Find fun learning & play activities for the Kids to do from home!

We know how difficult this time can be, working from home while the kids are also home and bored.

We wanted to help out by compiling a list of Organizations & websites that are offering a wide variety of activities for kids to do from home that are fun & educational.

Click here to download the list as a pdf.


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Animals The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden closed to the public yesterday to do its part to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  During the closure, the Zoo plans to offer Home Safari Facebook Lives seven days a week! http://cincinnatizoo.org/news-releases/cincinnati-zoo-is-bringing-the-zoo-to-you/
Animals  Amphibian unit studies https://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/amphibians-unit-study-resources/
Animals Play games and learn all about animals https://switchzoo.com
Animals The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
Animals This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/
Art Every Weekday at 1pm, Children’s Book Author/Illustrator Mo Willems hosts an art lesson! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL14hRqd0PELGbKihHuTqx_pbvCLqGbOkF
Art A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/
Art Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids. http://www.preschoolexpress.com/
Art Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. https://artsology.com/
Art Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/
Art NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html
Art Online digital coloring pages https://www.thecolor.com/
Cooking, Life Skills Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library
Cooking, Life Skills Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com/
Cooking, Life Skills Keyboarding practice https://www.typingclub.com/ 
Cooking, Life Skills Keyboarding practice https://www.typing.com/
Cooking, Life Skills Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/
Culture, Travel, Maps 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/
Culture, Travel, Maps All sorts of learning here if you dig in — Maps are Fun! https://www.google.com/earth/
Culture, Travel, Maps Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history. http://www.whatwasthere.com//
Culture, Travel, Maps Digital archive of history https://www.bunkhistory.org/
Culture, Travel, Maps Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are. https://www.geoguessr.com/
Educational Videos Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12 https://www.projectexplorer.org/
Educational Videos Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/
Educational Videos Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work
Educational Videos Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. https://www.numberphile.com/
Educational Videos Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/
Exercise  PE activities and ideas for all ages.  Many downloadable options https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/PreK-12-Subject-Area/Physical-Education/Type-of-Resource/Lesson-Plans-Bundled/Price-Range/Free
Exercise At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. https://www.theottoolbox.com/
Exercise Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/
Exercise Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/
Exercise Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts
Exercise Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/
Games, Activities  Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/
Games, Activities Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/
Games, Activities Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/
Games, Activities Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/
Games, Activities Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html
Games, Activities Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/
Games, Activities Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/
Games, Activities Games to get “into the book” https://reading.ecb.org/
Games, Activities Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/
Games, Activities Immerse yourself in cryptography https://www.cryptoclub.org/
Games, Activities Indoor Activities for busy toddlers https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/?fbclid=IwAR3tYXAqw7tJRAzLExpPcJo4rApLsKtgL0AwghzxgnhwOajc4auX6o12_xw
Games, Activities Interactive games based on the book series https://www.magictreehouse.com/
Games, Activities Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. https://brainbox.games/
Games, Activities Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/
Games, Activities Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/
Games, Activities Math games galore https://gridclub.com/
Games, Activities Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders https://www.mathplayground.com/
Games, Activities Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8 https://www.funbrain.com/
Games, Activities Online photograph jigsaw puzzles  You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/
Games, Activities Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org/
Games, Activities PreK – 5 games for all subjects https://www.turtlediary.com/
Games, Activities Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/
Games, Activities Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home
Games, Activities Toddler and preschool age ideas https://preschoolinspirations.com/
Games, Activities Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun https://www.crazygames.com/
Games, Activities Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids
Learning, School Resources  Elem Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com/
Learning, School Resources  Subjects for all ages including teaching videos and full curriculum. https://www.khanacademy.org
Learning, School Resources 2,500+ online courses from top institutions https://www.edx.org/
Learning, School Resources 22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com/
Learning, School Resources 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/
Learning, School Resources 450 Ivy League courses that you can take https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0tbYeSJTzmrzgs1z1Brpoh-Lg8zoqnThQAUTFqR-bBX9O6AEh2_lnLhTs
Learning, School Resources 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas https://hippocampus.org/
Learning, School Resources A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn. Preschool through 8th grade https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everything-you-need-in-one-place.html?fbclid=IwAR0Lo2FZ5cWLMt-6nto19auqTtI5kztqLqwi3japOPl1rcR_rLaNuCUcaYw
Learning, School Resources A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering — free 24/7 access using USERNAME: read (case sensitive) and PASSWORD: read (case sensitive) https://www.facts4me.com/
Learning, School Resources A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview
Learning, School Resources Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8 https://www.scootpad.com/
Learning, School Resources Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus
Learning, School Resources Algebra games for kids https://www.dragonboxapp.com/
Learning, School Resources An interactive way to learn history https://www.mission-us.org/
Learning, School Resources Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/
Learning, School Resources Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com/
Learning, School Resources Classes for older teens or adults https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo?source_id=FREEMO&utm_source=Social_Media&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=1000614&fbclid=IwAR1vaJx-3_aCdyE75S0fTJg4JZ_jI6KJvsJb4CnXY03tnfTm3FdgflaNpYs
Learning, School Resources ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/
Learning, School Resources Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body. https://www.coolkidfacts.com/
Learning, School Resources Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/
Learning, School Resources Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids
Learning, School Resources Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. https://pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-access-school-closures?fbclid=IwAR0ldr6TT3grhEDzJ_fEpYvNGG13kqYo5ogwEqYneW7QBkX8L4u7cEIS0nE
Learning, School Resources Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own https://www.superchargedschool.com/
Learning, School Resources Digital learning content for preschool through high school https://www.curriki.org/
Learning, School Resources Education for kids all topics https://www.ducksters.com
Learning, School Resources Educational games K-12 https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome
Learning, School Resources Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/
Learning, School Resources Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects https://www.izzit.org/index.php
Learning, School Resources Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com/
Learning, School Resources Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8 https://allinonehomeschool.com/
Learning, School Resources Farmer’s almanac for kids…  Date, weather, moon phase, etc. https://www.almanac.com/kids
