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Living in C-19 World: Family/Kids

This can be an ideal time to make special memories with your children and help them learn things beyond their everyday classroom subjects–a time to help them spend hours doing or learning something that they love or are curious about.

It can also be an especially challenging time for parents and other adults for many reasons--severe restrictions on in-person support and socializing, few options for out-of-home activities, sudden changes in everyone’s routine, cancellation or postponement of important plans, working from home for the first time, financial constraints, fears of job loss, health worries, and others.

From Joy Novak Rosson, a teacher from the U.S. with over 10 years of classroom experience and many years of homeschooling experience, we bring you a list that she created, posted publicly on Facebook and encouraged people to share. The links offer a huge range of activities for learning and enjoyment. Some are normally free, while others are being generously provided for free by organizations during this crisis.

There are activities designed for people from birth to adults, preschoolers to post-secondary learners. Among the many activities designed for children and teens, we’re sure that many will be educational and enjoyable for adults of all ages!

Get comfortable, explore, learn and enjoy!

Description

URL

2,500+ online courses from top institutions 

https://www.edx.org/

22 languages to learn 

https://www.memrise.com/

3 free weeks of “maker stations” to keep your children creating; each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources and a student recording sheet 

https://bit.ly/freemakerstations

300,000+ printable worksheets from toddlers to teens 

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

35,000 pages of content on the cultures and countries of the world 

https://www.countryreports.org/

3D printing projects and coding projects for grades K-12

https://www.instructables.com/member/EdgertonCenter/instructables/

450 Ivy League courses 

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/

7,000 videos in 13 subject areas 

https://hippocampus.org/

80+ at-home science activities 

https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities

A quick start resource for a plan for 1-2 months at home with preschool to grade 8 kids

https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everyth…

A safe research site for elementary level readers USERNAME: read (case sensitive); PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

https://www.facts4me.com/

A wide range of math content for middle and high school 

https://deltamath.com/overview

Activities for parents to do with preschoolers

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

Adaptive curriculum in math and English for grades K-8

https://www.scootpad.com/

Algebra games for kids 

https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

Amphibian studies 

https://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/amphibians-unit-study-resources/

At-home kids yoga lesson plans 

https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

At-home science experiments

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

Biology 

https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories and lessons for all subjects 

https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/

Chemistry 

https://www.playmadagames.com/

Chinese learning activities 

https://chalkacademy.com/

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. 

https://clickschooling.com/

Coding for ages 4-10 

https://www.kodable.com/

Coding for students of all ages 

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Coding with Star Wars 

https://code.org/starwars

Course sets that combine and cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art and geography—all in one easy-to-use course. 

https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

Courses for older teens and adults 

https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo…

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc. 

https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

Crafts, recipes and other projects for young kids 

https://www.funology.com/

Critical thinking resources for grades K-6 

https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids

Cryptography 

https://www.cryptoclub.org/

Curricular content hub for grades K-3 students

https://pebblego.com/free-pebblego-capstone-interactive-acc…

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own 

https://www.superchargedschool.com/

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing 

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Digital archive of history 

https://www.bunkhistory.org/

Digital colouring pages 

https://www.thecolor.com/

Digital learning content for preschool through high school 

https://www.curriki.org/

Educational brain breaks to help students review literacy and math skills while getting exercise (best for ages 4-8) 

https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Educational games for grades K-12 

https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Educational videos for all levels and subjects

https://www.izzit.org/index.php

Educational videos, pictures, quizzes downloadable worksheets and infographics about geography, history, science and animals

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/

Elementary math games, logic puzzles and educational resources 

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Engineering challenges for things you have at home

https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/

Enter a math problem or search term, press the button and see the step-by-step work and answer; grade 2 through college/university 

https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php

Explore and learn science while having fun 

https://thehappyscientist.com/

Explore careers in animation, architecture, book design, environmental design, fashion design, film and theatre, graphic design, interior design and product design

http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

Explore the 11 bodily systems in depth with interactive models and detailed explanations,

https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

Farmer's almanac for kids…dates, weather, moon phases, etc. 

https://www.almanac.com/kids

Favourite kids books read by famous people 

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Flashcards, colouring pages, worksheets and other resources for young children 

https://supersimple.com/

Foreign languages 

https://www.duolingo.com/

Fractions practice 

http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php

Free classes from leading universities and companies 

https://www.coursera.org/

Free videos from around the world for grades 3-12

https://www.projectexplorer.org/

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, a meteorologist teaches kids about the world of weather 

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students

https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Games for both learning and pure fun 

https://www.crazygames.com/

Games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others 

https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Games, learning resources and lesson plans for personal finance 

https://www.ngpf.org/

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

Games, recipes, crafts and other activities 

https://www.highlightskids.com/

Gardening for kids 

https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

Geography and animals

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Geometry 

https://www.canfigureit.com/

Grades K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math 

https://www.zearn.org/

Grades 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

Grades Pre-K to 5 games for all subjects 

https://www.turtlediary.com/

Grammar practice for middle grades 

https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Hands-on elementary science videos 

https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Helps kids appreciate the arts by providing the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations and explore different forms of art 

https://artsology.com/

High school chemistry 

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

Human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human

https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

Hundreds of grade K-12 STEM resources from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week-long sequences of curriculum materials 

