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Coronovirus: Homebound Activities

Many library vendors, companies, educational groups and even individuals have stepped up during this crisis to provide everyone with free access to their material. This folder will hold an compilation of links to websites and programs that are available to you and your children throughout this time while we are all stuck at home. Some are educational and some are just fun, so please, take a moment to click a few and see where they take you! We will be adding more day-to-day, so check back often.
  • Audible

    The world's largest collection of audiobooks. Now, kids of all ages can stream hundreds of free audiobooks across 6 different languages. Totally free. No sign-ups. No personal information required. No strings attached.

  • Club Scikidz

    Daily free science or cooking experiments to do at home.

  • Rainy Day Craft Ideas

    Rainy day crafts for kids, and some fun activities. Keep the gloom away with these fun crafts to keep your kids busy when they have to stay indoors.

  • 5 Minute Science Experiments for Kids

    Watch water travel, learn to make a geometric bubble, watch a plant grow toward the sunlight and see raisins dance. These five minute science experiments for kids create memories and lessons for both parent and child!

  • Homeschool Hideout

    12 ART LESSONS ON YOUTUBE YOUR KIDDOS WILL LOVE!

  • 3 Weeks of Maker Stations

    Maker Stations provide targeted design thinking challenges for elementary students, emphasizing skills in engineering, art, technology, science, math and music. Make a board game, a vehicle that actually rolls, a bridge that can hold pennies, and many more!

  • YMCA Health & Fitness Videos

    Free health and fitness videos.

  • Activity Village

    Free packs of printable activities that will help keep kids busy and engaged. Obviously we can't replace our wonderful teachers, and these resources are "fun" rather than educational, but perhaps we can offer some inspiration and distraction, and take the pressure off just a little!

  • Daily Livestream Doodle

    Kids’ author Mo Willems is here to make your weekdays a little better for a while: Starting March 16th, he’ll release a new “Lunch Doodle” video each weekday at 1 PM.

  • Kids Workout

    25 minute exercise routine program for kids and adults.

  • Beanstalk

    Interactive kids classes to experience from home. Free for the duration of the Covid 19 threat. Ages 1.5-6

  • Actor-read Storytime

    Actor Josh Gad Is Reading Books to Kids Online Every Night During Coronavirus Quarantines

  • Virtual Field Trips

    Over 30 virtual field trips (with links) to zoos. museums, national parks and more!

  • JOURNALING
  • SEUSSVILLE

    Where every person counts in the 2020 census, no matter how small. Great coloring pages and activities.

  • Classroom Cereal

    Grammar practice in free, printable short stories.

  • Coloring Nature

    More than 675 FREE printable coloring pages for children and adults.

  • Colosky’s Math Academy

    Pre-recorded and live math classes from 5th grade math through trigonometry and college algebra.

  • Comix Book Movies

    Free access to over 2000 Play-Pause-Read format comix book movies covering a number of genres for most readable ages.

  • Minecraft with Connected Camps

    Free Minecraft server opens daily on Mondays - Thursdays from 11am - 3pm PT and on Fridays - Sundays 1pm to 5pm PT for social emotional and STEM learning through collaboration with other kids.

  • Geri-Fit: Virtual Classes

    Each Geri-Fit student (current and past study participants) is eligible to participate in a special workout that's shown online at their home during this downtime. There is NO COST associated with accessing the online workout. For those interested in working out from home, click on the link below to register, then follow these instructions: Create a User Name and ID. Once you've registered, a 6-digit client number will be generated. The User will need to send us their Client Number at the Contact Us link below and, in the Message section, put: "Need a Make Up class for ____(NAME OF LOCATION)____. My Client Number is:_____________." Contact Us link: https://www.gerifit.com/gerifit/contact.asp

  • Crayola Home Learning

    Resources to help families create and learn at home. There's a lot of really cool stuff in here! Art-infused Lesson Plans, Animated Video Lessons (Parent and Student-friendly), Parent Hand-outs, Free Weekly At-Home Learning Webinars (for Parents AND Teachers)!

  • Dog On A Log Books

    FREE Phonics and Dyslexia Printables for Learning to Read. 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.

  • Doodles Academy

    These projects use common materials and are suited for elementary aged students. Rather than being a stand-alone curriculum, they integrate art with content-rich topics by providing videos that give student context and background knowledge around a topic as well as demonstrate an art skill. Then, students are challenged to create unique art projects that connect to their individual interests.

  • Dream Beast Poems

    Inspirational poems for kids

  • Squigglepark Literacy Games

    Free engaging reading games for grades 2-8.

  • Perdue Recipes

    A delicious assortment of recipes to try at home! These are advertised as kid-friendly, but they sure look appetizing for adults too.

  • Homemade Raspberry Ice Cream

    Looking for something fun to do with your kids? How about making your very own ice cream- in a bag! This recipe does not require any special equipment, and takes about 15-20 minutes. You might even already have everything you need in your kitchen. Mind you, kids are not a requirement to make this. Adults love ice cream too!

  • Taste of Home- Kids Collection

    30 Easy recipes for kids to make themselves.

  • Explore Sound

    A website for young people and educators interested in learning about acoustics and the science of sound. Science projects, experiments, crafts, lesson plans, videos, articles, games, acoustician profiles, terms and definitions.

  • Felt With Love Designs

    Lots of free sewing patterns and tips to learn to sew!