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 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.