A Wild Child Guide to Virtual Fun

Updated: Aug 20

Quarantine blues got kiddos down and parents crazy? Here's a few of our favorite online adventures, learning resources, and healthy screen time activities. Get the kids moving, engaged, and having fun!


Get Moving



Beachbody Kids

Beachbody Kids Workouts has opened their kids’ fitness programs up while school is out to help get your family moving and make family fitness part of your everyday fun

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Get your kiddos excited about physical movement with Cosmic Kids Yoga, which offers interactive stories and adventures while integrating yoga into healthy screen time

Go Noodle

Go Noodle encourages both movement and mindfulness in their engaging videos for kids, crafted to stimulate kids’ physical wellness, academic success, and social-emotional health



Nature & Science

Don't miss this post dedicated to online National Park resources!



Access Mars Hop in your rover and head out across the red dirt planet with Access Mars! The website is currently being updated, but you can still explore in their 360 mode

Animal Cameras

Explore Earth Live Cams

Georgia Aquarium

Houston Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

San Diego Zoo

Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam

Boston Children’s Museum

Explore three floors of the Boston Children’s Museum on their virtual tour

Farm Tours

Farm Food 360: Play with piglets, wander apple orchards, see how milk is processed and more

Dutch Hollow Farm (great for ages 4-9)

Will-O-Crest Farm (ages 10-13)

JoBo Holsteins Farm (ages 13+)

Junior Ranger Badges

Craft Knife compiled a list of every park, historic site, and monument in the National Park Service that allows kiddos to earn Junior Ranger Badges by mail!

NatGeo Kids

Play games, learn with fun videos, and explore with NatGeo Kids

NPS Fun

Many National Parks have coloring pages, home activities, and interactive tools online for kiddos. You can find lots of these fun activities with this Google search, and more coloring pages here.

Polar Bears International

Experience the Arctic tundra, sea ice habitat, and polar bear life with this video and Q&A resources from Polar Bears International and Discovery Education

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Kids is an entire website just for your wild child by the San Diego Zoo. Learn about animals, play games, watch videos, read stories, and find fun arts and crafts projects

Science Mom

Science Mom is “Helping kids discover science through hands-on activities” with live science lessons! Check out the website and follow along on the Facebook page

Switch Zoo

Create new creatures, play animal games, learn fun facts, and more at Switch Zoo

U.S. Space and Rocket Center

Tour the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL thanks to this video created by Shane & Isaac on their father-son adventure!



Reading


Josh Gad Reads Books

Josh Gad is reading children’s books online every night during Coronavirus quarantine on his Twitter page. Tune in this evening, or find his latest reads here

Storyline

Storyline Online is a free literacy resource where the world's best storytellers read to children

Storytime Online

Check out this list of resources by Storytime Online, including live readings, songs, audiobooks, podcasts, and more



General Education


ABC Mouse

ABC Mouse offers hundreds of lessons in reading, math, science, and art for children ages 2-8. Try it free for 30 days!

ABCya

Explore over 400 learning games for kids in grades PreK through 6 with ABCya

American History Virtual Field Trips

Bookshark.com compiled 32 virtual field trips for your kiddos, from the American West and Cowboys to WWII and Modern America

Audible

“For as long as schools are closed, we’re open.” Browse Audible’s massive list of kids’ titles, now free to stream on laptops, phones, and tablets!

Code Wizards HQ

Have a tech-saavy kiddo? Explore this compiled list of 46 free classes, websites, and apps for kids to learn coding basics and expand learning opportunities in their future

FunBrain

Read stories, play educational games, practice math, and more on FunBrain

Highlights Kids

Fun quizzes, games, podcasts for kiddos and more await at Highlights Kids

Hogwarts Escape Room

You may be stuck at home, but it’s time to test your skills in this Harry Potter-themed virtual escape room

Open Culture

Open Culture provides free online resources, courses, audiobooks, website recommendations, and more. Start exploring thousands of resources by topic or resource type, or jump into their list of hundreds of K-12 resources.

Play to Learn Preschool

Play to Learn Preschool is offering free virtual preschool lessons daily. Tune in live on Facebook at 11am EST daily, or click here to start Week 1.

Seussville

Join Horton, the Lorax, and all the Whos in Seussville for games, video clips from classic Seuss stories, and more

Speech Buddies

Check out this list of 6 Free Online Speech Therapy Resources For Kids with stories, online activities, funny tongue twisters, and more


Have other favorite online resources for your Wild Child? Share them in the comments!


Special thanks to our MW Guam member, Laura B., for her incredible work with veterans and for her huge help in compiling this list!

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