Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Public Domain VIII: Myths, Legends, Folk and Fairy Tales

From the Hoodie-Crow
from the
Lilac Fairy Book by
Andrew Lang
“I like a good story well told. That’s the reason I’m sometimes forced to tell them myself.”
- Mark Twain

It doesn’t seem possible put it seems I haven’t shared a public domain post since 2015! There have been seven before this one and the links to those resources may be found at the end of the page. In this post you will find nature myths, tales of water-sprites, elves, devils, goblin, pourquoi tales and so much more.

I know there will be something special there for you that will jump off the page shouting, “Pick me! Tell me!” When you do, I would love it if you would share your discovery with me.




The Book of Nature Myths by Florence Holbrook, 1904. Fifty-nine stories nature myths including Why the Peacock’s Tail Has a Hundred Eyes, and many more.
http://tinyurl.com/hlf9juk

Folk-lore and Legends of Germany by Anonymous, 1892. Water-sprites, dancers, elves and more are found between the virtual covers of this book.
http://tinyurl.com/zrgykdm

Korean Folk Tales: Imps, Ghosts and Fairies by James S. Gale, 1913. Visit with Ten Thousand Devils, The Awful Little Goblin, and more mysterious creatures from Korea.
http://tinyurl.com/jyk8xdo
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The Norwegian Fairy Book by Clara Stroebe, 1922. Meet The Troll-Wife, The Young Fellow and the Devil, or The Pastor and the Sexton, and then make your way through the other 34 stories from Norway.
http://tinyurl.com/j6zqw5b

Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Plants by Charles M. Skinner, 1911. This book offers many stories, some very short, others more fully formed; a helpful book for background information when you are planning a nature program.
http://tinyurl.com/zcyh53b4

Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories, by M. Gastor, Ph.D., 1915. Dozens of Pourquoi tales at your fingertips. 
http://tinyurl.com/zfhd9n4

Tales Of The Fairies And Of The Ghost World by Jeremiah Curtin, 1895. Fitzgerald, O’Donohue, Kerry and Connors are just a few of the men and their stories included in the volume of 30 Irish tales.
http://tinyurl.com/hr2fedt

The Talking Thrush and Other Tales of India collected by W. Crooke and retold by W.H. Drouse, 1922. The jackal, tortoise, goat, and monkey are just a few of the animals you will meet in these 43 tales from India.
http://tinyurl.com/jkakm5l

Told in the Coffee House: Turkish Tales collected by Cyrus Adler and Allan Ramsay, 1898. According to the author, “Some of the stories…areadaptations of those already known in Arabic and Persian literature, but the Turkish mindgives them a new setting and a peculiar philosophy.”
http://tinyurl.com/hjkxxn6
Viking Tales by Jennie Hall, 1902. “These Norse stories have… three values…
the love of truth, the hardy endurance, the faithfulness to plighted word, that
make them a child's fit companions.”
http://tinyurl.com/hzzh2dx 

And if you missed the seven previous blog posts of public domain story collections go to:
  1. http://karenchace.blogspot.com/2011/05/public-domain-folktales-myths-legends.html
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This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.


Thursday, June 4, 2020

Stor e Telling: Winter 2020 - Storytelling World


“O beauteous green lake! 
Thou art to be my home for evermore”
 by Gilbert James, 1914
This was the annual Storytelling World issue and I offered public domain resources filled with tales from around the globe. You will also find stories to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat and National Herb and Spices Day on June 10.

I hope you find something fun and interesting to add to your storytelling repertoire or classroom.


Bengal Dacoits and Tigers by Maharanee Sunity Devee, C.I., 1916. Eleven stories of dacoits (bandits) and nine tiger tales.
https://tinyurl.com/laljfu2
 
The Chinese Fairy Book - by Dr. R. Wilhelm, 1921.  Seventy-four traditional Chinese folk tales: Tales of Saints and Magicians, Ghost Stories, and more.
Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories by Leo Tolstoy, 1904; stories from zoology, botany and more.
Folktales and Myths - Northern Sagas, Myths of Greece and Rome, Animal Myths from Various Lands, and more are found within these virtual pages from 1912.
https://tinyurl.com/t9bg5np
 
Folktales from Liberia - From the American Folklore Center 43 Liberian folktales, published in 1919.
https://tinyurl.com/t3evw63

Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians - Folk tales, essays on good and evil spirits, vampires, superstition, etc.
https://tinyurl.com/yx4zk4zl
 

The Chinese New Year ended on February 8 but since 2020 is the Year of the Rat these stories should serve you well throughout the year.


