A few recommendations that we are using 🙂
Alex Toys (great for ages 2-8) they have various craft activities that will last hours and the price point is perfect as well (most are under $15!!). Alex also makes Loomies which is a yarn activity great for ages 6-8.
KIWI crates – my kids have been using these for years and LOVE them. It’s subscription service but you can also just purchase boxes. Right now up to 35% off with code SPRING2020. 15% off non membership boxes with code LEARN.
OSMO – I’ve been big on this since I discovered it. It connects to your iPad and is fun but also educational. There is a genius edition I recommend for ages 6-10 and a little genius edition for younger kids. I have both and my kids ask to play it all the time. Newton is included and great for problem solving. There also creative editions for those kids who love to draw and we recently purchased the Detective series which Madison really loves.
EPIC– is a children’s reading app and they are offering the platform for FREE through the end of the school year, June 30, 2020, with no credit card required. Kids will have anytime, anywhere access to Epic’s high-quality digital library that includes over 40,000 books, read-to-me and audiobooks, videos and more, on all devices
VOOK– another streaming library of kid-safe, read-aloud, animated storybook. Offering one month FREE.
Logic puzzle books – a few favorites HERE, HERE and HERE. We also LOVE the Usborne Things to spot books.
Scholastic: Learn at home free resource provides kids with 20+ days of articles, stories, videos and fun learning challenges.
Activity books ages 3-4: HERE, HERE and HERE.
Activity books ages 4-7: HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.
To keep the kids ACTIVE: Cosmic kids yoga, The Body Coach, Nintendo switch Just Dance, Mo Jones has some kids classes online too. GoNoodle has amazing movement and mindfulness videos. My kids love Danger Force I only wish there were more.
101 FUN things to do in COVID-19 isolation
1st-4th grade: 3 week of reading and writing activities HERE
Educational Free Websites:
MATH: Funbrain, Prodigy, Math Playground, Splash learn, Math game Time, Khan Academy
SCIENCE: Discovery Mindblown, NASA Kids club, Code Academy, How Stuff Works
SOCIAL STUDIES: Crash Course (YouTube), Who Was?, Nat Geo Kids, Google Earth, Time for Kids, Smithsonian for Kids
OTHER: Brain Pop, Ted Talks, PBS Kids, Duolingo, Hello Kids (drawing), Highlights Hidden Pictures, ABC Animal Toddler, 1st Grade Math Learning, First Grade Learning, Suessville, ABC YA, Storyline Online, Star Fall, Into the Book
ENTIRE LIST OF EDUCATION COMPANIES OFFERING FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS!
GIRL SCOUTS patches to earn at home: Census 2020 patch, arts and crafts patch, tie dye patch, my promise my faith patch, letters to the military patch.
Just some fun things below:
Live penguin cam at the San Diego zoo + other live animal cams
Free online classes.
DIY and crafts we will be trying HERE. Kids Easter crafts HERE.
Favorite recipes HERE.
Melissa and Doug sticker sets are everything!
Things I’ve found and now want to buy or create HERE from current internet surfing overload (updated by the minute).
Wine subscription? OBVI!! Here is a link for 3 free bottles when you sign up https://mbsy.co/F7L6v
Questions?? Comment below and I’ll get back to you…
Stay Safe! Stay sane!
HAPPY ST. PADDYS DAY!!!!