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Here are links to TONS of free fun learning options for all ages from toddlers to AP students to adults.

They are in no particular order and are updated periodically (most recent on top!). Please feel free to send any links you think would be helpful to others to Karen Cape.

 

NYC DOE Activities for Students from Elementary through High School

https://www.schools.nyc.gov/learn-at-home/activities-for-students

Take advantage of Lincoln Center offerings from home

http://lincolncenter.org/lincoln-center-at-home

The Met Opera has nightly streams

https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/ 

Cirque du soleil is offering online performances

https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/cirqueconnect

The Economist Foundation is offering educational resources

Resources

Smithsonian Institution has a variety of online exhibits and special events

https://www.si.edu/learn-explore

Invest Girls is offering free seminars for teens. Although they are focused on girls, boys are welcome to join the seminars.

https://www.investgirls.org/online-workshops

French in Action

https://www.learner.org/series/french-in-action/

United Federation of Teachers

https://www.uft.org/teaching/remote-teaching/enrichment-resources-remote-teaching

Kurzweil Education is now offering their online reading software for free

https://www.kurzweiledu.com/

The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/

Tour Yellowstone National Park!

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover

https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/

This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs

https://www.farmfood360.ca/

Play games and learn all about animals

https://switchzoo.com/

Play with favorite show characters and learn too

https://pbskids.org/

Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life

https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china

Math and Reading games

https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics skills

https://www.starfall.com/h/

This iconic museum located in the heart of London allows virtual visitors to tour the Great Court and discover the ancient Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies

https://britishmuseum.com

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss

https://www.seussville.com/

300,000+ FREE printable worksheets from toddlers to teens

https://www.123homeschool4me.com/home-school-free-printables/

Geography and animals

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Math practice from counting to algebra and geometry

http://www.mathscore.com/

Favorite kids books read by famous people

https://www.storylineonline.net/

Crafts, activities, mazes, dot to dot, etc.

https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/

High school chemistry topics

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/articles-by-topic.html

Math and reading games

https://www.abcya.com/

Math and language games

https://www.arcademics.com/

Hands on Elementary science videos

https://www.backpacksciences.com/science-simplified

Voice based learning… learn through Alexa

https://bamboolearning.com/resources

Fun games, recipes, crafts, activities

https://www.highlightskids.com/

ClickSchooling brings you daily recommendations by email for entertaining websites that help your kids learn

https://clickschooling.com/

Math as a fun part of your daily family routine

http://bedtimemath.org/

Games to get “into the book”

https://reading.ecb.org/

Online history classes for all ages preteen through adults

https://school.bighistoryproject.com/bhplive

Biology

https://www.biologysimulations.com/

Elementary Math through 6th grade

https://boddlelearning.com/

Educational games K-12

https://www.breakoutedu.com/funathome

Digital archive of history

https://www.bunkhistory.org/

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, etc.

https://www.bwseducationconsulting.com/handouts.php

Geometry

https://www.canfigureit.com/

Resources for Spanish practice

https://www.difusion.com/campus/

Chinese learning activities

https://chalkacademy.com/

Music is for everyone

https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Science, Math, Social Studies

https://www.ck12.org/student/

Grammar practice for middle grades

https://www.classroomcereal.com/

Daily free science or cooking experiments to do at home

http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Chemistry

https://www.playmadagames.com/

Reading passages for grades 3-12, with reading comprehension and discussion questions

https://www.commonlit.org/

Vocabulary, grammar, listening activities and games in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin

https://conjuguemos.com/

35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world

https://www.countryreports.org/

K-5 Science lessons

https://mysteryscience.com/

Tons of free classes from leading universities and companies

https://www.coursera.org/

Free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish)

https://www.curriculumassociates.com/supporting-students-away-from-school

Digital learning content for preschool through high school

https://www.curriki.org/

A wide range of math content from middle school through AP Calculus

https://deltamath.com/overview

Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

3 Free Weeks of Maker Stations to keep your children creating at home! Each challenge includes simple instructions using materials around the house, QR code video resources, and a student recording sheet.

bit.ly/freemakerstations

Classes for older teens or adults

https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/lp/t1/freemo?source_id=FREEMO&utm_source=Social_Media&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=1000614&fbclid=IwAR1vaJx-3_aCdyE75S0fTJg4JZ_jI6KJvsJb4CnXY03tnfTm3FdgflaNpYs

Online homeschool platform & curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade. All main subjects are covered, plus extra curriculum courses.

http://discoveryk12.com/dk12/

Printable board games, activities and more for phonics and reading all using evidence-based methods. Can be customized to any student’s needs including creating flashcards for other subjects.

https://dogonalogbooks.com/printables/

K-8 online math program that looks at how a student is solving problems to adjust accordingly and build a unique learning path for them

https://www.dreambox.com/at-home

Engaging reading game for grades 2-8 that combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game

https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/

Higher level math series… online video series with detailed solutions to more than a thousand publicly-released College Board SAT Math, Subject Test Math Level 1, and Subject Test Math Level problems

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQoCpvYRYRkRRvsObOPHaA?reload=9

Foreign languages

https://www.duolingo.com/

Interactive video earth science based curriculum supplement

https://www.everyday-earth.com/

A safe research site for elementary-level readers. They are offering free 24/7 access.

