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Keep your children active and learning with the following educational resources: 

 

  • Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/
  • Scholastic Learn at Home website- this free resource provides your children with 20 days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges. www.scholastic.com/learnathome 
  • PBS Kids get daily activities, tips and games to help kids play and learn at home- www.PBSkids.org  
  • Switcheroo Zoo learn about animals while playing fun and interactive games, puzzles, and much more- www.switcheroozoo.com  
  • Dr. Seuss learn about literacy with Dr. Seuss- www.seussville.com  
  • Starfall (reading and literacy)- www.starfall.com  
  • Fun Brain (math, reading, Wimpy Kid) - www.funbrain.com  
  • National Constitution Center free online resources live and on-demand for remote learners of all ages- www.constitutioncenter.org  
  • Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. Try the online interactive activities, or click below to find out how to get our engaging 15-minute video programs. - www.Reading.ECB.org  
  • Khan Academy (math) We’re a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. - www.Khanacademy.org   
  • Storyline Online (actors read to kids) The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  - www.storylineonline.net  
  • Cool Math: The site has math lessons and activities for all levels from addition to precalculus. Some games cannot be played on a phone and need a computer. coolmath.com 
  • Exploratorium: The Exploratorium in San Francisco, California, has a variety of science activity ideas for all ages on its website. exploratorium.edu/snacks 
  •  Mensa: Mensa membership is not required for this site that features lesson plans, activities and games for older kids or kids who need more of a challenge. mensaforkids.org 
  •  National Geographic Kids: The site is a resource for science and social studies related games, videos and online articles. kids.nationalgeographic.com 
  •  Nick Jr.: This site for younger kids has games and videos covering a variety of subjects. nickjr.com/games 
  •  Public Broadcasting Service: Provides games and videos for younger children with activity ideas and tips for parents. pbskids.org 
  •  Scholastic: This site requires registration but is free. Several literacy-based activities are available. Some activities require a computer rather than a phone. kids.scholastic.com 
  •  Time Magazine: The weekly news magazine puts out editions for kindergarten through sixth-grade students. During the COVID-19 disruption the company is making digital versions available for free. timeforkids.com 
  • ABCYA- ABCYA provides over 400 fun and educational games for grades PreK through 6.  www.abcya.com  
  • ABC Mouse full online curriculum for children ages 2-8 years - www.abcmouse.com            Code : SCHOOL7771 
  • LEARNING A- Z Learning A-Z is an education technology company dedicated to expanding literacy through thoughtfully designed resources - www.learninga-z.com  
  • PHONICS HERO Phonics Hero is now used by tens of thousands of schools across the globe; with many happy teachers and very many successful reading and spelling superheroes! - www.phonicshero.com 
  • DREAMSCAPE the most engaging reading game for grades 2-8, and all for free- www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape 
  • Time For Kids Engage. Empower. Inspire. Authentic journalism to motivate curious minds for grades K through 6. www.timeforkids.com  
  • At-Home Activities Denver Public Schools-https://www.dpsk12.org/coronavirus/at-home-activities/  
  • Lesson Plans-  

https://www.schoolspecialty.com/ideas-resources/lesson-plans

  • Food education activities for children 

Here are some activities that you can do with your children while school is closed related to food and farming education.  https://www.thehomeschoolmom.com/homeschool-lesson-plans/agriculture/ 

Check out kid-approved, teacher-tested, recipes you can try: https://cookingwithkids.org/recipes/ 

  • Decrease Food Waste 

There is no better time to decrease your food waste.  Saving vegetables ends and fried chicken bones to make a delicious stock is just one example.  Take a look at these ideas from the EPA: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/reducing-wasted-food-home  

  • Find Love for Legumes 

It is a perfect time to enjoy that bag of split peas you have in your pantry.  Soak your legumes and cook them slow and low in a crock pot, are at a boil on the stove.  Add your favorite flavors like onion, garlic, bay leaf, oregano, and little bit of oil. You can eat them as a side or add more ingredients to make it a soup. Feeling inspired check out these recipes:  https://www.jamieoliver.com/features/love-your-legumes/ 

  • Garden Time 

Now is a great time to start a home garden.  Whether you have a yard or not you can grow your own food.  From used coffee pods to in-the ground plots, there are countless resources online to get you started.   See below for free plants! Take a look at this video for starting salad greens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IXn2t8GLh0 

  • Garden starter plants from We Are FARMily 

Local non-profit We Are FARMily, is planting 100s of fruit and vegetable seeds, to help get your garden started.  Once the seed germinate and become strong enough to transplant they will be available for pick-up at no cost. We will update you on progress, this will take about 2 - 3 weeks.  www.wearefarmily.org/ 

  • Hatch- Learning at home

Engaging children in experiences that matter! Parents, click this link to get started. Use Code: MHU2020