UPDATE 1/6/2023 – Unfortunately Kids Love Short Films no longer seems to be an active website. See the links below for my Pinterest Board of Inspiring Videos for Students and The Kids Should See This website.
Although it looks like this site has not been updated in awhile (since 2016?), “Kids Love Short Films” has an archive of animated shorts that are considered appropriate for a young audience. I say, “considered appropriate” because I always advise that you preview any videos before showing them to a class, knowing that “appropriate” is a subjective word.
Short videos like the one above often don’t have any dialogue, so they are good for students to summarize. You can also discuss theme with your students or, depending on your curriculum, the design elements used in the film. Some may be inspiring, like the ones that I collect on this Pinterest Board, while others may be directly related to the content you are teaching.
Another place that I have mentioned where you can find many videos for school is The Kid Should See This. Tomorrow I will talk about an additional favorite video resource!