Will You Entertain Me!

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If you are like me you are busy trying to balance working from home, keeping the household running and managing the demands from the kids while we are under a ‘Shelter-In-Place’ directive. It can definately be hard work!

In an effort to entertain and educate the Kids then we have found a number of resources that can keep the kids occupied to let you get a few things done. We hope you like these resource. If you have any of your own that your kids have found engaging please feel free to share these in the comments below;


* Indoor Activities for busy toddlers https://busytoddler.com/2020/03/indoor-activities/?fbclid=IwAR3tYXAqw7tJRAzLExpPcJo4rApLsKtgL0AwghzxgnhwOajc4auX6o12_xw

* 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

* Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

* Online education program for toddler through high school… https://www.khanacademy.org/

* Free printables library with activities for children 0-6 https://www.littlesparkcompany.com/printables-library

* Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/ * Toddler and preschool age ideas https://preschoolinspirations.com/ * Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/


* Math and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/ 

* Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry http://www.mathscore.com/ 

* Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/ 

* Math and language games https://www.arcademics.com/ 

* Math as a fun part of your daily family routine http://bedtimemath.org/ 

* Elem Math through 6th grade https://boddlelearning.com/ * Geometry https://www.canfigureit.com/

* Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

* K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them. https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

* Higher level math series… online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems.https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA?reload=9

* 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. https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/

* Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

* Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources https://www.mathplayground.com/

* 3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects https://www.instructables.com/member/EdgertonCenter/instructables/

* Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8 https://www.scootpad.com/ * Science and math labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/

* Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/ * Math games galore https://gridclub.com/ 

* Algebra games for kids https://www.dragonboxapp.com/ 

* Fractions practice http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php


* This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. https://www.farmfood360.ca/

* Play games and learn all about animalshttps://switchzoo.com/

* Geography and animalshttps://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Reading and Writing

* Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice. https://noveleffect.com/

* Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial http://www.paragraphpunch.com/ 

* Math and Reading games https://www.funbrain.com/ * Math and reading games https://www.abcya.com/

* Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

* Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

* Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

* Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game. https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/ 

* Grammar practice for middle grades https://www.classroomcereal.com/

* Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions. https://www.commonlit.org/

* Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90 https://www.spellingcity.com/

* Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions. http://wonderopolis.org/

* Math practice https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

* Curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students https://www.zearn.org/

* Spelling 1-4 grade https://www.spellingtraining.com/ * Phonics and learning to read https://readingeggs.com/ 

* Free stories online ages 3-12 https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

* Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters https://thestorystarter.com/

Fun Activities

* Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss https://www.seussville.com/

* 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/ 

* Fave kids books read by famous people https://www.storylineonline.net/ 

* Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc, https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/ * Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities https://www.highlightskids.com/

* 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. bit.ly/freemakerstations

* Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects. https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

* Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time. https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

* Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000+ https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

* Engineering challenges with things you have at home https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children https://www.funology.com/ 

* Coding with Star Wars https://code.org/starwars

* Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun https://www.crazygames.com/

* Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

Mindfulness and Movement

* Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. https://www.gonoodle.com/

* 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. https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts 

* Guide to gardening for kids https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/


* High school chemistry topics https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html 

* Hands on Elem science videos https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified 

* Biology https://www.biologysimulations.com/

* Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at home.http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/ 

* Chemistry https://www.playmadagames.com/ 

* Science lessons https://mysteryscience.com/ 

* Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement. https://www.everyday-earth.com/ 

* 80+ do at home science activities https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities 

* Science and math labs and simulations https://phet.colorado.edu/

* An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics. https://www.positivephysics.org/home

* Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html 

* Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/ 

* Learn all about the periodic table https://www.chemicool.com/ 

* Space science for kiddos https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

* Tons of science experiments that you can do at home https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

* From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

* This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

* Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.  https://www.coolkidfacts.com/


* QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

* Music practice transformed https://www.smartmusic.com/

* The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory. https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en


* Resources for Spanish practice https://www.difusion.com/campus/ * Chinese learning activities https://chalkacademy.com/

* Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. https://conjuguemos.com/

* Foreign languages https://www.duolingo.com/ * Music Based Spanish Learning https://rockalingua.com/ * 22 languages to learn https://www.memrise.com/

Find any other resources that are great for Kids? Share them below

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