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Kids home due to Corona? Here are some free resources you can take advantage of

Having kids home in the middle of the school year is tricky. These activities can help.

During this global health crisis, events are being cancelled and things are shutting down everywhere. With Governor Herbert’s recent announcement regarding schools, you will likely have kids home for two weeks. This news probably threw a wrench in your routine. But there are some kind souls out there making this time off easier for you. Below are some free resources you can take advantage of during this unexpected break in school. We will keep this post updated with any other helps we come across.

Updated March 27, 2020 11:37 am.

Studio 5’s At-Home Activity Plans

Fun creative and educational activities, centered around a new theme everyday! Find all of our at-home activity plans here.

All About Flowers

The World of Color

Explore Our Earth

Irresistible Easter Eggs 

Detective for a Day

Journey to Outer Space

Get Creative With Clouds

Turn Your House Into a Pretend Town

Ring in Spring With Rainbows

Easy Indoor Activities

The folks over at @hellowonderful_co on Instagram have put together 5o+ Easy Indoor Activities for Kids. They use materials you probably already have at home, just in case you don’t want to venture out.

Homeschooling Materials

@othergoose is opening up their homeschooling materials free for three weeks. Keep your kids learning while they are home. Get their learning resources at OtherGoose.com.

Art Activities

Sarah Jane Wright, author/illustrator of the Lola Dutch books, is sending out a daily email with printables and video art lessons for kids. Visit @sarahjanestudios on Instagram to sign up for her email list.

Printables

Lindi Haws over at @lovetheday is opening up her printable library for free. There you’ll find games, coloring pages, crafts, chore charts, and activities to keep the kids busy.

Learn at Home

Scholastic has created a learn at home website. They are providing 20 days of articles, stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. These activities can give your kids up to three hours of learning per day. Visit www.scholastic.com/learnathome for these resources.

DIY Disinfectant Wipes

Can’t find wipes at the store? Here is an affordable way to make them at home. You probably already have the ingredients.

Free Subscriptions From Education Companies

This is a great list of education companies who are offering free subscriptions right now. Find it at Freebies2Deals.com.

Photo Projects for Kids

Persnickety Prints put together a list of 5 Home Photo Projects for Kids to do during the two week quarantine.

Yoga on YouTube

Get moving in any way you can! Yoga With Adriene on YouTube is a great free resource. Check out her beginner video here.

Sunday Coloring Page

Print off this free coloring page for your at-home Sunday. @_thecoloramber is sharing this for free at her website.

Stop Motion Kids Camp

@trishazemp is sharing access to her Stop Motion Kids Camp. Find the instructions for accessing this fun resource on this post.

Doable At-Home Activities

@mothercould shared 30 Doable At-Home Activities on her Instagram. They are easy, low prep, and use supplies you already have around the house. No need to venture out if you don’t need to.

Online Learning

Studies Weekly is opening up their online platform. This includes student editions, teacher editions, lesson plans, and more. Set up your free account here.

In-App Education

Khan Academy is a free app/website that offers lessons on tons of different subjects. During these school closures, they are offering daily schedules for kids ages 4-18, and other remote resources, including daily live streams. Find them here.

Free Printable Project

Help your kids document their feelings during this extended break. This free printable helps kids be creative, while recording their experiences.

Online Painting Classes

Head over to www.staceypaints.com for free painting classes! Get a different painting every Wednesday. Find tutorials and supply lists as well.

Science Class Live Stream

YouTuber and former NASA scientist, Mark Rober, is starting a live stream science class on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Jump on at 2 pm to join in.

Internet Safety Daily Challenges

The Be Awesome Online Statewide Initiative is starting daily challenges on March 30th. Each challenge will give resources to parents to have a 5-10 minute conversation with the family about internet safety.

Even More Online Resources

The School Closure Resources Adventure is an ongoing list of resources to keep kids brains active during school closures. It has information from free internet access to virtual tours.

Activities on All Topics

The Discovery Family Program has over 50 activities for families. The program gives parents important information about using protective measures from the SHARP survey in their daily lives.

Free Magic Classes for Kids

My Discovery Destination! and Wonder Academy are coming together to put on free magic classes for kids. The first class will be held on Friday, March 27 at 3pm. Find all the details in My Discovery Destination! communities.

Free Daily Printables

Grab a free daily printable over at Camp Castle.com. Sign up with your email and get them sent to your inbox.


Find more of our resources relating to Coronavirus here. Click here for the CDC’s most recent information.

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