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.
- PlayDough Power - Includes a recipe for playdough and fun ideas for talking and exploring with your child. Playdough also encourages children’s language and literacy, science, and math skills.
- Census Coloring Pages - From the Census Bureau, find pages to color in English and Spanish.
- 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.
Nature and Science-Based Activities
- 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!
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.
- OSPI Social & Emotional Learning Activities - Social emotional activities for kids K-12.
- Talking is Teaching - Early literacy resources for caregivers. Talk, read, sing, and play with your child with these fun, indoor activities.
- 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.