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When you're stuck at home for days on end it can be tough to entertain the kiddos.  Here are a few ideas that you can work with your children and some they can do by themselves. If you find any great ideas or pages, let us know!

 

Our own Miss Cristi's website has lots of fun activities thekeeperofthememories.com.

Amazon has made all kids programing free for everyone! 

Sensory activities are always a hit and children of all ages love these! You can use shaving cream, whipped topping, children's foam soap, etc. One fun page with activities is found at Happy Toddler Playtime. 

 

Dance and Beats Lab is fun way to get out some energy! Be sure to check out their Stuck in the Mud dance.

Stacy Ransom is a woman that we work with through Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose time) and we have been extremely impressed with her work at Things to Share and Remember. She has a treasure trove of fun activities! 

Natural Beach Living is another fun one that we have used also. She has Montessori, preschool and kindergarten activities.

Some YouTube songs that our children adore are Brain Breaks, Cosmic Kids Yoga, especially Frozen Yoga (which are great ways to slow down a bit), Herman the Worm, and the Gummy Bear Song.

NASA has a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) page for families that looks wonderful. 

One of our favorite author/illustrators, Mo Willems is teaching kids to draw on YouTube "Lunch doodle".

 

ONLINE FIELD TRIPS:

Astronauts reading to children from outer space.

Discovery Station has a varitiety of virtual field trips to look at. 

Our own Pittsburgh Zoo has wonderful online field trips with penguins, cheetahs and more at their "Bringing the Zoo to You" site. The Georgia aquarium has live cams of their aquarium

"We are teachers" also has a variety of online field trips to explore. 

"We are the Mighty" has a  whopping 28 field trips and activities to look at!