AT HOME ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES

RECIPES 

Kids Can Cook Too

Family approved, kids-can-cook-too recipes!

Quarantine Cooking

Recipes to cook while you are stuck at home! 

LEARNING RESOURCES

Scholastic Learning

Even when schools are closed, you can keep the learning going with these special cross-curricular journeys. Every day includes four separate learning experiences, each built around a thrilling, meaningful story or video.

Virtual Museum Tours

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch.

STEM ACTIVITIES

STEM Gems are experiences designed to be used with kids of all ages.

PBS Kids

Is your child’s school closed due to coronavirus concerns? PBS KIDS’ new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home.

National Park Tours

The exhibit allows you to take 360-degree tours of some of the most remote and beautiful U.S. National Parks.

Any Room a Classroom

BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with free access during school closures.

CRAFTS, GAMES, & ACTIVITIES

Homemade Play-Dough

The BEST homemade playdough recipe – make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

Crafts for Kids

Explore process art with kids to explore creativity and the joy of making without focusing on the end result!

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

The Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, welcomes you into his studio at home and guides you through drawing activities using his favorite characters as inspiration.

5 Minute Superhero Workout

Enjoy a fun, quick 5 minute workout with your child as you battle imaginary enemies with jabs, punches, kicks and slices!

Chalk Activities

You will love these chalk activities for preschoolers! Everything from using them with art, in the sensory bin, and as part of a science activity. Fun and playful ideas!

Laurie Berkner Band

Children's musician Laurie Berkner live streams a music break every weekday on Facebook. 

PARENT TIPS

Creating a Routine

For most of us, life feels anything but normal right now with schools closed and working from home. But you can create a new normal for your family by having consistent routines.

YMCA Playlist 

Check out the YMCA's official Spotify profile for music for any mood and activity!

Online Schooling

10 Tips for Parents Navigating Online Schooling.

Homeschooling Tips 

Veteran homeschoolers share tips for parents during school closures.

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