We don't always remember it, but we can still "go on adventures" inside our own homes. Some businesses are hoping to make this time easier for us by offering special free ways for us to social distance and keep entertained.
Links for Children
Virtual Stories and Classes
A GoogleDoc with 8 pages of author activities
KidLit TV (book trailers, author interviews, drawing, and read-alouds)
https://www.storylineonline.net also on YouTube(Search Storyline Online)
Watch your favorite actors read popular children’s books!
Audible announced a free website with audiobooks for children of all ages. Everything on the site is free, with no login or membership required.
A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.
Scholastic Learn at Home
Projects to keep kids thinking and reading!
Expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world create and share high-quality, interactive, video-based lessons. Great for all grade levels, and covers topics such as: Business & Economics, Literature & Language, Math, Psychology, Social Studies, Thinking and Learning, and more!
Free Science activities for grades K-5! Lessons include Why do woodpeckers peck wood?, How are toys invented?, and Why do frogs say ‘ribbit”?
Skype a Scientist
Do you want to chat with a scientist over video chat from your living room? Skype a Scientist will match you with a scientist for free!
The Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30 a.m. EDT for younger children, and 1 p.m. for young adults
Sesame Street: Caring for Each Other
“In response to the unprecedented uncertainty facing young children and families, Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative marks the beginning of a commitment to support families during the COVID-19 health crisis with a broad variety of free resources.” Also you can get a virtual hug from Elmo!
America’s Test Kitchen Kids
Free recipes, activities, and experiments for children.
National Geographic Kids
Puzzles, games, and videos.
Virtual Field Trips
Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
Reading Room Escape Room
New England Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium
National Aquarium Virtual Tour
San Diego Zoo
Atlanta Zoo Panda Cam
Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Reid Park Zoo Lion Cam in Tuscon, AZ
Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Rhenen, Netherland
Louvre Museum, Paris
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Visit the Great Wall of China
Virtually discover Yellowstone National Park https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm
Virtually visit Ellis Island
Dance Party videos on the Kidz Bop YouTube Channel
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Movement and mindfulness videos