Free Arts Activities

Arts teachers from across South Carolina can participate in standards-based virtual backpack activities designed to easily fold into any type of arts education setting, whether virtual, hybrid or in-person. Activities support foundation level students and range in style to meet various arts classroom needs. Pre-recorded artist talks, student journals, teacher guides, and fully packaged art kits are some of the many ways we look to engage with our arts education community. 

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NEW! Djole! Intro to African Drumming

Join SCGSAH Instructor Ben Weston on a journey to West Africa, ash he introduces this uique family of instruments and guides you through the drum rhythm Djole! Learn More.

COMING SOON! Let's Illustrate! Fun With Folktales

Just in time for Halloween, we've got a spooky folktale lesson for you! In this lesson designed by Visual Arts Teaching Artist Daphne Cuadrado Andino, students will learn how illustrators use elements of art to enhance a story. This lesson also features Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and storyteller Donna Washington! Learn more. 


We are proud to partner with the SC Department of Education and the ABC Institute to make Virtual Backpack content from prior years  available on the Instruction Hub.

To locate this content, search for the publisher "SCDE Arts in Basic Curriculum."