The Weekly 5×5 is Southwest Contemporary’s top five picks of things to do for the next five days. At least that’s what it was until our to-dos became homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re now sharing five things to enjoy from home. If you’d like to receive the Weekly 5×5 in your inbox, subscribe here.
1. Santa Fe Art Tours Storytelling Pack
Santa Fe Art Tours has created a free digital project for kids. The Storytelling with Art kids’ activity pack makes engaging with art easy. This activity pack focuses on the power of art to tell stories and communicate messages. It contains three worksheets, each featuring a color image of a painting and open-ended prompts designed to encourage your child’s imagination and creativity. Learn more.
2. Santa Fe Children’s Museum From Home
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum is posting activities and resources almost daily to keep little ones entertained, including a recent Science Saturday activity making Oobleck, that gooey yet solid substance written about by Dr. Seuss! Learn more.
3. Wendy Mac Free Daily Drawing Lessons
New York Times best-selling illustrator Wendy Macnaughton is teaching daily drawing classes for kids at 11 am MDT via Instagram Live, which are also saved to her Youtube channel. From how to draw dogs to cats to flowers, it’s all pretty dang cute. Learn more.
4. Albuquerque Museum Coloring Pages
Albuquerque Museum has downloadable coloring pages featuring iconic New Mexican pieces from their collection. They provide text to learn about the art piece, then encourage kids to use the coloring pages to make their own interpretations. Learn more.
5. Cooking with Kids
Because cooking is creative too! This local organization provides nutrition education to schools across Northern New Mexico, and they also have tons of online recipes, video tutorials, and education tools for free on their website. Learn more. Another great resource is How to Cook, an extensive blog with excellent tutorials for meals the whole family is bound to enjoy (thank you to readers Jennifer and Elizabeth Nelson for the suggestion!).