https://learn.concord.org/

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids ages 2-12 cook with grown-ups; recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math and science 

https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Improve your typing skills while competing in races with up to 5 typists around the world 

https://www.nitrotype.com/

Indoor activities for toddlers

https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/…

Interactive games based on the book series

https://www.magictreehouse.com/

Interactive video earth-science curriculum 

https://www.everyday-earth.com/

Interactive way to learn history

https://www.mission-us.org/

Introduction to art and art history for kids 

https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers and more  

https://www.musictheory.net/

K-5th science lessons 

https://mysteryscience.com/

Keyboarding practice 

https://www.typingclub.com/ or https://www.typing.com/

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

https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

Kids engagement in the world of art 

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Learn about cells 

https://www.cellsalive.com/

Learn about earthquakes 

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn about the periodic table 

https://www.chemicool.com/

Learn to code 

https://www.codecademy.com/

Lets kids play instruments online, including guitar, piano, and drums

https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

Life skills curriculum for grades K-12, including strategies for teaching social and emotional skills 

https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Magic spell–spelling adventure. 

https://brainbox.games/

Math and language games 

https://www.arcademics.com/

Math and logic problems for ages 5 to adult

https://www.aplusclick.org/

Math and reading games 

https://www.abcya.com/

Math and reading games 

https://www.funbrain.com/

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine 

http://bedtimemath.org/

Math games 

https://gridclub.com/

Math games, logic puzzles and brain builders 

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry 

http://www.mathscore.com/

Math practice 

https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

Math through 6th grade 

https://boddlelearning.com/

Math videos with lessons, real life uses of math and famous actors 

https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Miscellaneous games for all subjects grades K-8 

https://www.funbrain.com/

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts 

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Music curriculum for kids ages 1-12 on how to play an instrument, sing in tune and understand the language of music 

https://prodigiesmusic.com/

Music is for everyone 

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Music practice transformed 

https://www.smartmusic.com/

Music-based Spanish learning 

https://rockalingua.com/

NASA initiative that covers weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants and animals 

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed for kindergarten and grade 1–listen to the magazine being read to them as you follow the highlighted text 

https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

News and more for kids 

https://www.youngzine.org/

Novel Effect makes story time more fun; as you read aloud from print or ebooks, music, sound effects and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice 

https://noveleffect.com/

Online courses and games for ear training and music theory

https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

Online curriculum for improving writing skills 

https://www.noredink.com/

Online education program for toddlers through high school 

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Online history classes for preteen through adult 

https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for grades Pre-K to 12; all main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses 

http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Online photograph jigsaw puzzle: set the pieces from 6-1000+ 

https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

Phonics and learning to read 

https://readingeggs.com/

Phonics skills 

https://www.starfall.com/h/

Phonics worksheets 

https://www.funfonix.com/

Physics problem and video bank for high school 

https://www.positivephysics.org/home

Play and learn with favourite show characters 

https://pbskids.org/

Play games and learn about animals

https://switchzoo.com/

Poetry and music 

https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

Pre-K to 12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials 

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading using evidence-based methods

https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

Printable grades K-8 reading and math activities in English and Spanish 

https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-aw…

Printables for grades Pre-K to 2 

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Literacy-With-The-Littles/Price-Range/Free

Printables library for children birth to age 6 

https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

Provides high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities

https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus

Quick and easy at-home projects for kids ages 2 and up

https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss 

https://www.seussville.com/

Reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement and imaginative reading passages 

https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Reading passages and lesson plans for grades K-12 

https://www.readworks.org/

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with comprehension and discussion questions 

https://www.commonlit.org/

Real-world financial dilemmas to teach kids the importance of money management. 

https://www.teachbanzai.com/

Resources for grade 12 students including live reviews, live trivia and study guides 

https://app.fiveable.me/

Resources for grade 12 students 

https://marcolearning.com/

Resources for Spanish practice 

https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Science and cooking experiments to do at home

http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Science and math labs and simulations 

https://phet.colorado.edu/

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 projects that can be completed with or without Internet access 

https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

Science simulations, scientist profiles and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology

https://sepuplhs.org/

Science, math and social studies 

https://www.ck12.org/student/

Short videos and readings that answer various questions for students; vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions included 

http://wonderopolis.org/

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises 

https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Smithsonian Institution (world’s largest museum and research complex) resources for kids of all ages 

https://www.si.edu/kids

Space science for children 

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Spelling grades 1-4

https://www.spellingtraining.com/

Stories for ages 3-12 

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through an interactive tutorial 

http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

Tests kids’ geography skills using images from Google’s street view 

https://www.geoguessr.com/

The San Diego Zoo has a website for kids with videos, activities and games

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

This Canadian site Farm Food 360 offers 11 virtual tours of farms from cows and pigs to apples and eggs 

https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Tour Yellowstone National Park

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Travel to Paris, France to see works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Type in a city or country name to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents

http://www.whatwasthere.com/

Video game for middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems 

https://www.tytoonline.com/

Videos to help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun 

https://www.numberphile.com/

Virtual tour of the British Museum, including the Great Court, ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies 

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Virtual tour of the Great Wall of China

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean and Latin 

https://conjuguemos.com/

Voice based learning through Alexa 

https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Work on the eight parts of speech 

https://www.grammaropolis.com/