Digital resources for kids of all ages

This is a list of digital resources, compiled by the Department of Communities, that might benefit families who have children at home during the term break. Enjoy!

Virtual Excursions

Visit museums

Google Arts and Culture partnered with over 2,500 museums and galleries around the world to offer virtual tours of their spaces. Some of the options include New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum

The Louvre, based in Paris, is also offering its own virtual tour online for free.

Visit zoos

The San Diego ZooMelbourne Zoo 

National Zoo

Visit space

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

HASS Resources

National Geographic

Big History Project has online history classes for all ages preteen through adults

Country Report has 35,000 pages of online content on the different cultures and countries of the world 

Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for young children. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text 

What was there? allows you to type in any city, state, or country to view an archive of historical photographs and other documents. It’s a unique way to help children learn about history

GeoGuessr tests kids’ geography skills using images from Google’s Street View, it puts players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are 

Literacy, Writing and Grammar Resources

Storyline Online has children’s books read by famous people

Wonderopolis offers short videos and texts that answer various burning questions for children. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions

Scholastic Learn at Home provides projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing 

Storybird helps kids boost their writing confidence 

Grammaropolis helps kids learn the 8 parts of speech

Listen to astronauts read stories from space at Storytime from Space 

Arts, Crafts & Cooking

All Kids Network has arts and craft activities

Highlights Kids has fun games, recipes, crafts, activities

Nomster Chef has Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, maths and science

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design

Artsology helps children learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art

Daily drawing lessons with Mo Willems, the author of ‘Don’t let the Pigeon Stay up Late’ 

Carson Ellis' Art Club Carson Ellis, author and illustrator will be posting art assignments on her Instagram page every weekday morning. If you want to share them, you can use the hashtag #quarantineartclub. She’ll also provide individual hashtags for each exercise so everyone can see each other’s work.

Red Ted Art provides step by step instructions on art projects including origami, 3D cards, clay pots, etc 

Go Animate allows kids to make their own animated videos 

Voki will create interactive avatars to showcase children’s learning

Coding Resources

Learn to code with Code Academy 

Scratch teaches students all about coding

Kodable coding for 4-10 year olds

Language Resources

Learn a language with Duolingo 

Maths Resources

Bedtime Math makes maths a fun part of your daily family routine

Grid Club has maths games galore

Numberphile has short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun- 

Maths Frame offers maths resources for all ages

Maths games at Kids Numbers

Movement and Mindfulness

GoNoodle has videos on movement and mindfulness created by child development experts

Sworkit Kids Workouts allows parents to choose from Strength for Kids, Agility for Kids, Flexibility and Balance for Kids, Warm-Up for Kids, Cooldown for Kids, Stand Up and Move for Kids, OR create your own custom workout

Cosmic kids yoga and mindfulness for kids

The Body Coach offers live PE lessons at 9am Monday to Friday for children of all ages 

Music Resources

Chrome Music Lab has music activities for everyone 

Virtual Music Instruments lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos

Science Resources

Climate Kids is a NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals 

Experiment Library offers science experiments that you can do at home

All sorts of incredible learning here on Google Earth

Budding Marine Biologists can take a deep dive into ocean life at Smithsonian Ocean 19 great science podcasts to listen to with your kids 

General Educational Resources

Breakout EDU offers educational games for K-12

Outschool offers live online classes for kids Smithsonian Learning Lab offers many fun activities and learning resources ABC for educational resources

The Kid Should See This offers smart videos for curious minds

Kids News provides kid-appropriate news articles