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A collection of activities just for kids!

Be sure to check back daily as new content and activities will continue to be added!  If you would like to see about adding a page, e-mail FineArts@buenapark.com

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How to Make a Dreamcatcher - Making a dreamcatcher is a fun project you can do by yourself or with friends. You will need a hoop, suede lace, string, and decorative materials to create a basic dreamcatcher. Start the dreamcatcher by wrapping the hoop with suede lace. Then create the web by weaving the string along the frame of the hoop. Finish the dreamcatcher by decorating it with your favorite accessories.  

ARTS

ABCya Animate - This easy interface is a great way for kids and young artists to have fun illustrating and designing their own custom animations. 

Art For Kids Hub -
Learn how to do hundreds of art projects with the Art for Kids family!

Cartoon Network- There are hundreds of free games for kids, so they can catch up with their favorite Cartoon Network characters anytime of the day! Adventure games, puzzle games, action, activity and sports games are all right here for them to discover and enjoy.  

Crafty Rec Leaders
, Videos - Our recreation leaders show you how do to wonderful crafts at home!  Follow the links for tutorials for Bunny Baskets and Bunny Crayon Holders!  Be sure to download and print our Bunny Basket Template and Bunny Crayon Holder Template to complete the craft! 

Crafty Rec Leaders, Activities - Our recreation leaders have created this fun activity packet for kids to use at home!

Crayola, Free Coloring Pages - Enjoy hundreds of free coloring sheets!

CReATE Happenings - CReATE STUDIO is a wonderfully unique “do-it-your way” art studio that offers an artistic mash-up between recycling and art to bring hands-on creativity to all ages through the reuse of everyday things.  They have weekly art projects and a YouTube channel free to view!

Crayola, Events - Mark your calendars!  Crayola is hosting live events on their Facebook page with fun activities for the little ones!

DIY Father’s Day Crafts – Let’s get artsy as we celebrate Dad!  Check out these 27 craft ideas for kids!  Gift dad a one of a kind DIY creation he can hold onto and treasure!

DIY Slime – Create your very own Slime! Enjoy this fun video, which will show you the steps to making Borax free slime.  Fun for the whole family.

Drawing Coach - Learn to draw various cartoons with simple and visual instructions. 

Drawing with Lauren - Learn how to draw a cat, dog, turtle and bunny with our Community Services Coordinator, Lauren Morales.  

Drawing with ROB - Enjoy some fun and creative drawing with Mr. Rob Biddulph. There are 50+ videos to be creative and learn to draw. Great for all ages. 

Disney Blog - Free online tutorials to draw Mickey Mouse and other all-time favorite characters. Great for all ages. 

Disney Nature - Learn about all the wonderful things nature has to offer with Disney Nature!

Easy Craft Ideas for Kids - From Parents.com come these easy to do crafts with supplies for around your home!

Fourth of July Foodie - Try out these fun, family friendly, Fourth of July Holiday recipes!  Enjoy creating these delicious festive creations and have a decorative holiday! 

Free Kids Crafts- Printable crafts to color and create no sew creations!

Funbrain  – Challenge your child’s mind with an array of educational games, books, videos and more!  Designed for age groups starting as early as pre-k through 8th grade.

Fun Zoom Games- Shawn has great ideas for fun Zoom games. She explains how to play these games through Zoom. 

Go Noodle – Get Loud, Stretchy, Dynamic, and even Sporty with hundreds of Go Noodle’s dance videos!  Have fun moving and grooving with the whole family as you get that energy working for a healthier you! 

Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids – From as little as 9 pieces to as many as 49 pieces, these jigsaw puzzles are a perfect way for children to build skills such as visual reasoning, special awareness, short term memory, and logic! 

Kids Learning Tube - Explore different educational videos for kids. They get to learn about space, functions of math, states, countries, and telling time.

Kids Love Music - Parents with babies 4 -14 months old!  Here you can sing songs and do activities designed for interaction with your baby!  So get comfortable, grab a scarf and some shakers and join us!  If your baby is already walking independently, please see the Kids Love Music video offering.  Be sure to check their Facebook page for Live Events!

Kids Podcast – featuring stories, meditation, music and more. Great for ages 2-6 years old.

Let’s play!Do some dynamic stretches at the comfort of your own home! Join Coach Izabella as she walks you through these stretches. All you need is a pair of tennis shoes, water and open space.

Little Kids Rock - this website finds solutions to help ensure students continue to learn, grow, and benefit from the transformational power of music. There are several materials to choose from. 

