Whether you’re an adult or a kid, being stuck at home when the weather’s nice, work is done and school’s out can be kind of a bummer. One can only binge so many Netflix shows or play so much Minecraft before starting to go a little stir-crazy. Thankfully, there are a handful of downloadable coloring books and activities from local organizations that can help keep kids of all ages occupied and satisfied.
Taliesin West Floor Plans and Origami Cube
Taliesin West is temporarily closed because of coronavirus, but you can still draw your own floor plan and make your own origami cube with a little inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright’s school of architecture. Download the floor plan activity sheet here and find the origami how-to here.
SLOTH Coloring Book
Local artist SLOTH’s work can be seen in various places around the Valley like The Park in Downtown Phoenix and Old Town Peoria, and now it can be seen on your coffee table. SLOTH’s “The Coloring Book V1” features some of his best-known lifestyle brand designs. The book costs $10, with $5 of the purchase price going to GiveDirectly, an organization that helps families impacted by COVID-19.
Arizona Center’s Recess at Home
Color Arizona’s landmarks, play puzzles, learn Arizona trivia, cook recipes from restaurants at the Arizona Center and more with the Arizona Center Recess at Home activity book. Free to download here.
Desert Botanical Garden’s Coloring Pages
While the Desert Botanical Garden is currently closed and will reopen to members only on June 16, everyone can reimagine and recreate the splendor of its desert flora with DBG’s free coloring pages. Designs span a gamut from a simple towering agave to intricate, mandala-like cactus flower patterns. Go ahead, give those succulents some psychedelic shine.