KC’s Online Playground: Penguins and Puppets and Virtual Playdates, Oh My!
Monday, April 13, 2020
Need a break from 24/7 information on the pandemic? Many local institutions and organizations are adapting their content and programming (for free) during this time of sheltering in place. Here are some links to just a few.
The Kansas City Zoo offers fun, livestreamed videos of various zoo animals, from otters and penguins to orangutans.Check out its YouTube channel.
The Mesner Puppet Theatre’s YouTube channel offers videos ranging from puppet-related crafts to exercises in “I Am” poetry allowing children (and their grownups) to explore their thoughts and feelings. You can also watch clips of their live performances.
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art offerings include its Virtual Playdates video series. It provides step-by-step tutorials on creating art inspired by works currently on view museum, using materials easily found around the home. You can also browse their collection online.
The American Jazz Museum’s Museum at Home offers virtual tours of its collection, specially curated Spotifty playlists, and jazz-related coloring pages and activity sheets.