Fun for Kids
Ways to get moving, be creative, show your talents, and have some FUN!
- NEW Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge! Keep track of your reading on our new Beanstack site at vencolibrary.beanstack.org. As this is a new site, registration is required.
- VCL Art Lessons Join Miss Kat for a children's book character drawing demo every Wednesday at 3:30pm at Ventura County Library on Facebook. Make sure to have your favorite drawing tool and a piece of paper ready to go! Past lessons can be found on the VCL YouTube STEAM Fun playlist.
- Minecraft Mondays Ventura County Library is hosting a Minecraft server to provide a fun, open, and collaborative Minecraft building environment for kids and teens. Participants must have parental permission and own a personal Minecraft Java Edition license (PC or MAC computers only) or a Minecraft Bedrock license (Windows 10 Edition or App) and use Minecraft Version 1.16.3 for the Java Edition or the latest version of the Windows 10 Edition or App. To join, please send your request to the Minecraft Librarian. Verified participants will be “Allow Listed”, thereby granted permission to access the server.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube Channel Yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation for kids. YT videos are free, with ads; there is an app subscription fee.
- Dav Pilkey at Home Read, draw, and create with your favorite characters from Dog Man & Captain Underpants.
- Digital Escape Rooms & Activities Links have been compiled and sorted into Family Fun, Teen, and Adult categories by staff at the Sun Prairie and Salt Lake County public libraries.
- Draw Everyday with JJK Lunch Lady and Hey Kid author/illustrator Jarrett J Krosoczka teaches a daily drawing lesson on his YouTube channel.
- GoNoodle A physical education video library filled with movement, breathing, song, and dance activities. Indoor recess for kids ages 5-12.
- Harry Potter at Home Activities, articles, quizzes, puzzles, and more from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts. Register for free access.
- How to Toon How To Toon's YouTube channel features cartooning lessons (some Live!) for all ages taught by cartoonist Joe Wos.
- Learn to Make Comics with Jarrett Lerner Activities to practice making your own comics, including drawing, lettering, and writing lessons.
- LiveCams Check up on your favorite wildlife. | Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams | San Diego Zoo Live Cams |
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems All 15 doodling episodes from author/illustrator and Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems are archived on this YouTube playlist.
- Mouse Circus The official Neil Gaiman website for younger readers, featuring read-alouds and downloadable activities.
- Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids Explore free stories and projects for kids, from the editors of the Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids magazine. Includes some advertising.
- Roald Dahl HQ YouTube Channel featuring a James and the Giant Peach read-aloud and much more content related to this beloved children's author and his books.
- Virtual Ballet Performances Links to international ballet companies' digital performances, collated by Pointe magazine.