So many amazing organizations, authors and businesses are offering free activities for children online who are stuck at home in quarantine during the Coronavirus. I wanted to share them all in one place and I’ll be updating this as I learn about new ones! Many of these links will take you to Facebook and Twitter. I cannot vouch for what is shown, so I highly encourage parents/guardians to sit and watch with students.
Create some art and doodles with LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems every day at 1pm EST
Each weekday, starting at 3 p.m., Cincinnati Zoo is going Facebook Live with Home Safari. They’ll introduce you to one of their animals, and include an activity that you can do at home. Go to Cincinnati Zoo’s Facebook page for the Facebook Live event.
Listen to a story read from space.
Join Dan Gutman as he reads Miss Blake is a Flake everyday at 2:00 PM
Circle Round podcast on NPR re-tells folktales from around the world
Pete the Cat Club Storytime w/author James Dean everyday at 11:00 CT
Children’s book author, Oliver Jeffers is reading one of his books every day on Instagram.
Ballet NOVA Center For Dance is offering free dance classes on their Facebook page!
Audible now has FREE audiobooks streamed for kids!
Visit One Globe Kids as they explore various parts of the world with kids in many countries.
Exploratorium has some really great activities on their website about germs and viruses amongst other things!
Peter H. Reynolds (author of The Dot) Read Alouds Live everyday at 11:00 CT
Watch the animals at the Georgia Aquarium
Visit Yellowstone National Park
Visit the Louvre Museum in France
Take a trip to China and explore The Great Wall Of China
Visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium (home of Winter the dolphin)
Take in an opera at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC!
Admire all of Van Gogh’s work at The Van Gough Museum in Amsterdam
Josh Gad (the voice of Olaf in Frozen) is reading a book a night on Twitter as part of what he called “isolation reading,” adding voices as he read.
Listen to more children's stories read aloud at KidLitTV
Go on an expedition to the Galapagos Islands on the ship Endeavor II with National Geographic.
Ever wondered what it’s like to be president? Visit the White House to see where he lives!
Walk through Egyptian pyramids and learn about their excavation.
Disney "Imagineering in a Box" Course