Top Free Online Arts Resources 

 

Happy Thursday, Cayer Crew! While many states are in the process of reopening and returning to normal, Florida is experiencing a record surge of new coronavirus cases. This means many of our favorite activities are still under lockdown! Fortunately, there are some great online resources to get us through this time. This week, we are bringing you our top picks for online plays, musicals, ballets, and museum exhibits you can view as a family for free! 

 

Alvin Ailey On Stage

Link: https://www.alvinailey.org/performances-tickets/ailey-all-access

Alvin Ailey, a professional dance company in NYC, has compiled a great list of online resources – perfect for little ballerinas at home! In addition to full-length videos and how-to’s, they also offer a playlist of full performances on their YouTube page linked above! 

 

Van Gogh for Children

Link: https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/art-and-stories/children

The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam has created an incredible site designed specifically for kiddos! The page offers a kid-friendly, online tour of the museum, as well as coloring pages and activities to teach your kids about the prolific artist! 

 

Disney On Stage 

Link: https://disneyonstage.co.uk/education/

For Disney fans, this site offers incredible resources for a range of ages. Coloring pages, crafts, play-writing exercises, and even info on careers in theatre. Perfect for budding actors! 

 

EduHam at Home

Link: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-and-events/eduham-home

Perfect for little history buffs and musical fans, this course explores the context behind the award-winning musical Hamilton. Enjoy cast clips, video highlights, student performances, and more! 

 

Celebrity Bedtime Stories 

Instagram: @SaveWithStories

This adorable account features celebrities like Margot Robbie, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kate Winslet, and more reading stories for kids. These sweet and short videos are something the whole family can watch together at bedtime! 

 

The Roald Dahl Museum 

Link: https://www.roalddahl.com/museum/visit/virtual-museum-tour

Perfect for little readers, the Roald Dahl museum offers a kid-friendly and lifelike virtual tour. It features exhibits from some of his best works, like James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and the BFG

 

This is just a few resources that are available – there are thousands of great ways to access the arts from your home. For more sites, check out Playbill.com, PBS, or your local museums. We hope you all are staying safe and healthy inside. Of course, if you have any behavioral concerns or need help with virtual engagement opportunities, please reach out to your Cayer Behavioral Group RBT or BCBA.  Have fun exploring the arts from the comfort of your couch! 

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