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The following listing was compiled from various sources online. Continually adding to it! While some are specific to children, there are lots that are relevant for adults stuck at home and looking for distraction! 

Activities to do at Home – from New Directions: Activities to do at home

List of Education Companies offering free subscriptions right now: https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform

88 Adventures for Residential Settings Based Services Employees To Create:  https://myadventureradius.com/88-adventures-for-residential-settings-based-services-employees-to-create/?fbclid=IwAR2F-3DnbIe63WsUSWHw3VWBeXkBNZLi7oxj3oTndTQfrjjkFp25ByzM8QE

Chair Yoga – https://youtu.be/VdkG4v3OD9I

List of Online resources for anyone who is isolated at home https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home

Amusement Park


Museums/Art Galleries




    • Call friends
    • Invite a friend to go to a movie or concert with you (both watch online at same time!)
    • Use Skype or Facetime to Video Chat
    • Play virtual games together using Video Chat
      • Charades
      • 20 Questions (Have an item you have hidden and let people guess)
      • Uno (each person has deck of cards to deal from and then you play off each other)
      • Connect Four
      • Bingo (make your own card,  one person calls out numbers)
      • Battleship
      • Karaoke





    • Check with home congregation to see if they are offering virtual services

Stay at Home guide for Kids with FASD http://www.nofas-uk.org/?p=1555

Virtual Field Trips to Take: https://adventuresinfamilyhood.com/20-virtual-field-trips-to-take-with-your-kids.html

Museums and Galleries with Virtual Tours

Check out the amazing library of films and documentaries from www.nfb.ca

Learn a thing or two on https://curio.ca/en/

Things teens could do in social isolation:

  • Learn to play a new instrument (YouTube)
  • Write a poem or story
  • Walk/Run around the block
  • Video game tournament with those they are isolating with
  • Bake something new
  • Journal
  • Re-arrange their room
  • Do a jigsaw puzzle (when finished offer to trade it with a neighbour for a new one)
  • Find new podcasts
  • Take Enneagram test online
  • Create a new music playlist
  • Teach a family member or roommate something they love to do
  • Start a virtual book club
  • Write a letter to a family member (yep a real letter)
  • YouTube Yoga or meditation
  • Write a bucket list
  • Invent a new game

While they are closed, the Assiniboine Zoo is bringing the animals to you!  Join them every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:00 p.m. for a LIVE Creature Feature on Facebook! They’ll be getting up close, introducing you to an animal here at the Zoo, and teaching you about animal enrichment, veterinary care, adaptations, and more! They’ll also be answering your questions LIVE! See the full schedule: https://bit.ly/3dmzfk7

Audible has set up a free website. (no need to sign up or in).  You an just go to the website and they have a good selection of books free for kids (from K through 12) to listen to. stories.audible.com 


2:00pm (CST) every day — Cincinnati Zoo – Daily “Home Safari” LIVE on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cincinnatizoo

Specific to how to talk about COVID-19 with your kid:


9:00am (CST) – Atlantic White Shark Conservancy – story time (books about sharks/ocean) on their facebook LIVE every day: https://www.facebook.com/atlanticwhiteshark

Mystery Lessons – https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning?fbclid=IwAR0gY7AsybeXRbUj4rGktSuerI_t6EWAa6vrWXcHT8uSEEPyjgyxPs4dFxI



Virtual Field Trips: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic?urp=gmail_link

Type in a city/state/country, and see historical photos and documents: http://www.whatwasthere.com/





Cosmic Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5uIZ2KOZZeQDQo_Gsi_qbQ


Card Games: https://mathgeekmama.com/best-math-card-games/


Math and logic problems: https://www.aplusclick.org/

Math problems by grade level: http://www.mathscore.com/

IXL math: https://www.ixl.com


How to Draw for KIDS: https://www.artforkidshub.com/ (https://www.youtube.com/artforkidshub)

Online coloring pages: https://www.thecolor.com

FINGER PAINT WITH SOUNDS APP (FREE RIGHT NOW): https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/finger-paint-with-sounds/id586598528


https://www.storylineonline.net (Videos of Adults Reading Children’s Books)









BRAIN POP = Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr. free during school closures: https://go.brainpop.com/accessrequest

SPELLING – https://www.spellingtraining.com

LIST OF A FEW APPS: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/apps

HELP KIDZ LEARN — FREE ChooseIt! Maker 3 App and redeem codes for free activiites — https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/updates/school-closure.html?utm_source=Inclusive+Technology+%26+HelpKidzLearn&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=3506fb6575-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_09_25_02_43_COPY_01&utm_content=hklfreeresources&utm_term=0_27aa929edc-3506fb6575-15435411&mc_cid=3506fb6575&mc_eid=4cb6b38eca&fbclid=IwAR1hWfYVHsunlO8iNLDHaljGiK4DbwSuR5zyI3AKfKwfv3MJYoH4iQUASPc

Homework choice boards for SPECIAL EDUCATION: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16GJbM2NJ9eCJKH46VlmqBw_ZkTOb-m6VkHlt0O0fC0M/edit

