Fun and Interactive Activities for Kids of All Ages
With recent notice of the school year ending early, moms and caretakers are researching ways to keep the kids busy this summer. Regardless of the uncertainties of what’s to come, it is important to keep the kids engaged, their minds exercised, and passions explored.
Plus, what better time than now to create some amazing memories and plan for the future. Here is a list of fun, engaging, and interactive resources for kids of all ages:
Activities for Busy Bodies
Busy Toddler – This website features tons of indoor activities. (www.busytoddler.com)
Kiwico.com – Quick & Easy at Home Projects for Kids 2 and up (https://www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home)
All Kids Network – fun kid activities like kid crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot dot, hidden pictures, and more. (www.allkidsnetwork.com)
Storyline Online – Kids can hear their favorite stories read by famous people. :(www.storylineonline.net)
Free Children Stories – Free Online Stories for ages 3-12. ( www.kiwico.com/kids-at-home )
Squiggle Park – Engaging and fun reading skill building for ages 3 to 8+ and reading
comprehension for ages 8 to 15+. (www.squigglepark.com)
Typing & Writing
No Red Ink – Online curriculum that builds better writers. (www.noredink.com)
Classroom Cereal – Grammar practice for middle grades (www.classroomcereal.com)
Typing – Keyboarding practice (www.typingclub.com or www.typing.com)
Animal & Nature Lovers
Switch Zoo – Learn and play games all about animals. (www.switchzoo.com)
National Geographic – Geography and Animals (https://kids.nationalgeographic.com)
Farm Food 360 – This Canadian site offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs. (www.farmfood360.ca/)
My First Garden – University of Illinois guide to gardening for kids.
Science Skill Building
ACS Chemistry for Life – Chemistry resources for students & educators.
Biology Simulations- Kids can learn science and data analysis skills.
Steve Spangler Science – Tons of at-home science experiments.
Math Learning and Fun
Numberphile – Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun. (www.numberphile.com)
Math Playground – Elementary math games, logic puzzles, and educational resources. (www.mathplayground.com)
Math Celebrity – Enter your math problems or search term to for step-by-step work and answer instantly for 2 nd grade through college. (www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php
British Museum – Virtual 3D Tour of the British Museum located in the Heart of London. (https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com)
Smithsonian – This website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zee tothe Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen (www.si.edu/kids)
Project Explorer – Free videos from around the world – Grades 3-12. (www.projectexplorer.org)
Songs for Teaching – A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students (www.songsforteaching.com)
Smart Music – Music practice transformed to help musicians develop and grow(www.smartmusic.com)
Theta Music Trainer – offers a series of online course and games for ear training and music therapy (www.trainer.thetamusic.com)
Artsology – Help kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play
games and explore different forms of art (www.artsology.com)
MetMusuem – A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art.
The Color – online digital coloring pages (www.thecolor.com)
Kids Think Design – explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design.
Sworkit App – Kid friendly workouts -choose from strength, agility, flexibility, balance, warm-ups, cool down, stand up and move, OR create your custom kid workout. (www.app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts)
Little Twister Yoga – Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans. (www.littletwisteryoga.com)
Go Noodle – Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. (www.gonoodle.com)
Memrise – 22 languages to learn (www.memrise.com)
Rockalingua – Music based Spanish learning. (www.rockalingua.com)
Conjuguemos.com – Vocab, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian,
German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin. (www.conjuguemos.com/)