Challenge Friends & Family: At-Home Scavenger Hunt!

Directions:

  1. Pick team members (in your home or team with cousins across the country)
  2. Pick a Team Name
  3. Let the Challenge Begin!
  4. Take Pictures of Each Mission & Post the Pictures using Email, Text, Instagram or Facebook!

NEXT LEVEL: If you want to take it to the next level, have a team member try a free photo collage maker:

  1. Fotojet
  2. Canva
  3. Fotor
  4. PhotoPad
  5. Pizap

Ready to GO?
Here is your MISSION LIST:

(Right click on the image to Save/Print the Mission List)

2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule

Help your kids remember this significant time in history
with this TIME CAPSULE

LONG Creations created a fantastic Time Capsule memory packet.

Includes:
- Cover-
-Page to draw family picture-
-All about me 
-How I'm feeling
-My community
-What I am doing at home
-Hand print page
-Special occasion page
-Letter to myself sheet
-Interview for the parents
-Letter from the parents

Link to Documents, here

Google Drive link, here

Check ReadySetGwinnett for other family adventures and activities:

Free Digital Escape Rooms for individuals and groups!

Digital Escape Rooms available for free! You can complete these escape rooms as a family or individually, you can compete against friends and try it multiple times. Just make sure you have fun!

Alice in Wonderland Digital Escape Room

Dog Man Digital Escape Room

Harry Potter Digital Escape from Hogwarts

Marvel Superhero Digital Escape Room

Credit for these fun escape rooms: Humboldt County Library, in Nevada

Call to offer Thanks to Health Heroes on this Hotline!

Here is something we can all do! Kids, Families or Anyone!

Call and leave a message of gratitude, hope, love and support for health heroes at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can hear some of the messages which have come through so far. It’s beautiful. Some caregivers have been listening as they get ready for work, drive to the hospital, or as they take a needed break. – Brad Montague

The number is 877-226-4376.
See here for more details

New! “Harry Potter At Home” hub for children, parents and teachers!

J.K. Rowling and her Wizarding World partners have launched Harry Potter At Home today to help children, parents, carers and teachers confined at home during the Covid-19 outbreak.

WizardingWorld.com is hosting Harry Potter At Home, a hub of information and activities for parents, children and carers to discover the magic of Harry Potter, by reading or listening on their own or together with loved ones.

Explore the hub for a wealth of creative and craft activities, quizzes, puzzles and more. There will also be a weekly email newsletter bringing fresh ideas into inboxes each Friday. 

Click Here for More Details

Free Online Video Series from Author of Dog Man and Captain Underpants

The bestselling author of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series will be welcoming readers inside his mind through Dav Pilkey at Home, a collaboration between the author, the Library of Congress, and Scholastic.

The free online video series, which came about because of the impact of the new coronavirus, will be streamed every Friday morning beginning at 8 a.m. ET. (started April 3rd)

Dav Pilkey will share drawing lessons and read-alouds with young readers. Each show will be accompanied by content drawn from the library’s collections, as well as tips from Pilkey for children to act out scenes from his Dog Man books and for creating new characters of their own.

Review from our 8 year old son: “I love this site! It’s so much fun playing the games and you can do all different kinds of things!”

“HOME Recess” for Kids

Go Noodle Including INDOOR RECESS selections

The Kiboomers – Kids Music Channel 

Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Scratch Garden

Kidz Bop(Tune in at 3pm for a Daily Dance Break)

TheLearningStation – Kids Songs and Nursery Rhymes

Pancake Manor – Music for Kids

Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes

and…

  Directed Drawing: Art for Kids Hub has EXCELLENT videos teaching kids how to draw anything from popcorn to dinosaurs to trolls.  The best part is the drawings come out looking amazing!  Art for Kids Hub does a great job of helping kids to feel confident in their drawing abilities by explaining step by step how to draw.

S.T.E.M. / S.T.E.A.M. activities from home!

Follow NASA STEM on Facebook and check out their curated collection of STEM activities, coloring pages, experiments, puzzles and more on our website to help you experience. Visit the Site HERE


Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center has launched science lessons on Facebook Live.
“We are giving lessons on rocketry, from the Saturn 5 center. We’re teaching people how to make rockets at home from recycled materials that are probably lying around the house.” 
Parents also have online access to activity sheets and experiments, making spare time educational but fun. The sessions will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. ET for young kids.
For older children, including those in high school, there will be programming starting at 1 p.m. 


Disney is offering online activities HERE.
With imagineering in a box, kids can learn how to build their own world, attractions and characters. 


