As we continue to spend time at home trying to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are all looking for new ideas and activities to do with our children. Here are some free and fun ideas:
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For as long as schools are closed, all stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Curated quality resources that support distance learning, whether implemented by teachers, parents or guardians.
Interactive puppet shows from the safety and comfort of home. Just jump onto to Facebook.
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Nasa provides stem activities, podcasts and more to learn about space.
A good story sounds even better when it’s read in microgravity. Story Time from Space sends children’s books to the International Space Station (ISS), where the books are read on video by astronauts as they orbit hundreds of miles above Earth.
Color Our Collections offers free PDF downloads of coloring pages created from art in the collections of 117 institutions, including The New York Academy of Medicine Library, Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, RISD Museum, the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Canadian Canoe Museum and The Royal Horticultural Society libraries.
Looking for catholic crafts, recipes, and hands-on ideas? Catholic Icing has them including some great ones for Lent.
Create your own book online using Book Creator. Get ideas and collaborate together.
Scholastic has daily lessons that combine videos, stories and prompts for drawing and writing activities. Grade levels include pre-K and kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, grades 3 to 5, and grades 6 and up.
Take a virtual field trip! More than 2,500 museums around the world have made their collections accessible online through Google Arts and Culture.
Watch all the school house rock videos you loved as a kid with your kids.
Live Online Classes for Ages 3-18 – Spark your child’s curiosity with access to 10,000 small group video chat classes—created and taught by inspiring teachers.