Ten Fun At Home Resources for Families

    Lets face it, we are all stuck in this crazy time warp it feels crazy! We have compiled a list of cool activities you can do from home with your family. Use this time purposefully to reconnect with each other, organize your home and life. Need other resources, do not hesitate to reach out.

    1. If you’re looking for crafts that can be done with everyday items around the home, look no further! This Good Housekeeping article provides 50 fun crafting projects to do with kids of all ages- no screen time required.

    https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g1389/diy-kids-activities/

    1. Khan Academy has partnered with Disney for this exciting opportunity to learn how their theme parks come to life. Math, physics, engineering- all concepts that you will explore in this immersive learning experience as you get the opportunity to design your own park.

    https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/hass-storytelling/imagineering-in-a-box/orientation

    1. Since getting out of the house isn’t as feasible as it normally can be, why don’t you bring the great outdoors and majestic wonders of our country to you? Google has an National Parks exhibit that allows you to see some of the more remote and fascinating National Parks in 360, guided by a ranger local to the park.

    https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/25/google-now-lets-you-explore-u-s-national-parks-via-360-degree-virtual-tours/

    1. Does your child have a favorite book or celebrity? See if you can intertwine the two with Storytime Online, a literacy website that streams various popular celebrities and cultural influencers reading children’s books online.

    https://sagaftra.foundation/childrens-literacy/storyline-online/

    1. Not getting enough physical activity through the day can definitely make things tougher for kids and parents alike while cooped up at home. Here is a site that gives 16 exercise games you can do with your kids to get everyone up, active and reducing stress.

    https://flintobox.com/blog/child-development/exercise-games-kids

    1. Looking for a more structured workout for yourself and older kids? Look no further than Les Mills On Demand. It includes Yoga, Step Classes, Cardio and Kickboxing all from the comfort of your living room. This subscription does have a $14.99 a month fee attached, but with $0 sign up fee and a free 14 day trial, this might be the one for you.

    https://www.lesmillsondemand.com/en_us/checkout/cart/index/

    1. Do you perhaps have a future culinary connoisseur on your hands? Give this free child nutrition resource a try. Complete with healthy recipes, video instructions and even games to teach the cooking and nutrition basics, this is a way to get the whole family involved in daily food preparation.

    https://www.commonbytes.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-L_iha-k6AIVEbbICh3tZQ8YEAAYASAAEgLjHfD_BwE#!/lessons

    1. If education seems a little lackluster while teaching from home, here is a resource to generate interest across all ages. National Geographic Kids gives them the tools to play educational games, learn about amazing animals and even offers science experiments, homework help resources and quizzes to keep those little brains in gear.

    https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

    1. Another great educational resource is ran by PBS. With more educational games and videos geared toward many different age levels, it provides a great brain boost. Ask questions while watching the videos to help generate even more critical thinking skills.

    https://pbskids.org/

    10. Fun in First is a teaching resource that is generating a lot of attention lately as schools are closed and more are practicing social distancing. Ran by a Mom who also happens to be a 1st grade teacher, there are links for educational resources from Kindergarten to 8th She also provides structured print outs like Math Notebooks and daily activity packs in an effort to combat boredom.

    https://funinfirst.com/

    We hope you find this content to be helpful. Feel free to comment and let us know if you have any other great resources that you’ve found, and as always, tag us on social media so we can see how you are using these awesome tools!

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