Directed Drawing: Art for Kids Hub has EXCELLENT videos teaching kids how to draw anything from popcorn to dinosaurs to trolls.  The best part is the drawings come out looking amazing!  Art for Kids Hub does a great job of helping kids to feel confident in their drawing abilities by explaining step by step how to draw.


Check out the Science Channel’s videos series: How it’s Made
You can also view the videos on YouTube (note: this series is on YouTube so might need parent supervision)


Watch National Geographic Kids: Weird but True Videos (Did you know girls have more taste buds than boys do? see here)
National Geographic Kids: Vote for your favorite candy, learn about Women Heroes and take a personality quiz!


Make a Puppet!: Each Wednesday and Friday join The Center for Puppetry Arts on Facebook at @1pm for Make It! With these FREE guided workshops, you make a puppet at home. DETAILS HERE


Cooking: Free Digital Cooking Classes For Kids Every Week Day by Delish.com (on Instagram at 1p.m. EST.)


Archeology at Home!: – Free, Live Classes from the Midwest Archeological Center

Join in for the Archeology at Home series next week! Free and suitable for all ages, these presentations will provide an opportunity to learn about archeology and its role in the National Park Service. Topics will cover documenting, investigating, and preserving cultural resources. Participate in all six programs or choose just a few, it’s up to you! To connect, visit the website below a few minutes before your desired program is ready to start. No account is necessary, but you’ll need to enter a few things first. Questions? Contact mwac_distancelearning@nps.gov
Link to Class

Tour a Museum, a Park or even Space! (ONLINE!)

Yellowstone Falls – Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone – Yellowstone National Park, Montana (MT).

GET OUTSIDE: Tour Yellowstone National Park!
or Tour Yosemite National Park – Virtual Tour

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Go to the Great Wall Of China: This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

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Travel to Paris: See amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

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MARS: Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

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U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL: See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.


Explore Ancient Egypt!

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Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips: STEM & Manufacturing

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Boston Children’s Museum: Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum. This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.


DISCOVER HAWAII: Go island-hopping through Hawaii and check out the black lava rock cliffs, lush rainforests, volcanoes and historic sites. CLICK HERE TO GO TO GOOGLE EARTH and visit:

  • Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
  • Waikiki Beach
  • The Byodo-In Temple
  • Keaīwa Heiau State Recreation Area
  • Waimea Valley
  • Haleʻiwa Beach Park
  • Pu’u Pia Trail
  • Makapuʻu Point Lighthouse Trail
  • Mokulēʻia Forest Reserve
  • Waimea Canyon State Park
  • Waimea Bay
  • Moloka‘i
  • Iolani Palace
  • USS Arizona Memorial Museum
  • Diamo

Visit a Local Park: Check out the tours from Georgia’s Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Historic Site at 10am:
Mon (4/6) Smithgall: Wetland Loop Hike
Tues (4/7) Smithgall: Animal daptations
Weds (4/8) Hardman: Natural Egg Dying
Thurs (4/9) Hardman: Behind the Scenes


Visit Atlanta!: Check out locations in Downtown Atlanta via Atlanta 360


Art Lovers List:
Google over 2,500 Arts Collections to enjoy
High Museum of Art virtual tour
National Gallery of Artvideo tours of exhibits
The Frick CollectionVirtual Tour
ArtlandVirtual Exhibits
ExhibitionsNew Art Online
KunstmatrixVirtual Exhibits
The KremerMuseumVirtual Tour


The Natural History Museum has updated their virtual tour and added resources and activity ideas the children can do at home. Looks really good. CLICK LINK HERE


You Tube Resource: https://learnathome.withyoutube.com/ – lets you sort videos by age / subject / they even have a virtual field trip section


Georgia Virtual Field Trips:
GPB is traveling all over Georgia to bring our state’s rich history and culture to teachers and students. The field trips align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for social studies, as well as the content from GPB’s Georgia Studies digital textbook and Georgia Race Through Time game.
Each field trip brings locations to life with… Interviews, 360-degree panoramic photography, Interactive elements, Videos and User guide.
Teachers: We would love to hear how you are using the virtual field trips in your classroom! Email us your feedback at education@gpb.org.
Note: You no longer need a login and password to access the virtual field trips. You will see a ‘sign in’ button but please disregard.
Slavery and Freedom, Georgia Forests, Civil Rights Movement, Indian Mounds, Warm Springs, University of Georgia, Andersonville, Creek Nation, Regions of Georgia, Cherokee Nation, Physical Features of Georgia, Entrepreneurship in Georgia and Jimmy Carter.
LINK HERE TO VIEW FIELD TRIPS