The Cat and the Old Rat – Aesop
https://tinyurl.com/rw3nrcq

The Monkey with the Tom –Tom – Southern India
https://tinyurl.com/unja9l6

The Pied Piper of Hamelin - Germany
https://tinyurl.com/yxy3z52o

Rat Hall – Scotland
https://tinyurl.com/tlu5o9w

The Rat Princess - Japan
The Rats and Their Daughter - Japan
The Rat’s Wedding – Northern India
https://tinyurl.com/uocn2j8

The Story of a Monkey – Philippines
The Story of the Rat and Her Journey to God – Romania
https://tinyurl.com/vu7arnm

Why the Rat Kills Cats – Nigeria
Why the Woman and Rat Came to Stay in the Same House - Sudan
https://tinyurl.com/ycscnjgj
 
Looking ahead to National Herb and Spices Day on June 10 here are some tales to spice up your winter repertories.

The Discovery of Salt – China
https://tinyurl.com/s3s75zt

The Dreammaker – Scotland
https://tinyurl.com/sgun3sm

Epsen Ashlad and Redfoks – Norwegian
https://tinyurl.com/yybyt4ud

The Gingerbread Man - England
https://tinyurl.com/ux29t88

Giufa’s Judgement – Italy
https://tinyurl.com/tolwt3c

King’s for Breakfast! - Hindu
https://tinyurl.com/sbephk3

Legend of the Sage Plant
https://tinyurl.com/vyd927n|

Lion Who Took Woman’s Shape – South Africa
https://tinyurl.com/r23pxm7

Love Like SaltFourteen versions from around the world.

The Maiden Who Loved a Star – Native American
https://tinyurl.com/sr57wxj

Salt - Russia
The Turtle and the Lizard - Philippines
https://tinyurl.com/uv4obqo

Why Dogs Sniff - Portugal

SOMETHING EXTRA

Beginning 2020 with a folktale opening from Jack the Giant Killer collected by Katharine M. Briggs.

“Once upon a time, and a very good time it was, when pigs were swine and dogs ate lime and monkeys chewed tobacco, when houses were thatched with pancakes, streets paved with plum pudding, and roasted pigs ran up and down the streets with knives and forks in their backs crying 'come and eat me'!”
From Jack and the Giant Killer collected by Katharine M. Briggs.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
In case you missed it here is an earlier blog post offering from my 2019 columns.

Stor e Telling: Fall 2019 - Helping Other Shines
This issues theme was Helping Others Shine. I offered some interesting and informative articles on mentoring. You will also find resources and stories for Halloween, National Pumpkin Pie Day, National Drumming Day, and World Kindness Day.
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2020/05/stor-e-telling-fall-2019-helping-others.html

Stor e Telling Summer 2019 – Puppets and Puppetry
The theme was puppets and puppetry. You will also find stories for Grandparent's Day and peach stories for National Peach Day in August. There are stories, tutorials, crafts and more. At the end of the blog you will also find links to additional blog resources from my column on a wide variety of themes.
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2020/04/stor-e-telling-summer-2019-puppets-and.html

Stor e Telling – Storytelling World Winter 2019
The theme for this issue was Storytelling World. Get ready for a glamorous trip around the globe through these fabulous public domain folktale collections, including stories to celebrate Learn About Butterflies Day and World Rat Day.
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2020/01/stor-e-telling-storytelling-world.html

 
These links below will lead you to my columns from 2007-2018.

Stor e Telling Fall 2018: Storytelling and Empathy
The theme for this issue was storytelling and empathy, both are greatly needed in our current climate. You will also find additional stories about the glorious pumpkins that dot the fall landscape, candle tales to celebrate the Feast of Saint Ambrose.
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2019/08/stor-e-telling-fall-2018-storytelling.html

Stor e Telling Summer 2018: Storytelling Traditions Around the WorldMany of us are familiar with The Moth and StoryCorps but what about some of the other ancient forms of storytelling? In this blog post you will read about a few of the fascinating and different traditions from around the world to complement the issue's theme. You will also find stories to celebrate Be an Angel Day on August 22 so get ready to fly with these new tales.
Stor e Telling Spring 2018: Storytelling World 
Unwrap some fun and fabulous resources to love and add to your repertoire. The theme was Storytelling World so you will find tales from many cultures. There are also legends to savor on Tea for Two Tuesday on March 21, Noodlehead tales to tickle your funny bone for International Moment of Laughter Day on April 14, and folktales for Bat Appreciation Day on April 17.
The link below will take you to a previous blog post with my Store e Telling columns from 2007-2017.

