Free Educational Activities For Kids

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Free Educational Activities For Kids

The 21 kids educational resources provided below offer games, creative projects, videos, and other types of content. Only Storybird provides free and paid options. The live streaming of the Nightly Met Opera Streams, Georgia Aquarium's galleries, and Wendy MacNaughton's drawing classes are only available at scheduled timings.

Free Educational Websites

 PBS Kids

  •  PBS Kids offers games categorized into 29 topics, including math, dinosaur, science, and others.
  • Kids can play every game on the website for free.
  • There are no scheduled activities on the website.

 MathGames

 Storybird

  •  Storybird offers lessons, quizzes, writing, and reading activities to help kids improve their writing skills.
  • Free trial users will receive three review tickets, access free trial challenges and all daily featured challenges, unlimited access to the story writing function, and one free PDF download for stories.
  • Paid membership ($8.99/month or $4.99/month for yearly plan) allows users to access 10,000+ illustrations, have unlimited access to 400+ challenges, receive ten review tickets each month, and have unlimited access to the online library.
  • There are no scheduled activities on the website.

 #MetKids

  • #MetKids was created by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to allow kids to explore the museum using an interactive map, watch behind-the-scenes videos, discover works of art through its "time machine," learn about fun facts, and try out creative projects.
  • Kids can access every content on the website for free.
  • There are no scheduled activities on the website.

 Open Culture

 Storyline Online

 Story Time From Space

123 Homeschool 4 Me

  • 123 Homeschool 4 Me offers homeschool worksheets that cover topics such as the alphabet, math, language, arts, history, geography, and others.
  • Kids can access every worksheet on the website for free.
  • There are no scheduled activities on the website.

National Geographic Kids

Virtual Musical Instruments

  • Virtual Musical Instruments allows kids to learn and create music by using their keyboard and mouse to play its virtual guitar, piano, drums, bongos, and pan flute.
  • Kids can access every virtual musical instrument for free.
  • There are no scheduled activities on the website.

 Highlights Kids 

Free Educational Streaming Activities

 Boston Children's Museum Virtual Tour

  • The Boston Children's Museum Virtual Tour allows kids to explore selected zones and exhibits at all three levels of the museum.
  • The Museum Virtual Tour can be accessed for free.
  • The static streaming of the museum is available 24/7.

The Louvre Virtual Tour

  • The Louvre offers virtual tours of ancient, medieval, and art galleries such as Egyptian Antiquities, Remains of the Louvre's Moat, and Galerie d'Apollon (Apollo Gallery).
  • All three virtual tours can be accessed for free.
  • The static streaming of the galleries is available 24/7.

 The Metropolitan Opera's Nightly Met Opera Streams

  • After announcing the temporary closure of the site due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Metropolitan Opera launched Nightly Met Opera Streams, a "free series of encore Live in HD presentations" streamed on its website.
  • Viewers can watch the static streaming of the shows for free.
  • Each performance is available from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day.

 Smithsonian's National Zoo Live Stream

  •  Smithsonian's National Zoo offers live streaming of its naked mole-rats, lions, giant pandas, and elephants.
  • Kids can watch the live streaming of all four animals in their enclosures for free.
  • The live streaming can be accessed 24/7.

 Georgia Aquarium Live Streams

  •  Georgia Aquarium offers live streaming of galleries that feature sea lions, African penguins, piranhas, and other sea creatures.
  • Kids can watch the live streaming of all eight galleries for free.
  • Live streaming is available only during daytime, and recorded videos can be accessed at night.

Free Educational Activities

 Healthy Habits Video Series From Sesame Street

  • Sesame Street Healthy Habits for Life was created to encourage kids to adopt healthy habits such as moving/exercising and eating healthy foods.
  • Kids can watch every video for free.
  • There are no fixed schedules for the publication of new videos.

 Lunch Doodles With Mo Willems

  • Lunch Doodles is a video series that feature Mo Willems, a Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, teaching kids how to "draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing."
  • Kids can access every video for free.
  • New episodes of Lunch Doodles will be published every weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Kids Drawing Classes With Wendy MacNaughton

  • Wendy MacNaughton offers drawing classes for kids via her Instagram page.
  • Kids can access her live videos for free.
  • Live streaming of every drawing class on Instagram Stories will begin at 10:00 a.m. PST on schooldays.

 Get Moving With GoNoodle

  • GoNoodle's YouTube channel published videos to encourage kids to engage in active activities such as "dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling."
  • Kids can access every video for free.
  • There are no fixed schedules for the publication of new videos.

 Yoga With Cosmic Kids Yoga

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