USERNAME: read (case sensitive)

PASSWORD: read (case sensitive)

https://www.facts4me.com/

Resources for AP students including live reviews, live trivia, and study guides!

https://app.fiveable.me/

Movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts.

https://www.gonoodle.com/

7,000 free videos in 13 subject areas

https://hippocampus.org/

Carmen Sandiego videos, stories, and lessons for all subject areas

https://www.carmensandiego.com/resources/

Math Videos with lessons, real life uses of math, famous actors

https://www.hmhco.com/math-at-work

Entertaining & educational videos for all levels and subjects

https://www.izzit.org/index.php

Online education program for toddler through high school

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Free at-home kids yoga lesson plans

https://littletwistersyoga.com/online-store/

Magic Spell is a carefully crafted spelling adventure.

https://brainbox.games/

Resources for AP students

https://marcolearning.com/

Enter your math problem or search term, press the button, and they show you the step-by-step work and answer instantly. 2nd grade through college.

https://www.mathcelebrity.com/online-math-tutor.php

Elementary Math games, logic puzzles and educational resources

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Poetry and music

https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments

3D printing projects and Coding projects, involving math and other K-12 subjects

https://www.instructables.com/member/EdgertonCenter/instructables/

Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators

https://www.musictheory.net/

Scads of free resources, games, learning resources, and lesson plans for teaching personal finance

https://www.ngpf.org/

Improve your typing skills while competing in fast-paced races with up to 5 typers from around the world.

https://www.nitrotype.com/

Illustrated recipes designed to help kids age 2-12 cook with their grown-ups. Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science.

https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library

Online curriculum that builds better writers

https://www.noredink.com/

80+ do at home science activities

https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities

Daily lessons and educational activities that kids can do on their own

https://www.superchargedschool.com/

Adaptive curriculum in Math and ELA for Grades K-8

https://www.scootpad.com/

Novel Effect makes storytime a little more fun for kids (and grown-ups too!). As you read out loud from print books (or ebooks!) music, sound effects, and character voices play at just the right moment, adjusting and responding to your voice.

https://noveleffect.com/

Teaches students how to write a paragraph through interactive online tutorial

http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

PreK-12 digital media service with more than 30,000 learning materials

https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/

Science and math labs and simulations

https://phet.colorado.edu/

An online physics problem and video bank designed for conceptual, standard, honors or AP1 physics

https://www.positivephysics.org/home

Prodigies is a colorful music curriculum for kids 1-12 that will teach your kids how to play their first instrument, how to sing in tune & how to understand the language of music! 21 for free

https://prodigiesmusic.com/

Free videos from around the world from grade 3-12

https://www.projectexplorer.org/

QuaverMusic is offering free access to general music activities to all impacted schools, including free student access at-home

https://www.quavermusic.com/info/at-home-resources/

For students to practice and master whatever they are learning

https://quizlet.com/

ReadWorks is an online resource of reading passages and lesson plans for students of all levels K-12

https://www.readworks.org/

Critical Thinking resources for K-6 students

https://marketplace.mythinkscape.com/store/redtkids

Music Based Spanish Learning

https://rockalingua.com/

Science simulations, scientist profiles, and other digital resources for middle school science and high school biology

https://sepuplhs.org/

The Shurley English program for grades K-8 provides a clear, logical, and concrete approach to language arts.

https://www.shurley.com/

Sight reading and sight singing practice exercises.

https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/

Music practice transformed

https://www.smartmusic.com/

Spellingcity is free right now with code VSCFree90

https://www.spellingcity.com/

Kid-friendly workouts — 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 kid workout

https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts

A collection of hundreds of free K-12 STEM resources, from standalone models and simulations to short activities and week long sequences of curriculum materials

https://learn.concord.org/

Course sets (Levels 1–5) that combine and thoroughly cover phonics, reading, writing, spelling, literature, grammar, punctuation, art, and geography—all in one easy-to-use, beautiful course

https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/

At home OT, PT, and ST resources designed to build skills in children through movement and play

https://www.theottoolbox.com/

Science projects that can be completed with or without Internet access

https://sciencespot.net/Pages/classhome.html

Keyboarding practice

https://www.typingclub.com/

https://www.typing.com/

Next Generation Science video game focused on middle school where students directly engage in science phenomena as they solve problems

https://www.tytoonline.com/

Short videos and readings that answer various burning questions for students. There are vocabulary challenges and comprehension questions.

http://wonderopolis.org/

Math practice

https://xtramath.org/#/home/index

K-5 curriculum that builds deep understanding and a love of learning math for all students

https://www.zearn.org/

A quick start resource to help families pull together a plan for surviving the next 1-2 months at home with their kids, but it can also be a time of slowing down and enjoying kids as they learn. Preschool through 8th grade

https://abetterwaytohomeschool.com/learning-at-home-everything-you-need-in-one-place.html?fbclid=IwAR0Lo2FZ5cWLMt-6nto19auqTtI5kztqLqwi3japOPl1rcR_rLaNuCUcaYw

