But… What am I supposed to do with these kids?!?!

We get it. We’re supposed to stay inside and away from other people. The governor has temporarily closed the schools. The kids are at home for now, and you’re already running out of things to do.

Never fear! We have several FREE ideas for you to try to keep them entertained, out of trouble, and keep the sibling rivalry to a minimum. Check out this list:

  • Fluency and Fitness is offering three free weeks for parents to use their program at home. This program provides K-2 reading and math topics while providing movement breaks.

 

  • Mental Floss has 12 world-class museums you can visit online to help build your child’s interest in art and history

 

  • Age of Learning is offering free home access to ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy, Adventure Academy, and Reading IQ. These programs provide early learning content for Pre-K, elementary, and pre-school.

    Redeem Code: AOFLUNICEF

    1. For Children in Pre-School – 2nd grade: ABCmouse.com/redeem
    2. For Children in Pre-School – 6th grade: readingIQ.com/redeem
    3. For Children in 3rd – 8th grade: adventureacademy.com/redeem

 

  • Switcheroo Zoo lets your children watch, listen, and play games to learn all about animals

 

  • Fun Brain has games to help kids practice their math and reading skills

 

 

  • PBS Kids lets you hang out with your favorite characters and play games all while learning

 

  • Into the Book takes you “Into the Book” to play games and practice reading skills

 

  • Star Fall gives kids the chance to practice phonics skills with read along stories

 

  • Suessville lets you read and play games with Dr. Seuss and all of his fun characters

 

 

  • ABC YA hones math and reading skills through fun games

 

 

  • ABCs to ACTs: Learning through play, creativity, and exploration

 

 

  • Scholastic: Find interactive games, science projects, and more with all of your favorite characters from the best books like Magic School Bus, Home Base, Harry Potter, Cat Kid’s Comic Club, and more!

 

  • Cool Math: Explore the world of Math though games, trivia, logic problems, and more!

 

 

  • National Gallery of Art: Get an informative introduction to art and art history in addition to creative projects and activities for kids of all ages

 

 

 

  • Mission US: Provides an interactive way to learn history

 

 

  • Khan Academy: Build a deep, rock-solid understanding in math, grammar, science, history, SAT®, AP®, and more.

 

  • CELLS alive! provides students with a learning resource for cell biology, microbiology, immunology, and microscopy

 

  • Kids Reads: Find reviews, author information, and more on children’s books

 

  • Youngzine: Get age-appropriate news for your kiddos on a variety of topics from World news, to technology, and more.

 

  • Fuel the Brain: High quality educational games connected to core standards in elementary education

 

  • Exploratorium: Lets students explore science, art, and human perception

 

  • Turtle Diary: Introduce kids to new, exciting ways of learning with the help of fun online games, videos, experiments, puzzles, coloring sheets, and more!

 

  • Sesame Street: Offers preschool games, videos, and coloring pages all while making your child grow smarter, stronger, and kinder

 

  • Fun Fonix: Build up reading skills all while making phonics fun for everyone!

 

  • Tvokids: Watch educational videos and play games that help you learn while also staying entertained

 

  • NASA Kids’ Club: Explore outer space and all the awesome science that comes along with it!

 

  • Cryptoclub:org is a website where students can learn and apply cryptography. It includes many tools for encrypting and decrypting, messages to crack, games to enjoy, comics to read, and more.

 

  • Earthquakes for Kids: Learn the science of earthquakes, come up with science fair projects, and learn history with USGS

 

 

  • Grid Club: This is a fun and interactive learning website for 5-12 year olds.

 

  • Magic Tree House: Go on incredible missions with Jack and Annie as they travel around the world and through time

 

  • DOGO News: DOGO News has fun articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, games and the DOGO news map for kids!

 

    • Science Bob: Stuck at home? It’s experiment time. Let’s do this.