HCDC At-Home Learning Ideas for children and their families. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education activities, art activities, learning with literacy, and physical activities.
HSPLS Virtual Programs: Library staff are excited to share their favorite stories with you through online challenges, storytime at home, and how to make crafts, bake, art projects and more through HSPLS Creates.
Nā Pāka ma ka Hale (Parks at Home): A new series of online classes taught by DPR staff. Nā Pāka ma ka Hale features videos of DPR’s dedicated recreation staff giving step-by-step information on a wide variety of topics. From in-home exercises to making lei lipine, music lessons to plant propagation, and more. Topics reflect our recreational programming, offering fun, educational, and engaging experiences that can be enjoyed by all ages, from keiki to kūpuna, and from the comfort of your home using common household items. The classes can be viewed anytime on DPR’s Facebook, DPR’s Instagram, and DPR’s YouTube feeds.
Na Moolelo Lecture Series Video Archive. Geared for adults and appropriate for all ages. These recordings of lectures include:
Jin An Wong’s Endangered Species Drawing Lessons on YouTube: Teaching artist Jin An Wong’s videos on YouTube show you how to draw endangered species in Hawaiʻi. Created for SFCA Artistic Teaching Partner SKEA.
Ka‘aipū Kākou Blog and Online Learning Space. Posting fun, educational activities that you and your keiki can do at home, with contributions from volunteer ʻohana and local cultural practitioners. A place to share and learn from each other and with each other, especially in this current time.
Mauliola Cook on YouTube: SFCA Artistic Teaching Partner Mauliola Cook’s videos on YouTube take you through Hawaiian stories and creative dance classes. Created for children and enjoyable for all ages.
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a Hawai‘i State Public Library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Courses include:
Interactive Art History Lessons: Listen/look at a book on YouTube, and then create visual art from it! The NEA provides the names of the books and the art activities that you can do after reading. Ideal for elementary school age students.
VTS Home Daily Image: VTSHOME uploads a different picture each weekday, and invites families, friends and classes to practice Visual Thinking Strategies to develop observation, communication, and critical thinking skills. The SFCA uses Visual Thinking Strategies in our Art Bento program, when we bring young people into the museum to respond to artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection. For all ages, ideal as a group activity.
On Isolation: A Series of Poetry Prompts and Exercises on Growth, Healing, and Crisis was created by NSPP alum. Lessons and prompts are descriptive, walking through step-by-step instructions for each prompt. Created for students grades 7-12.
Kanopy film streaming for Hawai‘i State Public Library library card holders. Kanopy Kids offers a variety of shows for their youngest viewers. Sign up at librarieshawaii.kanopy.com. You will need your state library card number and PIN, and will need to create a Kanopy account with your name and email address. Films by Hawaii filmmakers, such as Marlene Booth’s “Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai‘i” are on Kanopy, as well as films about Hawai‘i and Hawaiian culture, including “The Hawaiian Islands and Maui’s Haleakala” from The Great Courses, “Kumu Hina”, and “Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka‘ehukai – A Portrait of Legendary Surfer Rell Sunn”.