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It’s funny the things that I miss most. Often when the girls achieved something big, we would take them to this little ice cream shop by our home for a treat. But we can’t do that now. Our state is under a stay home order through at least May. And while we don’t NEED to go places, I miss the freedom to be able to do so. I miss not having to disinfect every single grocery item before we can put it away. I miss impromptu trips to Target. ⁣
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It’s not just day 1 of “distance learning,” but it’s also #nationalcrayonday so we thought it would be fun to make some art with @crayola crayons. ⁣
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This is such an easy and fun project. Just hot glue glue crayons to a canvas and melt with a blow dryer. ⁣
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Being forced to stay home for the next who knows how long, is not going to stop us from celebrating the seasons and the various holidays that keep my kids looking forward to traditions like homemade baked goods and fun little crafts. And although there seems to be a huge shortage of all-purpose flour, luckily we had enough in our pantry to create these delicious baked double chocolate chip donuts with fresh banana icing for Spring or Easter! ⁣
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Free Educational Resources for Kids During School Closures

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It’s been only four days since the schools closed and we are scrambling to suddenly figure out how to homeschool our kids. I’ve always been curious and have considered virtual education for my kids over the years, but being forced into it didn’t give me enough time to really do the research I needed to do. I’m not ready. I’m not even sure I’ll be ready in a month. I need direction. I need educational resources for my kids.

I’d love to just sit my kids at the kitchen table and tell them to do whatever it is they do in school. But we all know that a 7, 10 and 14 year old are probably going to grab their phones and start watching videos on youtube or tiktok or whatever it is they spend most of their unsupervised time doing these days.

I’ve been getting a number of emails from teachers, from the school, from local organizations and educational sites that we signed up for over the years. It was all so overwhelming for me. I reached out to a couple of my friends who are teachers and they are all just taking it easy right now and gathering what they need to start teaching in a couple of weeks (since we would have been on Spring Break anyway).

If you didn’t appreciate teachers up until this point, you are going to start to. It’s impossible to realize how much they do in a day and with way more than just your one child that won’t sit still long enough to learn anything. GIVE THOSE TEACHERS A RAISE! A BIG ONE! And thank them more. I know I will.

Over the last couple of days, I’ve spent some time online trying to find the best educational resources for my kids and wanted to share in case you are in a similar position. If you know of any free educational sites I haven’t listed (especially for high schoolers), please share in the comments below so that I can add it! At this point, that village we are always looking for is right here, on the internet. Virtual high fives.

Educational Resources for Kids

Elementary School

ARCADEMICS: arcademics.com/
BREAKOUT EDU:
breakoutedu.com/funathome
CK-12: ck12.org/student/
GREAT SCHOOLS (worksheets): greatschools.org/gk/worksheets/
HELPING WITH MATH: helpingwithmath.com
HOME SCHOOL MATH: homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/
HOME SPELLING WORDS: homespellingwords.com/spelling-worksheets
JUMPSTART: jumpstart.com/parents/worksheets
KHAN ACADEMY:
khanacademy.org/
LUNCH DOODLES WITH MO WILLEMS: kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
MATH GAMES:  
mathgames.com
MATH GAME TIME: mathgametime.com
MINECRAFT EDUCATION EDITION: education.minecraft.net
MYSTERY SCIENCE: mysteryscience.com/
OUTSCHOOL: outschool.com
PBS KIDS:
 pbskids.org
PRODIGY (math): prodigygame.com
READ WRITE THINK: readwritethink.org
SCHOLASTIC: scholastic.com
SCRATCH (coding): scratch.mit.edu
TYPING CLUB: typingclub.com
VARSITY TUTORS: varsitytutors.com

Middle School

BREAKOUT EDU: breakoutedu.com/funathome
CK-12: ck12.org/student/
HELPING WITH MATH: helpingwithmath.com
HOME SCHOOL MATH: homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/
HOME SPELLING WORDS: homespellingwords.com/spelling-worksheets
KHAN ACADEMY:
khanacademy.org/
MATH GAMES:
 mathgames.com
MATH GAME TIME: mathgametime.com
OUTSCHOOL: outschool.com
PRODIGY (math): prodigygame.com
READ WRITE THINK: readwritethink.org
SCHOLASTIC: scholastic.com
SCRATCH (coding): scratch.mit.edu
TYPING CLUB: typingclub.com
VARSITY TUTORS: varsitytutors.com

High School

BREAKOUT EDU: breakoutedu.com/funathome
CK-12: ck12.org/student/
KHAN ACADEMY:
khanacademy.org/
OUTSCHOOL: outschool.com
SCRATCH (coding):
scratch.mit.edu
TYPING CLUB: typingclub.com
VARSITY TUTORS: varsitytutors.com

Don’t forget to share any free educational resources for kids that I’ve missed. I will continue adding to this list as I find new ones, so bookmark in your favorites! If you’re looking for fun craft ideas to keep the kids busy, check out our favorites.

While schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic, these free educational resources offer help for parents and kids.

XOXO
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  • Ash
    April 3, 2020

    Some awesome resources here, thanks for sharing the list with us.

    I’d add that BBC Bitesize is a great site for all ages. It has loads of games, guides and activities you could do at home with your little ones.

