Activities To Do At Home



Adventures in Familyhood: Roundup of family friendly virtual field trips, museums, zoos, aquariums & beyond
Cincinnati Zoo: Virtual Safaris (Weekdays at 3:00 p.m. ET) Facebook, Website, YouTube
The Detroit Zoo- Educational Lessons, Live Animal Cams, Coloring Pages
Live African Penguin Cam

Live Moon Jelly Cam
Live Shark Cam
Monteray Bay Aquarium: 24/7 livestreams of various exhibits (Live Jelly Cam)


12 Virtual Frank Lloyd Wright Building Tours
Catacombs of Paris Virtual Tour
Faces of Frida- Interactive Tour of Frida Kahlo's Art, Life, and Legacy
Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibit Virtual Tour
Paris Musees: Online collection of artwork from 14 museums in Paris
The Frick Collection-Virtual Tour


Dave Pilkey at Home- Videos and Activities from the author of Captian Underpants & Dog Man
Draw Everyday with JJK: Virtual Drawing Tutorials with author-illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(Weekdays at 2:00 p.m. ET on YouTube)
Monday Mornings with Matt- Drawing Lessons from the author-illustrator Matt Tavares


35 Must Watch TED Talks for Kids and Teens
Amazing Education Resources:
Crowd-sourced list
Big Timber Media Distance Learning Bundles (K-12)
Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids (Crowd-sourced list)
The Learning Network: Teaching & Learning with the New York Times
Mindful Kids Online via Mindful Kids: Virtual Mindfulness Exercises for K-12
Wide Open School for Pre-K to 12



Cards Against Humanity Printable Family Edition
Sesame Street-Games, Videos and Art
Virtual/Digital Escape Room Roundup



66 Oscar-nominated Animated Short Films-Youtube Playlist
Berliner Philharmoniker:Virtual Concert Hall
Metropolitan Opera: Met Opera Livestreams (Daily at 7:30 ET)
Michigan Opera Theatre: MOT at Home
NPR: Virtual Concerts
(List updated frequently)


Carlsbad Caverns Virtual Tour
Claude Monet's Garden at Giverny
Royal Botanical Gardens, London
Summer at the Chicago Botanical Garden
The Gardens of Waddesdon Manor



Colour Our Collections-Printable Coloring Books from Libraries and Museums
Color Your Flowers: Printable Coloring Book from Alpena natives with Elissa Sweet
Daily Activities from Jarrett Lerner
Keating Creature School via Jess Keating: Printable creature activity from zoologist and author Jess Keating (New activities added on weekdays)
LEGO via Brightly: Printable activities
Santat Survival School via Dan Santat: Printable activities (lesson plans) from author-illustrator Dan Santat
(New activities added on weekdays)
Talking is Teaching: Printable Family Staycation Kit


Kennedy Space Center-Apps, Activities, Videos, etc
NASA: Online Media Library
Paleo Joe's Fossil of the Day- Daily @ 11am ET via Facebook Live
Science + Language Mini-Lessons via Melissa Stewart: Virtual Mini-Lessons + Printables from author Melissa Stewart


At Home With Emily Arrow: Virtual Storytimes, Sing-a-longs, & Lessons
Goodnight with Dolly with Dolly Parton
Harperkids via HarperCollins Publishing: Virtual Storytimes Readalouds (Daily at 12:00 p.m. ET via Facebook)
LeVar Burton Reads via Twitter Livestream- Children (Mon @ 12 pm ET), YA (Wed @ 6pm ET), Adults (Fri @ 9pm ET)
Live Event Roundup via LivBits: Virtual Storytimes, Readings & Workshops (List updated frequently)
Operation Storytime via Romper: Virtual Book Reading by authors & celebs (Follow #operationstorytime on social media for new uploads)
Read and Learn with Simon Kids
Read Together, Be Together-Virtual Storytimes weekdays @ 3pm ET
Read Wonder & Learn via Kate Messner: Virtual Readings & Videos from Authors (List updated frequently)
Stay at Home Story Time with author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers
Stimola Live via Stimola Literary Studio: Virtual Readings & Workshops from various author & illustrators (Full event calendar for ages 3+)
The Spanish Experiment: Virtual Spanish-language Story Readings + Videos
Tumble Book Library: Online access to picture books, graphic novels, and middle grade novels