Free fun to keep your kids entertained during Covid-19

free fun kid covid19 coronavirus

 

We’ve been hunkered down at home and haven’t seen anyone socially since Friday. Being at home with kids 24/7 makes for very, very, very ,very long day. Thank goodness for the internet and google searches to find things to keep my kids occupied.

Below you will be able to find some free fun for your kids to do at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

*If there is a site or Instagram account that your kids have loved please let me know! 

 

Go Noodle

Keep your kids moving and grooving while stuck at home to a variety of fun dances with GoNoodle! Check out the different channels at the bottom for a variety of options to stay active! My son loves this one and my daughter loves this one. Enjoy! 

 

Sonshine and Broccoli

Join in for some singing fun this week (Monday-Friday) daily on Facebook and Instagram at 11:30 am EST.

 

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems!

I love Mo Willems and his books are a favourite in our house! Join him daily at 1 PM EST on weekdays to learn how to draw and doodle!

 

GG Fam Jam Virtual Camp

Join The GG Sister’s, Laura and Josie every weekday at 10AM EST, 3 PM EST, and 9 PM EST on Instagram and Facebook. They will be offering fun ideas to do with your kidsand then the 9 PM EST chat will feature experts and media personalities. 

 

Dan Gutman does a read-aloud

Dan Gutman’s book series, My Weird School, is a huge hit in our house. His books are funny and we all enjoy reading them together. Dan is doing a read-aloud on Facebook of his book Miss Blake is a Flake! Join him next Wednesday March 18 at 2 PM EST where he will read three more chapters. He will then continue to read the book on Thursday March 19, and Friday March 20 at 2 PM EST. 

 

View Famous Sites and Landmarks

Even though we can’t travel right now, doesn’t mean we need to stop learning and exploring famous sites and landmarks all around the world. Thanks to Google Arts and Culture there are many opportunities to “visit” these sites and landmarks without ever leaving your house!

 

Storyline Online 

Watch and listen to stories come to life through wonderful animations and being read by a variety famous people! Each book also has activity guides if you are looking for follow-up activities relating to the book. 

 

Scholastic Learn at Home

 

Scholastic Learn at Home is an incredible resource for kids and families to continue to learn remotely. Choose your child’s grade level and the lessons are all broken down into days and themes. So far there are five days of lessons posted with more to come!

 

Aaron Cappel Music

On Thursday March 19 at 11 am EST, join music teacher Aaron Cappel on Facebook to sing Happy Together. You can also print up or follow along with the lyrics and pictures to help you learn the words beforehand or sing along live! 

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Follow Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube as your kids do yoga, meditation and mindfulness from the comfort of your home. There are many different themes, situations and characters that your kids will surely connect with! 

 

Dance Party with the Magen Boys

Get off the couch and get moving weekdays at 4 PM EST with the Magen Boys! Check it out live on Instagram and you too can join in the fun!

 

Netflix Party

Just because your kids are isolating physically, doesn’t mean that they have to isolate socially! Netflix is doing the coolest thing where you kids can watch Netflix shows with their friends at the same time and chat with each other with a Netflix Party! You’ll need Chrome for it to work right now, but its a great opportunity for everyone to stay social! 

 

Chess.com

You can learn to play chess or play other’s on chess.com. You create your account (make sure you activate it first via email), and can invite you friends to play against you! It even saves your score so you have a rating and get paired up with similar leveled opponents. 

As I find out about cool new things to do with your kids I will continue to update this list!

Enjoy 

 

 

 

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