Hello Barkada is able to provide programming, activity sheets, and freelance work thanks in part to the community of Barkada Backers that contribute to our ongoing crowdfund. Please consider becoming a monthly or one-time Barkada Backer today!


Watch our free livestream series' Allowed and The Call Out simply by following Hello Barkada on Instagram! Visit our Programs & Events page for links to video playbacks on our YouTube Channel and information on more virtual and in-person events coordinated by or featuring Hello Barkada.


Hello Barkada activity sheets are free downloadable resources. Printing isn't necessary. They can be written and colored on in free PDF editing applications; Google "free PDF editor" for options.

By spotlighting artists with intersectional identities, these activities are also intended to validate, start conversations, and build community. Please share them with family, friends, teachers, librarians, before- and after-school program coordinators, and others.

If you've completed or distributed any of our activities, please post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and tag @HelloBarkada #HelloBarkada so we can reshare and see them in the wild!


COLORING PAGE • Collectively: Beat the Heat

Catch some suggestive cool with our latest coloring sheet, featuring an illustration of the Korean dessert melon bingsoo (aka bingsu).


Past coloring pages: Paleta PartyFanny Song LyricHeaven and Eartha


CROSSWORDThe First Year: Hello Barkada

The Collectively 2022 crossword celebrates the contributors, participants, works, and programs that made Hello Barkada's first year a success!

Get the answer key if you need help!


Past crosswords: Filipinx/a/o History Month & answers Latine/Latinx Heritage Month & answers That Lin-Manuel Life & answers


DOTS & BOXES • Fil Am History Month

2022 marked 30 years since the Filipino American National History Society (FANHS) first introduced October as Filipino American History month. Rally 1–3 friends and celebrate the impact of Fil Am creators in the visual arts, performance arts, literature, and comics arts with this free Dots & Boxes game sheet, first published last year. Featuring writer Jessica Hagedorn, illustrator and comics artist Mike Curato, painter Pacita Abad, educator and poet Rachelle Cruz, and 13 more Filipina/o/x and FilAm artists, writers, and creatives.


Past game sheets: Latinx/Latiné/Hispanic American History Month Trans Writers & Visual Artists Antônio Carlos Jobim


WORD SEARCHOf Crows, Song, & Sky

We're taking to the open waters of the Crescent Sea in this word search featuring characters, places, clans, and slang from Black Sun (Saga Press/Simon & Schuster), the first book in the Between Earth and Sky series by bestselling and award-winning speculative fiction writer Rebecca Roanhorse.

Black Sun has everything: a prophecy, political intrigue, flawed underdogs, women in revered leadership roles, central characters who are LGBTQ+ or disabled, gothic romance, mysticism, transfiguration, and horror. If you haven't already read it, consider this a sign to add it and its follow-up Fevered Star to your TBR pile so that you're caught up by August 1, 2023, when the third of the trilogy The Mirrored Heavens is released. Not yet convinced? The dust jacket for Black Sun includes a pull quote from LeVar Burton in which he says of Roanhorse, "I'm really happy to have a voice like hers on the planet." In the Reading Rainbow, we trust.

Get the answer key if you need help!


Past word searches: Latine/Latinx Performing Artists & answers Filipinx/a/o American Performing Artists & answers Native and Indigenous Performing Artists & answers Maria Tallchief & answers Whale Rider & answers