Educational Resources while Social Distancing

This isn’t my standard sort of post, but I feel like a lot of you might be in the same place I am, with kids at home from school because of social distancing initiatives, and you might potentially be at a loss at how to fill their time (especially if you’re trying to get work done.) So, I’m sharing a list of resources that I’ve compiled from various places with educational things for your kiddos to do while we’re all hanging out at home. These are all free (as far as I know) because I also recognize that there’s a financial impact to many families during this time.

If you have a free resource that you’d like to add, please contact me and let me know.

Lists of Education Resources compiled by others

30 Days of Lego Play
Free Printable Calendar

300 Fun Writing Prompts for Kids

Practice math and reading skills all while playing fun games! (Website)

Fluency and Fitness
Online program helping students exercise their brains and bodies. Offering 21 days free.

Fun Brain
Play games while practicing math and reading skills (Website)

Highlights Kids
Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments. (Website)

History for Kids

Into the Book
Play games that practice reading strategies (Website)

Khan Academy

McHarper Manor – Daily Art & Craft Tutorial
You will find us going live each day 1PM (time zone not specified) right here on FB. Blog post with schedule and supplies list

Metropolitan Opera Offers Nightly Live Streams
These free streams will present encores of past performances from its famed Live in HD series. The encore presentations will begin at 7:30 p.m. EST each night on the company’s official website and will then be available for an additional 20 hours thereafter. 

Mystery Doug

Nat Geo for Kids
Learn all about geography and fascinating animals (Website)

Free live online classes to support public school families affected by closures in the wake of COVID-19. Registration required.

PBS Kids
Hang out with your favorite characters all while learning (Website)

Non-screen activities you can do at home

Power Kids E-library

Math online

Rustic Orchid – Free Online Art Lessons
See Facebook post for more info

Scholastic Learn at Home
Free resource provides kids with 20 days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. (Website)

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends. (Website)

Kids Read Free in March (online library)

Skype A Scientist Live Sessions
Sign up to get information about Skype A Scientist Live Sessions.

Squiggle Park

Star Fall
Practice your phones skills with these read-along stories (Website)

Storyline Online
Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars. (Website)

Switcheroo Zoo
Watch, listen, and play games to learn all about amazing animals (Website)

Typing Club

Virtual Field Trips
Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links (Google Doc)
Other Virtual Field Trips from

Note: Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement of any kind for any of these resources or their suppliers. Use at your own discretion.

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