Stay at Home Programs

Click on the links below to go to the websites:

 

Make Rock Candy

Feel like dabbling in science? With this activity, kids can learn about crystallization and get a sweet treat too! You can find the instructions here:

https://mommypoppins.com/kids/how-to-make-rock-candy-with-kids

 

Astronauts Reading Stories From Space – Check out this list of books!

https://storytimefromspace.com/books-2/books-approved-for-launch/

 

Virtual Museum Tours

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

 

Storyline Online - Celebrities Reading Stories

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

Museum to Go is our new digital content platform, providing activities, artifact 'behind the scenes' information, and links to stream a planetarium show and 2D versions of some of the documentaries playing in the Giant Screen Theater. Please share with anyone you know who has kids who need resources for at-home learning, or anyone who wants to stay occupied and keep learning while we're sheltering at home.

https://www.memphismuseums.org/museum-to-go/

 

Fun, free math activities to do at home

http://bedtimemath.org/fun-math-at-home/

 

Brain Workout

There is a spreadsheet of education companies offering free services due to school closings. Keep your kids’ brains active over break by checking them out:

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

 

Scavenger Hunt

Can be indoor or outdoor. Make a list of items for your kids to find. They could be everyday items, or special themed items (miniature dinosaur figurines, plastic eggs, left shoes, etc).

 

Indoor Bowling

You don’t need any pins or bowling balls for this one. Get creative by repurposing bottles into pins and use any kind of ball you have on hand. A fun indoor bowling tournament will keep kids occupied for hours!

 

Author Mo Willems Doodle (author of Elephant and Piggy, Pigeon and more).

 

The Kennedy Center is offering other online entertainment / education.

 

Author Kate Messsner, Below, you’ll find a growing collection of resources that include everything from first-chapter and picture book read-alouds (all shared with permission!) to drawing and writing mini-lessons. Be sure to check back often, as new resources will be added every day. Click on the link to go to her website.

 

TV Actor Kathy Kinney as Mrs. P. An award-winning FREE storybook destination. Classic children’s stories brought to life.

 

Author Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Resources, activities and readalouds geared toward young readers, writers and illustrators. I originally created this playlist for educators and families affected by Coronavirus-related school closures and quarantines. Thank you to Simon & Schuster for their permission to do cover-to-cover read-alouds of some of my books during this time. For those seeking more at-home resources and activities, please see DebbieOhi.com/printready.

 

Storytime with Bill from Little Brown Books.

 

TumbleBooks:

K-6 children's ebook database

K-6 math ebook database

Gr 7-12 ebook database

All ages audio book database

A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!

 

Reading Activities. A new Imagination Library book means a new opportunity to engage with your child using the coordinating reading activity.

Reading with your child - Books from Birth
 

 

Authors Everywhere!

 

Unite For Literacy has many stories read aloud in multiple languages.

 

Author/illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka will be live streaming art & writing lessons every week day at 2 pm EST (and they will be recorded).

 

Cincinnati Zoo is Bringing the Zoo to You!

 

National Parks of the United States – virtual tours of 31 national parks, all thanks to Google Earth!

 

Every night the Metropolitan Opera will put a new Opera up on their site for free streaming.