Children's Activity Resources
LOOKING FOR NEW THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN? CHECK OUT THESE FUN ACTIVITIES TO KEEP YOUR CHILDREN ENGAGED AND KEPT BUSY.
PEN-PAL VIA SNAIL MAIL
When was the last time your child sent or received a letter via Unites States Postal Service?
- Check out this website that gives you free printable stationary ideas. Your children will be practicing their penmanship while engaged in writing their friends and loved ones letters. The excitement they will have when they receive a letter in return!
- Visit: http://whateverbrightthings.com/10-snail-mail-essentials/
FACEBOOK MESSENGER FOR KIDS
Are your children missing talking to their friends everyday? Are your worried about your child being on social media?
- Facebook Messenger for kids is connected to your account so you can monitor who your child is connected to. Your child can enjoy talking to and even video chatting with their friends.
- Work with other parents to set up video chat play dates or chat groups so your children have a chance to see and speak to their friends.
- Visit: https://messengerkids.com
Did your child’s birthday get cancelled?
- Set up a Birthday parade with other parents so you child has a chance to see their friends (even if its through a slow moving car).
- Check out this Facebook post that shows how this was done for one child.
SCHOLASTIC LEARN AT HOME: FREE RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL CLOSURES
Take advantage of these day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
- Scholastic Learn at Home provides 20 days’ worth of active learning journeys designed to reinforce and sustain educational opportunities for those students who are unable to attend school.
- Visit https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/home-learning-resources.html to gets started.
For as long as schools are closed, Audible is offering free stories for kids.
- Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.
- All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
- Explore the collection, select a title and start listening at https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Is a resource teacher use to help their students stay active, focused, and calm while infusing good energy into the classroom. In order to keep that good energy up during school closures, GoNoodle.com has offered a free online resource, GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home, that provides ways for kids and families to move and learn together.
- Movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos
- Downloadable curricular activities
- Recommended off screen activities
Bored at home? Take a virtual tour of a famous destination.
- Here’s a list of Museums, Zoo’s, and Theme Parks offering virtual tours.
- Google Earth is offering virtual tours of National Park
Struggling to find ways to teach children new lessons? Mindful Schools has videos that are fun and interactive. They teach your child lessons such as mindful eating, movement, mindfulness, read aloud and more!
- Check out https://www.mindfulschools.org
Are your children missing their study buddies? Having a hard time helping your child with their at home school work? Study Buddy provides the virtual platform where your child can meet with their classmates to study and complete assignments together. Need a tutor? Study Buddy also provides tutors.
- Check out https://www.studybuddyhelp.org