This blog was published in March 2020. While some activities may still be available, others may have been ended in response to the organization's decision regarding COVID-19 regulations.
If you have children at home, take advantage of a variety of enrichment activities you can do together! With resources like the Central Florida Zoo's "Zoo to You" program, Kids Bop dance videos, a free STEM Club, and much more, kids will be able to stay entertained while learning something new.
Click on each link below to access the available resources.
21 Fun And Delicious Recipes You Can Make With Your Kids
Recipe website Tasty has a list of fun recipes you can make with your kids.
30 Virtual Field Trips
This Google Doc contains links for virtual fields you can take at home! From the San Diego Zoo to Mars, you can safely travel the world.
70 Things to Do with Kids
This parent resource blog lists activities and includes links to instructions and recipes.
100 Activities to Do at Home
Many of these activities listed will require some supplies, but most items can be found at a bargain store.
123 Homeschool for ME
Free printable worksheets and educational activities to help make learning fun. Resources arranged by grade or subject.
Accessibyte Online is offering free access to its entire cloud platform of apps for students who are blind, low-vision, deaf, and/or reading impaired. Enjoy a highly visual and fully audible typing tutor, games, flashcards, and study apps.
All Kids Network
Discover thousands of fun kids activities like kids crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures, and more.
Amazing Educational Resources
A comprehensive list of resources continuously being updated and includes costs if applicable.
Art for Kids Hub
YouTube channel with "how to draw" videos that are easy for kids of all ages to follow.
Author Oliver Jeffers
Author of fantastic children’s books like Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy is reading in his Instagram stories every day at 1:00 pm and then archiving the readings on his website.
Brooklyn Public Library
BPL’s Children’s Librarians are bringing storytime into your home! Join us daily Monday through Friday for books, songs, tips for grown-ups, and FUN!
Camp Invention STEM Activity Guide
A 12-page STEM activity guide from the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Camp Invention.
Camp Kindness Counts
Free, research-informed activity curriculum for elementary-aged kids focused on developing character strengths such as gratitude and generosity.
Central Florida Zoo’s "Zoo to You"
While the zoo is closed they’ll be live on Facebook every weekday at 2:00 pm featuring an animal and a fun activity for the kids at home!
Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari
The Cincinnati Zoo is offering a Home Safari via Facebook Live every day at 3:00 pm Eastern Time, highlighting one of their amazing animals. It will include an activity you can do from home.
Free online STEM club for those interested in STEM learning. Connect with other parents, teachers, and STEAM kids interested in STEM activities, lessons, and collaboration with free live classes, lessons/courses, and giveaways. Share your projects with others, find others with which to collaborate, and/or just hang out.
Code.org provides the leading curriculum for K–12 computer science and organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign. Find hour-long coding activities by grade level.
Coolmath Games is a fun brain-training site for everyone where logic, thinking, and math meet fun and games.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Content includes a series of yoga poses and movements as well-known stories are told. There is a vast library of videos and playlists with instructional videos on the correct technique for various poses around two minutes in length.
Crash Course Kids
Discover science with a side of awesome through videos on life science, space science, physical science, and more.
Daily Schedule by Grade
Kids are used to following a schedule, so making a blueprint for the day will help everything fall into place. Grab a pen and paper and map out how the days will look at home. The goal is to keep kids busy and learning while allowing you to get other things done too.
DIY Art Projects
Good Housekeeping put together 50 DIY art projects to pass the time! It’s easier than you think to grab the crayons, glue, glitter, and paint and let their creativity shine. These fun activities for kids are easy and can mostly be done with everyday items that you have around the house.
Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up. Their bite-sized lessons are effective in learning a new language
From letter tracing to multiplication, these free worksheets can help you by grade, subject, or topic.
Elementari is a K–12 online platform to read, write, code, share, and remix interactive stories using professional illustrations and sounds.
Farm Food 360
Have you ever wondered how a lot of the food we eat is grown? Do you wonder what it would be like to live on a farm? Farm Food 360 allows people to observe farm life through its 360-degree virtual cameras. Learn about raising pigs, cows, apples, and eggs.
Take a virtual tour through the underwater world at the Georgia Aquarium and check out live feeds of underwater animals.
Go Noodle Brain Break & Dance Videos
This treasure trove of online movement and mindfulness videos also has a guided dance playlist on YouTube that currently includes 60 videos.
Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture teamed up with more than 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.
Have Fun Teaching
These free relief packets by grade level contain writing, phonics, science, math, reading, English, and social studies.
Takes the magic of its activity books and puts everything online for easy access. Get youth engaged in various games and activities, explore new areas of learning, and stay engaged in educationally-based lessons.
Indianapolis Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is featuring a “Museum at Home” experience across their social media channels!
Kids Bop Dance Videos
Enjoy plenty of dance-along videos and a few dance tutorials to popular music. Just search "dance along" or "tutorial" within their channel, and you will get a good range of lessons.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo (author and illustrator of the Pigeon books, Elephant & Piggie, and more) to explore ways of writing and making together.
Mars Curiosity Rover
Have you ever wanted to explore another planet but your spacecraft is in the repair shop? Take a look at the images provided by the Mars Rover of the surface of Mars: the Red Planet.
Hands-on, NGSS and Common Core-aligned, with short videos and discussion questions, these lessons nurture each child’s curiosity, guide them as they explore their world, and ensure they develop the most important skill of all.
National Geographic Kids
Explore all the resources available from NatGeo Kids from brain-boosters to cool stuff and everything in between.
Orange County Library System
From language learning and downloading music to reading online and finding new science experiments, the library has a variety of resources for your family
PBS Learning Media
Get inspired with thousands of free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.
Popsugar’s List of Indoor Activities
PopSugar came up with a list of easy, kid-friendly activities that will keep their minds occupied at home, whether you've stocked up on crafting supplies or not.
From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, PROJECT K!D mixes traditional craft and household materials in surprising ways.
Scholastic Learn from Home
Keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences.
Explore our favorite experiments, engineering challenges and demonstrations with these fun hands-on STEM activities! Materials are easy to find, most activities take an hour or less, and STEM learning is limitless.
These activities, crafts, and printables provide hours of Seussian ideas to engage your child in playful learning. Add a snack based on favorite books or characters from our tasty recipes, or search our themes for a curated collection of all of the above. So team up with your kid and get creative… there is fun to be done!
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Smithsonian Learning Lab puts the treasures of the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex within reach. The Lab is a free, interactive platform for discovering millions of authentic digital resources, creating content with online tools, and sharing in the Smithsonian’s expansive community of knowledge and learning.
ST Math is a web-based visual instructional program that leads to a deep conceptual understanding of math and is currently available at no cost.
Story Time From Space
Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education foundation that sends children’s books to the International Space Station.
Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator aiming to strengthen comprehension, verbal, and written skills for English-language learners.
The Learning Network
Each week, The Learning Network offers a dozen new ways for students to practice reading, writing, and thinking using The New York Times journalism.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Discover The Metropolitan Museum of Art with an interactive map, behind-the-scenes videos, an art time machine, and creative projects for at home.
Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip
Check out one of the most beautiful natural places in the country. Yellowstone National Park is home to so many varieties of animals and plants. Discover some of the popular park sites like the Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more.