Educational Activities for Kids


Keeping your kids entertained, maintaining some structure in the day while keeping up with their education so they don't fall behind is challenging.  I hope that this list I've put together with some educational resources are beneficial to you and your family.  A lot of companies and businesses have come together during this time to offer free virtual field trips and activities that you can do at home with your kids.

Complete list of companies offering free subscriptions can be found here.

I'm not going to go into detail of each product or website.  If it is something I've tried I will share my thoughts with you.  Keep in mind, something that works for my family may or may not work for your kids.  That's why I love products that are free or offer a free trial.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Kids National Geographic

Seussville

AbcYa - Great games for kids.  Free option is only available on a computer.  You need to upgrade to premium if you want to use it on a tablet.

Funbrain - Lots of great games for kids.  I would say that with this website if your child is in preschool, you will probably have to sit with them to navigate.

PBS Kids - Educational games and videos based on PBS Kids TV shows.

Starfall Education - Lots of fun games and videos for kids.  Focuses on reading, phonics and math.

Storyline Online - Actors read favorite books.

Highlights Kids

Splash Learn

Busy Toddler - Offers a number of free activities.  We purchased the Playing Preschool because I like to have a curriculum around the activities I do (probably because I'm a former teacher).  She also has a lot of resources on her Instagram page here.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Go Noodle - We love Koo Koo Kangaroo.

Paid Resources

Scholastic Teachables

Amazon Freetime - All in one subscription for kids with unlimited access to books, movies, apps & games.  They offer 1 month free trial.

Learn with Homer - I really like this program.  The app is designed to follow your child.  So if it detects your child struggling with a concept it won't move on until they've mastered it.

Hooked on Phonics

Adventure Academy

Learning without Tears/Handwriting without Tears

Teachers Pay Teachers - Teachers create lessons, activities, crafts..etc.. and sell them on this platform.  Some even offer some freebies.

Mailbox Gold - One of my favorite resource platforms.  For $29.99 a year you get full access to the site.  It includes unlimited printing of lessons, activities, crafts, and much more.  They do offer a free trial.

Play Osmo - Absolutely love Osmo.  We use it all the time and have tried the majority of the games they offer.

Reading Eggs

Vooks - We love this.  The storybooks come to life.

Rad & Happy Color Happy (Coloring Pages) - Great monthly coloring pages to do with the whole family.

Subscription Boxes

The Storytime Box - A collection of books and educational activities for kids delivered monthly.

Kiwi Co - We got this for awhile.  Great activities for kids.  They now offer many other options for all ages.

Lovevery Play Kit - My youngest gets this.  It is delivered every few months.  The items in the boxes are based on age and developmentally appropriate.

Sunnie Press - {gifted} We've gotten this for a few months and I really like it.  They are giant coloring maps.  The most recent one was the Ring of Kerry in Ireland and my oldest loves it.  We've actually been there.

Young Wild and Friedman Play Doh - We currently get this monthly.  My kids absolutely love it.

Sago Mini Box

Little Passports

Highlights Let's Grow and Learn Boxes

Think Outside Boxes

Amazon STEM Club

CrateJoy We Craft Box - They also have many other box options available.

Bookroo

Pipsticks Sticker Club

Amazon Prime Book Box

Gramma in a Box - Decorate cookies and make 2 candy crafts a month.

The Preschool Box

Raddish Kids - Cooking club for kids.

Annie's Young Woodworkers Kit Club - Woodworking monthly kits

Foodstirs - Baking kits.  You can either do a monthly subscription or choose a kit to purchase.

ToucanBox - Similar to Kiwi Co.

Disney Premier


Apps 

Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try $4.99

ABC Mouse (Requires Subscription) Trial Available

Monkey Preschool Fix It $1.99

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox $1.99

Noggin Preschool (Requires Subscription) Trial Available

Learn with Homer (Requires Subscription) Trial Available

Starfall

Crayola Scribble Scrubbie Pets

Endless Alphabet $8.99

Endless Reader

Endless Numbers

Cookie Doodle $0.99

Baby's Musical Hands $0.99

GoNoodle Kids Videos

GoNoodle Games

Trucks

Peekaboo Barn $1.99 (They also have a LITE version)

Kiddopia (Requires Subscription) Trial Available

Trace it, Try It $2.99

Busy Shapes $2.99

Busy Shapes 2 $2.99

Metamorphabet $4.99

I hope this list serves a a go to for you during this time when we all are looking at ways to keep our kids busy but also ensure that they are still learning something.  Leave a comment below if you have any additional links I should add to the list.


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