1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources V: Stor e Telling 2017
Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links.  At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.

Karen Chace 2020 ©
This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.



Monday, May 11, 2020

Stor e Telling Fall 2019: Helping Others Shine



Young Girl Carrying a Pumpkin
by
Fausto Zonaro, 1889
This issues theme was Helping Others Shine so I offer you some interesting and informative articles on mentoring. If you have been blessed to have mentors in your life why not pay it forward?

6 Things Great Mentors Do Differently
https://tinyurl.com/yxlz3h2s

8 Tips for an Amazing Mentor Relationship
https://tinyurl.com/yyy2ttqy

10 Ways to Make Others Shine
https://tinyurl.com/y33klm2z

How We Find Ourselves When We Connect With Others
https://tinyurl.com/y38eqoex





Make Your Success About Shining Your Light on the People Around You, Not Yourself
https://tinyurl.com/y6yyru4k

The Mentor and the Protégé: What, Who, and How?https://tinyurl.com/y39978mv

Mentoring Matters: Three Essential Elements of Success
https://tinyurl.com/yxhzbwxb

November 15 is National Drummer Day. Feel the beat with the tales below.

The Drum – Hindu
https://tinyurl.com/yyycksfc

The Drum That Sang – Bengal

https://tinyurl.com/y5s732cx

The King and the Drum – India

https://tinyurl.com/y42obndc

The King’s Drum – Nigeria

https://tinyurl.com/y6xgnp3g

The Pear Drum (The New Mother) – Traditional Tale

https://tinyurl.com/y3z64ydc

The Tortoise and the Magic Drum – Nigeria

https://tinyurl.com/y6sr745c

Stealing the Drum – West Africa

https://tinyurl.com/yy6e6wge

Halloween is a busy time for storytellers. Below are three public domain books filled with tales to fright and delight!

Can Such Things Be? Short, spine tingling tales, published in 1910, to add to your storytelling repertoires from 1910.
https://tinyurl.com/y5vs4ms3

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories by Algernon Blackwood, 1906. There are lots of places to visit here, A Haunted Island, Skeleton Lake, The Wood of the Dead, and more…if you dare!
https://tinyurl.com/yykt3vod

Told After Supper By Jerome K. Jerome, 1891. Seven ghost stories told on Christmas Eve.
https://tinyurl.com/yy9vugke

Don’t forget to bring some Halloween fun into the classroom!|

Halloween  Games for the Classroom
- “A collection of fun and educational Halloween games that build math and language skills for grades K-5.
http://tinyurl.com/ya4hn36

While December 25 marks Christmas Day for many it is also National Pumpkin Pie Day. I shared these stories below last year but thought I would highlight them again to celebrate this delicious day.

The Great Pumpkin – Taino Indian/Puerto Rico
https://tinyurl.com/ycqbj2sh

Grinding Stone to the Rescue - India
https://tinyurl.com/ybl49dvq

The Legend of Stingy Jack - Ireland

https://tinyurl.com/y8jxbwve

The Magic Pumpkins – Ukraine

https://tinyurl.com/ybqo2lr4

The Pumpkin in the Jar – Philippines

https://tinyurl.com/y7a4cgw2

November 13 is World Kindness Day. Why not spread some kindness with these lovely tales?

The Crystal Heart – Vietnam
https://tinyurl.com/qaxcooh

Evil Allures But Good Endures – Russia
https://tinyurl.com/y5oyrrs9

The Fairy Shilling – Ireland
https://tinyurl.com/y6t556qc

Great Joy the Ox – India
https://tinyurl.com/y57uzj9y

The King of Compassion - India
https://tinyurl.com/y4brjlv8

Old Woman Who Was Kind to Insects – Inuit/Native American
https://tinyurl.com/y35xeam3

The Princess Mouse – Finland
https://tinyurl.com/o2y4qss

SOMETHING EXTRA
Sharing an ending form the Norwegian folktale Spen Ashlad and Refoks.

