Check out these free activities to do at home during quarantine to have fun and learn! From virtual tours to free classes there’s a lot of things to do as a family during the quarantine.
Take advantage of what these internet sites offer to make your life easier during the quarantine. Free classes, virtual tours, story counts, videos, coloring sheets, printable activities, and more are part of this list.
Make the most of the time with these free activities, learn, have fun! and enjoy the quarantine with your family.
free activities to do at home during the quarantine
Movie coloring pages and activities sheets
Kids love coloring pages, you can download free coloring pages and activities sheets in this blog from different movies such a Beauty and The Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean, Onward, COCO, The Little Mermaid and more.
You can also reward the kids with some diploma after they achieve something during the week or play with them some pen and paper games like tic tac toe, dots and boxes, etc.
DALLAS CITY OF LEARNING’S DIGITAL EXPLORATIONS PLATFORM
Big Thought and Dallas City of Learning have just launched an online platform that offers hundreds of educational programs for families to access while learning to stay home.
Includes content from Boeing, the Perot Museum, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Dallas ISD and the State Fair of Texas.
Families interested in Dallas City of Learning Explorations programs can visit the Dallas City of Learning website and search for age and topic activities.
Kera TV launched a new line of educational programs on television to support home learning from preschool through grade 12. In kera.org/learn, parents and teachers can find a Home Learning Toolkit, which includes a well-documented list of educational resources and a weekly calendar with fun and engaging KERA Kids activities for the whole family.
It also adds a free streaming platform with TEKS-aligned programs for students in more than 120 school districts across the region
Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (ICA LA)
ICA LA is presenting DigitalProjects at ICA LA — Interactive virtual reality that captures and shows your space and exhibits. Experience a self-guided museum tour of the Ree Morton: The Plant That Heals May Also Poison and Ann Greene Kelly and the Los Angeles Artist Census Project in their field workshop space.
Virtual Reality (VR) delivers simulated experiences of the world in a 360-degree digital capture. ICA LA has documented exhibits using this technology.
Disneyland Resort Virtual parade
Disneyland Resort invites you to take a virtual seat on Main Street, U.S.A. and sign up to watch their parades on their Facebook and Twitter accounts!
Check out Disneyland virtual Magic Happens Parade and follow #DisneyMagicMoments from time to time to watch the new videos.
BOCA RATON museum of art
Boca Raton Museum of Art and campus Art School teachers are offering a series of free Keep Kids Smart with ART online programs that will help parents and their children who are at home.
There are also offering other online digital visual arts programs for all ages including seniors or older adults who are holding social distance and could feel alone.
Amaze your brain at home – Perot Museum
Perot Museum of Nature and Science launches Amaze your brain at home, a free online program with science activities, fun facts, and more for the family now that we’re home. While people adjust to maintaining social distance and studying at home, Perot Museum is on the quest to inspire minds through nature and science. Did you know the North Pole has a sunrise once a year?
They also have videos with experiments for kids, my daughter loves this section. Look at the bird feeder she made with a roll of cardboard with the instructions we saw there.
National Postal Museum virtual exhibitions
Explore Smithsonian’s National Post Museum online exhibition collection that includes a variety of different themes like the Women in Stamps exhibition.
PJ Library is offering daily activities and lots of ideas in its special Quarantine section “Resources for Quarantined Families“, including storytelling, games for children, printables, and more.
Three times a week, they have a live storytelling session, “read aloud” by the staff of PJ library, some parent or by the same actors! The stories are at 11am, 1pm and 4pm ET, and storytime can be accessed via the PJ Library Facebook Page and their official Instagram account.
SeaWorld San Antonio educational resources
Sea World San Antonio provides free classroom resources to help teachers, students, and parents virtually explore the wild world of animals and nature.
The resources they have developed are aligned accordingly for grades K-12. They include classroom activities, teacher guides, animal information books, and video series to save species, many of which are Chuck Cureau. Visit SeaWorld.org or SeaWorld San Antonio Education.
San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT)
Nine free one-hour documentaries with the episodes “Keeping Score” with Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) are available. The program tells the lives of eight influential composers from around the world.
Each episode is accompanied by a one-hour concert by the San Francisco Symphony. Available in San Francisco Symphony YouTube channel.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
It offers a series of 300 interviews with artists of our time who share their stories, creative processes, and how they bring their visions to life.
Some artists interviewed include Dawoud Bey, Judy Chicago, Olafur Eliasson, JR, Ellsworth Kelly, and Kara Walker, among others.
SFMOMA also offers resources for teachers, lesson plans, graphic organizers and worksheets, interviews, animations, and more.
The TURFMUTT FOUNDATION
The TurfMutt Foundation reminds families that nature starts right outside your home, offering free resources to encourage you to have moments of relaxation through nature and green spaces.
Check out these Scholastic free activities, aligned with the STEM curriculum standards that families can do right now, right in their backyard. (Go with your kids outside!)
Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM)
This museum is sharing its exhibition “Levi Strauss: A History of American Style” with a virtual tour.
In addition, the CJM provides a seminal agenda of online content and activities such as CJM Homeschool, Creativity prompts, Zenday, Todah Thursdays, Art for Lunch, Sunday Stories, Facebook Live chats, archived readings, blog posts, etc.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco – the young and the Legion of Honor – offers exclusive content on its YouTube channel and Blog part to see the behind-the-scenes of its exhibits and collections. See the full collection featuring American, African, European Oceania art and more.
Asian Art Museum
Look for 13, 205 art items from every corner of the Asian world with the Asian Art Museum collection. Download the museum app to enjoy tours of the collections, as well as activities such as meditative art tour or “Meditative Art tour.” You can also take a virtual gallery tour.
The Exploratorium has launched an online learning tool that helps you get an idea of various topics and provides general science support for virtual classes to learn together at home.
Food science brings science to cooking, from dry freezing to pressure cooking. Science Snacks are science activities to do with simple materials.
What is your preferred quarantine activitiy to do with your family?