OT Tool Box: https://www.theottoolbox.com/

Colossal Questions on YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMdKMaqxA07-Sp4MCWudtdpR7XvFALxNL

Big Bucket of Boredom Busters: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UGNTQvVSbYbG9xYsVPlXzcqauP3xM6gxr3hS90t2Uac/edit?usp=sharing

Activity Ideas/Sample Schedule: http://bit.ly/BIASDailyHomeSchedule

Scholastic – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing by grade level:


Lesson Plans/Examples: https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everything-you-need-in-one-place.html





Downloadable work packets by grade: https://www.education.com/workbooks/independent/




50 Youtube Channels for Home Learning:



Webinar: https://learningtools.donjohnston.com/webinar/supporting-students-with-complex-needs-at-home/?fbclid=IwAR0WeekIGXmdSxNymeA99rmjvBGO1Ejc064Q_PlKaVUvThVh0fZm2BAcX2c

PACKETS by Grade Level, put together by Ryan Daniels (from Facebook post):

Pre-K (with sight words):




First Grade:


Second Grade:


Second Grade Math and Reading Answer Key:


Third Grade:


Third Grade Math Answer Key:


Fourth Grade:


Fourth Grade Math Answer Key (Some Answers-Not All):


Fourth Grade Reading/Language Arts Answer Key:


Fifth Grade:


Fifth Grade Math Answer Key:


Sixth Grade:


Sixth Grade Math Answer Key: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uhGpMY-Q-vgKfw1R_vkSHJnCXYExleMB/view?usp=sharing

Seventh Grade:


Seventh Grade Math Answer Key:


Eighth Grade (includes a formula sheet and problem examples):


Eighth Grade Math Answer Key:


Reading Log:


List of Virtual Field Trips – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR3UIy9IKw_wt2-ZcBiPpv8_qfi3IvjhwROztAO5qaDX1RcR9A5XGokNGqY#

Listen to one of the CBC podcasts – https://www.cbc.ca/listen/cbc-podcasts

The Homesteader Festival crew have created free workshop series called Rooted Online that teaches everything from seed starting to yogurt making: https://www.homesteaderfest.ca/rootedonline

Enjoy this free full-screen playlist of 10 popular short films, featuring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, from our Sproutflix catalogue. For all our followers, participants, agency staff, parents… that are staying inside during this stressful time – hope these unique films will be an enjoyable and meaningful distraction.

Click this link to see the playlist:


The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos,

activities, and games. Enjoy the tour! https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Tour Yellowstone National Park!

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Indoor Activities for busy toddlers

Play games and learn all about animals

Play with fave show characters and learn too https://pbskids.org/

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

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

Math and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/

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

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

 Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printabl…/

Geography and animals

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/

Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/…/hi…/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/

Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/

Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Voice based learning… learn through Alexa https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn. https://clickschooling.com/

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/

Games to get “into the book” https://reading.ecb.org/

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Biology https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Elem Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com/

Educational games K-12 https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Digital archive of history https://www.bunkhistory.org/

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc. https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php

Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/

Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Chinese learning activities https://chalkacademy.com/

Music is for everyone  https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Science, Math, Social Studies https://www.ck12.org/student/

Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home. http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Chemistry https://www.playmadagames.com/

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions.  https://www.commonlit.org/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world. https://www.countryreports.org/

K-5th Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com/

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies https://www.coursera.org/

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-aw…

Digital learning content for preschool through highschool https://www.curriki.org/

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus. https://deltamath.com/overview

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/…/learnathome.html

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. bit.ly/freemakerstations

Classes for older teens or adults https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo…

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses. http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

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. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

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

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Higher level math series… online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA…

Foreign languages https://www.duolingo.com/

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering — free 24/7 access
USERNAME: read (case sensitive)
PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides! https://app.fiveable.me/

Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas https://hippocampus.org/

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects

Online education program for toddler through high school… https://www.khanacademy.org/

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/…/Lite…/Price-Range/Free

Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure. https://brainbox.games/

Resources for AP students https://marcolearning.com/

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college. https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php

Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/

Poetry and music https://www.thewell.world/mindful-mu…/mindful-poetry-moments

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects https://www.instructables.com/…/EdgertonCent…/instructables/

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. https://www.musictheory.net/

Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance https://www.ngpf.org/

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world. https://www.nitrotype.com/

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science. https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Online curriculum that builds better writers. https://www.noredink.com/

80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/…/n…/80-free-science-activities

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own https://www.superchargedschool.com/

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com/

Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

Curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students.

