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Virtual Resources

Digital resources are a-plenty when navigating at-home time. We hope you find these resources as helpful as we do. Keep checking back for new updates! Oh, and they are for kids and grownups, too.

Writing and Art

The following drawing tutorials courtesy of accomplished authors and writers:


Pencils and Plums features a free 120 page ebook called 2500+ Drawing Ideas. Plus, it has hundreds of printable drawing pages for both elementary kids and older kids.


Doodles with Mom Willems


Tinker Lab

Uncover easy and simple ways to set up a home that supports creativity, and it’s my hope that TinkerLab will shorten the learning curve for you.


How to Draw 3D Shapes


Cartooning with author Gene Yuen Lang


Easy Drawing Tutorials with Grace Lin


Drawing Tutorials with Vashti Harrison


How to draw every day with Jarrett J. Krosoczka


Peter H. Reynolds, author of “The Dot” and more reads his books live on his Facebook page.


Children’s book author Tammar Stein hosts a writing workshop on YouTube.


Bringing Hogwarts to You – Virtual Harray Potter Classroom


Epic Books

Books to read, books that read to your little ones.


Kahn Academy Kids

Little kid version of Kahn Academy below.


Kahn Academy

Math, social studies, etc.



free books while school’s on pause


Scholastic Learn at Home

Worksheets provides free math worksheets, free math games, grammar quizzes, free phonics worksheets, and games. Worksheets and games are organized by grades and topics. These printable math and phonics worksheets are auto generated.



General STEM resources:


Air & Space Museum DC


Codeverse Virtual

Virtual coding classes for ages 6-13




NASA’s Hubble Telescope


Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Cassini (20 year space exploration)


Babble Dabble Do

Art, science engineering and design projects with household materials for kids.



Science experiments


Digital Adventures

Digital Adventures has developed and launched a K-12 live-stream online learning platform that teaches kids the essentials of programming, problem solving, and collaborating in a virtual, remote setting



STEM for Preschool – 2nd Grades:


Re-grow Celery

Grow “Grass Heads”

Change White Flowers’ Colors

Sort the Parts of a Flower

Make Glowing Easter Eggs

Dye Eggs With Volcanoes

Make Matching Sound Eggs

Make Fizzing Easter Eggs

Grow and regrow onions



Elementary Grades:


“See” leaves breathe

Make PEEP Catapults

Foam Egg Building

PEEP Density Experiment

Grow Crystal “Eggs

Germinate seeds in a jar

Dissect a Bean Seed



STEM for Middle Schoolers:


Make Easter Egg “Rockets”

Egg STEM Challenge

Egg Drop Challenge

Inertia Egg Experiment

Walk on Eggs

Make Egg Parachutes

Make rubber-band powered “moon rovers”



STEM for High School students:


Make an Easter-themed Stop Motion Video

Make a Terrarium

Build a model of a space landing module

Build a hydraulic elevator

Make a Robot Hand with drinking straws

Design and build a model playground

Make a Spring Flextangle


Udaya – Yoga Fitness


Do Yoga With Me – Yoga and Meditation


Down Dog – Yoga, LIT and Barre


Beachbody on Demand – enough said 🙂 – Yoga, Mediation, Pilates

Indoor Activities

Hello, Wonderful

Keep the kids having fun and engaged with these 50 Plus Easy Indoor Activities for Kids using simple household items and recycled materials.


Activities for Preschoolers and Pre-K Learners

Couldn’t decide if this should go in the fitness subcategory or this one…



TerraClues is the ultimate Google Maps scavenger hunt game!

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