COVID19 Camp: Free Resources to Educate and Entertain Your Kids During Quarantine

Posted by Carly Morgan on

If you've suddenly found yourself at home with kids to entertain, I actually have some good news for you. As long as you have Internet access, there are a ton of resources beyond Netflix that can keep your kids entertained and keep their brains from turning to mush before everyone returns to school. There are lots of companies that have stepped up to offer free access to their programs during these strange times. I'm also including some resources that are always free, just in case you've overlooked them.

And, at the very end, I'm including some ideas for screen breaks in case your family needs some offline time.  

  • Printable nature-themed coloring pages (great for busywork between activities)

All Subjects

Math/Coding

Reading/Writing/Spelling/Grammar

History/Geography

Science/Health

Fine Arts/Culture

Preschool

Offline Activities

  • Card game rules from Bicycle
  • Free printable math worksheets from Education.com
  • Simon Says, London Bridge, and Limbo
  • Poetry reading and/or read-aloud time. Sometimes when I'm doing something like cleaning the kitchen or folding laundry I have the kids read to me so we can work on pronunciation and other reading skills.
  • As volunteers die down at local animal shelters because everyone is in quarantine, you might consider giving a rescue animal a little vacation in your home so you can teach your kids about pet ownership. Most animal shelters appreciate temporary fosters because it lessens the strain, especially during a crisis. Just be sure to get an animal that has a good track record around kids and never leave kids unsupervised.

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