Science and math labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. https://www.positivephysics.org/home

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free https://prodigiesmusic.com/

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning. https://quizlet.com/

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12. https://www.readworks.org/

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids

Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com/

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

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts. https://www.shurley.com/

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises. https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90

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 custom kid workout. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials. https://learn.concord.org/

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course. https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. https://www.theottoolbox.com/

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

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

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems. https://www.tytoonline.com/

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/

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

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students https://www.zearn.org/

A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn.
Preschool through 8th grade https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everyth…

450 Ivy League courses that you can take https://www.freecodecamp.org/…/ivy-league-free-online-cou…/…

Spelling 1-4 grade

2,500+ online courses from top institutions https://www.edx.org/

22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com/

Learn to code https://www.codecademy.com/

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8 https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/

PreK – 5 games for all subjects https://www.turtlediary.com/

Online digital coloring pages https://www.thecolor.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8 https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school https://allinonehighschool.com/

Phonics worksheets for kids https://www.funfonix.com/

Free stories online ages 3-12 https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

Learn all about earthquakes https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/

Farmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc. https://www.almanac.com/kids

Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Space science for kiddos https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and BrainBuilders https:// www.mathplayground.com/

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history. https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

News and more for kids https://www.youngzine.org/

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters

Immerse yourself in cryptography https://www.cryptoclub.org/

Math games galore https://gridclub.com/

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

An interactive way to learn history

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way. https://thehappyscientist.com/

Interactive games based on the book series

Work on the 8 parts of speech https://www.grammaropolis.com/

Learn all about cells https://www.cellsalive.com/

All sorts of learning here if you dig in https://www.google.com/earth/

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning. https://scratch.mit.edu/

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are. https://www.geoguessr.com/

Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history.

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. https://www.numberphile.com/

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways. https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. https://artsology.com/

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids.

Large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Coding for ages 4-10 https://www.kodable.com/

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable. https://www.brainscape.com/

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory.

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management. https://www.teachbanzai.com/

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus

Find and fix learning gaps https://www.mobymax.com/

Algebra games for kids https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

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

Education for kids all topics https://www.ducksters.com

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids https://medium.com/…/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-list…

Alaskan Wildlife cams http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

Coding with Star Wars https://code.org/starwars

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun https://www.crazygames.com/

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/

Amphibian unit studies https://premeditatedleftovers.com/…/amphibians-unit-study-…/

Engineering challenges with things you have at home

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

Toddler and preschool age ideas https://preschoolinspirations.com/

100 free online educational program ideas

Bible story resources early childhood – 6th grade

Futurelearn: Free access to 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ by younger learners can use parent account). https://www.futurelearn.com

Openlearn – https://www.open.edu/openlearn/ Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some nature and environment courses could well be of interest to younger people. 

Blockly – https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch – https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ Creative computer programming. 

Ted Ed https://ed.ted.com All sorts of engaging educational videos

The Kids Should See This – https://thekidshouldseethis.com Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course – https://thecrashcourse.com You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids – https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids As above but for younger audiences.

Crest Awards – https://www.crestawards.org Science awards you can complete from home. 

 iDEA Awards – https://idea.org.uk Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges – https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges costs but are optional. 

Tinkercad – https://www.tinkercad.com All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths – https://www.prodigygame.com Is in U.S. grades but could still be used for elementary school age. 

Cbeebies Radio – https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio – Listening activites for younger ones. 

 Nature Detectives – https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/ A lot of these can be done in a garden or forest. 

The Artful Parent – https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Red Ted Art – https://www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts for little ones.

The Imagination Tree – https://theimaginationtree.com Creative art and craft activities for the very young

Toy Theatre – https://toytheater.org – educational online games.

Twinkl – https://www.twinkl.co.uk – This is for printouts. It is usually for a fee but they are offering a month of free access to parents due to school shutdowns. 

Discover the Universe has decided to help all families isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free online astronomy mini-courses for kids aged 8-12! Join them every weekday at 2pm (Montreal time) for 30 minutes of educational fun! Various subjects will be covered and there will be programs available in French.

Check out FarmFood360 and learn more about agriculture in Canada through virtual farm tours: https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Agriculture in the Classroom has some great free resources should you have kids at home and are in search of some activities.

Red Panda Live Cam: https://www.beardsleyzoo.org/indoor-red-panda-cam.html

San Diego Zoo Penguin Cam: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/penguin-cam

Burrowing Owl Live Cam: https://www.sdzsafaripark.org/cams/burrowing-owl-cams

Lion Live Cam – National Zoo – https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/lion-cam

Baboon Live Cam – San Diego Zoo – https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/baboon-cam

Naked mole rate live cam – National Zoo – https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/naked-mole-rat-cam

Polar Bear Live Cam – San Diego Zoo – https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/polar-cam

Bat Live Cam – Batworld – https://batworld.org/bat-cams/

Sloth Live Cam – https://hattiesburgzoo.com/sloth-cam/

Sea Otter Live Cam – https://www.vanaqua.org/visit/live-cams-sea-otter-cam

Elephant Cam – https://www.sdzsafaripark.org/elephant-cam

Monterey Aquarium cams – https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-exhibits/live-web-cams

Explore.org has a great collection of live cams from natural settings: https://explore.org/livecams

Baby Raccoon Live Cam: https://www.wildlife-education.com/live-baby-raccoon-cam.php

Explore the National Parks via 360 degree virtual tours: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/25/google-now-lets-you-explore-u-s-national-parks-via-360-degree-virtual-tours/

Exercise can boost our immunity and improve mental health.  The [National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD)] put together a playlist on YouTube of 32 of their videos that you can exercise with at home! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwMObYmlSHaPIArTOC4JBZfeuU7LN7KVJ