    It’s based on the UK curriculum, but there’ll be loads of crossover if you live elsewhere in the world.

    Keep up the good work!

    Ash
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  • Lily
    March 24, 2020

    This is a beautiful resource. Many parents will need it since we are all self-quarantined in for a while.

  • Stephen
    March 22, 2020

    What a wonderful post, going to share this with my teacher friends
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  • Cha
    March 21, 2020

    wow. thanks for making an effort to compile this list. a lot of resources online and are really helpful for kids especially during this crisis.
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  • Karen
    March 21, 2020

    While it’s a hard time for everyone to not able to going out, you have offered some good ideas and thanks for sharing. I will take note of some of these tools, too!

  • homeschooler
    March 21, 2020

    There are so many more! For Elementary, try: Learninglynx.com, abcya.com, Mathabc.com, storylineonline.com, turtlediary.com, easypeazyhomeschool.com, (might not be correct web address), BrainPop.com (some free content), and so on, just do a search for what you’re looking for, , such as “free common core”, “free homeschool curriculum”, “free online math games”, etc.

  • Norma
    March 20, 2020

    Thank you so much for this long list of free educational resources.

  • Jasmine Hewitt
    March 20, 2020

    great tips with this post, the timing is perfect. so many kids are out of school right now
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  • Joy
    March 20, 2020

    nice list. i’m sure parents are very grateful! i just heard that Pacific Marine Mammal Center is to Offer Free Virtual Field Trips to the Community. So cool what these companies are coming up with.
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  • Maia BG
    March 20, 2020

    These are great resources. I used to homeschool my kiddos year ago, so this is not a huge transition for us. Having said that, I remember the first week and how overwhelmed we felt. Therefore I completely understand what people are going through. This is a great time for everyone to bond. This too shall pass.

  • Ashley R
    March 20, 2020

    These are all so great. I have looked into these since we have been home for 9 days.

  • Nate
    March 20, 2020

    This is a great resource, especially during the pandemic of what we are going through. This is very helpful!

  • Jersey Girl Cooks
    March 20, 2020

    Good resources. My sons a senior in high school so he is in the middle of finishing up his year.

  • Vicky
    March 20, 2020

    What an incredibly helpful list! Thankful for this at this time!!

  • Myrah Duque
    March 20, 2020

    This is a great and useful list. Many parents are struggling right now with having to homeschool their kids, so this will certainly bring relief.
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  • Urika
    March 20, 2020

    Thanks for these links!

  • Catalina
    March 20, 2020

    wow! Thanks for these link. I will check the out and share with our kid’s school group!

  • Kileen
    March 20, 2020

    All of these resources are so great! With my kids staying home for school I want to make sure that they’re still getting the best education!
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  • Kuntala
    March 20, 2020

    Great ideas and good list. With schools closed, its really tough for the kids to spend time. Mine was asking a few days before what to do mamma, your post will really help.
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  • Sherry
    March 19, 2020

    This is a great list of educational resources. It’s also a good time to give them some hands on learning as well.

  • Kathy
    March 19, 2020

    I love that they have all these. It’s great for all the kids. Our schools gave us a few ideas for websites too.

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    March 19, 2020

    I can understand your dilemma. My daughter is also finding ways to keep her son busy with learning materials. We are on community quarantine for a whole month and although I know it is for everyone’s safety and well being, it can be very stressful. I had to endure standing in line for an hour to get inside a grocery store, only to find out that they don’t have the items I need. Ugh.

  • Lisa Favre
    March 19, 2020

    I love how there are so many resources out there right now, ready for use by any family. It’s so heartwarming to see companies and organizations building community like this. Must share with my friends with school-aged kids.

  • Marta
    March 19, 2020

    Great advice. As a homeschool mom, I know how intimidating teaching your kids can feel.
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  • Amber Myers
    March 19, 2020

    Thank you for these. We will be checking some out for sure. My daughter is going a tad stir crazy.
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  • Chad
    March 19, 2020

    I was wondering about this this morning, I’ve never heard of most of these resources. Thank you so much.

  • Tara Pittman
    March 19, 2020

    This is just what I needed. My kids need some learning and I will be looking at these links to start teaching them

  • Melissa Cushing
    March 19, 2020

    Thank you so much for this fabulous list! I am going to forward this to my brother in law as he has several little ones home right now. Got to keep the busy 🙂
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  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    March 19, 2020

    This is an awesome list! I’m loving the Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems. It’s such a fun treat for kids!
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    • Heather
      March 19, 2020

      My youngest is doodling with Mo Willems as we speak!

  • GiGi Eats
    March 19, 2020

    THE MASTER LIST!! Thank you for this!! 🙂 My son is currently still in daycare which I am very happy with because they stimulate his brain way more than I can at home!

  • EMILY ZIELINSKI
    March 19, 2020

    This is such a useful resource. thank you for putting it all together. Thankfully my family here in Aus havent been affected by this (yet) however, my cousin in England has so I shall have to send her your post.
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    • Heather
      March 19, 2020

      Really? I thought Australia was also recommending self isolation?

  • Shahrom Martijn
    March 19, 2020

    Wow. Thank you for the list of free educational resources for kids. Looking forward to using some of them.
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