Virus Isolation and things for Kids to do

Unless otherwise noted, all the activities listed here are free. Last Updated April 18, 2020

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Virtual Marine Biology Field Camp: Every Monday and Thursday at 11am PST on Facebook (OceansInitiative page)

Resources Any Time

Sesame Street is still making content during social isolation. Their YouTube channel is uploading daily and adding new things like Cookie Monster Snack Chat that the monsters can film from home.

Disney Imagineering as a series on free online activities for kids

Disneyland Rides – These are point of view videos of Disneyland rides from around the world. They’re not super high quality, but they would be fun for littles sitting in a laundry basket ride car in a dim room.

Online Kids Yoga videos – Ok it’s cliche because its true, but yoga helps with stress.

Daily Science Experiments for Kids – Telus World of Science in Edmonton is putting up fresh experiments each day

Computer Science Classes online supported by Amazon. Lessons for Kindergarten through HighSchool.

Making Roman games with supplies you have at home

Online Drawing Lessons for kids – The artist made these specifically to entertain and teach kids during the outbreak

Harry Potter at Home – An online anti-boredom site stood up by JK Rowling for all the kids stuck inside during coronavirus.

Hogwarts Virtual Escape Room

Thousands of historic children’s books online – They’re free and easy to access. NOTE: they are also historic and should probably be previewed by and adult before being shown to children.

Library of Congress resources for students – There’s a lot there and the ‘Ask a Librarian’ tool is still available for students.

Smithsonian Digital Resources for Students – A massive learning lab, images students can use for free and a podcast for scientists to tell engaging stories to students.

Story Time

Cedar Mill Library moved their StoryTime online and they’re still doing it twice a week. The Librarians are uploading everything to their YouTube channel.

Levar Burton reads Goodnight Moon to Neil deGrasse Tyson

Storyline Online is a youtube channel of celebrities reading stories for kids.

Audible has made their online content for kids free for as long as the schools are closed. They just added Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone to the free list.

Storytime in Space – Watch Astronauts reading stories IN SPACE