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General Activities To Do At Home

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National Air and Space Museum

National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of American History

Take Virtual Tours on the Smithsonian

National Museum of Natural History

Listen to audiobooks and podcasts

The streaming audio service Pinna is offering families and teachers two free months of access to their audio streaming service for kids ages 3-12. To activate, go to Pinna and use the promo code: PINNA4KIDS.

Local Libraries have free online resources. If you have a library card go online and download and listen to audio books, watch videos or read some books.



Mark Kanemura, a former backup dancer with Lady Gaga and contestant on "So You Think You Can Dance," is offering virtual dance parties on Instagram.

Cosmic Kids Yoga has free yoga resources for young children. And Go Noodle features short videos to get kids moving.


This whole exercise is going to require loads of creativity for any parent, especially those working while homeschooling.

Keri Smith, author of the "Wreck This Journal" books, is creating daily exploration prompts at her website.

Illustrator Carson Ellis is providing illustration prompts on Instagram.

Author Kate DiCamillo is providing weekly writing prompts on YouTube. Bonus: Writing time for kids is quiet time for parents.

Author and illustrator Dan Santat is giving kids a chance to earn "badges" during the pandemic, with extra points for leaving parents alone to work.

Americas Test Kitchen Kids is offering free recipes, activities and experiments for kids during the coronavirus crisis.

Sign up for the PBS Kids newsletter for more activities to try with kids.

National Geographic Kids also has quizzes, puzzles and games.

Quizletprovides free learning games and tools.


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