Ideas for At Home Learning Activities

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    Category

    Links and Descriptions
    Kyrene Educational Resources

    Kyrene Educational Resources – Kyrene online curriculum resources with at-home directions and log-in information.

    Around the House

    Arts/Creative/Physical Activity

    Playworks Play At Home – resources from Playworks for kids to play and to stay active and engaged with one another.

    Sanford Harmony At Home - online toolkit for educators, families, and caregivers to teach vital social emotional learning (SEL) skills.

    Put together a box with paints, pencils, markers for use in drawing and art activities.

    Log 60 minutes of physical exercise every day.

    Plan and cook a meal or snack together.

    Play a game; so many great ways to learn numbers, counting, vocab, and more.

    Put together a jigsaw puzzle or complete number or word puzzles or brain teaser.

    Money math; dump out your piggy bank and count it, make a budget, etc.

    Sew something.

    Learn to knit or crochet.

    Make your own musical instrument and have a family jam session.

    Visit the New York Philharmonic Educational Resources.

    Practice the recorder or other musical instrument.

    Listen to a Podcast.

    Do some Yoga.

    Get your groove on with Go Noodle with resources for active screen time.

    Play Wii (or similar) sports/movement/dance games

    Participate in Lunch Doodles with a Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence

    Art of Education At Home Activities

    Home-based Art Learning Projects

    Virtual Gallery Tours – several virtual gallery experiences with reflection pages

    Virtual Field Trips - several virtual field trips to Art Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums

    Kitchen Table Classroom – art activities to try at home

    Music/Movement Activities – link to document

    Be Active Handouts (i.e. 50 things to do with a cardboard box, 25 ways to be active with a hula hoop, etc.)

    Be Active at Home - Be Active Kids At Home provides information about physical activity and nutrition, including parent-friendly tips and strategies for incorporating more physical activity into your family's daily routines.

    Stay active and complete an activity log with ideas from the Online Physical Education Network.

    Earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award by completing Healthy Eating and Activity Goals.

    Action for Healthy Kids - list of healthy activities do do at home 

    Multiple Subjects

    Free Resources

    Scholastic Learn at Home - 20+ days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges.

    Khan Academy - free online lessons in almost any subject.

    ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College – resources, guidance and support for K-12 parents and families.

    Common Sense Media - Lots of outstanding free options for educational games, apps, and websites for all kinds of topics.

    PBS Learning Media – collection of free standards-aligned videos, interactives, and lesson plans.

    PBS Kids - Great videos and games for preschool through grade 3 from one of the most trusted sources in early learning and fully accessible to all.

    Smithsonian Sites for Kids

    Education.com - Preschool through 5th grade activities and lessons.

    Mystery Doug - Short video segments that investigate and explore questions asked by real students.

    Mensa for Kids – activity and lesson plans for the gifted learner

    KidsPost – The Washington Post news, features, contests, and fun activities for kids

    Coding/Technology

    Code.org - Online learning platform to teach K-12 students coding and computer science. Used by schools and districts worldwide, with a focus on increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth. Makers of the Hour of Code.

    Scratch - Online coding platform developed by MIT Media Lab for children using intuitive drag and drop visual interface that teaches coding basics. Kids can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share their creations with others in the online community.

    Practice typing skills – access Typing Club through Clever or directly at their website

    Foreign Language

    Duolingo - Learn close to 25 different languages using a fun and intuitive app that incentivizes learning through points and levels

    Links for Dual Language

    Language Arts

    Free Children Stories – free online collection of children’s books at multiple levels

    Storyline Online – collection of read aloud books

    Story Pirates - Podcast of stories by children and story writing inspiration.

    Teach Your Monster to Read - Very early reading lessons. Adventure-based game that teaches phonics and reading along the way. Help your monster rescue a friend from the goblin king as you travel through the galaxy.

    Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities

    Kid Lit TV – Read Out Loud Resources

    Story Time from Space Library

     Science

    NASA STEM @ Home – these science, technology, engineering and math activities are fun for kids, adults and whole family.

    The Science Guys - Educational science videos that can be done at home and for all ages. We explain all concepts and experiments using fun animations.

    Science Max - YouTube series that explores common science experiments kids do at home and “turbocharges” them.

    Museum of Science Boston - collection of digital exhibits, videos, and audio presentations

Last Modified on May 18, 2022