School is closed for the remainder of March in Illinois, but that doesn’t mean that the learning needs to stop! We’ve put together some great FREE educational resources you can check out with your kids while they are home.
None of these resources require you to sign up for anything!
Scholastic Learn at Home is an awesome resource for kids in preschool – sixth grade. They’ve taken the work out of planning a lesson and have put together resources to teach your kids about all sorts of fun things while they’re out of school. Daily lessons include books, videos and activities! If you’re only going to check out one resource, this should be it!
GoNoodle is a collection of fun videos designed to get kids moving, dancing, and exercising. These videos are a great way to break up the day with a little silliness and physical activity. Many grade schools use these videos in the classroom so your kiddos may already know the moves!
Storyline Online is full of videos of celebrities reading children’s books. Check out this adorable one of Betty White reading Harry the Dirty Dog.
Tinkergarten has a great list of outdoor activities for kids that are organized by age and skill. Taking a listening walk is a great activity to get the kids outside and help them destress. Visiting our local forest preserves can get you out of the house while staying socially isolated. Check out 815Outside for a map of all the forest preserves in our area!
Nomster Chef offers adorable videos, pictures, and kid-friendly recipes to get your little helper cooking in the kitchen. These mummy cauliflower mini pizzas look delicious!
MysteryScience has courses on fun science topics for kids in preschool through 5th grade, Topics answer fun questions like who invented pizza, can animals laugh, and why do woodpeckers peck wood. They even put together a list of the easiest lessons to teach.
123 Homeschool 4 Me has tons of free printables and worksheets for preschool through high school listed by age and subject. This telling time puzzle is great for kids learning how to read a clock.
Walkabouts offers walksheets (like worksheets) that encourage kids in preschool to 2nd grade to learn while incorporating movement. Here’s a fun one about your town.
Arcademics offers free math powered video games. In Canoe Penguins, you make the penguins move by answering multiplication questions. It’s a great way to incorporate learning during screentime.
MusicLab shows you what different music terms mean and lets you play with sounds to create your own music.
Bedtime Math has printables for math games to play at home with household objects. This circus-themed PDF has games you do with a scale and measuring tape.
Google Museum Views offers virtual tours of over 3,000 museums around the world. Be sure to check out the National Museum of Natural History’s virtual tour as well.
CK-12 has online textbooks for kindergarten and up in subjects like physics, chemistry, biology, life science and math.
Handwriting Heroes offers videos to help kids practice their handwriting with catchy songs and videos.