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Resources for Families

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Resources for Families

While families are choosing to stay indoors to help stop the spread of COVID-19, many parents and guardians are looking for ways to nurture and entertain the children in their care. With this in mind, Chandler Center for the Arts has collected arts resources for families looking for fun and engaging activities to do together. Reviewed and curated by our programming professionals at the Center, you will find a diverse assortment of arts experiences to explore. Please note: Most of these resources do require internet access, but many of them will work on cell phones and wifi-enabled tablets. Enjoy!

Chandler Public Library
Free books, movies, music and games.

Vision Gallery
The Vision Kids program provides free coloring pages and a public art scavenger hunt - get outside and explore!

En Casa Con Sonia
Join Latin Grammy nominee and CCA fan favorite Sonia de los Santos at home, singing along with her to her favorite Latin American family songs.

Okee Dokee Brothers Adventure Film Festival
Go on a virtual expedition with CCA performers and GRAMMY-winning Okee Dokee Brothers. These three 40-minute films include study guides to help add to the adventure.

Kids’ videos using dance and movement for mindfulness. This is a popular page used by teachers everywhere to get the giggles, wiggles and sillies out. 

Stuck at Home with Justin Roberts
This fun family musician has created a place for engaging musical activities, including instruments to make at home and sheet music. Justin live streams every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Story Pirates
Listen to fantastical tales created by kids and brought to life by the Story Pirates. This podcast encourages imagination and creative writing. 

Music Games with PBS
Kids can engage in fun music games with their favorite PBS characters. 

Chrome Music Lab
Fun, hands-on experiments to make music lessons more accessible.

Postmodern Juicebox
Music fundamentals for the preschool set, brought to you by viral video musicians Postmodern Jukebox.

Amazon Audible
Free streaming of kids’ books.

Jarrett Krosoczka YouTube
Illustration how-tos from children’s book author/illustrator

AllKids Network
Crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.

A digital feature made for, with, and by kids! Discover fun facts about works of art, hop in a time machine, watch behind-the-scenes videos, and get ideas for your own creative projects.

Explore some of the Smithsonian’s most treasured objects and become creators as well.

Virtual Museum Tours
Twelve virtual tours of museums and iconic sites you can take right now.

Utah Shakespeare Festival
Watch a production of "Romeo & Juliet," listen to the Q & A of a talkback, play theatre games, or watch workshops on the Bard.

Is your family a fan of "Hamilton: The Musical"? This resource uses a love of the musical to spark students' interests in creative pursuits and inspire a love of learning.

Lion King Experience
The family-favorite Broadway show gives kids everything they need to stage their own versions of the musical.

Pushcart Players
A performance group using song, dance, and story to bring history lessons to life.