Resources for little kids at home!

For any parents worrying about keeping the kids engaged during this extended time away, we have put together this list of apps and places to access educational videos, and art activities for your children! 

Lots of Activities for Staying at home 

Busy Toddler – 40 Indoor Activities for busy toddlers  

KiwiCo – Quick & easy at home projects curated for kids 2 and up 

The Imagination Tree (Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest) 

DK Find Out (Activities and quizzes) 

123 Homeschool for Me 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY 

Go Noodle: Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

Fluency and Fitness:
Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8. 

Little Twisters Yoga
Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans  

Sworkit
Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout.  

Les Mills On Demand
Born to Move (kids workouts) *Free for 14 days and about $60 for 3 months 

Dance Party @MAGENBOYS on Instagram  

Cooking  

Highlights Kids
Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities  

Nomster
Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.  

Tasty: Recipes for kids

Food Network 30 easy recipes with kids

Skill Development  
 

Twinkl (This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.) 

Red T Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students 

The OT Tool Box At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play. 

At Home Education 

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn.  

Biology Simulations

Break Out Educational games K-12  

Scholastic Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. 

Khan Academy Online education program for toddler through high school. 

Arts & Crafts Activities 
 

Red Ted Art (Easy arts and crafts for little ones) 

Maker Stations created by Brooke Brown 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet. 

The Artful Parent (Good, free art activities) 

All Kids Network: Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc  

 
Math & Science 

Prodigy Maths (Great math games for kids) 

Mystery Science 

Fun Brain Math and Reading games  

Math Score Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry  

ABC YA! Math and reading games  

Arcademics Math and language games  

CK 12 Science, Math, Social Studies  

Mystery Science K-5th Science lessons  

Math Playground Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources  

NASA Space science for kiddos  

A Plus Click Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult 

Instructables 3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects 

MUSIC 

Musiclabs Music is for everyone 

Music Theory Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators. 

The Well Poetry and music  

Prodigies is a colourful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free 

Songs for Teaching A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students 

CODING & PROGRAMMING 

Blockly (Learn computer programming skills – fun and free) 

Scratch (Creative computer programming) 

Tinkercad (All kinds of coding) 

EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS & ONLINE GAMES 

Ted Ed (All sorts of engaging educational videos) 

YouTube Ed (Educational videos ranging from Sesame Street to Harvard courses) 

Crash Course Kids 

PBS Kids Play with fave show characters and learn too  

 
ANIMALS, NATURE & GEOGRAPHY 
 

Nature Detectives (A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!) 

Geography Games  

National Geographic Kids Geography and animals 

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. 

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. 

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas 

 
LITERACY & LANGUAGES  

International Children’s Library (Children’s books by age category, in many languages) 

Duolingo (Learn languages for free. Web or app.) 

Epic! (Free for 30 days – reading children’s books online) 

Oxford Owl for Home (Lots of free resources for Primary age) 

Starfall Phonics skills  

Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade  

Storyline Online Fave kids books read by famous people  

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss  

Games to get “into the book”  

Conjuguemos Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.  

Reading Eggs Phonics and learning to read  

Turtle Diary PreK – 5 games for all subjects  

Sight Reading Factory Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises.  

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