The Arts

There are more art projects and activity lists in the Enrichment section below!

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems! Children's Author, Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE.

Preschool parents will especially love PBS Kids for safe videos, games, ebooks and more! 

Arree's FREE Creativity Camp Free writing, drawing and storytelling classes from award winning author/illustrator Arree Chung. 

Disney is offering a Learn to Draw series by Disney cast member Stephen Ketchum who has been drawing Mickey at Disney Parks for years and has expert tips for artists of all skill levels. They've compiled his how-to video in this blog. 

Learn to Crochet at All Free Crochet.

Music 

Rock out! Learn to play guitar, bass, or ukulele with Fender. 

Enrichment

Making Mazes Cool one day class doing exactly that! Making Mazes. $14 through Outschool 

Imagineering in a Box – Disney has partnered with the Khan Academy and Pixar to offer a free online program which includes a series of interactive lessons in theme park design and engineering, designed to give a behind-the-scenes peek into Imagineering’s development process.  

The Cat in the Hat Invents- Preschoolers love this STEM-based website that challenges kids to be engineers and problem-solvers. FREE 

Khan Academy Enjoy a wide varity of topics: math for all grade levels, arts & humanities, science, engineering, computing, economics and finance, test prep and more!

Brain POP  is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures. Great for middle schoolers, but you can also check out Brain Pop Jr., Brain Pop ELL, and more!

Scholastic -Daily enrichment projects for kids stuck at home, sorted by grade level. Each lesson contains four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. 

Kids Activities Blog - A rather robust list of more than 100 education companies who are offering free subscriptions while school is closed.

Minecraft Education Edition - it's more than just a game!

Play-well LEGO Facebook Live Stream LEGO Builds Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am weekly.

Outschool Live Online Classes for Ages 3-18. Spark your child’s curiosity with access to 10,000 small group video chat classes—created and taught by inspiring teachers. Start learning for as low as $5/class. 

Need to unplug? Here is list of learning opportunities for projects by topic and age, from preschool to tween at whatdowedoallday.com! 

Prodigy Math easily motivates 1st to 8th grade students to learn and practice math. 

Here's a great giant list of over 101 projects and activities to do wiith your child at home!

OT Tool Box for kids who might need help with skils in the area of Fine Motor, Sensory Processing,  Executive Function, Vosion, Handwriting and more! Printables too!

Books, Online Reading, and Media

Common Sense Media- with so much on the interwebs, find trusted ratings created with families in mind.

Accessibyte- Free access to entire cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf & reading impaired students. Highly visual & fully audible typing tutor, games, flashcards & study apps. 

TeachingBooks. An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life.

Scholastic -Daily enrichment projects for kids stuck at home, sorted by grade level. Each lesson contains four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video. 

Storyline Online provides stories read by actors such as James Earl Jones, Betty White and many more!

One More Story Library of award winning books and authors, soundtracks by former music director of Sesame Street, and Narration by professional actors.

Storytime from Space! Hear real astronauts reading books from orbit. 

Science & Nature

National Geographic Kids offers great videos and activities on the topics of animals, other countries, being green, and even breaks down the Covid-19 virus into content they can understand.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adimistration Staying in? Keep learning with science activities that kids and families can do at home

Take a trip under the world's oceans with the scientists of EV Nautilus! Check out their YouTube channel. 

Tinkergarten at Home Get free weekly activities, coaching and an active online community to help your kids become ready to learn, ready to thrive, ready for anything. Targeted to preschoolers.

Tech

There are also more tech classes listed in the enrichment section in some of the large lists with have linked to.

Scratch- Coding for Kids

Tech Interactive of San Jose has pulled together a collection of lesson plans and activities that you can adapt for at-home learning. You’ll find a variety of materials for different grade levels, subjects and levels of independence, but what they all share is our mission of developing the problem-solvers of tomorrow. 

Harvard University - Adult Computer Science Classes  (see University section)

Typing Club Learn Touch Typing for free!

Learn computer science for free at Code.org. Free classes for Grades K-12

Here's a fun little straight forward site called Code Monster which features two adjacent boxes. One displays code, the other shows what the code does. As you play with the code (prompted), you learn what each command does.

University Classes

Harvard University has many FREE online courses and many have a verified certificate upon completion! From computer coding to art history!

Yale University is offering their popular- The Science of Well Being class for FREE.