As promised, below are some additional resources that we hope may be helpful as you’re looking for fun activities for your child to explore during downtime.
- MetKids: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a dedicated kids section on its website, complete with videos, an interactive map, and a “time machine” that brings the viewer to different art pieces in the museum.
- The Art Assignment: Weekly PBS videos, hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green, that explore art and history.
- Google Arts & Culture: Explore different works of art, famous places, and more in Google’s interactive space online.
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems: Doodle along with beloved children’s book author Mo Willems.
Zoo + Outdoor Webcams and Tours
- Jenkinson’s Aquarium Penguin Cam: Check out how the penguins are doing at Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant by viewing the live stream on their website.
- Duke Farms Eagle Cam: Take a look at the bald eagles at Duke Farms in Hillsborough.
- Cape May Zoo: Zoo employees will conduct a virtual tour every weekday, starting at 11:30. Each tour features a short clip of a different animal and an education lesson about it.
- San Diego Zoo: Check out one of the zoo’s various live webcams, from koalas to tigers.
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute: The National Zoo has live webcams of its naked mole rats, giant pandas, and more.
- Scholastic: The company put many of its educational lessons and resources online for free, including online books and activities.
- Crash Course and Crash Course Kids: Educational video lessons on everything from space and science to mythology and literature.
- Club SciKidz: Activities and videos for kids on topics in science and math, including daily science experiments.
- Carmen Sandiego: Download the free printables to solve word puzzles and unscramble secret messages by answering questions about geography.
- Ranger Rick: The website is free to all visitors through the end of June.
- Mystery Science: The website’s most popular science lessons are available for free.
- Beanstalk: The company is offering its interactive kids classes for free.
- NASA: NASA has hundreds of photos and videos of planets, space, and more, available to view for free.
- The Deep Sea: Scroll to the very bottom of the ocean with the help of this interactive visual about the deep sea.
- ScratchJr: Kids can create their own interactive stories and games.
- America’s Test Kitchen: Recipes and activities are available for kids for free.