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Free In-Home Activities To Keep Kids Busy And Learning

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

Whether you’re homeschooling or just keeping your children on quarantine until the pandemic is resolved, you need to keep your children busy and interested in learning but it needs to be fun. Compass Charter Schools put together a comprehensive list of free or almost free virtual enrichment resources for children that we have permission to share with you here and we’ve added a few of our own. Also check what your favorite Explore some of the links and share them with others.

ART

Download Chrysler collection-inspired coloring sheets that can be printed or colored digitally.

Creative Bug – Improve your crafting skills or develop new ones with more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Take a Google Arts & Culture virtual tour of the Chrysler Museum.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Schulz Museum has put together a collection of activities and resources for families, teachers, and our community of fans to enjoy at home.

HISTORY

Study.com – Has all subjects available for children but also has some Black History courses.

Sacramento History Museum has launched “Home Made History”, highlighting one of their museum programs every week with activities, videos, and supplemental materials.

Take a virtual tour of Old Sacramento or the Old City Cemetery!

MATH

CoolMath4Kids offers “math for ages 13-100” — explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more. They also have games with challenges that will make you forget you’re getting a mental workout!

MEMBERSHIPS

Free ABCmouse 30-Day Trial — This online learning academy specializes in full curriculum for children ages 2-8. This is often one of the top purchased iOS kids education apps!

Free Adventures in Odyssey 4-Week Trial — This is a RARE offer to get free access to over 900 episodes of these popular, kid-friendly audio dramas. My kids have loved these over the years, and we’ve listened to thousands of hours of them! And no credit card is required for this free trial.

Free Access to Rosetta Stone — Students can get 3-month access to Rosetta Stone right now! Just fill out the form to get started.

Free ReadingIQ 30-Day Trial — This is an online digital library for kids that offers thousands of books for all reading levels. This app helped Silas fall in love with reading and I can’t sing the praises of this reading app enough!

Free BrainPOP Access for Families — This amazing online program offers all sorts of fun content to facilitate learning across many subjects — including math, science, health, music, and more.

Free Scholastic Online Education Programs — This site features daily projects to keep kids learning, reading, and thinking. Just choose your grade level and get started!

Free Teach Your Monster to Read App — This award-winning iOS app is a phonics and reading game that’s helped millions of children learn to read. It’s regularly $5, so this is a great deal!

Free Adventure Academy 30-Day Trial — This educational MMO game features thousands of enjoyable learning activities that elementary and middle school aged kids can discover on quests through an interactive virtual world.

Free Monarch Homeschool 30-Day Trial — This is a full online curriculum for at-home learning featuring multiple subjects, automatic grading, and so much more. Use coupon code MON30MSM in the promo code box during the sign-up process to get this deal — no credit card required.

Free Ranger Rick Magazine Digital Subscription — This is a perfect freebie for kids who love the outdoors and animals! Each issue is packed with full-color photos of animals and stories of adventure.

Free Homer 30-Day Trial — Designed for children ages 2 to 8, this early childhood education program helps make reading fun and exciting for kids.

Free 3-Month Subscription to Nick Jr. Noggin — Preschoolers can get FREE access to the Nick Jr. Noggin learning app for 3 months!

Free Step2 Facebook Live Crafts — Step2 is leading craft activities for kids on Facebook Live video every weekday at 3 p.m. ET. Crafts are made from supplies you most likely already have on hand at home.

Free American Girl eBooks — American Girl is offering FREE downloadable eBooks right now! They’ll add new books each week.

Free Audible Books for Kids and Teens — While schools are closed, Audible will be offering free stories to students. There are some great titles to choose from, including children’s books, classics, modern series, and popular teen titles.

Free Homeschool Curriculum & Resources — Be sure to check out our weekly round-up of the best free homeschool curriculum and educational resources! We update this list every Tuesday.

Free Thinkster Math One-Month Trial — This online math program offers a free skills assessment, diagnostic report, and personalized math worksheets for your child. And they’re offering one month for free to all students right now — no credit card required.

Free Reading Eggs 30-Day Trial — This multi-award winning app helps children become more fluent and proficient readers with just 15 minutes of use each day! And they’re offering a free 30-day trial right now, no credit card required.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

National Academy of Athletics is offering virtual sports camp.

BeachBody is offering free kids workouts.

Cosmic Kids is yoga for kids.

Group Hiit is short, fun workouts to burn energy and increase strength.

GoNoodle has movement and mindfulness videos for children.

Kidz Bop has dance along videos for kids.

YMCA has free on-demand videos demonstrating yoga, youth soccer, youth sports performance, and more.

READING

Read along with Michelle Obama on PBS YouTube Channel.

Free Download books from Amazon – everyday there are free downloads free children’s books check out today’s!

Have a celebrity read your child a book! So many to choose from at Storyline Online!

SCIENCE

Amazon Future Engineer – Computer Science Classes for Grades 6-12

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Virtual Coding Classes

Kids National Geographic Find fun facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more!

Mystery Science has free science lessons during COVID19.

Georgia Aquarium has free lesson plans for all grades.

Science Kids is the online home of science & technology for children around the world.

Remote STEM Education Resources

PARENT/FAMILY RESOURCES

Global Teletherapy is offering support sessions for all ages.

Global Healthy Living Foundation is also offering mental health support for all ages.

Crisis Text Line lets you text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

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