Bored kids? Stir crazy? We’ve gathered some ideas to help pass the time and keep young ones entertained.
Or maybe you want to grab some crayons yourself and have a go at these local-themed coloring activities, bingo cards, and more.
For additional at-home in Santa Cruz experiences, be sure to check out our Virtual Events Roundup.
Aptosia: Color in the Sunset Activity
Artisans & Agency Doug Ross Coloring Sheets
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Are you on our email mailing list? You should be because we just sent out a coloring contest to our email list with @dougrossart coloring pages. Tag us with your colorful pages #artisanscoloringfun and we will send you a Doug Ross sticker! You can message us to be added and be sure to tell us the month of your birthday! You’ll get sent a coupon for 20% off your birthday month to use in store or online. 🖍 🐳 💜 #coloring #coloringpages #dougross #santacruz #yoursantacruz #santacruzliving #marinemammals #montereybayaquarium #montereybay
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Boardwalk Coloring Pages
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has created some fun coloring pages to help keep the whole family entertained. The Cave People are our favorites!
Here’s a fun reading challenge for the kids. Print out the Bookshop Bingo card and have them color each square after reading the corresponding book. Once they’ve completed a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line, write the books titles on the back and bring into Bookshop Santa Cruz once they’ve reopened to receive a prize.
Coastal Watershed Council Activities
The Coastal Watershed Council has put together engaging distance learning opportunities for Watershed Rangers young and old. Activities include scavenger hunts, science experiments, storytime readings, virtual tours of the San Lorenzo River and more.
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks Shelter in Place Activities
Get creative! Adults and kids will enjoy coloring images of favorite state park and beach spots. A purple monarch butterfly? Rainbow poppies? For a limited time, download the coloring sheets for free and print them at home.
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Coloring Book
Download the museum coloring book here.
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Nature Bingo
Santa Cruz Warriors Worksheets and Coloring Pages
Download Warriors Worksheets here.
Seaside Crafts—At Home!
Seaside Crafts—from the comfort of your own home! Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house. Visit the Seymour Center’s website to find current craft ideas and instructions. Sign up for the Seymour Center’s e-newsletter to be notified when new crafts and activities are added!
The MAH Screaming Hand Drawing Activity
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From sculptures to skateboard decks to hand sanitizer, the iconic Screaming Hand has seen many forms. Create your own adaptation by downloading the pdf on our website – Link in bio. If you share your artwork make sure to tag us for a chance to be reposted! Need a hand sparking your creativity? 👋➡️ Swipe over for visitor drawings from our 2017 Screaming Hand exhibition. Original Screaming Hand artwork by Jim Phillips. First image by @nonheinous. . . . . #santacruzmah #santacruzca #screaminghand #jimphillips #nonheinous #santacruz #santacruzlocal #santacruzlife #santacruznow #drawthis #drawthisinyourstyle
Download the Screaming Hand PDF here.