Hey Parents! Want to take the kids on an adventure via a virtual tour from your living rooms? Use your imaginations to draw, act and color while visiting these online sites for tours and videos.

Google Arts and Culture has gained access to over 2500 museums and galleries (https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en) around the world that offer virtual tours. You can view the city of Paris’ Museé D’Orsay, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Italy’s Uffizi Gallery and many more museums in Europe, Mexico, Russian and around the world. The Louvre, in Paris, is even offering its own virtual tour online (https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne) for free! Grab a drawing pad and pencils so you can practice art for an hour while traveling to Spain, New York and France from the couch of your home!


Visit the zoo! San Diego Zoo (www.zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams),
the Georgia Aquarium (www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/ ) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium (www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams) are reaching out to the public with webcam viewings of pandas, penguins and beluga whales. Print out some coloring pages of animals, choose a video and spend the afternoon coloring your favorite furry friends from lions to otters to giraffes!


Take a journey across the world and visit the Great Wall of China (https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china) to view the most visited sections of the wall and to experience what it looks like if you were walking down its stone structure. Find an old cardboard box and a template (or use your imagination!) for drawing a shield and a sword. Cut out the objects, and color them with markers. You can imagine you are in the Chinese Emperor’s army, fighting for China and its famous Wall, during the Hun invasion in 200 BC.


Art Photo by Gabriel Tovar on Unsplash
Zoo Photo by Tobias Tullius on Unsplash
Great Wall Photo by Bruce Röttgers on Unsplash