Learning, School Resources Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/
Learning, School Resources Find and fix learning gaps https://www.mobymax.com/
Learning, School Resources For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/
Learning, School Resources Foreign languages https://www.duolingo.com/
Learning, School Resources Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Literacy-With-The-Littles/Price-Range/Free
Learning, School Resources Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library
Learning, School Resources Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/
Learning, School Resources K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students https://www.zearn.org/
Learning, School Resources K-5th Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com/
Learning, School Resources K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home
Learning, School Resources Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult https://www.aplusclick.org/
Learning, School Resources Math and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/
Learning, School Resources Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/
Learning, School Resources Math practice https://xtramath.org/#/home/index
Learning, School Resources Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/
Learning, School Resources Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com/
Learning, School Resources Online education program for toddler through high school… https://www.khanacademy.org/
Learning, School Resources Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive
Learning, School Resources Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade.  All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/
Learning, School Resources Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/
Learning, School Resources Phonics skills https://www.starfall.com/h/
Learning, School Resources Phonics worksheets for kids https://www.funfonix.com/
Learning, School Resources PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
Learning, School Resources Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free https://prodigiesmusic.com/
Learning, School Resources Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/
Learning, School Resources ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org/
Learning, School Resources Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/
Learning, School Resources Resources for AP students https://marcolearning.com/
Learning, School Resources Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! https://app.fiveable.me/
Learning, School Resources Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/
Learning, School Resources Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance https://www.ngpf.org/
Learning, School Resources Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. https://scratch.mit.edu/
Learning, School Resources Spelling 1-4 grade https://www.spellingtraining.com/
Learning, School Resources Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90 https://www.spellingcity.com/
Learning, School Resources Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com/
Learning, School Resources Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc. https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php
Learning, School Resources The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. https://www.shurley.com/
Learning, School Resources Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies https://www.coursera.org/
Learning, School Resources Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/
Learning, School Resources Voice based learning… learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources
Learning, School Resources Work on the 8 parts of speech https://www.grammaropolis.com/
Music  Fun songs to get the wiggles out https://youtu.be/vrAy7z5twFo
Music A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm
Music Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. https://www.musictheory.net/
Music Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/
Music Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com/
Music Music is for everyone https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments
Music Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/
Music Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments
Music QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/
Music Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/
Music The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en
Nature Alaskan Wildlife cams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams
Nature From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/
Nature Geography and animals https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Nature Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/
Nature Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/
Nature National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students.  Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html
Nature This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/
Nature Tour Yellowstone National Park! https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm
Science, STEM 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations
Science, STEM 3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects https://www.instructables.com/member/EdgertonCenter/instructables/
Science, STEM 80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities
Science, STEM A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials. https://learn.concord.org/
Science, STEM A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard
Science, STEM An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. https://www.positivephysics.org/home
Science, STEM Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more. https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/
Science, STEM Biology https://www.biologysimulations.com/
Science, STEM Chemistry https://www.playmadagames.com/
Science, STEM Coding for ages 4-10 https://www.kodable.com/
Science, STEM Coding with Star Wars https://code.org/starwars
Science, STEM Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/
Science, STEM Engineering challenges with things you have at home https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/
Science, STEM Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly.  2nd grade through college. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php
Science, STEM Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover. https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/
Science, STEM Fractions practice http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php
Science, STEM Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school
Science, STEM Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/
Science, STEM Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified
Science, STEM High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html
Science, STEM Higher level math series… online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA?reload=9
Science, STEM Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body. https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html
Science, STEM Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/
Science, STEM Learn all about cells https://www.cellsalive.com/
Science, STEM Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/
Science, STEM Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com/
Science, STEM Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems. https://www.tytoonline.com/
Science, STEM Science and math labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/
Science, STEM Science podcasts to listen to with your kids https://medium.com/kidslisten/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-listen-to-with-kids-6fe46ac506b8#.rb23iuaw6
Science, STEM Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html
Science, STEM Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology https://sepuplhs.org/
Science, STEM Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/
Science, STEM Space science for kiddos https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html
Science, STEM This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/
Science, STEM Tons of science experiments that you can do at home https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/
Science, STEM Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/
Stories Free stories online ages 3-12 https://www.freechildrenstories.com/
Stories News and more for kids https://www.youngzine.org/
Stories Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com/
Stories Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters https://thestorystarter.com/
Virtual Tours No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids
Virtual Tours This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/
Virtual Tours This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/
Virtual Tours This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life. https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china
Virtual Tours Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip. https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne
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