Boredom Busters

I would like to give credit to whoever compiled this incredible list of websites – it is available from multiple sites across the internet. I specifically copied this from www.apacolorado.org/article/covid-19-home-activities-kids

The CM Libraries does not endorse, nor has tested, all the links.

  1. San Diego Zoo: The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!
  2. Tour Yellowstone National Park
  3. Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover
  4. Virtual Tours of Farms: This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs
  5. Indoor Activities for busy toddlers
  6. Play games and learn all about animals
  7. Play with fave show characters and learn too
  8. Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip
  9. This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life
  10. Math and Reading games
  11. Starfall Phonics skills
  12. This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies
  13. Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss
  14. 300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens
  15. Geography and animals from National Geographic
  16. Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry
  17. Fave kids books read by famous people
  18. Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc
  19. High school chemistry topics
  20. Math and reading games
  21. Math and language games
  22. Hands on Elem science videos
  23. Voice based learning… learn through Alexa
  24. Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities from Highlights
  25. ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn
  26. Math as a fun part of your daily family routine
  27. Games to get “into the book”
  28. Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults
  29. Biology simulations
  30. Elem Math through 6th grade
  31. Educational games K-12
  32. Digital archive of history
  33. Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc
  34. Geometry
  35. Resources for Spanish practice
  36. Chinese learning activities
  37. Music is for everyone
  38. Science, Math, Social Studies
  39. Grammar practice for middle grades
  40. Daily free science or cooking experiment to do at Club Sci Kidz
  41. Chemistry
  42. Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions
  43. Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin
  44. 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world
  45. Mystery Sicence K-5th Science lessons
  46. Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies
  47. Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish)
  48. Digital learning content for preschool through high school
  49. A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus
  50. 3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet
  51. The Great Courses: Classes for older teens or adults
  52. Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses
  53. “Dog on a log books”: Printable board games, activities and more for phonics, dyslexia and reading all using evidence-based methods
  54. K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them
  55. Squiggle Park Game: Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game
  56. Higher level math series… online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level 2 problems
  57. Duolingo: Foreign language
  58. Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement
  59. Facts4me: A safe research site for elementary-level readers
  60. Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides
  61. Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills, while getting in some exercise
  62. Go NoodleMovement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts
  63. Hippo Campus: 7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas
  64. Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas
  65. Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors
  66. Izzit: Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects
  67. Khan Academy: Online education program for toddler through high school
  68. Teachers pay teachers: Free Printables for PreK-2nd Grade
  69. Little Spark: Free printable library with activities for children 0-6
  70. Little Twisters Yoga: inexpensive at-home kids yoga lesson plans
  71. Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure
  72. Marco Learning: Resources for AP students
  73. Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college
  74. Math playground: Elem Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources
  75. Mindful Poetry Moments: Poetry and music
  76. 3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects
  77. Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators
  78. Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance
  79. Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world
  80. Nomster Chef: Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science
  81. No red ink: Online curriculum that builds better writers
  82. 80+ do at home science activities
  83. Super Charged School: Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own
  84. Scoot Pad: Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K–8
  85. Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!) As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice
  86. Paragraph Punch: Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial
  87. PBS Learning: PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials
  88. Ph ET: Science and math labs and simulations
  89. Positive Physics: An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics
  90. Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music
  91. Project Explorer: Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12
  92. Quizlet: For students to practice and master whatever they are learning
  93. ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12
  94. Rockalingua: Music Based Spanish Learning
  95. Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology
  96. Sworkit: Kid-friendly workouts — choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom kid workout
  97. A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials
  98. The good and the beautiful: Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course
  99. The OT Tool Box: At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play
  100. Science Spot: projects that can be completed with or without Internet access
  101. Keyboarding practice from www.typingclub.com or www.typing.com
  102. Wonderopolis: Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions
  103. xtramath: Math practice
  104. Zearn: K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students
  105. A better way to homeschool: Preschool through 8th grade
  106. 450 Ivy League courses that you can take
  107. Spelling 1-4 grade
  108. Edx: 2,500+ online courses from top institutions
  109. Memrise: 22 languages to learn
  110. Code Academy: Learn to code
  111. FunBrain: Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8
  112. Turtle Diary: PreK – 5 games for all subjects
  113. The Color: Online digital coloring pages
  114. All in one home school: Every course you could possibly want to homeschool
  115. FunFonix: Phonics worksheets for kids
  116. Free stories online ages 3-12
  117. Learn all about earthquakes
  118. Learn all about the periodic table
  119. Farmer’s almanac for kids… Date, weather, moon phase, etc
  120. Guide to gardening for kids
  121. Space science for kiddos
  122. Math playground: Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders
  123. BBC history for kids: Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time
  124. NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history
  125. Youngzine: News and more for kids
  126. Story Starter: Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters
  127. Cryptoclub: Immerse yourself in cryptography
  128. Gridclub: Math games galore
  129. Experiment Library: Tons of science experiments that you can do at home
  130. Mission US: An interactive way to learn history
  131. The happy scientist: Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way
  132. Magic Tree House: Interactive games based on the book series
  133. Grammaropolis: Work on the 8 parts of speech
  134. Cells Alive: Learn all about cells
  135. Google Earth: All sorts of learning here if you dig in
  136. Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning
  137. Met Museum: A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art
  138. GEO Guessr: Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are
  139. What was there: Allows students to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help them learn about history
  140. Numberphile: Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun
  141. Artsology: Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art
  142. Virtual Musical Instruments: Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos
  143. Preschool express: Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids
  144. Songs for teaching: A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students
  145. Super Simple: Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents
  146. Overcoming obstacles: Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills
  147. Kodable: Coding for ages 4-10
  148. Smithsonian Institute: No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen
  149. Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body
  150. Climate Kids (NASA) covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals
  151. Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more
  152. Coin Collecting: Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby.
  153. Weather Wiz Kids: From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather
  154. Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design
  155. This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life
  156. Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable
  157. The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory
  158. Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management
  159. Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body
  160. Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities
  161. MobyMax: Find and fix learning gaps www.mobymax.com
  162. Dragon Box App: Algebra games for kids
  163. Math Chimp: Fractions practice
  164. Ducksters: Education for kids all topics
  165. A+ Click: Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult
  166. Kids Listen: Science podcasts to listen to with your kids
  167. Alaskan Wildlife cams
  168. Coding with Star Wars
  169. Crazygames: Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun
  170. Funology: Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children
  171. Paper Structures Engineering challenges with things you have at home
  172. Online photograph jigsaw puzzles You can set the pieces from 6-1000
  173. Preschool Inspirations: Toddler and preschool age ideas