Lulu Fun Fashion Activities - It doesn’t matter if you’re 5 or 105, having a creative outlet can have a positive impact on your life. Whether you choose to knit, crochet, sew, quilt, or make your own jewelry, there are plenty of ways you can indulge your creative side to make things that you and your loved ones can wear.

Make Ice Cream in a Bag! - This recipe will show you step by step on creating your favorite ice cream flavor right at home. 

Make some homemade playdoughDIY with Ryan's World!  We have fun making our very own playdough using flour, salt, cream of tartar, vegetable oil, and water! Fun Family activities to play at home! 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Met Kids - Met Kids has been inspired, tested, and approved by real kids ages 7–12.

Mo Willems Lunch Doodles - Best selling children’s author draws and writes.  New episodes weekly.

Origami making! Make and create various pieces of Origami. Learn each step on folding and look at y our results. This is great for all ages. 

Popular Disney Sing-Alongs – Get those vocals warmed up and have some fun singing to some of these Disney favorites!  Get the family together and enjoy tuning in to this fun, family friendly playlist with video and lyrics!

Seussville – Inspired by Dr. Seuss, this website has a variety of activities, crafts, printable worksheets, and recipes to engage child in playful learning

Science Saturday! – beginning Saturday March 6, kids can learn about a new science topic every week with Mr. Joe via Buena Park Library Facebook page.

Storytime with Miss Shailene – Join Miss Shailene from the Buena Park library District, for some Storytime every Wednesday, beginning March 3 through March 31 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm

The Spruce Crafts for Preschoolers and Toddlers - The Spruce Crafts is a DIY craft and hobby site covering helpful tips and step-by-step tutorials from passionate makers.

Toddler Demolition Time– Have a toddler that loves to destroy things?  Channel those high energies through these fun, low-prep activities!  Conveniently find most of the materials around the home.

The Wide World of Music - Dive into the world of music by playing with this interactive chart with 100 musical instruments from all over the world!

Virtual YosemiteExplore Yosemite like never before. Sure you can drive or fly to go see Yosemite Park in person, however, you now have the opportunity to explore it virtually. See things up close and clear. Great for the whole family.

But Why? Kids Podcast – For those curious minds the, “But Why?” podcast is a great way for kids to practice asking questions while getting trusted answers!  Parents, follow these simple steps to email an audio of your child’s question to be included in, “But Why?” future podcasts!   Also, have some fun listening to previous kids questions from older posted podcasts.  

EDUCATION

Clifford the Big Red DogExplore amazing adventure stories and activities with Clifford the Big Red Dog!  Enjoy games, videos and more on this site, brought to you by PBS. 

Code.org - Since 2013, Code.org has been providing free online coding classes for students of all ages. Learn how to think like a programmer while completing online modules. 

The Cat in the Hat Invents– Everyone’s favorite Cat is the start of this STEM-based website that challenges kids to be engineers and problem-solvers. Download this free app for Pre-K kids. 

Be Internet Awesome - This website teaches kids about digital literacy and online safety. The program offers free resources for educators and families to learn about these topics with a family guide and pledge, an online coloring book, and simple online tips. The program features an interactive game, Interland, that reinforces internet safety concepts for kids in a fun and engaging way. Its available globally in over 28 countries and 15 languages.  

Aquarium of the Pacific, Aquarium Academy - Come learn about ocean life from the Aquarium of the Pacific

August House/Story Cove - August House celebrates folktales and the oral tradition of

Duolingo - Want to learn a new language at any level. Now you can, this is a great way to build on your desired language of choice.  

Education Activity Sheets - Enjoy these free educational and fun worksheets for the little ones.

Educational DIY Activities for Kids! - These educational videos explain different creative ways children can learn colors, letters and numbers. Fun for all families.

Harry Potter At Home - The Wizarding World presents Harry Potter At Home! This online portal features puzzles, video content, articles, and includes free access to the audio book of the first installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Highlights Games - Enjoy some fun, free games to help learn from Highlights!

Child Reading English AlphabetKids Fun with Miss Karen - Our very own Miss Karen, Play School Instructor, is bringing cheer to your kid’s day!  Miss Karen will be hosting Zoom activities for kids generally pre-school age, but all are welcome!  For Zoom meeting information, please email Miss Karen at Karenh92801@yahoo.com.

Kitchen Safety for Kids – Teach your young chefs the basic elements of kitchen safety as they begin learning how to prepare and cook snacks and meals

Lakeshore Activities & Lessons - Lakeshore has a huge selection of FREE printable worksheets for kids of all ages!

