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, beginning April 3.

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.

“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
Tuesday (3/31) 1pm: Make It! – Fish Puppet Workshop
Thursday (4/2) 1pm Make It! – Cat or Dog Puppet


Free Digital Cooking Classes For Kids Every Week Day by Delish.com (on Instagram at 1p.m. EST.)
Tuesday, 3/31 (1pm): Cookie Icebox Cake (This no-bake showstopper only has 4 ingredients!)
Wednesday, 4/1 (1pm): Fruity Pebbles Milkshake (Calling all cereal lovers!)
Thursday, 4/2 (1pm): Spaghetti Cake (If you’ve ever wondered what to do with leftover spaghetti, this is the perfect recipe.)
Friday, 4/3 (1pm): Bunny Bait (Use your favorite Easter candy!)

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

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

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



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

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!

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips: STEM & Manufacturing

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:
Tues (3/31) Smithgall: Snakes Alive!
Weds (4/1) Hardman: Mansion Tour
Thurs (4/2) Hardman: Dairy Barn Tour
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



ANIMAL LOVERS: Virtual Field Trips

LIVE ANIMAL CAMERAS, ACTIVITIES & MORE:

AfriCa

African Animals Camera – live video from Africa (plus, puppies, kittens and so much more)
Georgia Aquarium

American Eagle Foundation

Animal Planet

Aquarium of the Pacific

Bonaire National Marine Park  

Calgary Zoo

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Dallas World Aquarium

DC Eagle Cam 

Discovery Education

Djuma Game Reserve in South Africa

Earth Cam

Elmwood Park Zoo

Explore

Farallon National Wildlife Refuge 

Georgia Aquarium 

Houston Zoo  

Kentucky Equine Adoption Center

Mystic Aquarium

Monterey Bay Aquarium  

National Aquarium

Natural History Museum 

National Wildlife Bald Eagle

Ouwehand Zoo

Polar Bears and the Tundra

Reid Park Zoo Lion Cam 

San Diego Zoo  

Seattle Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium 

Smithsonian’s National Zoo  

Tennessee Aquarium 

Vancouver Aquarium’s Jelly Cam

Video Nest Bats 

Whooping Crane 

WildEarth Live Safari Drive

WildLife Focus Brazil

WildLife Focus Ecuador

Wolf Cam

Wolf Conservation Center 

Zoo Atlanta

VIRTUAL FARM TOURS:
FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from pigs and cows to apples and eggs.

Cincinnati Zoo

LIVE SHOW: The Cincinnati Zoo offers a new Facebook Live show, which will air every weekday at 3 p.m. ET and feature a new animal every episode. Each installment will also feature an accompanying at-home kids’ activity, which you can peruse on the zoo’s website.

LIVE SHOW: Monday and Thursday at 2pmEST – Virtual Marine Biology Camp from Oceans Initiative can also access via Instagram