Youth Resources

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Visual and Performing Arts

Arts and Crafts

Daily Doodle- lessons by Mo Willems. 
FreeKidsCrafts - Lots of categories of idea, templates and print outs.
Crafts by Amanda - Free arts and crafts ideas
Coloring pages-
Artsology - Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art.
Maker Stations - 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.
CraftsOuter Space Crafts
Zoo Animal Crafts
Sunshine Crafts
Easy Origami
Earth Day Crafts

Music and Dance

Music-Chrome Music Lab
Ballet Music / Dances for Kids - The Kiboomers!
Kids music - The Laurie Berkner 
Music & dance- Mini Me Music
Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs- Little Baby Bum (YouTube)
Cirque du Soleil-Discover a 60-minute special offering you some of our most iconic show moments. Enjoy a front-row seat to the larger-than-life shows of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, ‘’O’’, and LUZIA, with never-before seen angles that can only be experienced on your screen

Other Resources

All Kids Network - Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.
Highlights Kids - Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities.

AdobeStock_321830433Fitness and Movement

Fitness Blender for Kids - Free fitness videos
Cosmic Kids Yoga - Kid friendly videos
Little Twisters Yoga - Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans
87 Energy-Busting Indoor Games & Activities
Fluency and Fitness - Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise. Find over 900 videos to help your child keep learning at home and burn off some extra energy. Our site is best used for ages 4-8.
Go Noodle - Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.
The OT Tool Box - At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play.


Fruit and Veggies Opens in new windowNomster Chef- Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.
The Kitchn’s Cooking School-The Kitchn’s Cooking School is a 20-day, 20-lesson program where students tackle an essential cooking topic each day. You’ll even have homework! (Free to join at The Kitchn)
Food Techniques-BBC has a nice selection of cooking videos for people with a variety of skill levels. Don’t know how to cut an onion? There’s a class for that. But there are also classes on advanced techniques. (Free at BBC)
Kitchen Chemistry-Most people associate MIT with building those intense robots that rip each other apart in a ring, but MIT also posts online versions of real classes, including one called Kitchen Chemistry. (Free at MIT)
 Delia Online Cookery School-Delia Online features a host of cooking technique articles of varying levels of difficulty. Each lesson has step-by-step instructions with photos. (Free at Delia Online

Educational Resources

Scholastic Learn at Home 
Conjuguemos - Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.
PBS Learning- PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials
Banzai - Exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management.
CK-12 Foundation- CK-12
Over Coming Obstacles - Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.
Daily Discovery Educator

Nature Activities

National Park Trust- Buddy the Bison, Backyard B-I-N-G-O
 and Coloring Sheets
National Zoo -Activities to do at home
Nat Geo Kids - Learn about geography and animals from National Geographic.
Gardening - Guide to gardening for kidsdaylight-environment-forest-idyllic-459225

Aquatic Fun

SwimOutlet- live at-home dryland workouts! Starting Monday, @erynkrouse will be hosting a fun IG Live workout from 10-11am PST! Miles McGriff @milesaheadfitness will be on Tues, Thur, & Fri. AND @lexiekellyswim will be on Wed Time to get your dryland workouts on!

STEM and Educational Resources

colorful-toothed-wheels-171198Stem Activities from Discount School Supplies
Planet Smarty Pants
Little Bins for Little Hands
Ask Dr. Universe
How Stuff Works


Oil spill activity - This one, along with many others, are from a list featured in the article 11 Simple STEM Activities for Kids That Will Stimulate Young Minds by Megan Ruesink.
The Incredible Shrinking Bag and the Crushed Soda Can – These two garbage science projects from Teach Beside Me take a potato chip bag and a can of soda and turn them into some pretty cool science experiments that are great for elementary aged kids!
Frog Study – You can tailor this activity to kids in preschool all the way up to high school. Brought to you by Harrington Harmonies, this amphibian activity will teach students about observation, life cycles, and life science.
Water Cycle in a Bag – This is a great activity you can find on From Playdough to Plato. It all takes place in a tiny little Ziploc bag. Tiny Dancers, Build a VolcanoApple Oxidation
Science Spot - Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access
The Happy Scientist - Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way.
Climate Kids - This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals.
STEAMsational-Science Experiments for kids


Squishy Circuits - This activity from STEAMsational involves conducting electricity using two different types of "dough."
Become a LEGO MechanicHomegrown Learners provides some great videos and detailed explanations of how to use LEGO to teach elementary and middle-school aged children about technology, engineering, math, and building.
Create a Stop Motion Animation – This is a great project to teach beginners about the filmmaking process, whether in elementary or high school. It involves a little bit of storytelling, experimentation, problem-solving, and hands-on technology. The easy-to-follow instructions to create a stop motion video are provided by TinkerLab.
Coding For Kids Activities


