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March 31, 2020

We’ve collated a big list of activities your children can do while stuck at home. Pick a few categories your children like, check them out at the links and enjoy!

You can find a range of other helpful COVID-19 resources here.

Reading/listening to stories 

Free Audiobooks 

Storyline Online 

David Walliams is reading short stories every day – 


San Diego Zoo live cams – 

San Diego Zoo for kids – 

Penguin cams 

Animal cams – livestreaming wild animals from around the world 

Atlanta Zoo panda cam – 

Clearwater Marine Aquarium live cams – 

Duke Farms Eagle Cam – LiveCams – 

Houston Zoo Web Cams – 

Kansas City Zoo animal cams – 

Baltimore National Aquarium live cams – 

Baltimore National Aquarium Virtual Tour – 

Washington National Aquarium Virtual Tour – 


Nanogirl COVID-19 resources 

Canadian Farm and Food virtual tours – 

Liberty Science Centre – 

NASA Hubble mission control tour – 


Ancient Rome virtual tour with lessons – 

Anne Frank House virtual tour – 


Eiffel Tower virtual tour –—944DxmqzHErU 

Panoramic photographs from around the world – 

Pictures of the Great Wall of China – 

Virtual tour of the Great Wall of China – 

Virtual field trip to the Pyramids – 

Marine traffic around the world – 

Architecture of Washington DC – 


Berlin Philharmonic virtual concert hall – 

Weymouth Lunchtime Chamber Concerts – short videos of Duncan Honeybourne playing piano pieces along with information about the composers 


National Museum of modern and contempary art, Korea – 

Tate Modern UK – 

Van Gogh Museum – 

Museums and other places of interest 

The British Museum, London – 

Buckingham Palace – 

The Louvre – 

Musee d’Orsee, Paris – 

Smithsonion National Air and Space Museum – 

London Natural History Museum – 

America’s National Parks virtual tours – 

Paris Museum Collections – 

Theatre and shows 

Kennedy Centre Digital Stage – 

Educational Websites: 

Virtual Field Trips – 

ABC Education –!/home – brings you thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for Primary and Secondary students and teachers. 

Virtual School Activities. Collection of links to other websites – 


Funbrain – Games, videos and books for kids grades 1-8 

Prodigy – Maths learning programme, free to sign up. Grades 1-8 

Math Playground – grades 1-6 

Splash learn – maths learning programme for years 1-5. Parent or teacher signup 

Math Game Time – Kindy – 7th grade games and worksheets 

Khan Academy – free courses for students aged 2yrs to 18yrs 

Social Studies 

Crash Course educational YouTube channel – 

Also Crash Course Kids 

Who Was? Adventure App – 

Nat Geo Kids – National Geographic website 

Google Earth the worlds most detailed globe – 

TIME for kids – weekly magazine for elementary school students (yr1-6) 

Smithsonian for kids – 


Discovery #Mindblown – app, videos and some games (but a lot is not free) – 

NASA kids club – 

Amazing Space – Space telescope education program – 

Code Academy – Learn to code for free 

How Stuff Works – Learn how everything works! 

Track a Tawaki Penguin with The Tawaki Project – 


Brain Pop Animated Educational Site for Kids – Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Arts & Music, Health, and Technology. Currently offering free access to schools, teachers and parents affected by school closures – 

Ted Talks – ideas worth spreading – 

PBS Kids – Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows! – 

Duolingo – Learn a language for free 

HelloKids – colouring pages, videos and leisure activities – 

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