Josh Gad, the voice behind Olaf in Disney's Frozen, is making the most out of his time inside. Every night at 7:30pm, the actor heads to Twitter (@joshgad) for his virtual storytime, #GadBookClub. His younger fanbase will be especially excited to hear readings of some of the best picture books around, like The Giving Tree. After you tuck the kids in, log onto Twitter and let #GadBookClub step in with a fun bedtime story. All ages.
Brooklyn artist Mo Willems, the first Education artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, is leading a free online drawing session every day at 1pm. Your little ones can see the magic behind the mind that came up with Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny and many more contemporary classics. You can watch LUNCH DOODLES live here, or catch previous sessions on YouTube. All ages.
Every weekday at 10am, a Lincoln Center Teaching Artist will lead families and kids in a fun and creative workshop that uses simple materials you probably already have at home. These live pop-up classes will pop-in to your home via the Lincoln Center Facebook page, where they will also be archived. All ages.
Turn your living room into your own personal performing arts studio with New Victory Arts Break, a free online series from the New Victory Theater. Each week explores a particular art form, with daily activities that lets you bring performance into your homeschool learning through a series of videos and instructions. These demonstrations by New Victory Teaching Artists is more than fun for the family—it's a part of an effort to keep the city's artists employed. This week's theme is Just Move!—and it's just what we need at a time like this. Ages 4-10.
CMOM at Home brings the Children's Museum of Manhattan into your living room. Every day, the CMOM offers a new video, game, sing-a-long or other online activity that your little one will love. The themes are as follows: Magical Monday: science and technology Move & Groove Tuesday: activities to get the wiggles out. Our World Wednesday: explore the world with your child Artsy Thursday: creative explorations Feel Good Friday: health and wellness Storytime Saturday: cuddle up with a book Surprise Sunday: a fun and unexpected activity for children and families!