Stay tuned to our Instagram, Twitter, and this page for weekly itineraries and featured activities. To drop into a live-stream, check out our schedule below and meet us on Instagram.
(PreK-Elementary) ALOHA FRIDAY ART is a “mixed plate” theme-based STEAMed ingredients: visual art, multicultural kid lit, poetry, a little talk-story, and plenty aloha. New video episodes and posts released every other Friday. Material is geared toward kids ages 4-10 and their families.
(Middle School) CURIOUS CREATURES DRAWING WORKSHOP: From the leaping Grabouse nibbling grass to the Dorangodillo swinging through the swamps, join Lauren every week as she shares a new workshop with you to create and design Curious Creatures! Everyone can join in, there’s no age limit or requirements. All you need is a pencil and some paper! Let’s get drawing!
(PreK-Elementary) KIDLIT TV: The Kidlit TV team, a group of diverse children’s book authors and illustrators, has created a virtual library of free read aloud, drawing & writing tutorials, podcasts, art activities + reading resources for kids!
(Middle School) POETRY TIME: Watch webisodes of over 140 children’s poems.
(High School+) LAS MUSAS BOOKS WEBINAR SERIES: NoNieqa Ramos, author of THE TRUTH Is and Natasha Diaz, author of COLOR ME IN, will read poetry, do an anti-racism meditation, and conduct a writing workshop. All participants are entered into a drawing for a free Skype visit!
(PreK-Elementary) KITTY LITTER CAKE: Recipe for baking a Kitty Litter Cake as an at-home activity in conjunction with reading WON TON – A CAT TALE HOLD IN HAIKU.
(PreK-Elementary) GUIDE TO SERENA: THE LITTLEST SISTER: Book-inspired activities such as vision boards and DIY tennis equipment; explore birth-order traits and inspirational stories of female athletes.
(Middle School) NAVIGATE THE NEIGHBORHOOD (CYOA ON THE STREETS): Turn your neighborhood into a wacky Choose Your Own Adventure-style tale with these Story Signs.
(PreK-Elementary) BRINGING THE OUTSIDE IN: Materials for encouraging kids to connect with nature and explore the great outdoors, including parent/educator guides, activities, printables, and more!
(Middle School) BRINGING SCIENTIFIC OBSERVATIONS TO LIFE THROUGH TANKA POETRY: Based on the book THE VAST WONDER OF THE WORLD, learn to write Tanka poetry with scientific and nature observations.
(PreK-Elementary) STEM TUESDAY: STEM books ENGAGE. EXCITE. INSPIRE! Join us for weekly posts from STEM authors containing interesting resources, activities, and literacy connections.
(Middle School) JUST RIGHT ASTRONOMY & STEM ACTIVITIES: Six PDF activities about exoplanets and our just-right planet (Earth) based on JUST RIGHT: SEARCHING FOR THE GOLDILOCKS PLANET (book not needed to enjoy these activities).
(High School+) LITLINKS: HIGHLIGHTING THE NATURAL CONNECTION BETWEEN STEM AND LANGUAGE ARTS: LitLinks features STEM + literacy lesson plans connected to children’s books. Guest bloggers are authors, illustrators, educators, and scientists. All posts are categorized by the following grade level classifications: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; and High School.
(PreK-Elementary) ONLINE BOOK READINGS WITH AUTHOR DEBBIE RIDPATH OHI: With permission from Simon & Schuster, Debbie Ridpath Ohi is posting read-alouds of some of her picture books during school closures, including working with author Michael Ian Black to do a combo read-aloud and kids’ art activity.
(Middle School) ORAL HISTORIES: Students will be guided in obtaining oral histories from caregivers. They will then create written narratives based upon those histories.
(High School+) OH MY WORD!: Oh My Word! is a newly launched podcast about books, films, and musicals.
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