"And here I lay my tale on a sledge,
And send it you whose tongue has sharper edge;
But if your tongue in wit is not so fine,
Then shame on you if you throw blame on mine."
https://tinyurl.com/yybyt4ud

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
In case you missed it here is an earlier blog post offering from my 2019 columns.

Stor e Telling Summer 2019 – Puppets and Puppetry
The theme was puppets and puppetry. You will also find stories for Grandparent's Day and peach stories for National Peach Day in August. There are stories, tutorials, crafts and more. At the end of the blog you will also find links to additional blog resources from my column on a wide variety of themes.
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2020/04/stor-e-telling-summer-2019-puppets-and.html

Stor e Telling – Storytelling World Winter 2019
The theme for this issue was Storytelling World. Get ready for a glamorous trip around the globe through these fabulous public domain folktale collections, including stories to celebrate Learn About Butterflies Day and World Rat Day.
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2020/01/stor-e-telling-storytelling-world.html

These links below will lead you to my columns from 2007-2018

Stor e Telling Fall 2018: Storytelling and Empathy
The theme for this issue was storytelling and empathy, both are greatly needed in our current climate. You will also find additional stories about the glorious pumpkins that dot the fall landscape, candle tales to celebrate the Feast of Saint Ambrose.
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2019/08/stor-e-telling-fall-2018-storytelling.html

Stor e Telling Summer 2018: Storytelling Traditions Around the WorldMany of us are familiar with The Moth and StoryCorp but what about some of the other ancient forms of storytelling? In this blog post you will read about a few of the fascinating and different traditions from around the world to complement the issue's theme. You will also find stories to celebrate Be An Angel Day on August 22 so get ready to fly with these new tales. https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2019/03/stor-e-telling-summer-2018-storytelling.html

Stor e Telling Spring 2018: Storytelling World
Unwrap some fun and fabulous resources to love and add to your repertoire. The theme was Storytelling World so you will find tales from many cultures. There are also legends to savor on Tea for Two Tuesday on March 21, Noodlehead tales to tickle your funny bone for International Moment of Laughter Day on April 14, and folktales for Bat Appreciation Day on April 17.https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2019/01/stor-e-telling-spring-2018-storytelling.html

The link below will take you to a previous blog post with my Store e Telling columns from 2007-2017.

1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources V: Stor e Telling 2017
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2018/12/1001-nights-to-2001-story-resources-v.html



Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links.  At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.

Karen Chace 2020 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.



Thursday, April 23, 2020

Stor e Telling Summer 2019: Puppets and Puppetry

Peach Blossoms
by
Winslow Homer, 1878
The theme for the summer issue of Stor e Telling in Storytelling Magazine 2019 was all about puppets. I included stories, curriculum, and tutorials to help you ‘get a hand’ on puppetry!

The magazine is a membership perk from the National Storytelling Network. The publication offers outstanding articles from well-known national and international storytellers, and educators from around the world on a wide variety of topics, and of course, stories. If you would like to become a member please visit  https://storynet.org/membership/ .

At the end of the this blog you will also find additional links to previous blog offerings, the first from Winter 2019 and columns from 2018 - 2007

I hope you find something fun to add to your storytelling, classroom, or home schooling class.

STORIES AND SCRIPTS

The Four Puppets – Burma
https://tinyurl.com/hp49ewu

Legends and Lore – Scripts to bring The Three Little Pigs, Iktomi and the Kettles and others come alive.

Officer of Heaven – An easy finger puppet play from Western China.
https://tinyurl.com/y3fwsmdw

Puppets for Librarians – Storyteller Granny Sue and librarian Nancy Whetstone have joined forces to create this useful puppetry blog; stories, crafts and more.

Alligator Arm Puppet – Easy craft with template.
http://tinyurl.com/3md48tc

Paper Cone Finger Puppets – Five easy animal puppets to complement the play Officer of Heaven in the Stories and Scripts section above.
https://tinyurl.com/nhwyxer

CURRICULUM

Chinese Lesson Plan – Shadow Puppets
https://tinyurl.com/y46l3r3h

Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Tall Tales and Puppets! Grade 3-5
https://tinyurl.com/y63x2n69

Dltk-kids.com - A wide variety of paper bag puppets to complement many themes.
https://tinyurl.com/24hsn

PUPPETRY TECHNIQUES AND TUTORIALS

Legends and Lore – Puppet Manipulation
https://tinyurl.com/yy29cn6s

Tips for Puppeteers - A series of video tutorials to help you learn to master the art of puppetry.
http://tinyurl.com/3gamyx7

Tips on using hand puppets with young children - Storyteller Priscilla Howe share her successful puppetry techniques.
http://tinyurl.com/3n2ld7m

In the United States the first Sunday after Labor Day is Grandparent’s Day. Here are stories from around the world to help you honor our elders. I shared some of these stories in 2007 but I thought it was time to bring them out into the light again.


