If the prospect of having your kids home for weeks while you try to “work from home” has you more freaked out than contracting covid-19, then know that you are not alone. No school, no camps, no playdates, no birthday parties, no touching playground equipment. If it has you reaching for the IPad and throwing up your hands, welcome to the club. Do you what you gotta to do to stay sane!! More than now we need compassion and forgiveness for ourselves, our mom squad and our neighbors.
If you are ready to do more, we put together a list of free options that we have seen floating around the internet. Full disclosure, we haven’t vetted any of these. We did our best to rely on reputable sources. Let us know in the comments if a link is broken or if the resource isn’t great.
National Geographic—Quizzes, science experiments, videos, and more. Find their boredom busters here.
Scholastic—Grade-level daily projects for kiddos. Find it here.
Virtual Field Trips—This is a Google doc with links to websites that kids can explore. San Diego Zoo, Yellowstone National Park, the Mars Curiosity Rover and more. Find it here.
Free Resource List—We don’t know who put this together and we haven’t explored it in depth but here is another Google doc with free educational resources. Find it here.
BalletNova—Streaming dance classes live on Facebook. Find them here. If you can, donate to help them.
GoNoodle—Chances are your kiddos use this at school. Movement and calming exercises of various length to keep the kids focused and not couch potatoes. Find them here.
Laura Kelly Designs Printable—Activity and coloring pages for your kiddos. Find them here.
Laura Palmer—Another Laura (this is fast becoming our favorite name) with printable coloring pages for your kiddos. Find them here.
Snapology—Lego Challenges. Follow them on Instagram for regular building challenges to mix up your day.
We probably missed a bunch so if you have something to offer, feel free to add in the comments.
Stay sane. Parents. Stay sane!
Updated List as of 3.18.20 Pulled from comments and more.
Mo Willems Lunch Doodles--doodle along with a fav author. Find it here.
Colorado Ballet Academy-- Refine your technique with this IGTV instructional videos. Find them on Instagram.
Monsters Dance--Have some hiphop fun every Friday at 3PM Eastern Time. Find their YouTube channel here.
StarNetLibraries--If you have capacity to add at home science projects, then check out these vetted activities. Find them here.