5 Fun Projects for Kids to Do Anytime

 In Art, Inspiration, Lifestyle

CoachArt has come up with new ways to help kids thrive during the pandemic. In addition to CoachArt’s free online programming for families impacted by childhood chronic illness, we’ve created projects and activities kids can do at home or anywhere, whenever they have some free time.

For example, we invite kids to check out our Self-Guided CoachArt Lessons with detailed instructions, including:

If you’re an enrolled CoachArt family, we’ll be glad to provide you with free lesson materials that your child can use to complete any of the self-guided lessons above — just fill out and submit this Lesson Materials Request Form.

We also host free live art tutorials on Facebook Live on Thursdays at 12 pm Pacific time/3 pm Eastern time. Like and follow CoachArt’s Facebook page while you’re there! You can see our schedule of upcoming Facebook Live tutorials on our Online Programs page. And kids can find and watch our previous tutorials anytime on Facebook or YouTube.

Check out 5 fun and free projects for kids below!

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Create a Journal

Journaling helps kids remember their life experiences, and is a constructive way to process their thoughts and emotions. It’s also an outlet for storytelling and accessing the imagination.

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Make a Paper Doll

Kids can create a paper doll based on a superhero, a family member, a famous person, an animal, a monster, or any other creature in the world or in their imagination. They’ll draw the shapes, color them in, cut them out, and attach them.

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Go on a Scavenger Hunt

Kids can find hidden treasures on this page, and color them in as they go. Then they can look for the same treasures outdoors, and keep a written log of what they find — and what they think and feel.

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Spin the Smoothie Wheel

This simple, six-ingredient “Jolly Green Smoothie” is easy to make in a blender. It’s full of nutrients and it’s delicious too!

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Word Search

This page contains 23 hidden words that correspond to CoachArt and its activities. Can you find them all?

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR FAMILIES IMPACTED BY CHILDHOOD CHRONIC ILLNESS

CoachArt’s mission is to create a transformative arts and athletics community for families impacted by childhood chronic illness. Our vision is that one day every family impacted by chronic illness will be connected to a community of support and an opportunity to learn and grow together.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CoachArt is providing lessons online for all group activities and one-on-one lessons. Learn more about CoachArt’s online programming for kids and teens impacted by chronic illness.

CoachArt offers free art and athletic lessons to chronically ill children and their siblings between the ages of 5-18. We currently serve families in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland OR, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area, with more cities coming soon. If your child has been diagnosed with a chronic condition, we invite you to fill out a student eligibility form to learn if CoachArt is right for your child.

WAYS TO HELP

Do you have an artistic or athletic skill to share virtually with a child impacted by chronic illness? Become a CoachArt Volunteer.

Learn how you can get involved with CoachArt to help kids impacted by chronic illness.

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