FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS

Girl online looking at educational resources.

These are some weird times, huh? How are you doing? I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy during this pandemic. These past several weeks have been absolutely crazy, and have obviously brought many changes and challenges for all of us. I am balancing teaching my fifth graders via the internet each day with caring for Chloe, who takes great pleasure in running around like a maniac all day long. 🙂 I wanted to pop in today to share some free online educational resources for kids – my students have been loving them, and I hope your kids do too!

Believe it or not, I feel like I have less free time during this quarantine period (funny, I know…but true!) so that’s why I haven’t been around here recently. I hope to post regularly moving forward!

Here are some (teacher approved!) online educational resources for kids that you can use with your children during this time at home (note: these are all available specifically during the Coronavirus pandemic – I’m not sure if they will all remain free and available afterwards.) I hope that your kids enjoy exploring some new and exciting places “virtually,” as well as keeping their minds sharp with some online puzzles, games, and more! As I find more resources, I will continue to add them to this list!

Girl working on online educational resources on laptop.

ART

Art for Kids Hub – easy-to-follow lessons that help kids create amazing pieces of art.

Google Arts and Culture – a huge collection of pieces of art, virtual tours, informational articles, and more!

Lunch Doodles With Mo Willems – online drawing lessons every day at 1pm E.T. with artist Mo Willems from The Kennedy Center.

LIVE CAMS

Cincinnati Zoo

Georgia Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Reid Park Zoo (Tuscon, AZ)

San Diego Zoo

MATH

Khan Academy – great practice with step-by-step videos, broken down by grade level and learning standard.

MISC.

America’s Test Kitchen Young Chef’s Club – fun recipes with easy, step-by-step instructions for budding chefs!

GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home – short videos to keep kids active and mindful while at home.

Lakeshore – this beloved teacher store has a variety of online resources such as printable worksheets, craft ideas, calendars, etc.

PUZZLES & BRAIN GAMES

Brain Food – challenging logic puzzles.

Braingle – brain teasers, riddles, trivia, puzzles and more!

READING

Audible – free stories for kids and teens.

Scholastic Learn at Home – daily lessons and videos centered around fun topics.

Storyline – well-known stories read by celebrated actors.

Story Time From Space – stories read by astronauts who are in space.

SCIENCE

Climate Kids – games, activities, and articles created by NASA

The Farmer’s Almanac for Kids – free stories and fun projects to work through while at home.

Mystery Science – this is a great website that I use when teaching my Science classes at school, and they are offering some amazing free resources right now…no sign-up or login information needed!

VIRTUAL TOURS/TRIPS

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

Ellis Island

The Great Wall of China

Louvre Museum (Paris)

Yellowstone National Park

Yosemite

Do you have any free online resources for kids to share? Leave us a comment to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list!

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