Shelter In Place Home Activities & Info COVID19

This is a list of local businesses who are offering take-home kits, activities, educational tools and fun things for kids to do and for families to do together at home. If you know of businesses that should be added here, please email the info and we will add it to this page!


Virtual Ballet Birthday Party
Free! Due to the Coronavirus pandemic many little ones will not be able to celebrate their birthday with friends this year. So in order to make birthdays at home still fun and filled with magic, we have created a Virtual Ballet Birthday Party just for them. This virtual birthday party is is geared toward children 3-6 years old and is offered free to any site visitor so please feel free to share. Wishing you and yours health, happiness and peace during these trying times.
Ages 3-6

The Academy of Ballet and Etiquette
Our classes use ballet stories to teach young children the music, steps and etiquette of classical ballet. They will balance like Sleeping Beauty, kick like the Nutcracker Prince and leap like Firebird, all to these ballet’s entrancing orchestral music. Social emotional learning is part of movement and that helps the children remember with great efficiency and affection! We teach more than 20 ballet stories each year! To help our dancer better understand the ballets, and to give you a way to participate with them, we created Homeschooling Resources with optional, ballet inspired activities to engage the children in memorable aspect of the ballets, like the setting, special things about the environment, and the STEAM elements already part of the ballet’s story. We reward good attendance and offer a weekly, optional “Social” where children can chat and practice their good manners.
Ages 3-6

Young Art Lessons
Offering donated virtual birthday parties and art lessons/supplies for the families and children who have suffered from the recent fires and will be using a percentage of our After School Art Club sales for support this giving. Purchase a Club Pass for four weeks. There are several start dates available!

50% off code: CONTRAMOMS

A percentage of these sales will be supporting other families in our communities who have been impacted by the fires. The 4-week clubs will be $39.50 with the discount. 

Young Art
Young Art YouTube Demo

Fall 2020 After School Art Clubs

Video Game Virtual Art Club K-2nd 

Harry Potter Virtual Art Club K-2nd

Superheroes Virtual Art Club K-2nd 7

Pokemon Virtual Art Club K-2nd 

Princesses & Unicorns Virtual Art Club Ages 4+

Animal Sketching Virtual Art Club. Ages 6+

Human Anatomy Virtual Art Club Ages 6+

Digital Art Virtual Art Club ages 6+

Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Virtual Art Club 6+

Anime Virtual Art Club Ages 6+

Superheroes Virtual Art Club 3-6th Grade

Video Gaming Virtual Art Club 3-6th Grade 

Harry Potter Virtual Art Club 3-6th Grade

Pokemon Virtual Art Club 3-6th Grade

Animal Cartooning Art Club 

Happy Life Pottery

Learn pottery from home! We offer online classes that walk you through a fun & creative pottery project, teaching you the basics of working with clay while you create something magical! No experience required; best for ages 9 and up (younger may need parental assistance). Go to Happy Life Home Pottery Projects to pick your class and then pick your clay (air-dry is available everywhere and traditional, kiln-fired clay is available to specific areas). Current Schedule
632 1st Street, Benicia, CA. 94510
Ages 9 & up

ABC Art Class
Build your child’s confidence and self-esteem with our art courses for kids on drawing, coloring, painting, and much more! Many course options to choose from. One class, multiple classes and camps.
Ages please inquire with sponsoring agency

Color Me Mine “to go kits”
Walnut Creek

Offering pottery painting “to-go kits”! Visit color me mine online Shopify to choose your ceramics (LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM!) and paint colors! We offer curbside pickup or local delivery! Great solution for a family activity, virtual play dates, zoom birthday parties and more! See website or call for pick up hours!
Online Shopify link: Coloring Pages
1950 mount Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek ca 94596

FREE Coloring Pages
by Color Me Mine Walnut Creek

Including general coloring pages (based on our most popular ceramics), bunny themed and exclusive SCOOB themed pages. Ryan’s World and Mickey Mouse pages will be added this summer!

AR Workshop Danville
Summer Art Kit Subscription Box

Choose any Design, Website Order Link: More Info
Price: $155
355 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA 94526

AR Workshop Danville
DIY-TO-GO KITS for Kids and Adults

Choose any Design, Website Order Link:  More Info
Price Range: $35-$65
355 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA 94526

Lakeshore Learning Materials
Free at Home Resources:
Lesson plans, printable worksheets, printable calendars and clip art, craft and activity ideas.
Active Play Equipment and Supplies for at Home:
Available for purchase.

Curbside pick up available:
1929 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Walnut CreekCA 94596

Lamorinda Arts Council
Art In Place
While complying with the Shelter in Place order means staying at home, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on enjoying the arts! You too can take a break and enjoy these FREE virtual art experiences collected by board members and friends of the Lamorinda Arts Council. Our list covers many art genres and will be updated weekly.

Loving Hands
Virtual Baby Massage
Classes are FREE. Donations are appreciated but not required. Sliding scale $40-80 for five classes. Registration is required. Please message the instructor or text 707-980-5646. Classes ongoing, please visit website for more info Click Here

Marin-Based Milnu Offers Distance Learning Relief For ‘Do It All’ Parents. Affordable Private Lessons. Live 1-on-1 online tutoring with world-class teachers. Milnu launches a vetted, affordable marketplace for matching international tutors with families in need of support with distance learning, offering welcome relief for parents struggling amidst COVID-19. Inspired by our own family’s experience, Milnu was developed to shoulder the work of finding exceptionally qualified educators from around the world whose expertise often surpasses local candidates.

Subjects include math, science, music, art, coding, languages, and virtually any other topic as the site becomes a go-to source for both tutors and families. Parents and kids alike can log in to browse top experts and try their first session for free, and timing is flexible and customizable.


Virtual Camps…
More info to come soon