As you might know, I recently launched a new YouTube channel for TinkerLab: TinkerLab®TV. The idea behind this channel is to share videos that celebrate hands-on making that encourage creative and critical thinking skills. On my channel, you’ll find project ideas that focus on the intersection of art, science, and technology, interviews, answers to your burning creative questions, and more!
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The Best YouTube Channels to Follow for Creative Kids Activities
To celebrate this launch, I’m sharing 8 YouTube Channels to Follow for Creative Kids Activities. While these are not necessarily the hugest channels out there, I’ve chosen these as places that are sure to inspire and that show great promise for growth. Shall we take a look?
TinkerLab TV from Rachelle Doorley is my new happy place where you’ll find videos that encourage creative thinking for kids of all ages: art activities, crafts, science projects, and tinkering ideas. The thread that runs through these is experimentation and exploration.
Red Ted Art from Maggy Woodley shares all sorts of crafts for kids. Cute, easy, and lots of cardboard roll ideas! So many simple ideas for repurposing natural materials and recyclables.
Babble Dabble Do from Ana Dziengel shares imaginative handmade games with links to free printables. Her videos are some of the most gorgeous things I’ve seen on YouTube — ever!
Inner Child Fun from Valerie Deneen is full of PLAY ideas. Make your own bubble solution, how to make sidewalk chalk paint, and how to make an outdoor obstacle course. LOTS of ideas for summer fun.
Meri Cherry from Meri Cherry is one of the newer pages, and I love everything I’ve seen so far. Meri is an art teacher and mom to two small girls. Her glowing tutu and waterbead videos are fantastic and beautifully shot.
Coffee Cups and Crayons from Megan Sheakoski is full of ideas that focus on learning, play, reading, and kindness! She is actually the queen of the kindness challenge, and I look forward to seeing more ideas on how we can make a difference in the world from this channel.
Kids Activities Blog from Holly Homer and Rachel Miller is chock-full of easy projects that keep kids busy. And this active channel will keep you busy, too!
The Artful Parent from Jean Van’t Hul is one of the newer ones on this list, but if you know The Artful Parent, you’ll understand why I’ve included it here. This channel is already sharing hands-on kids’ art activities that are simple and process-based. This is one to keep an eye on.
What Would You Like to See on TinkerLab TV?
If you have a chance to leave a comment on the video or here on the blog, I’ve love your honest feedback and I’d also like to know what you’d like to see me share on this channel. Thanks!
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AHHH!!! Best surprise ever! Thanks Rachelle!!! So happy to be amongst all you talented women!
You’re so welcome, Meri! I’m so excited about your channel and adore how YOU shine through the videos you’ve shared.
Thanks for the list! Know of any you tube channels or blog to follow for rug times (preschool)?
I don’t, but I’ll certainly circle back if any good ones cross my path.
Oh lovely you! Thanks for the feature and mention! What a fabulous list of sites!!!!
You’re so welcome, Maggy. I adore your YouTube channel.
[…] P.S. If you’re into kids art videos (or other kids’ activities), Rachelle from Tinkerlab put together a list of good YouTube channels to check out. […]
We found that smaller creators are doing a great job, like Ingrid and Chris https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaV1L1Q-nO4RCET_vlIlfqA/
They started few months ago.
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