Educational Resources & Fun Activities for Kids
In an effort to help keep our USTA Middle States youth active and engaged at home while schools are closed, below is a list of online educational resources and fun activities to try while at home.
- Art of Education Academy: Free art lessons for kids.
- BrainPop: Free units on different subjects, including social studies, English, math and science.
- Code.org: Coding lessons for all grade levels.
- Duolingo: Step-by-step instruction on learning another language.
- Flipgrid: Kids can read a book and write a review of the book.
- Google Applied Digital Skills: Lessons about building a digital life categorized by theme. For example, older kids can work on creating resumes and writing practice cover letters. Younger kids can create interactive stories with Google Slides.
- Khan Academy: This nonprofit organization offers free math lessons for all students.
- KidsPost: News from the Washington Post, for kids.
- Mensa for Kids: Activities to encourage reading.
- National Geographic Kids: NatGeo provides brain booster activities on its website.
- PBS Kids: PBS is offering a daily newsletter with activities for kids.
- Scholastic Learn At Home: At-home learning activities, with options for different age groups.
- The Learning Network: Resources from The New York Times, including online news quizzes and writing prompts.
- The Math Learning Center: Free math activities for kids.
- Youcubed: Free math lessons.
- America’s Test Kitchen Kids: Do you dare put your kiddos in the kitchen? Offers fun, kid-friendly recipes.
- Cincinnati Zoo: On Facebook, the Cincinnati zoo is doing “home safaris” through April 11.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga: Mindfulness and yoga videos for kids.
- Google Arts and Culture: Explore art, museums and more.
- Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band: Broadcasting live jam sessions at 1 p.m. MT every day for kids.
- Mystery Doug: A YouTuber who answers educational questions.
- National Aquarium: This Baltimore aquarium is livestreaming different exhibits.
- San Diego Zoo: Kids can meet the different animals at the San Diego Zoo online.
- SAVEWITHSTORIES: Celebrities on Instagram are keeping kids occupied by reading stories.
- Virtual rides: Take a virtual ride on a Disney attraction on YouTube.