkR_dLBiogk1pmfZGJZ1ZJEmTd6Vy9GZzot1TbQY3K0TM#/menu?mode=2&difficulty=4&gallery=&ref=

35. PlayOk

Use PlayOk to play free games online like chess, dominos, dice, checkers, and more. 

https://www.playok.com/

36. Wild Free and Crafty

Wild Free and Crafty is a YouTube channel that posts ‘how to’ videos about drawing and painting different crafts.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2nzX48Ucr1MIEpg0fCOJ6A/videos

37. Wizarding World

Read all seventeen chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone/Sorcerer’s Stone with Wizarding World online. 

https://www.wizardingworld.com/news/introducing-harry-potter-at-home-readings