Raven and His Grandmother – Aleut
https://tinyurl.com/lcdmgh

The Dreaming Tree – Brazil
https://tinyurl.com/yxgf8y72

Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun – Cherokee
https://tinyurl.com/m2sqtq

Grandmother Wolf – China
https://tinyurl.com/y6ll6jzm

Grandmother Spider Steals the Fire – Choctaw
https://tinyurl.com/nggvql

Holger Danske – Denmark
https://tinyurl.com/y2mkhaqg

The Old Grandfather and His Grandson – Germany
https://tinyurl.com/npargw

A Present for Grandfather – Indonesia
https://tinyurl.com/y6ne77pv

The Lime Tree – Russia
https://tinyurl.com/np8382

Grandmother’s Golden Dish – Serbia
https://tinyurl.com/yypcysth


August is Peach Month so of course we need some delectable tales to whet your appetite.


Fadhila’s Secret - Kenya

The Peach Boy - Japan
https://tinyurl.com/y2zcjt2v

Peach Darling – Japan
https://tinyurl.com/yxbnmmap

The Silent Cavalier – The Story of the Peach Tree - Azores
https://tinyurl.com/y5jjf869

The Two Jugglers - China
https://tinyurl.com/y3l5eauu

The Monkey Spirit - China
https://tinyurl.com/y4cegovc

The Queen Mother of the West -China
https://tinyurl.com/yxmeqhld

How Three Heroes Came By Their Deaths Because of Two Peaches - China

SOMETHING NEW

I thought it would be fun to share some different story openings and endings I find along the research road. Here is the second opening for 2019.

"Once on a time, long long ago, when there were more kings and queens in Ireland than O'Donnell's old castle has windows, and when witches and enchantments were as plentiful as blackthorn bushes..."


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

In case you missed it here is an earlier blog post offering from my winter 2019 columns.

Stor e Telling – Storytelling World Winter 2019
The theme for this issue was Storytelling World. Get ready for a glamorous trip around the globe through these fabulous public domain folktale collections, including stories to celebrate Learn About Butterflies Day and World Rat Day.
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2020/01/stor-e-telling-storytelling-world.html

These links below will lead you to my columns from 2007-2018

Stor e Telling Fall 2018: Storytelling and EmpathyThe theme for this issue was storytelling and empathy, both are greatly needed in our current climate. You will also find additional stories about the glorious pumpkins that dot the fall landscape, candle tales to celebrate the Feast of Saint Ambrose.
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2019/08/stor-e-telling-fall-2018-storytelling.html

Stor e Telling Summer 2018: Storytelling Traditions Around the World
Many of us are familiar with The Moth and StoryCorp but what about some of the other ancient forms of storytelling? In this blog post you will read about a few of the fascinating and different traditions from around the world to complement the issue's theme. You will also find stories to celebrate Be An Angel Day on August 22 so get ready to fly with these new tales. https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2019/03/stor-e-telling-summer-2018-storytelling.html|

Stor e Telling Spring 2018: Storytelling WorldUnwrap some fun and fabulous resources to love and add to your repertoire. The theme was Storytelling World so you will find tales from many cultures. There are also legends to savor on Tea for Two Tuesday on March 21, Noodlehead tales to tickle your funny bone for International Moment of Laughter Day on April 14, and folktales for Bat Appreciation Day on April 17. 
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2019/01/stor-e-telling-spring-2018-storytelling.html

The link below will take you to a previous blog post with my Store e Telling columns from 2007-2017.

1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources V: Stor e Telling 2017
https://karenchace.blogspot.com/2018/12/1001-nights-to-2001-story-resources-v.html




Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links.  At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.
Karen Chace 2020 ©

This blog post was researched and compiled by Karen Chace. Permission for private use is granted. Distribution, either electronically or on paper is prohibited without my expressed written permission. For permission please contact me at storybug@aol.com. Of course, if you wish to link to my blog via your website, blog, newsletter, Facebook page or Twitter please feel free to do so; I greatly appreciate your support and personal integrity.




