COVID19 with Kids

I've realized that pandemics are an interesting combination of scary and boring. I've also seen some really amazing things happening due to this situation. One thing I've loved watching is the way people have come together to help provide entertainment and learning opportunities. I have six wonderful children, ages 7 to 17. They're doing a great job staying at home and entertaining themselves and each other, but we've really appreciated the resources others have posted about on social media. Below are some of those, in case they may be helpful for someone else. Please feel free to comment with other links and ideas! I have no affiliation with any of the individuals or companies related to these links; they're just ones we've enjoyed finding and using. Tours of 7 Irish Castles Virtual Tours of National Parks 7 Minute Self-Regulation Work-Out for Kids Printable Paper Dolls of Disney Characters (note - this is a Facebook page) Tours of Places from Around the World (Google Arts & Culture) Over 2,500 Museum Tours (Google Arts & Culture) Virtual Tour of Versailles 18 Crafts for Kids Free Stories for Children Ages 0-18 from Audible.com (available in English, German, French, Japanese, and Italian) Free Drawing Classes Every Day at 2pm EST (note - this is a Facebook page) Free Coronavirus Relief Packs for K-5th Grade (includes activities, worksheets, songs, and videos) 450 Free Online Ivy League Courses 75 Activities You Can Do At Home Free Daily Arts & Crafts Tutorial (note - this is a Facebook page) Arts & Crafts Ideas for Kids Met Opera Free Live Streams (weekly) Live Stream the Northern Lights 100 Things To Do When Kids Are Bored Live Animal Cams Stars in the House (Broadway Stars singing from their homes every day at 2pm and 8pm) Georgia Attractions with Live Streams NASA's Media Library (Now publicly accessible and copyright free) Josh Gad Reads Stories (available on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, but this link has several of those videos) Free Online Ballet Instruction through Cleveland Inner City Ballet Paris Musées Online Collection (over 100,000 works) 7 Best Virtual Tours in Ireland 50+ Indoor Activites for Kids That Fun Teacher posted a list of links that might be interesting for kids, including: Math - Prodigy, Khan Academy Science - Mystery Doug, kids.NationalGeographic.com Writing - typingclub.com Reading - SquigglePark.com, Storylineonline.net Social Studies - historyforkids.net LearnInColor.com also posted a list of free educational websites including: Math - Funbrain, Prodigy, Math Playground, Splash Learn, Math Game Time, Khan Academy (Khan Academy covers all sorts of topics, not just math) Science - Discovery Mindblown, NASA Kids Club, Amazing Space, Code Academy, How Stuff Works Social Studies - Crash Course (YouTube), Who Was? (App/Site), Nat Geo Kids, Google Earth, Time for Kids, Smithsonian for Kids Other - Brain Pop, TED Talks, PBS Kids, Duolingo, Hello Kids (Drawing)   I wanted to take a minute to add another awesome virtual field trip link, which was sent to me by Sam, Jake, and their grandmother, Michele. The link they sent me has some wonderful options including museums, zoos, historical sites, and more! Thank you for sending it to me, Sam, Jake, and Michele! Road Trip from Home Virtual Field Trips I also want to say "Hi!" to Ms. LouAnne Taylor's class and "Thank you!" to Amelia from her class who sent me a link that allows you to explore the World's largest Ferris wheel, Ain Dubai. If you're interested in learning more about it, you can explore it virtually here - Dubai's Ain Dubai