Engaging Activities to Do at Home
Explore fun and engaging activities for students to enjoy at home.
Arts & Crafts
- Arts, Music, and DIY - Activities for Pre-K-Grade 5 through Wide Open School
- COVID-19 Time Capsule - Create a time capsule to capture this unique moment in history. Downloadable workbooks available in Spanish and French.
- Sketchpad - An online platform for making digital art. Paint and draw with a wide range of tools and special effects or add clip art and text. Sketchpad’s website can be used on a computer or a tablet.
- GoNoodle - Movement and mindfulness videos developed by child development experts.
- Wide Open School movement - Dance challenges, themed workouts, activities and more to help you get moving.
- Cosmic Kids Yoga - Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.ish.
- The California Academy of Science - Activities to highlight the importance of the natural world through interactive games and webpages, live wildlife video feeds, and closeups of creatures
- National Geographic - There are a wide range of activities available, from games to videos and exploratory modules on a wide variety of topics like space, U.S. states, and animals.
- Science Snacks - hands-on, teacher-tested, and use cheap, available materials. Designed by the Exploratorium in San Francisco
- Washington State Parks Junior Ranger Program - Looking for ways to keep the kids busy while staying home right now? Print these activity sheets and help your kids learn more about nature and have fun at the same time!
- Brains On - Award winning science podcast for kids and curious adults from American Public Media.
- Ear Snacks - Music, science, art and culture in a fun-filled family-friendly podcast.
- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls - Fairy tale podcast about the lives of extraordinary women and girls. Based on the book series.
- RadioLab for Kids - Kid friendly stories curated by Radiolab.
Self Care & Social Emotional Learning
- Cultivate Learning - Activities for families and caregivers. Resources for learning, wellness, and social emotional skills created by the University of Washington.
- Youth First Self-Care Ideas during COVID-19 - Taking care of your mental health is important during times of crisis. Youth First provides social/emotional games, lessons, materials and activities for families to use at home.
- Your Next Skill - Our librarians are standing by to help you learn your next skill. What will it be? A new language? A new hobby? Something for home or at work? The possibilities are endless.