Educational Resources for Kids
Free Educational Resources Collected By: Katherine Speirs, Assistant Specialist, Early Childhood/Childhood Development
Use your time at home to have fun learning about the world around you. There are many great free educational resource websites out there. Here are some to get you started!
Educational Materials on All Topics
- Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
Arts and Crafts
- LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems - Mo Willems, the artist in residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, is hosting lunchtime sessions for kids in his studio. He is drawing, doodling and talking about making art together. New episodes will be posted at 1:00 PM EST, Monday – Friday and will be available online afterwards.
- Virtual Museum Tours - 12 Famous Museums offer virtual tour
- Chrome Music Lab - Experiments that teach children about music. Children can use the Song Maker to create their own music.
- Nightly Met Opera Streams - The Metropolitan Opera in New York City will stream past performances each night at 7:30 PM EST. The performances will remain live for 20 hours.
Science and Nature
- American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture - Educational resources to engage youth in relevant agricultural issues, including online games, lesson plans, activity sheets, and comics.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium - Web cameras allow you to view ten of the aquarium’s displays, including sharks, penguins and seals.
- NASA Space Place -Fun ways to learn about the solar system and the universe with games, crafts, stories, and animations.
- National Geographic Kids makes learning about 'all-things-nature' fun and interesting through games, videos and other online explorations.
- Science Friday - the NPR radio show's website offers science lessons for children of all ages. Scroll to the middle of the page to select a grade level (pre-K to 12th grade), duration (15 minutes to multiple days) and subject.