Bridge Building Challenge – Using just some glue, craft sticks, a ruler, and some parchment paper, kids can build a bridge and test just how well it will hold up. Busy Kids, Happy Mom provides this bridge building tutorial that can be applied in the classroom or at home.
Build a Catapult – The Kids Activities Blog provides this fun and easy engineering activity using just a few simple craft items. What kid isn’t going to enjoy learning about engineering by launching objects across the room?
Up, Up, and Away – This activity from The Homeschool Scientist gets kids working on building their own custom aircraft.
Propeller Car  Instructables has dozens of great engineering projects for all ages that re fun and simple. This one is about designing a propeller-powered car.
Miniature Robot – Want to show kids how to make their own customizable battery-powered robot? This easy and fun tutorial from Red Ted Art will get them up and running in no time.
Kids Think Design - Explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design.
Build a Rubberband Helicopter 
The Cork Launcher 
Build a Simple Pneumatic Machine 


Early Math Lessons – These simple math lessons are great for younger children to teach the very basics of math. Our Journey Westward brings us these math ideas to teach division and logic.
Go on a Math Hunt – This is another great activity for making math fun. Raising Lifelong Learners brings us this idea for a math hunt that’s great for elementary-aged kids who are homeschooled.
Nerf Gun Math – This fun outdoor activity for teaching basic math is geared towards older elementary-aged children. No Time For Flash Cards breaks down the instructions and materials needed to create this simple Nerf Gun Math game.
It’s About Time – Check out these activities from Education World that are all about teaching how to tell time.
Bed Time Math - Math as a fun part of your daily family routine
Instructables - 3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects
Math -Dreambox
Money Math 
Mirror Symmetry 

Museum @ Home 

Smithsonian Institute: Take a virtual trip to the Smithsonian Institute. Kids Activities
Getty Museum:  virtual tour. As with several of our selection, Google Arts and Culture offers a “museum view
Natural History Museum, London:  in this interactive online guide.
NASA: Both Virginia’s Langley Research Center and Ohio’s Glenn Research Center offer online tours for free. Also, you can try some "augmented reality experiences" via The Space Center Houston’s app.
National Women’s History Museum:  online exhibits and oral histories from the Virginia museum.
Museum 2Metropolitan Museum of Art: the institution’s 26 online exhibits.
Lowell Observatory Our friends at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona have a lot for us to enjoy from home. They will be live streaming several celestial events. Follow them on Instagram @lowellobservatory for the latest and greatest!
Musée du Louvre
Musée d’Orsay
National Museum of Natural History
Vatican Museum
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
 National Museum of the United States Air ForceMuseumTake a virtual tour of the Winchester Mystery House.

Nature and Virtual Travel @ Home

Google Earth - Take a Virtual Vacation or explore the world!
Yellowstone National Park: Virtually discover Yellowstone National Park 
England: Tour England through this 360 video.
Colonial Williamsburg: Take a live look at Colonial Williamsburg.
The Environmental Nature Center - Educational videos geared towards school-aged children.
Virtual Dives with NOAA
Take a virtual visit and tour to Channel Islands National Park Crater Lake National Park
Discover the stories behind our national parks with the National Park Foundation blog. From the Denali National Park & Preserve’s iconic mushing dogs and the flight path through aviation history to the revolutionary battle at Moores Creek and the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, there are countless stories our parks preserve and share.
 Tune into PARKTRACKS, an innovative audio experience that lets you listen to the sounds of our parks, captured by the National Park Service’s Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, and tap into the trends of tranquility and mindfulness
clouds-daylight-forest-grass-371589Grand Canyon National Park 
Yosemite National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Carlsbad Caverns
Taj Mahal
Great Barrier Reef
Himeji Castle
Chavín de Huántar
Machu Picchu
Mammoth Cave Virtual Tour
Vatican City
Great Wall of China
Stature of Liberty Tour

Zoo and Aquariums @Home

Monterey Bay Aquarium: It can be Shark Week every week thanks to live online footage of Monterey Bay’s Habitat exhibit.
Jelly FishNational Aquarium: Walk through tropical waters to the icy tundra in this floor-by-floor tour of the famous, Baltimore-based aquarium.
Aquarium of the Pacific - A collection of webinars, live-cam footage and classes for all ages.Virtual Tour of the Seattle Aquarium Explore the Great Barrier Reef with Google 

IMG_0245Oakland Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between elephant, sun and black bears, and condors in one sitting.
San Diego Zoo: With what may be the most live cam options, this zoo lets you switch between koalas, polar bears, and tigers in one sitting.
Smithsonian’s National Zoo-Webcams
Houston Zoo-Tune in to the Houston Zoo Webcams and enjoy a live look at animals that call the Houston Zoo home!
Woodland Park Zoo-Watch live to keep up with your favorite animals in between visits.
ZooView.TV-A Milwaukee County Zoo and Zoological Society partnership  
Chattanooga Zoo-Webcams
Atlanta Zoo-Learn at Home 
National Zoo Activities to do at homeanimal-africa-zoo-lion-33045