Thursday, March 26, 2020

Arm Chair Entertainment: From Aquariums to Zoos!

Arm Chair
by
We are all in various degrees of isolation around the world so I have put together some resources to help you and your family travel together. Whether it be within the pages of a book, virtual trips to museums, zoos, aquariums, gardens, or national parks, no passport is required.

At the end of this blog you will also find a link to another blog that offers educational resources, including live stream classes, games and more. Have fun and when you have time, tell me what your favorite trip turned out to be. Until we can meet and greet each other in person again, stay well, healthy, and take care of each other!

BOOKS
25 Sources for Free Public Domain Bookshttps://tinyurl.com/yx2vpo83

45 Places You Can Download Tens of Thousands of Books, Plays and Other Literary Texts

Public Domain FolktalesFrom my personal blog, hundreds of public domain books to download or read online for free. You will find folktales, fairytales, myths and legends from around the world. This link is number seven in my series, at the end of this blog you will find links to six more blog post with additional resources.

JSTOR – Open data base of over 6,000 eBooks and over 150 journals now accessible without the need for an online login. now to all of their resources.


EXERCISE/PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

10 Mental Health Tips Health Tips for Coronavirus Social Distancing

Gratitude Literally Rewires Your Brain to Be Happy

How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health

PERFORMING ARTS

Center for Puppetry

Cleveland Inner City Ballet: Free Virtual Online Ballet Instruction

Free Music Concerts to Watch at Home

London theater: Stream Shakespeare Plays Recorded at the Globe Theatre

PBS – Film, theater and music you can watch online.

NPR Virtual Concerts to Watch

Virtual Concerts and Morehttps://tinyurl.com/u9ds8as

Virtual Plays, Concerts, Plays and Museums and Other Cultures You Can Enjoy at Home


VIRTUAL TOURS

MUSEUMS

Note: Some of the virtual tour links will offer resources that have already been mentioned.

19 Immersive Museum Exhibits You Can Visit from Your Couch

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

20 Virtual Field Trips You Can Take with Your Kids

Boston Children’s Museum

Louvre Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Palace of Versailles
https://tinyurl.com/wmaczp7

Smithsonian Natural Museum of History

Virtual Museum Tours in Vancouver

FARMS

Canadian Farm and Food Tours

Willow Crest Farms

GARDENS

Five Virtual Gardens You Can Tour Virtual

NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE

Virtual Tours of US National Parks
https://tinyurl.com/vv86fq9

Wildlife and Animal Livecams

THEME PARKS

Disneyland: Take Your Kids on a Virtual Ride

ZOOS, AQUARIUMS AND ANIMAL LIVESTREAMS

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden – Life Safaris via their Facebook page.

The Georgia Aquarium

Kansas City Zoo 24 Hour Live Stream of Penguins

Live Stream Videos from Monterey Bay Aquarium

New England Aquarium https://tinyurl.com/ulztv4p

Stay Sane During Your Quarantine with These Animal Livestreams

Zoos and Aquariums Livestreaming


MULTIPLE RESOURCES IN ONE LOCATION

45 Places You Can Download Tens of Thousands of Books, Plays and Other Literary Texts

Art Contests, Art Games, Museums, Digital Art, Digital Art, Art at Home
Leave it to a teacher, Mrs. Velazquez to create this fabulous Google Doc with a wide variety of resources.

At Home Resources for Kids (and their grownups)So much here in this online toolkit. Make sure to check it out, it is full of ideas on a variety of topics.

Virtual Field Trips and Classes for Educational Fun at Home

Chatter Pack: A list of free, online boredom busting resources
  • Virtual Tours
  • Online Learning
  • Geography and Nature
  • Music, Arts and Culture
  • Literature Online
  • Home Learning
  • Miscellaneous Entertainment
  • Anxiety
  • Mental Health
  • Prayer Resources
  • Speech, Language, and Communicationhttps://tinyurl.com/tnh2ymw

ZOOM

Learn how to use Zoom in five minutes via this YouTube video.https://tinyurl.com/ugkgkny

How to Set Up Zoom for Parents and Students

MISCELLANEOUS

Amazon Makes All Kids Shows Free to Streamshttps://tinyurl.com/rdq72xj


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