450 Ivy League courses that you can take

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0tbYeSJTzmrzgs1z1Brpoh-Lg8zoqnThQAUTFqR-bBX9O6AEh2_lnLhTs

Spelling 1-4 grade

https://www.spellingtraining.com/

2,500+ online courses from top institutions

https://www.edx.org/

22 languages to learn

https://www.memrise.com/

Learn to code

https://www.codecademy.com/

Miscellaneous games for all subjects k-8

https://www.funbrain.com/

Phonics and learning to read

https://readingeggs.com/

PreK – 5 games for all subjects

https://www.turtlediary.com/

Online digital coloring pages

https://www.thecolor.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool preschool – 8

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

Every course you could possibly want to homeschool for high school

https://allinonehighschool.com/

Phonics worksheets for kids

https://www.funfonix.com/

Free stories online ages 3-12

https://www.freechildrenstories.com/

National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text.

https://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html

Learn all about earthquakes

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Learn all about the periodic table

https://www.chemicool.com/

Farmer’s almanac for kids…  Date, weather, moon phase, etc.

https://www.almanac.com/kids

Guide to gardening for kids

https://web.extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/

Website allows students to play basic games to reinforce math skills and compete against the computer or others

https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/

Space science for kiddos

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Math Games, Logic Puzzles and Brain Builders

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Games, quizzes and fact sheets take kids on a journey through time

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

NGAkids interactives offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history

https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html

News and more for kids

https://www.youngzine.org/

Randomly generates 356,300,262,144 story starters

https://thestorystarter.com/

Immerse yourself in cryptography

https://www.cryptoclub.org/

Math games galore

https://gridclub.com/

Tons of science experiments that you can do at home

https://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/

An interactive way to learn history

https://www.mission-us.org/

Just explore, have fun, and learn some science along the way

https://thehappyscientist.com/

Interactive games based on the book series

https://www.magictreehouse.com/

Work on the 8 parts of speech

https://www.grammaropolis.com/

Learn all about cells

https://www.cellsalive.com/

All sorts of learning here if you dig in

https://www.google.com/earth/

Scratch draws students of all types into coding and lays a foundation for future learning

https://scratch.mit.edu/

A wonderful, endlessly detailed way to get kids engaged in the world of art

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/

Tests kids’ geography skills. Using images from Google’s Street View, it plops players down in the middle of the street and asks them to figure out where they are

https://www.geoguessr.com/

Allows students 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 them learn about history.

http://www.whatwasthere.com//

Short videos about numbers that help kids explore complex math topics and make math more fun

https://www.numberphile.com/

A human visualization platform that allows students to explore the human body in really cool ways

https://human.biodigital.com/login?returnUrl=/dashboard

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

https://artsology.com/

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

https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids

http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students

https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents

https://supersimple.com/

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills.

https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Coding for ages 4-10

https://www.kodable.com/

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen

https://www.si.edu/kids

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body.

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin

https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

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

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more.

https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby

https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather

http://www.weatherwizkids.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

http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life

https://ocean.si.edu/

Brainscape offers over a million flashcard decks for every subject, entrance exam, and certification imaginable

https://www.brainscape.com/

The Theta Music Trainer offers a series of online courses and games for ear training and music theory

https://trainer.thetamusic.com/en

Banzai exposes students to real-world financial dilemmas to teach them the importance of smart money management

https://www.teachbanzai.com/

Innerbody explores the 11 bodily systems in depth. With interactive models and detailed explanations, this website will help them learn more about the internal mechanics of the amazing human body.

https://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities

https://artofproblemsolving.com/alcumus

Find and fix learning gaps

https://www.mobymax.com/

Algebra games for kids

https://www.dragonboxapp.com/

Fractions practice

http://www.mathchimp.com/freddysfractions.php

Education for kids all topics

https://www.ducksters.com

Math and logic problems for ages 5 and up to adult

https://www.aplusclick.org/

Science podcasts to listen to with your kids

https://medium.com/kidslisten/19-great-science-podcasts-you-can-listen-to-with-kids-6fe46ac506b8#.rb23iuaw6

Alaskan Wildlife cams

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=viewing.webcams

Coding with Star Wars

https://code.org/starwars

Tons and tons and tons of games some learning some just fun

https://www.crazygames.com/

Crafts, projects, science, recipes for young children

https://www.funology.com/

Amphibian unit studies

https://premeditatedleftovers.com/naturally-frugal-mom/amphibians-unit-study-resources/

Engineering challenges with things you have at home

https://thehomeschoolscientist.com/paper-structures-engineering-challenge/

Online photograph jigsaw puzzles

You can set the pieces from 6-1000+

https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/

Toddler and preschool age ideas

https://preschoolinspirations.com/

100 free online educational program ideas

https://savingdollarsandsense.com/free-educational-resources-for-kids/?fbclid=IwAR2UGmsPc7PImViwJ9mID1u7NKS9Vccq_CO1NAR0VqesLkj4Vog7HJbhZJ8

Bible story resources early childhood – 6th grade

https://www.life.church/kids/media/