Local Learning Resources
ArtBeat coloring books
Did you know that the local curators of all the public art in Columbus and Phenix City have converged the sculptures and murals to coloring pages? Visit www.artbeatcolumbus.org. And you can take a walking tour of the art—appropriately spread out, of course—by downloading the free mobile app Otocast.
Likewise, the good folks at Historic Columbus have created a downloadable ‘Our Town’ coloring book of famous houses in Columbus with a little bit of history thrown in.
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries
The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries are a great place and accessible 24/7 via www.cvlga.org. Check out books, movies, magazines, get help with homework – all from your kitchen table.
The Columbus Museum
The Virtual Museum for Kids has virtual tours of the current and past exhibits, and educational activities just for kids.
Bo Bartlett Center
Bo Bartlett is a Columbus-born artist whose work is housed in Uptown Columbus at the Bartlett Center. There are some wonderful videos narrated by Bo that high school students and their parents will enjoy.
Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus
YOGC has put together a terrific list of free music and music education resources.
Joe, an early education leader at Brookstone School, sent this list of “Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds and Activities.” This is a treasure trove of websites, hands-on activities, apps and games to assist and extend the distance learning for students k-5.
Lori Standard Cooper
Lori Standard Cooper, owner of Columbus Dinner Divas is doing cooking lessons for kids on FB. See her at Columbus Dinner Divas. Love the way she ties math and measuring into cooking – to say nothing of science and heat!
Najee Dorsey, local artist based in Columbus and head of Black Art in America has created a coloring assignment based in his original work with some curriculum help.
Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence Program
Children’s author Mo Willems (author of “The Pigeon Needs a Bath” and many others) leads a daily art class for kids with “Lunch Doodles with Mo.”
The renowned children’s theatre company TheaterWorks USA has just launched TheaterWorks Anywhere, a digital series that aims to give young people a fun and active way to use their imaginations while learning about the process of creating theater. The content encourages creativity, provides arts enrichment and curriculum and enhancement and spreads a little joy!
Online dance classes and a list of online ballet performances can be found at www.pointemagazine.com.
UK Kids Windows
This Facebook group features easy art projects with fantastical outcomes to support learning.
This website features loads of fun ideas ‘How to make a cardboard dome,’ How to make bubbles… glitter…glow-in-the-dark…play dough
Children’s book author and illustrator Peter Reynolds reads aloud his books “Oops,” “The Dot,” “Happy Dreamer,” “Say Something” and more.
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Tons of pre-k resources – virtual field trips, story times and guided cloud watching, shadow drawings – http://www.decal.ga.gov/
Field Trip Fridays
Beginning April 3 take a virtual field trip to some of The ATL’s top sites.
First Readers of Muscogee County
Check out this wonderful resource as actors read some of their favorite children’s books!