Thank you so much for tuning in to my Facebook LIVE! As promised, here are the FREE resources I discussed and some notes to correlate! Enjoy and please share on social media anything you try and things that work. We are stronger together.
- Write a letter to a grandparent – ask parents for stamp/envelope and can be enriched for pen pal!
- Thank you letter to a teacher – give when we return to school.
- Make your own word search – pick a topic and search around house.
- Thankful letter to community member ~
- Create your own journal – with activities for the day, make it into a book of your adventure!
- Family Book Club / Reading Happy Hour.
- March Madness Book Challenge – choose 16 books to read – thanks to Dr. McCormack for the idea!
- Storyline Online – totally free-suggested grade levels, run time, and plays outloud to you via youtube. Included is a teacher guide for each story with activities. https://www.storylineonline.net/books/tale-of-two-beasts/
- Scholastic: Learn From Home – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading and thinking. Choose your grade level and each week they post 5 days worth of activities including watching/reading the story, and creative activities. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html
- ABCYA – common core aligned activities differentiated by grade level. Organized by subject area. Great holiday activities and strategy reading skills. https://www.abcya.com/games/alarmy_2
- Create your own word problem book
- Make your own store – find 20 things in your house – making change for a dollar, etc
- Flash card practice creation – and make your own game!
- Prodigy – totally free, with 5 clicks you can start doing math games that are on your level. Interactive and engaging. https://www.prodigygame.com/
- Math playground – give your brain a workout! The premium site is free during school closure! Logical and reasoning games. https://www.mathplayground.com/
- Math drills – worksheets for fact fluency and practice. https://www.math-drills.com/
- 10 minute walk 3x a day (morning, afternoon, evening)
- Lets do a little brain break. We’re gonna do 10’s.
- Arm circles (front)
- Arm circles (back)
- Toe touches
- High knees
- Jumping jacks
- Push ups
- Sit ups
- Pencil jumps
- 10 second stretch (repeat)
- Positive Psychology – Yoga poses and games. https://positivepsychology.com/mindfulness-for-children-kids-activities/
- Virtual field trips – and museum tours! – Van Gough, Amsterstam. https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
- Netflix documentaries – nature, history, science, health – love the wild Alaska. https://www.homeschoolacademy.com/blog/44-netflix-documentaries-you-can-add-to-your-homeschool/?fbclid=IwAR1CI1MxDZ1qyWc3H7BzObOs7n19FgcvJLivS22RjoknYLZqthEy5J4iqrc
- Nat Geo – upcoming holidays, women heros, US presidents.
- Challenge – choose a country to research (use kids nat geo) and create a brochure. Be creative! https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/?ref=edshelf
- DK Find Out – google for kids. Great resource for extended research! Love the history section – learn about kings and queens! https://www.dkfindout.com/us/history/
- Go on a nature walk and record everything you see. Then go back and sketch it all out. Create a poster of your experience
- Hour of code – kid coding is the best. Watching the video first will be very helpful for the kids. They can code with anna and elsa, build a galaxy, and so many more. https://hourofcode.com/us/learn
- Science bob – allows you to create and view experiements. *hint – ask your parents to try the “blobs in a bottle experiement : ) https://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/
- Kids Should See This – website of short kid-friendly videos – can sort by technoglogy, nature, animals, etc. https://thekidshouldseethis.com/
- Family Olympics/Obstacle Course – for a reward!
- Family fashion show with adult clothes
- Family Bake Off – PBJ, grilled cheese challenge
- Create a fort / indoor or outdoor picnic
St Patty’s Day Crafts – reminder tomorrow is a fun holiday! How about a green breakfast? Or a scavenger hunt around the house? Have your kids create the lucky ending! https://theeverymom.com/st-patricks-day-crafts-for-kids/
For Parents–Here are 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free. From computer science to health and medicine, make the most out of the time! https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/here-are-380-ivy-league-courses-you-can-take-online-right-now-for-free-9b3ffcbd7b8c/
Have a resource that keeps the kids engaged? We’d LOVE to hear from you!