Magic Tree House Adventures - Join Jack and Annie on exciting adventures—come face to face with animals in strange lands, do battle with warriors across time, get swept up by nature’s force, and win big alongside famous sports heroes—all from the comfort of your home!

Mrs. Milch's READ WITH ME! -  Join Mrs. Leslee Milch as she reads some picture book favorites!  Leslee Milch, M.S., is a National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist and is a Reading Specialist for the Buena Park School District and on the Board of Directors for the BPSD Education Foundation.

Music Games- PBS kids offers fun music games and activities for kids to enjoy. There are several of music games that use familiar PBS characters to teach kids the basics of learning. 

Online Learning - Great resource for K-12th graders with courses that include math, social studies, sciences, English, and Spanish. 

PBSkids.org - Explore various activities, tips, crafts and more for learning at home and find ways to build children's character. 

Pixar Instagram - Join the voice of Officer Giggle McDimples, Ally Maki, for a live storytime of selections from the "Toy Story: Storybook Collection."

ReadWorks - ReadWorks is a non-profit dedicated to providing tools and resources to help both teachers and students improve reading comprehension. They are currently providing some important online resources to help families transition into remote learning.

San Diego Zoo, Education Activities - Fun, educational activities for kids to learn about their favorite animals!

San Diego Zoo, Animal Stories -  Stories about all the wonderful animals!

Science Fun - Science experiments you can do at home! Have fun trying these experiments at home or use them for science fair project ideas!

Smithsonian Zoo - Educational Activities for kids

STEM for Kids STEM — which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math — is a crucial piece of the educational experience. Biologist Judith Ramaley coined the acronym in 2001 for the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) as the organization began ramping up programs to promote STEM subjects in American schools. 

Storyline Online – Virtual storytelling brought to you by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.  Enjoy listening to your favorite children stories read by well-known screen actors.  

Teach Your Monsters to Read - Teach Your Monster to Read is the BAFTA-nominated series of games that helps millions of kids learn to read around the world. Here’s a little more about who funds the game, and the team behind it.

Teacher Created Materials - A site offering free teacher-approved resources for at-home learning.

Teachers Pay Teachers - An online marketplace featuring free and paid educational resources, curated for different grade levels and subjects.

Teaching Kids the Five Senses – Check out these 20 different activities you can do at home that help teach your young one’s the five senses! 

Time for Kids - For 23 years, TIME for Kids has published a weekly magazine for elementary school students.  This website features age-appropriate stories kids are excited about, information just for kids that explains the world around them, and instructional materials that are aligned to Common Core and state standards 

 

HEALTH & FITNESS

DIY Backyard Obstacle Ideas- Although some playgrounds are still off-limits, why not try building a backyard obstacle where everyone can safely play. These videos tutorials on YouTube has great ideas that parents can help quickly assemble using items from home or Dollar Tree store. 

Let's Play at Home! - Our very own Community Service Leader and Coach Jacqueline shows you how to do some easy, fun exercises at home!!

Cooking with Kids – A non-profit, focusing on educating and empowering children and families to make healthy food choices through hands-on learning with fresh and affordable foods. 

Cosmic Kids – Cosmic Kids YouTube offers free kid-friendly yoga videos!

Dance Parent 101 - Dance Parent 101 provides fun, free dance routines for kids to do at home!

Energy Busting Indoor Activities for Kids - Keep kids healthy and active with these exercises!

Food Network.com - Preparing a meal with your kids is a smart way to teach them about nutrition and how to follow step by step instructions. The Food Network has an entire section on its site dedicated to recipes the whole family can make together. 

JR. NBA at Home - Interactive content series providing basketball skills and drills featuring NBA and WNBA players that can help young players stay active and develop their game in a healthy and safe way.    

Nomster Chef – Get your kids excited about cooking with this free library of kid-friendly recipes.

Stages of learning - FREE Autism resources and downloads for children, including a COVID-19 emergency resource kit that includes free lessons, behavior management tools and basic overview of how to use the Language Builder ARIS curriculum system at home. Also available is the Autism Learning Line, a community forum created to facilitate discussions and provide more resources.  

Staying Active with Skyhawks - Skyhawks Sports Academy is committed to providing resources to keep kids active during the COVID-19 pandemic, including our new online series, Staying Active with Skyhawks!

Sworkit - In addition to adult workouts, Sworkit provides free workouts for kids.

 

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