Whew! This week has been a long year, you guys. All of a sudden we are all homeschooling, quarantined, work-from-home parents and I NEED A DRINK. Since I am anything but a Pinterest mom, I searched the web for some fun virtual/online activities you can do with your kids at home. Yes, you heard me. A screen can help you do all of these, they are educational, and they are mostly free. I will keep adding to this list as I hear of new things and please let me know if you have any suggestions to add.
Without further ado, here’s a good start on virtual activities to do with kids at home.
1 | Brooklyn Public Library is livestreaming “virtual story hour” every weekday at 10AM PST.
2 | Josh Gad is reading stories from his Twitter account.
3 | California Science Center has experiments for kids: “Stuck at Home Science” with free instructions in English and Spanish.
5 | Mo Willems is hosting Lunch Doodles
7 | Sequoia National Park is a cool spot to visit on Google Maps, you can scroll over the different terrains, and click on places of interest.
8 | Scholastic Learn at Home is a great resource with a ton to do.
9 | “HowtoToon” on YouTube is an instructional free course by cartoonist Joe Wos.
10 | The Center for Puppetry Arts will offer workshops and virtual museum tours along with the puppet shows it normally puts on daily in person.
11 | Storytime From Space is NASA astronauts reading stories to kids while they float around in space.
12 | Learn about what it takes to run a farm, meet farm animals, and more by taking a virtual farm tour on Farm 360.
13 | Learn about the wildlife of Africa by checking out an African wildlife cam.
14 | The Smithsonian Science Education Center has a virtual glider that makes you feel like you’re flying around the world.
15 | The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is posting daily at-home activities for kids to do.
16 | ABCMouse Learning Academy is a great educational resources with tons of lessons that kids can benefit from. They are also offering a free deal right now.
17 | BrainPop is an educational resource that provides lesson plans for all subjects including STEAM.
18 | Mystery Science has science lesson plans for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.
19 | The Georgia Aquarium has web cameras with several different views of aquatic life from its exhibits.
20 | McHarper Manor is offering a free arts and crafts lesson on Facebook Live every day at 1PM EST.
21 | Chris Van Dusen is a children’s book author/illustrator. He is now recording each of his books on Instagram Live.
22 | The YouTube account Cosmic Kids Yoga has all kinds of yoga-for-kids videos. (It’s not just for kids, either!)
23 | Live from the castle, your favorite princesses are available via FaceTime or Skype!