Are you looking for something fun and free for your kids to do during quarantine? Here are FREE things to do with kids at home while social distancing.
6 Easy Mindfulness Activities
Mindfulness is quickly becoming a popular activity to manage stress and anxiety in both adults and children. I have two very strong willed daughters with lots of big emotions, so mindfulness is important in our home. Here are 6 easy mindfulness activities for kids.
Indoor Scavenger Hunt
Give your child a sand bucket, basket, or bag and tell them to go on an indoor scavenger hunt. There are three printable options below: pictures, words and pictures, and words.
Looking for a blank version to create your own? Here is a BLANK Indoor SCAVENGER HUNT grid.
Virtual Field Trips are FREE for Kids (and adults too!)
There are so many virtual field trips for kids online. From museums to gardens to zoos, here is a list of places you can visit for free online.
Discovery Education offers free virtual field trips complete with companion guides and hands-on learning activities.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Panda Cam Zoo Atlanta
Monterey Bay Aquarium – see SHARKS
The San Diego Zoo has ten live cams to choose from, including penguins, tigers, koalas and giraffes. The zoo also has a website exclusively for kids that’s loaded with videos, stories, activities and games.
The Smithsonian Museum offers virtual tours of their current and permanent exhibits.
Here are more virtual tours of other world-famous museums for kids:
- British Museum, London
- Musée d’Orsay, Paris
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
- The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
- Guggenheim Museum, New York
- MASP, São Paulo
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Pergamon Museum, Berlin
- The Louvre
Mo Willems, author of The Pigeon HAS To Go To School! is hosting a Livestream Lunch Doodle. Every day at 1 PM EST, new episodes will be posted on the Mo Willems page on the Kennedy Center’s Website.
Pete The Cat creator James Dean presents virtual storytime every day at 12 PM on Instagram Live.
Forts are FREE for kids
Everything is more fun when it’s done inside a fort. Build your kids a fort to play, eat, sleep in right in your own home. See more Ways to Beat Cabin Fever with Kids here.