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North Hills Kids Virtual & At-Home Activities

Art & Music

Now, more than ever, it is important to keep our children engaged and stimulated as we all work through this period of uncertainty.  North Hills Kids, presented by Wells Orthodontics, is here to help!  We’ll be releasing weekly blog posts with ways your children can still benefit from programming, even if it is virtual!  When we all work to #stayhome, we can move closer toward gathering outside together very soon!

In this week’s lesson plan, we bring you and your little ones some art & music ideas that you can enjoy at home, while also getting you excited for our “Kidchella” this summer!

Art

Travel to the MET and jump around the globe to explore different time periods and learn about the history of art

Microwave Puffy Paint

Ingredients Needed:

  • Baking Soda
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Food Coloring
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Rubber bands

Follow these easy steps to make your own microwave puffy paint!

  1. Start with one cup of flour and mix in 3 teaspoon of of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of salt and just enough water to make it the consistency of pancake batter
  2. Divide the mix into 4 parts and put them into snack size Ziploc bags, along with the food coloring.  Mix around to mix up the colors!
  3. Rubber band the baggies and snip off a tiny part of the corner, like you were icing a cake
  4. Time to paint!
  5. When you’re finished painting, put the painting in the microwave for 30-45 seconds and watch it puff up!

Music

Check out these DIY musical crafts!

Mini Lid Banjos

Musical Egg Shakers

Freeze Dance Painting

The Wiggles YouTube Channel has a large library full of free videos your child will love.  They offer videos with various lengths to keep everyone engaged and dancing!  This channel is perfect for little ones who just want to jump around and sing along.

Cosmic Kids Yoga offers free online content that feature colorful and fun backgrounds and music, all while teaching your child basic yoga poses in short, engaging videos.

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