Activities for Kids at Home

School’s out. Homeschooling is not your thing. Here are links to some helpful ideas. (Links were gathered March 2020 for the coronavirus quarantine.)

Coronovirus Social Story

Coronavirus Social Story

Visual Home Schedule for School Closings – Free at this time

Links to General Home Activities for Children

Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids

How to Occupy Kids During a Quarantine

Don’t Panic About Being Home with Kids Blog post

 Making the Most of Covid-19 School Closures,  Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents 

Sample Schedules for Learning at Home

Covid-19 Daily Schedule Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents:

Virtual Field Trips About Animals

San Diego Zoo – animal information, video cams, readalongs

Georgia Aquarium – webcams

Houston Zoo – webcams

Monterey Bay Aquarium – webcams

Virtual Farm Tours

Cornell Lab Bird cams

Big Sur web cams of many kinds

Africa Animals web cams

National Park Service wildlife web cams

Endangered Wolf Center webcams

St. Louis Zoo connects to webcams around the country

Reading Websites

Storyline online – Read aloud books

Spanish Children’s Stories

Mims House Children’s Books – e books and audio books free, spring 2020. Just add to cart to get free.

Math Websites

https://www.khanacademy.org/Kahn Academy – Math, Science, History – free

Math Playground free games

Science and Social Studies Websites

National Geographic Kids – Interesting facts and photos about many topics.

Yellowstone National Park virtual tour

Virtual Field Trips, Adventures in Familyhood

Science for K – 5 – MysteryScience.com

NASA image and video library

Smithsonian for Kids activities

Art

Free Online Daily Art Activities – Supply lists are provided to order supplies from Amazon.

Children’s author, Mo Willems, Livestream doodles every weekday

General Learning Sites

Free Educational Resources

Scholastic Learn at Home Website – 20 days of 4 free lessons by grade level.

Brainpop – Look for the link at the top to access site free during school closures.

Starfall – some free, some membership K – 3 Reading and Math activities

abcya.com – word, math, strategy games K – 6

ABC Mouse for children aged 2 – 8, Free membership code AOFLUNICEF during school closures

Time for Kids digital magazine – free for balance of 2020 school year

Fluency and Fitness, 3 free weeks during school closures

Miscellaneous Links at Kids Activities Blog

Family Activities

Virtual Museum Tours

Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Doom Your Weekend